Charles H. May papers


The May papers document the production and distribution of his Manual of the Diseases of the Eye in its various editions and translations from 1906 to 1965. Included are correspondence, contracts, statements, and other supporting materials concerning typesetting, reproduction of illustrations, cost of paper, labor, binding, royalties, shipment of sets of printed plates and books, solicitations of foreign editions and translations, import licenses, duties and all other aspects of printing and publishing. Also included are more than 75 illustrations created by May for the Manual.


Charles Henry May, 1861-1943.

Date [inclusive]: 

1883-1966 (bulk 1908-1965)

Physical Description: 

1.5 cubic feet (5 boxes)


Cite as: 

Charles H. May Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.