Central records

Abstract: 

The Central Records of the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences / Dean of the Faculty of Medicine document every aspect of the operations of the University's schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry and public health with particular emphasis on finances, construction, medical school instructional departments, relations with affiliated hospitals (especially with Presbyterian Hospital), fundraising, curriculum, and committees.

Though some records date back to 1888, the bulk dates from the first decade of the 20th century to 1993. It is impossible to know if the records as Archives & Special Collections received them in 1993 are complete. Most departmental files seem to exist without significant gaps, but other records, such as those relating to Presbyterian Hospital, are scattered in date.

Creator: 

Columbia University. Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences / Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Date [inclusive]: 

1883-2003 (bulk 1900-1993)

Languages: 

English

Physical Description: 

531 cubic feet (202 boxes, 464 cartons)

Collection: 

Access: 

NOTE: These records are unprocessed; access is conditional based on the physical state of the records, ease of retrieval, and confidentiality considerations.

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Cite as: 

Central Records of the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences/Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.