Michael R. McGarvey papers


Papers document McGarvey, a medical student activist, physician in internal medicine, community health advocate, civil servant, and senior executive and CMO for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Includes correspondence, inter-office memoranda, manuscripts, notes, reports, speeches, appointment records, transcripts, conference materials, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, photographs, reprints, journals and other publications stemming from McGarvey's professional career (1970-circa 2009); his childhood education, (1955-1959); his medical training (USC 1963-1967); and his internship (1967-1968) and residency (1972-1974) at Einstein College of Medicine/Lincoln Hospital. Printed programs, journals, newsletters, reports, meeting minutes, founding documents, manuscripts, correspondence and other materials document his student activism (1964-1970).


Michael R. McGarvey

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12.5 cubic feet (30 boxes)



Open for research, except Sub-series 2.8: Consulting, 1979-2009 which is closed until 2020. Because the records include Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), access is allowed only under the terms of Archives and Special Collections’ Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

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Michael R. McGarvey Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.