Correspondence, patient records, meeting minutes, grant applications, legal documents, photographs, membership records, flyers, clippings, academic papers and reprints authored by Sitarz and others, along with other material documenting the career of Annaliese Sitarz. The bulk consists of correspondence from her work as a physician in the Department of Pediatrics, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital; Babies Hospital; and the Overlook Hospital. In addition there is much relating to her personnel grievance and legal challenge as tenured Associate Professor of (Clinical) Pediatrics for the Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Her work at Babies Hospital is documented in collected printed material, announcements, and other mementos, such as the scripts from the hospital’s Christmas shows (1955-1961). Records from the Babies Hospital Alumni Association reflect Sitarz’s role as Treasurer (2001-2005).
Correspondence labeled “Politics” by Sitarz documents her relationship with the Department of Pediatrics and may overlap in topic with folders arranged under “Personnel complaint.” The latter contains affidavits, legal briefs, patient records, notes, and additional correspondence between Sitarz; her attorneys Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, P.C.; the Department of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons; and Presbyterian Hospital. These documents were arranged by Sitarz and directly relate to the grievance filed with administrators at Columbia University.
Letters written by patient’s parents endorsing Sitarz as a physician are arranged chronologically as “correspondence: patients” but some correspondence can be found with patient records and other documents within her “personnel complaint” files, specifically addressing patient cases under scrutiny by Dr. Piomelli and the Pediatrics Division. The bulk of correspondence from patients (or the parents of) are personal in nature, containing greeting and holiday cards, newspaper clippings, family photographs, wedding invitations, funeral announcements, and some handmade cards from children. One folder contains a Bar Mitzvah yarmulke.
Research is documented in grant applications and tumor study reports (1961-1965), academic papers, and the Children’s Cancer Group, referred as the CC Study Group (1957-1969). Flyers, articles, correspondence, minutes and other material document her involvement with Parents Caring for Children with Cancer Group.
Material documenting her role as professor is lacking but for one folder of teaching and student-related materials and correspondence relating to her lectures given to the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Writings consist primarily of reprints of journal articles authored by Sitarz and others, with some manuscripts and notes. Professional organization files also include abstracts and publications, in addition to membership records.
There is one folder of photographs depicting Sitarz and group portraits. Photographic prints and negatives used for illustrations also accompany some journal articles.