Personal Papers and Manuscripts

Personal Papers and Manuscripts
Jack Elinson papers Jack Elinson, 1917-2017 1917-2005.
Ellsworth Eliot Jr. operation record books Eliot Ellsworth, Jr., 1864-1945 1900-1912.
Haven Emerson papers Haven Emerson, 1874-1957 1905-1965 (bulk 1931-1934)
Earl T. Engle papers Earl T. (Earl Theron) Engle, 1896-1957 1896-1970 (bulk 1922-1930)
James McFarland Evans account book James McFarland Evans, 1841-1912 ca. 1890-1901.
Ewen McIntyre & Son prescription record books Ewen McIntyre & Son (New York, N.Y.) 1863, 1873, 1886-1887
Register of sick and prescriptions Experiment (Schooner) Sept. 18, 1833-July 17, 1834.
Barbara Tanis Fetzer photograph album Fetzer, Barbara Tanis circa 1940-1945
Henry Hall Forbes papers Henry Hall Forbes, d. 1942 1886-1890.
Formulary manuscript Unknown person (Philadelphia?) [1850s?]
F. Esther Fortuine papers F. Esther (Florence Esther) Fortuine, 1886-1960 1917-1960 (bulk 1917-1919)
Stanley T. Fortuine medical school notes Stanley T. Fortuine, 1887-1944 1912-1916
Robert G. Frary financial records Robert G. Frary, 1793-1862. 1840-1866 (bulk 1841-1862)
Sigmund Freud letters to Nikolaĭ E. Osipov Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939. 1921-1922.
Totem und tabu. Part II : Das tabu und die ambivalenz der gefühlsregungen : holograph Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939. ca. 1912.
Emanuel A. Friedman papers Emanuel A Friedman, 1926- 1953-1989.
Victor Frühwald notebook and album Victor Frühwald, b. 1885. 1913-1930.
William H. Geddings casebooks Wm. H. (William H.) Geddings, 1838-1892. 1880-1894.
Anna Cheskis Gelman papers Anna Cheskis Gelman, 1911-2005 1929-2003.
William John Gies collection William John Gies, 1872-1956 1864-1958.
Elizabeth S. Gill papers Elizabeth S. Gill, 1903-2003 1937-1968
James Skelton Gilliam account book and notebook James Skelton Gilliam ca. 1786-1787.
Martha Teach Gnudi diary-letter Martha Teach Gnudi, 1908-1976. 1945, Dec. 18 – 1946, March 15.
M. M. Goodrich papers M. M Goodrich, 1925- 1975-2006 (bulk 1983-2003).
Elspeth A. Gould diary Elspeth A. Gould, 1885-1962 1917 May 14 - 1918 January 29
Graham Family papers Graham family 1773-1825
Alexander Greig letters Alexander Greig 1826, 1840-1842, 1847-1849
Albert W. Grokoest papers Albert W Grokoest, 1917-1991 1924-1999.
Lowell Walter Gurnsey notebook Lowell Walter Gurnsey 1822-1839 (bulk 1822)
Betty Nordstrom Hanway scrapbook Betty Nordstrom Hanway 1948-1951, 1970
Leonard C. Harber papers Harber, Leonard C. 1926-2011
Donald Harter papers Donald Harter 1899-1998 (bulk 1970-1972)
Five years in Syria Wilma Stevens Hawkins 1934-1939 [compiled, c.1980?]
Laura Antoinette Weeks Hesselberg scrapbook Laura Antoinette Weeks Hesselberg 1897-1922
William Avery Hillard casebook William Avery Hillard, d.1938 1897-1903.
Herman E. Hilleboe papers Herman E. (Herman Ertresvaag) Hilleboe, 1906-1974 1931-1968 (bulk 1958-1968)
Fred Junkin Hinkhouse diary Fred Junkin Hinkhouse, 1895-1956 1917-1918
David Webb Hodgkins papers David Webb Hodgkins, 1834-1898. 1820-1898 (bulk 1858-1870)
Letters from Second General Aileen I. Hogan, d. 1981 1942-1945 [compiled, c.1980]
L. Emmett Holt patient records L. Emmett Holt, 1855-1924 1901-1923
Edgar M. Housepian papers Edgar M. Housepian, 1928-2014 circa 1950-2010
Benjamin Howe ledger Benjamin Howe 1811-1822
Francis Huber papers Francis Huber, 1854-1934. 1897-1932.
Henry R. Humphries lectures on shell shock Henry Richard Humphries, 1873-1927 ca. 1920
James Ramsay Hunt casebooks James Ramsay Hunt, 1875-1937. 1903-1937
Jean Ketcham Lominska Collection of Huntington Family papers Jean Ketcham Lominska, 1913-2010 1850-1985 (bulk 1858-1916).
George Huntington papers George Huntington, 1850-1916 1845-2000
Alfred Jaretzki papers Jaretzki, Alfred, 1919- 1948-2009
William Jarvie papers William Jarvie, 1841-1921 ca. 1856-1918
Smith Ely Jelliffe City Hospital cases Smith Ely Jelliffe, 1866-1945 1906-1907


As part of its mission to document the history of the health sciences both generally and at Columbia University, Archives & Special Collections actively collects the personal papers of those men and women who have had distinguished careers in medicine, nursing, dentistry or public health. We also acquire individual manuscripts, such as letters, student notebooks, or physician's casebooks, if they have some connection with Columbia University, the Presbyterian Hospital, or New York.

Personal papers and manuscripts date from the 16th century to the present with the bulk being from the last century. The majority are from physicians and biomedical scientists associated with Columbia including Nobel Laureates André Cournand and Dickinson Richards; plastic surgery pioneer and historian of medicine Jerome P. Webster; community psychiatrist and social activist Viola Bernard; dental education reformer William Gies; early dyslexia researchers Samuel and June Lyday Orton; and physiologist Frederic Schiller Lee, among many others.

Of particular interest is the Student Notebook Collection which holds about 150 volumes created by more than 40 individuals from 1786 into the 1950s. The vast majority of these notebooks document medical education at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, with the major exception being John Kearney Rodgers's notes from his studies with Sir Astley Cooper and John Abernethy in London in 1817-1818.

Other highlights include a 16th century record book from the Pharmacy of St. Paul in Bologna; several letters of Sigmund Freud and part of his autograph draft for Totem und Tabu; and 19th century patient casebooks from Presbyterian, Bellevue and several other New York City hospitals.

Records of most manuscript collections are included in CLIO, the library's catalog.