Historical Records Repositories in New York State
NEW YORK HOSPITAL-CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER
525 East 68th St, 25th Floor New York, NY 10021
Amsden, George S., 1870-1966. Papers, 1899-1942, 1920-1942 (bulk). ca. 7.3 linear ft.
Psychiatrist. Amsden was Psychiatrist-in-chief of New York Hospital-Westchester Division and professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College. Notebooks; "Notes on Wasserman Reaction," 1910; autopsy reports, 1905-1914; correspondence from patients and relatives; case histories; patient notes; date books; and miscellaneous records concerning Bloomingdale Asylum and Payne Whitney Clinic.
Patient records are restricted. Card catalog.
Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, and Abbott. New York Hospital building specifications, 1929-1952. 1.8 linear ft.
Architectural firm hired by New York Hospital. Mechanical specifications, carpentry specifications, electrical and lighting specifications for the construction of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1929-1932. Also, specifications for alternations to the Payne Whitney Clinic, 1952.
Register. Card catalog.
Earle, Pliny, 1809-1892. Papers, 1828-1880. 0.3 linear ft.
Superintendent of Bloomingdale Asylum. Earle helped introduce humane methods and attitudes into the work of mental asylums. Papers include correspondence received, 1840-1880, almost entirely from Superintendents of insane asylums; a profile of Earle, 1828; and recollections of Earle's stay in Paris. Also, Earle's HISTORY, DESCRIPTION AND STATISTICS OF THE BLOOMINGDALE ASYLUM, 1848.
McKnight, William K., 1911- . Papers, 1955-1973. 1.7 linear ft.
Physician. Physician-in-Charge, Mental Health Clinic, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College.
News clippings, reprints, correspondence, and annual reports concerning the Westchester psychiatric division of New York Hospital and its outpatient department, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Lectures, articles, and reports concerning occupational mental health and the history of psychiatry. Also, some audio recordings, lecture notes, and miscellaneous photographs.
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Photograph collection, 1860-1985. ca. 58 cubic ft.
Photograph collection of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center , including photographs of people associated with the Hospital and Medical Center; administrators, departments, class photographs, dinners, receptions, commencements; illustrations of disciplines; buildings, New York Hospital, surrounding neighborhood, Bloomingdale and Westchester Division; School of Nursing scrapbooks and class photographs; personal photographs removed from papers and collection. Also, photonegatives.
Subjects: Psychiatric hospitals -- New York (N.Y.)
New York Hospital. Society. Bloomingdale/Westchester Division Committee. Minutes, 1808-1937. 7.3 linear ft.
Microfilm available. This Committee of the Board of Governors was responsible for the administrative, legal, and staffing decisions of the psychiatric division of the New York Hospital.
Minutes of the Committee, reflecting the changes in treatment of the mentally ill.
New York Hospital. Society. Office of the President. Records, 1906-1972, 1946-1965 (bulk). 5.8 linear ft.
The Bloomingdale Asylum, a psychiatric division of the New York Hospital, located at 116th Street and Broadway, opened its doors on June 1, 1821. The Asylum was devoted to the study and treatment of mental disorders. In 1894 the hospital moved to its present location in White Plains, Westchester County, N.Y. In 1910 the Board of Governors of New York Hospital changed its name to Bloomindgale Hospital. In 1936 it changed to its present designation, "the New York Hospital-Westchester Division." The Bloomingdale Committee suceeded the Asylum Committee in 1895. In 1939, the Committee changed its name to the Westchester Division Committee, which merged with the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Committee in 1968. This Committee is now referred to as the Psychiatric Committee.
Correspondence, created when George Lockhart Rives served as President of the Society of New York Hospital, primarily concerning the Bloomingdale Asylum, 1906-1916; miscellaneous correspondence created when Edward Wright Sheldon served as President of the Society, the majority concerning construction of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1923-1934; and records created during the period when Hamilton Hadley served as Vice-President and President of the Society, including papers on the affiliation between New York Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery, papers from the Fund for Medical Progress, 1961-1966, and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center Foundation, Inc. Also, the study, RECONNAISSANCE REPORT OF THE NEW YORK HOSPITAL (Cresap, McCormick and Paget, 1954) commissioned while Hadley was president.
Restricted for 25 years in part. Register. Card catalog.
Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Medical Director. Records, 1936-1982. 4.6 linear ft.
The Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic is a clinical department (Dept. of Psychiatry) of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Records of the Medical Director of the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, primarily during the years when Dr. Richard N. Kohl served in that position. Correspondence and reports concerning Medicare standards and the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospitals. Also, files on nursing, social service, occupational therapy and recreational therapy departments of Payne Whitney.
Restricted for 25 years. Register.