Street Guides, 1852-1954

 
Street Guides

Biographical Note

Historical Statement

Street and city guides were distributed by doctors as a means to advertise their medical services. Many of the practices specialized in men's health and sexually transmitted diseases.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Most of the pamphlets are as much about health and medical services as street listings. Some include other local information such as railroad fares, building guides, and calendars or baseball schedules (used to estimate publication dates).

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

Street Guides, 1852-1954. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine.

Provenance

Gift of William Helfand, 2005.

Collection Contents

Street Guides

ContainerDescription
Chicago
Box 1    City Health Institute. New Chicago street guide. - Undated
Box 1    Chicago Health Institute. New Chicago street guide. - [1932?]
Box 1    Chicago Medical Institute. The latest Chicago street guide and other useful information. - [1938?]; [1940?], c1939; c1942

3 items.

Box 1    Chicago Medical Institute. The latest Chicago street guide surface lines and other useful information. - [1941?], c1939
Box 1    Culp, E.E. The latest Chicago street guide and other useful information. - [1945?], c1944
Box 1    Dearborn Health Service. The latest Chicago street guide. - [1950?], c1949
Box 1    Illinois Health Institute. Latest Chicago street guide. - [1940?]
Box 1    Illinois Health Institute. Latest social security and street guide. - [1938?]
Box 1    Illinois Health Institute. Up-to-date Chicago street guide and baseball schedules. - [1936?]
Box 1    Mabee, J.R. Chicago street guide. - [1931?], c1929
Box 1    Mabee, J.R. New Chicago street guide. - [1924?]
Box 1    Riley, John M. The latest Chicago street guide and other useful information. - [1948?], c1944; [1950?], c1944; [1954?], c1944

3 items.

Box 1    Thompson, E.G. Latest Chicago street guide. - [1951?]

2 copies.

Denver
Box 1    Denver Medical Dispensary Co. Denver street guide and directory. Denver Print and Pub Co. - [1907?]
Box 1    Denver Medical Institute. Pocket guide to the city of Denver. The Midwest Printing Co. - Undated.
New York
Box 1    Phelps' New York City guide. New York: T.C. Fanning, - 1852
Box 1    Union Medical Council. U.M.C. - [1906?], c1905
Philadelphia
Box 1    Ferry, C.T. Philadelphia: trolley, motor bus, street, health, and latest social security guide. - [1938?]
Box 1    Treible, S. Decker. A pocket note book. - [1910?]
Box 1    Dr. Shearer and Associates. A Book of Information: Parks, Museums, Libraries, and Scientific Institutions. - Undated.
St. Louis
Box 1    Central Medical Office. St. Louis street and health guide. - [1948?], [1954?], [1954?]

3 items.

Box 1    National Medical Institute. Street guide of the city of St. Louis. - Undated.
Youngstown, OH
Box 1    Dr. McClelland and Associates. Latest Youngstown street guide and surburban auto routes. - c1941