Donations to Archives & Special Collections

Donations of Materials to Archives & Special Collections, Spring 2011 to Spring 2013
"Guide to France," issued to military personnel by the U.S. Army during World War II, is among the papers of George R. Merriam Jr.'41
Page from Dr. Housepian's surgical research notebook, 1956
Letter George R. Merriam Jr.'41 sent from England to his wife, 1943
Pictured at a 1946 dinner honoring Allen O. Whipple are, from left, Dr. Whipple; Joseph C. Grew, former U.S. ambassador to Japan; Allen W. Dulles, future CIA director; and Lowell Thomas, explorer and radio personality.
Program for the Whipple portrait presentation dinner, 1952
P&S matriculation register open to entries for the academic year 1851-1852

Barbara Zeller. Papers of her late husband, Alan Berkman'71, including correspondence, journals, legal papers, biographical material, photographs, awards, and certificates. The bulk of the papers are his letters from prison after being convicted of treating a member of the Black Liberation Army/Weathermen group involved in the Brink's robbery in Nanuet, N.Y., in 1981. (5.5 cubic feet)

Edgar M. Housepian'53, professor emeritus of neurosurgery. Additions to his papers, including lectures, correspondence, records of the Fund for Armenian Relief, genealogical material, one film reel, and one videotape, 1970s-2010. (2 cubic feet)

Evelyn Voorhees Wade, widow of Arthur B. Voorhees'46. A small collection of documents, circa 1950s-1990s, relating to Dr. Voorhees, who developed the first successful artificial arteries while working at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Included is a book chapter, correspondence, a transcript of a short interview, his notes on early dog experiments, a list of operations he performed, and a manuscript of a lecture. (.5")

John C. Merriam, clinical professor of ophthalmology. Papers of his father, George R. Merriam Jr.'41, including student notebooks, P&S diploma, and material relating to his service with the 12th Evacuation Hospital (Lenox Hill) in Europe during World War II: military medicine lecture notes, letters to and from his wife, a journal, and printed material. George R. Merriam was a longtime clinical professor of ophthalmology at P&S. (approximately .35 cubic feet)

Estate of Richard J. Bing, MD. Papers created by, or about, Allen O. Whipple'1908, Dr. Bing's father-in-law and chair of the P&S Department of Surgery from 1921 to 1946. Included are correspondence and documents relating to the presentation of Dr. Whipple's portrait to the university in 1952, records relating to the Allen O. Whipple Surgical Society, a scrapbook from his travels in the Mideast while serving as a professor at American University in Beirut, a framed pastel portrait sketch, an oil portrait, a portrait bust, several framed photographs, medals, and other awards he received, his Princeton University diploma, and a platter with the engraved signatures of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center leadership presented to him upon his retirement in 1946. (2 cubic feet, one volume and nine objects)

Julie Thayer. Papers, 1918 and 1930-1977, of her grandfather, Julius Kaunitz'1905, including correspondence, research notes, background material, newspaper clippings related to his research into Buerger's disease, and reprints of his scientific articles. (.15 cubic feet)

Susan Huntington, widow of Charles G. Huntington, great-grandson of George Huntington, 1871. George Huntington's P&S diploma and medical license.

Richard Clapp, non-graduating student. Papers documenting his student activism while at P&S and later. Included are Mr. Clapp's own writings from his time at P&S; student publications and ephemera from CPMC from the late 1960s; and many publications from leftist medical groups from the late 1960s to early 1970s. (.5 cubic feet)

Allen I. Hyman, MD, retired professor of anesthesiology. Leonard J. Corning. "Local Anaesthesia in General Medicine and Surgery, Being the Practical Application of the Author's Recent Discoveries" (New York: D. Appleton, 1886). This copy of the first textbook of local anesthesia was a gift to the Lena and Louis Hyman Collection in the History of Anesthesiology, established by Dr. Hyman in 1982.

Robert B. Mellins, professor emeritus of pediatrics. Correspondence and other records, 1970s-2000s, documenting his career as founder and director of the pulmonary division in the Department of Pediatrics at P&S. (13.5 cubic feet)

Zena Stein, professor emeritus of public health, special lecturer in epidemiology, and co-founder of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Her papers, including correspondence, research project records, talks and lectures, records of symposia and meetings, and published articles, circa 1975-2012. (12 cubic feet)

Penelope R. Buschman, assistant professor of clinical nursing and director, psychiatric nurse practitioner program, School of Nursing. Lecture notes and reprints of William S. Langford, director of the child psychiatry clinic of Babies Hospital, 1930s-1970s. Professor Buschman was a student of Dr. Langford. (.15 cubic feet)

Robert Demarest, medical illustrator and former director of the medical center's Center for Biomedical Communications. Mr. Demarest's illustrations for medical texts written by Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center faculty, including books on cardiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, anatomy, and dermatology, circa 1960s-1990s. This is the first part of a promised larger donation. (2.5 cubic feet)

Columbia University Office of the Registrar (Morningside Heights). P&S matriculation and graduation registers, 1846-1939.  These volumes, recently discovered in the University Registrar's Office, include biographical and educational information on 19th and early 20th century P&S students that is often not found in the generally thin student records of the era. (21 volumes)

Estate of M.M. Goodrich. Additions to her papers, 1980-2000, documenting her advocacy work on behalf of the imprisoned mentally ill. (5.75 cubic feet)

Henry Z. Lothane, MD. The first and only edition of Daniel Paul Schreber's "Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken" [Memoirs of My Nervous Illness] (Leipzig: O. Mutze, 1903). This autobiographical account by a German judge of his descent into mental illness was made famous by Freud's interpretation of it and remains a contentious case in the history of psychoanalysis. Copies of the unusually rare book are held by only seven other North American libraries.

Michael McGarvey, MD. Papers documenting his career in health administration, largely in New York state. Included are records documenting his role as a founder of the Student Health Organization, a 1960s medical student activist group; his residency at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx; his work at the Hunter College School of Allied Health Professions; and his career as an administrator during the early days of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. Included are correspondence, publications, reports, newspaper clippings, and photographs. (5.5 cubic feet)

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