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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 NYAM 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 New York Academy of Medicine Library can be found in the Library's online catalog, although many of the small manuscript holdings can only be found at the present time by consulting the printed catalog.
The finding aids that appear on this page represent only a small portion of our holdings. Please consult the curatorial staff in the Rare Book Room if you have questions about our collections or need additional assistance.
Due to a planned renovation project, the Coller Rare Book Reading Room will be closed to readers from February 1, 2013. We anticipate that the room will reopen for use sometime in the fall of 2013.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-822-7313 with queries. We will do our best to accommodate readers and reference requests, but please note that some parts of the collection will not be accessible, response times will be slower and appointment times may be limited.