The Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at The New York Academy of Medicine contains a wide range of archives and manuscripts. These include archives documenting the history of the Academy as an institution since its founding in 1847, the papers of a variety of medical organizations and societies, and collections of personal papers, as well as letters, student notebooks, diaries, and physicians' case records.

Records for some, but not all, of the archival and manuscript collections in the Library can be found in the online catalog.  Many of our holdings, such as the small manuscripts, can only be found in the printed catalog.

The finding aids that appear on this page represent only a small portion of our holdings. Please consult the Library staff in the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room if you have questions about our collections or need additional assistance.

Finding Aids

Altschuller Papers, 1857-1984

American Legion Caduceus Post No. 818 Records, 1919-1932

Alfred Braun Papers, 1898-1983

American Ophthalmological Society Records, 1864-2012

Brooklyn Academy of Pediatrics, Minutes, 1933-1956

Charaka Club Records, 1898-2012

Records of City Hospital at Elmhurst (New York, N.Y.), 1953-1963

Records of City Hospital (Welfare Island, N.Y.), 1877-1961

Clinical Research Society Records, 1920-1966

Lewis Gregory Cole Papers, 1892-1954

Charles Loomis Dana Papers, 1876-1932

Library of Social and Economic Aspects of Medicine of Michael M. Davis, 1920-1966

Eastern Association of Graduates of the Angle School of Orthodontia Records, 1909-1939

Harvard Medical Society of New York City Records, 1901-1943

Hospital Graduates' Club Records, 1886-1959

Minutes of the Hunterian Society (New York, N.Y.), 1912-1920

James IV Association of Surgeons Records, 1960-1996

John B. Deaver Surgical Society Membership Book, 1897-1926

Bertha Johnson Collection, 1848-1956

Lenox Medical and Surgical Society Minutes, 1885-1910

Alexander E. Macdonald Papers, 1865-1906

Mary Ware Dennett Case Collection, 1919-1930

Charles Henry May Collection, 1883-1944

Medical Association of the Greater City of New York Records, 1899-1936

Medical Society of the County of New York Records, 1806-1989

Meyer M. Melicow Collection, 1927-1983

Metropolitan Medical Society Records, 1892-1968

William J. Morton Papers, 1871-1916

New York Academy of Medicine, Salmon Committee on Psychiatry and Mental Hygiene Records, 1931-1999

New York Academy of Medicine, Section on Neurology and Psychiatry Records, 1885-1984

New York Bronchoscopic Club Minutes and Records, 1927-1971

New York Cardiological Society Records, 1949-1995

New York Clinical Society Records, 1877-2007

New York Laryngological Society Records, 1932-1973

New York Medical Union Records, 1865-1938

New York Neurological Society Records, 1874-1935

New York Odontological Society Records, 1867-1912

New York Ophthalmological Society Records, 1864-2012

New York Pediatric Society Records, 1930-2011

New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Records, 1943-1969

New York Society for Medical History Records, 1938-1955

Physicians Relief Fund Records, 1974-2005

Riverside Practioners' Society Records, 1900-1939

David E. Rogers Collection, 1951-2007

Schilder Society Records, 1935-1981

Society for the Advancement of Clinical Study, 1912-1924

Street Guides, 1852-1954

Surgical Research Society Minutes and Records, 1915-1946