Jerome Pierce Webster papers


Correspondence, financial records, minutes, reports, clinical records, date books, research notes, drafts of books and articles, newspaper clippings, photographs, sketchbooks and drawings, prints, slides, film, and artifacts documenting Webster's professional career as surgeon, historian, and book collector.

There is extensive documentation of Webster's work with professional associations and other medical, philanthropic, educational, and bibliographical organizations. In addition, there are notes, drafts, correspondence, and other materials relating to his co-authorship of the Tagliacozzi biography.

Substantial records are included for American Association of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Bureau for Medical Aid to China, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Charaka Club, Grolier Club, Halsted Society, Holderness School, New York Academy of Medicine, Pan-American Medical Association, and Trinity College (Hartford).

Correspondents include Gustave Aufricht, Arturo Castiglione, John F. Fulton, Martha Teach Gnudi, Robert H. Ivy, Sir Archibald McIndoe, Gustavo Sanvenero-Rosselli, Ferris Smith, and Allen O. Whipple. For additional information, see finding aid.


Jerome Pierce Webster, 1888-1974

Date [inclusive]: 

1545-1975 (bulk 1928-1974)


English, Italian, Latin, Spanish, Chinese.

Physical Description: 

ca. 128 cubic feet (344 boxes, 4 cartons, 5 flat boxes, 23 index card boxes, 91 slide boxes, 4 glass slide boxes, 6 oversize folders)



Because Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be found throughout the records, access is allowed only under the terms of Archives and Special Collections’ Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Cite as: 

Jerome Pierce Webster Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library