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Richard E. Kerber papers

Identifier: RG99.0080

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Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Kerber Papers consist of 6.0 linear feet of records dating from approximately 1973-2015. The collection is arranged in 5 major categories and includes correspondence, presentation and lecture slides and notes, grant applications and information, research files, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics committee and subcommittee files from Dr. Kerber's time at the University of Iowa.


  • Creation: 1973 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit

Biographical / Historical

Richard E. Kerber (1939-2016) was a cardiologist, researcher, and professor at the University of Iowa. Born in 1939 in New York, he completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology at Columbia University and in 1964 finished his medical degree at New York University. Kerber served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star in 1968.

Kerber joined the medical faculty of the University of Iowa in 1971 and earned the rank of Professor in 1978. During his time at the University of Iowa, he became the Director of Echocardiography and the Associate Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Outside of the University, Kerber was President of the American Society of Echocardiography from 1997-1999 and was involved with the American Heart Association (AHA), later serving as chair of the AHA's Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committe.

During his career, Kerber was a pioneer in Echocardiography and CPR research. He published more than 250 articles, as well as many other chapters and abstracts, and was a strong supporter of CPR education and a driving force in public access defibrillation programs.


6.0 Linear Feet

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Professor, cardiologist, and researcher specializing in echocardiography and myocardial function at the University of Iowa. Correspondence, presentation and lecture notes, grant information, research files, and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) committee work.

Emily Schartz, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242