Frederic Schiller Lee papers


Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, printed material, and scrapbooks documenting the professional career of Lee. His work with industrial fatigue is particularly well-covered, as is his involvement in pro-vivisection politics, professional organizations, and government scientific efforts during World War I. The papers also contain much relating to his career at Columbia University; his purchase of the John Green Curtis library for the medical school; his work for the 13th International Physiological Conference in 1929; and his memberships on the Committee on Industrial Fatigue, 1917-1918, and the New York Commission on Ventilation, 1926-1931.

Principal correspondents include Nicholas Murray Butler, Walter B. Cannon, J. McKeen Cattell, John G. Curtis, William Darrach, Joseph Erlanger, William H. Howell, William W. Keen, Richard M. Pearce, Frank H. Pike, and Charles S. Sherrington.


Frederic Schiller Lee, 1859-1939.

Date [inclusive]: 

1867-1933 (bulk 1909-1930)

Physical Description: 

3 cubic feet (9 boxes & 2 vols.)



Scrapbooks available on microfilm only.

Cite as: 

Frederic Schiller Lee Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library