Frank A. Calderone papers


Correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches, interviews, notes, scrapbooks, posters, phonodiscs, audiotapes, photographs and artifacts documenting the professional career of Frank A. Calderone. In contrast, there is little relating to his family life. There is considerable material relating to his role as District Health Officer for New York City's Lower East Side, including records of the Mother's Health Organization, created by Calderone to improve pediatric nutrition; and letters from diabetics in response to a Calderone article on the subject.

Records of his work with the World Health Organization (WHO) include correspondence with Brock Chisholm, first Director-General of WHO, discussing a wide range of political and public health issues. Other organizations documented include the Occupational Health Institute, American Committee for Italian Migration, and the Welfare and Health Council of New York.


Frank A. Calderone, 1901-1987.

Date [inclusive]: 

1911-1984 (bulk 1936-1957)

Physical Description: 

4.5 cubic feet (14 boxes; 2 volumes; 1 folder)



Due to their physical condition, audiotapes are closed until transfer to a more stable medium.

Cite as: 

Frank A. Calderone Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library