Clinical Research Society Records, 1920-1966

Clinical Research Society Records

Historical Note

The Clinical Research Society was founded in 1920 by a group of medical associates based in New York. Its aim was to facilitate "fellowship and mutual medical enlightenment." The Society held regular meetings featuring scientific programs and discussions on various topics, as well as annual dinners and social outings. In 1925, the Society established a scholarship loan fund for students in the medical colleges of Columbia, Cornell, and New York Universities.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes general correspondence and related documents; survey responses from members; minutes and treasurer's reports; correspondence and documents related to loan scholarships; financial documents; constitution and by-laws; programs and meeting announcements; and the early history of the society. The correspondence and miscellaneous documents folder includes published articles by Society members, newspaper clippings, and obituaries.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou

Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the reference librarian or curator in writing.

Preferred Citation

Clinical Research Society Records. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.


Donated by Dr. Philip M. Stimson.

Collection Contents

Box 1    Folder    Printed Programs.
Box 1    Printed Constitution and By-laws.
Box 1    Checking and Accounts Book, - 1934-1952.
Box 1    Receipts Notebook, - 1947-1960.
Box 1    Checking and Accounts Book, - 1952-1964.
Box 1    Inserts from Checking and Accounts Book (1952-1964), - 1960-1965.
Box 1    Folder 1    Printed Programs and Meeting Announcements.
Box 1    Folder 2    Constitution and By-laws.
Box 1    Folder 3    Early History of the Clinical Research Society (typescript drafts).
Box 1    Folder 4    Member Data Survey Responses.
Box 1    Folder 5    Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents, - undated; 1921-1959.
Box 1    Folder 6    Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents, - 1960-1962.
Box 1    Folder 7    Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents, - 1963-1964.
Box 1    Folder 8    Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents, - 1965-1966.
Box 1    Folder 9    Minutes of Meetings, - 1920-1935.
Box 1    Folder 10    Minutes of Meetings, - 1936-1951.
Box 1    Folder 11    Minutes of Meetings, - 1952-1966.
Box 1    Folder 12    Loan Scholarship Correspondence, B-F.
Box 1    Folder 13    Loan Scholarship Correspondence, H-W.
Box 1    Folder 14    Loan Scholarship Correspondence, General, and signed loan contracts.
Box 1    Folder 15    Financial Records, - undated; 1926-1966.