Jack Elinson papers


Correspondence, grant applications, questionnaires, project reports, interviewer materials, notebooks, articles and other printed materials, committee minutes, conference proceedings, and financial records documenting Elinson's research projects from the 1940s onward but bulking in the period 1960-1985.

Particularly well-documented in these records are Elinson's early work for the War Department during World War II; the Washington Heights Mental Health Project; several public health projects in Puerto Rico; the Harlem Hospital Center Department of Patient Care and Program Evaluation (HHC PCPE); and several drug addiction studies, including one evaluating the effectiveness of methadone as treatment for heroin addition. There is also general biographical material on Elinson and an incomplete set of his writings and public presentations.


Jack Elinson, 1917-2017

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English and Spanish.

Physical Description: 

37.5 cubic feet (112.5 boxes; 1 oversize box)




Cite as: 

Jack Elinson Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library