Accession consists of one family portrait and one short family history written by Samuel Ludwin documenting the Ludwin family. Identified in the photograph is:
Back row (left to right): Stacey Brandenburg, Derek Ludwin, Raymond Ludwin, Karen Beitel
Front row (left to right): Andrew Ludwin, Samuel Ludwin, Vivien Ludwin, and Elizabeth Ludwin
Samuel Ludwin was born in Johannesburg to Dorik and Genia Ludwin. He studied Medicine at Wits University. In 1968, Samuel married Vivien Metz. They immigrated to California in 1970 where Samuel trained as a pathologist at Stanford University and Vivien worked as a librarian. While living in California, Samuel and Vivian had two sons: Derek and Raymond.
The family immigrated to Kingston, ON in 1975. Samuel was offered a job as a neuropathologist at Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital. Vivien got a job in the Bracken Health Sciences Library at Queen's University and eventually became Head of the library. Throughout his career, Samuel was involved in teaching, administrative, research and clinical activities. Since retiring Samuel works part-time as a Visiting Scientist in multiple sclerosis at Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill. Vivien is heavily involved in volunteer work, including a major initiative on AIDS in Africa, through the Help Lesotho/Kingston Grandmother Connection.