|College of Physicians and Surgeons. Records||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons||1857-1915 (bulk 1871-1898)|
|Department of Neurological Surgery Operation Logbooks||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Department of Neurological Surgery||1933-1938, 1946-1957|
|Department of Neurological Surgery Operating Room Schedules||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Department of Neurological Surgery||1950-1995|
|Department of Neurological Surgery Guest book||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Department of Neurological Surgery||1949-1977, 1981-1987|
|Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology records||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology||1894-1976 (bulk 1912-1921)|
|Department of Medicine records||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Department of Medicine.||1942-1943; 1958-1979 (bulk 1970-1976)|
|Scrapbooks||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons||1828-1886, 1927-1945, 1948-1953.|
|College of Physicians & Surgeons manuscript collection||Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons||1755-1962 (bulk 1810-1892)|
|Faculty of Medicine minutes||Columbia University. Faculty of Medicine.||1811-1818; 1820-1823; 1846-1850; 1856-2001.|
|Center for Population and Family Health records||Columbia University. Mailman School of Public Health||1967-1986|
|Office of the Dean records||Columbia University. Mailman School of Public Health||1945-2007|
|School of Public Health collection||Columbia University. Augustus C. Long Health Library.||1944-2016|
|Office of Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences (Levy) records||Columbia University. Office of Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences.||1982-1987.|
|Office of the Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences Administration (Fiorillo) records||Columbia University. Office of the Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences Administration||1977-1980.|
|Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Joint Facilities Committee minutes||Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Joint Facilities Committee||1956-1974|
|Central records||Columbia University. Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences / Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.||1883-2003 (bulk 1900-1993)|
|Records (Bendixen)||Columbia University. Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences. Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.||1978-1993 (bulk 1985-1990)|
|School of Nursing Historical Collection||Columbia University. School of Nursing||1887-1990|
|Student Records||Columbia University. School of Nursing||1894-1963|
|School of Nursing records||Columbia University. School of Nursing.||1955-2013|
|Innis Arden Cottage guest book||Columbia University. School of Nursing||1935-1944|
|School of Nursing collection||Columbia University. Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library.||1899-2017|
|Photograph album||Columbia University. School of Nursing||1872-1942|
|Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc. records||Alumnae Association of the School of Nursing of the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York||1894-2011|
|Office of the Dean records, 1941-1981||Columbia University. School of Nursing. Office of the Dean.||1941-1944, 1951-1981|
|Office of the Dean records, 1979-1986||Columbia University. School of Nursing. Office of the Dean.||1979-1986|
|Office of the Dean records, 1962-1986||Columbia University. School of Nursing. Office of the Dean.||1962-1986 (bulk 1975-1986)|
|Herman Knapp Memorial Hospital casebooks||Herman Knapp Memorial Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||1869-1939.|
|Board of Trustees minutes||New York Ophthalmic and Aural Institute||1869, Nov. 12 - 1896, Jan. 21.|
|Board of Trustees minutes||Neurological Institute of New York. Board of Trustees||1909, March 18 - 1932, Dec. 13.|
|Historical collection||Neurological Institute of New York||1917-1983.|
|Medical Board minutes||Neurological Institute of New York. Medical Board||1909, Dec. - 1935, June 19; 1938, Feb. 8 - 1949, Oct. 31.|
|Neurological Institute patient records||Neurological Institute of New York||1909-1940.|
|Scrapbook||Neurological Institute of New York||1912, 1923-1926.|
|New York Orthopaedic Hospital patient records||New York Orthopaedic Hospital||1870-1873, 1926-1929, 1941-1950|
|Scrapbook||New York Orthopaedic Hospital||1927-1943|
|Auxiliary records||New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||1952-2002 (bulk 1967-1997)|
|Nursing procedures and doctors' treatments manual.||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||circa 1948-1966|
|Administrative Committee minutes||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||1944, Jan. 22 - 1982, March 2.|
|Autopsy reports||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||1872-1911, 1917-1919|
|Board of Trustees & Executive Committee minutes||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Board of Trustees||1868, January 2 - 1954, April 26|
|Board of Trustees Committee minutes||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Board of Trustees||1947-1987|
|Scrapbooks||Presbyterian Hospital. Dept. of Public Affairs||1877-1980|
|Department of Surgery weekly reports||Presbyterian Hospital. Dept. of Surgery||1935-1942|
|Mary Harkness Convalescent Home scrapbook and guest book||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Mary Harkness Convalescent Home||1937-1958 (bulk 1950-1952)|
|Master Plan/Modernization records||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||1978-1981|
|Medical Board committees' minutes||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Medical Board||1944-1990|
|Medical Board minutes||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Medical Board||1872, July 12 - 1991, May 28.|
|Office of the Secretary records||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Secretary||1868-1997, 2009 (bulk 1925-1975).|
|Presbyterian Hospital patient records||Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.)||1872-1929, 1941-c. 1970s.|
Archives and Special Collections is the repository for the institutional records of the Columbia University Medical Center that must be permanently retained because of their historical, legal, or evidential value. Working with University offices, the department collects, arranges, describes and makes available these records to Columbia administrators and responsible outside researchers.
At present, there are approximately 3,000 cubic feet of archival records spanning from 1791 to the late 20th century. There is material from all four health science schools, although records from the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Dental Medicine predominate. In addition, though it was never part of the Medical Center, the Archives contains some records of the defunct College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, founded in 1829 as the College of Pharmacy in the City of New York.
The largest group of records is from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, containing 598 cubic feet and dating from the 1880s into the late 20th century. The Executive Vice President's office has oversight over all health sciences education at Columbia. Because of this role, the office's records are unusually comprehensive, documenting a wide range of topics for all health science schools, centers and institutes.
In addition, we hold printed material relating to the Medical Center including school catalogs, yearbooks, annual reports, newsletters, alumni magazines, student publications, and promotional and fundraising materials. Many of these printed items can be found in CLIO, the library's catalog with the location "Special Collections - M Collection."
Though we hold the bulk of the records of Columbia's health sciences schools, some additional records may be found in the Columbia University Archives located at Butler Library on the Morningside Heights campus. Contact them for more information.
Since 2008, the department has on deposit the corporate records of Presbyterian Hospital (1868-1997), now part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. These include minutes of the Board of Trustees and its committees, Medical Board minutes, and corporate records of Babies Hospital and the Neurological Institute of New York, which merged with Presbyterian in the 1940's. The department also holds many early patient records of Presbyterian and its affiliated or merged hospitals.
Records of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, the other side of the New York-Presbyterian merger, are located at the Medical Archives of the New York Weill Cornell Center.
Researchers should be aware that many of the personal papers in Archives & Special Collections also contain material relating to the history of the Medical Center.
University archival records are closed to outside researchers for 25 years from the date of the creation of the record, but they are always open to the office of origin. Other types of records may be closed due to confidentiality requirements or legal reasons; please check the department's Access Policy.
Many Medical Center records are unprocessed, but staff will locate material relevant to a specific topic if possible. All material must be used in the department's Geraldine McAlpin Webster Reading Room.