New York Ophthalmological Society Records, 1864-2012

 
New York Ophthalmological Society Records, 1864-2012

Historical Note

Historical Statement

The New York Ophthalmological Society first met on March 7, 1864. The founders were Cornelius R. Agnew, Herman Althof, Freeman Bumstead, William R. Carmalt, John H. Hilton, Henry D. Noyes, D. B. St. John Roosa, Henry B. Sands, Francis Simrock, and William Stimson. Membership was limited to 44 men and meetings were held on the second Monday of the month, except June through September. Over time, meetings moved from the homes of host members to local hotels and clubs. Scientific sessions involved the discussion of cases and, in later years, the examinations of patients.

The Society is still in existence and is the oldest ophthalmological society in the United States.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection is made up of minutes; correspondence and other documents are found interspersed in some of the minutes. In addition to correspondence, ther materials include membership proposals, obituaries, and financial records.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou

The collection is open to researchers with permission from the Society. Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the reference librarian or curator in writing.

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

New York Ophthalmological Society.

Collection Contents

Series 1: New York Ophthalmological Society Records

ContainerDescription
Box 1    Record Book, - 1864-2007
Box 1    Minutes Volume I, - 1869
Box 1    Minutes Volume II, - 1869-1878
Box 1    Minutes Volume III, - 1878-1885
Box 1    Minutes Volume IV, - 1885-1890
Box 1    Minutes Volume V, - 1890-1899
Box 1    Minutes Volume VI, - 1899
Box 1    Minutes, - 1909-1923
Box 1    Notebook, - 1910-1914
Box 1    Duesbook, - 1915-1954
Box 2    Folder 1    Minutes, - 1923-1925
Box 2    Folder 2    Minutes, - 1925-1927
Box 2    Folder 3    Minutes, - 1928-1930
Box 2    Folder 4    Minutes, - 1931-1932
Box 2    Folder 5    Minutes, - 1941-1945
Box 2    Folder 6    Minutes, - 1946-1950
Box 2    Folder 7    Minutes, - 1951-1955
Box 2    Folder 8    Minutes, - 1956-1958
Box 2    Folder 9    Minutes, - 1959-1960
Box 2    Folder 10    Minutes, - 1961-1962
Box 2    Folder 11    Minutes, - 1963
Box 2    Folder 12    Minutes, - 1964-1965
Box 2    Folder 13    Minutes, - 1965-1966
Box 2    Folder 14    Minutes, - 1967-1970
Box 2    Folder 15    Minutes, - 1971-1977
Box 2    Folder 16    Minutes, - 1977-1984
Box 2    Folder 17    Treasurer's Reports, - 1864-1906
Box 2    Folder 18    Bills, - 1864, 1884-1913, 1930
Box 2    Folder 19    Obituaries and Case Reports, - 1868-1914, [1928]-1931
Box 2    Folder 20    Officer and Members' Lists, Minutes, By-Laws Revisions, etc., - 1901-1914
Box 2    Folder 21    Correspondence, Letters of Resignation, etc., - 1864-1914, 1930-1931
Box 2    Folder 22    Correspondence, Obituaries, etc., - 1946-1957
Box 2    Folder 23    Membership Proposals, - 1929-1955
Box 2    Folder 24    Membership Proposals, - 1958-1966
Box 2    Folder 25    Membership Proposals, Correspondence, etc., - 1967-1970
Box 2    Folder 26    Membership Proposals, Correspondence, etc., - 1972-1978
Box 2    Folder 27    Officer and Member Booklets, - 1974-1986
Box 2    Folder 28    Minutes, - 2002
Box 2    Folder 29    Minutes, - 2004
Box 2    Folder 30    Minutes, - 2012

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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.

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