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

 
Harvard Medical Society of New York City Records

Historical Note

The Harvard Medical Society of New York City, founded in 1891, brought together graduates of Harvard Medical School from various medical disciplines for professional and social enrichment. Meetings featured scientific presentations, in several cases from professionals working abroad or foreign visitors, and discussions. In addition to its regular activities, at times the Society composed recommendations for individuals afflicted with sexually transmitted diseases, endorsed health related initiatives, and offered advisement to Harvard Medical School students considering futures in New York City.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The records of the Harvard Medical Society of New York City largely consist of meeting announcements and minutes. Other materials, such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a dues book are also included. Harvard Medical Society of New York City, [1923], documents the Society from 1891 through 1923 through lists of officers, certificate of incorporation, the constitution and by-laws, lists of active and former members, and memorials honoring deceased members.

Arrangement of Collection

Minutes, announcements, and other items were arranged in portfolios, which have chiefly been left intact. Detached and loose items have been moved into folders and arranged chronologically.

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

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

Provenance

Donated by the Harvard Medical Society of New York City.

Collection Contents

ContainerDescription
Box 1    Folder    Minutes, - 1901-[1914].
Box 1    Minutes, - 1918-1925.
Box 1    Folder 1    Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents (inserts from Minutes, 1918-1925), - undated; 1914-1926.
Box 1    Dues Book, - 1927-1932.
Box 1    Harvard Medical Society of New York City, - [1923].
Box 2    Folder    Minutes, - 1914-1941.
Box 2    Folder 1    Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents (inserts from Minutes, 1914-1941), - undated; 1916-1943.
Box 2    Folder 2    Newspaper Clippings (inserts from Minutes, 1914-1941).

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The New York Academy of Medicine Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Harvard Medical Society of New York City.Search ArchiveGrid
Medicine -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard Medical School -- Alumni and Alumnae.Search ArchiveGrid