Historical Records Repositories in New York State
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
Rush Rhees Library, Department of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives, Rochester, NY 14627
Juvenile Delinquency Case Studies, 1947(ca.). 1 vol.
Case studies on juvenile delinquency by an unknown author, with foreword by Superintendent of New York State Agricultural and Industrial School, Industry, New York.
Ira Solomon Wile, 1877-1943. Papers, 1894-1943. 8.0 cubic ft.
Physician. Articles, speeches, unpublished writings, and correspondence; pamphlets, articles, and correspondence about birth control, including many letters from Margaret Sanger; research data on physiological, psychological, and cultural aspects of right- and left-handedness; and other published material on pediatrics and mental hygiene. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ira S. Wile. Register.
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER-SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Edward G. Miner Library, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642
Letter Collection, 1795-1955. 140 items (ca.)
Letters of physicians and others, with emphasis on yellow fever and cholera. Writers include Henry Burden, Nicolas Chervin, Willem Einthoven, William Osler, Omer van der Stricht, and Lillian D. Wald. There are also letters on smallpox at Montezuma, New York, 1832-33; letters of Thomas J. Paterson on water cure at Cuba, New York, 1848-49; of Amariah Brigham, 1843, on conditions at the New York State Lunatic Asylum, Utica; of William Ferguson, 1837, on malaria and yellow fever in the West Indies; of Joseph T. Pitney, 1850, on tracheotomy at Rochester; and of Louis Valentin, 1805, on contiguousness of yellow fever at Marseilles. Card catalog.
Medical Society of the County of Oneida. Records, 1807-1918. 0.4 cubic ft.
Bylaws, minutes, reports of the secretary and treasurer, committee reports, lists ofmembers and officers, obituaries and eulogies, fee bills, certificates, lists of books in library, and correspondence. Also papers presented at meetings, printed material, and a report on condition of idiots and the insane in the towns of Whitestown and Marcy. Purchase. Folder list. Bulletin, E. G. Miner Library, December 1976.
New York State Commission in Lunacy. Scrapbook, 1892-1896. 1 vol.
Orders and notes of the commission.
Frances Holsopple Parsons, 1893- . Papers, 1902-1978. 0.3 cubic ft.
Mrs. Parsons was a child psychologist with the Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and with the Child Guidance Center at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Correspondence and reports of Rochester Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, 1921-53; minutes and reports of Rochester Guidance Center, later the Rochester Child Guidance Clinic, 1939-66; and other material on day care service and treatment of emotionally disturbed children in Rochester. Also miscellaneous correspondence and historical papers on child care and mental hygiene in Rochester.
Gift of Frances H. Parsons. Register.
Niederland, William G., 1904- . Papers, [ca. 1940-1969]. 0.8 linear ft.
Psychiatrist. Includes detailed psychiatric studies of survivors of concentration camps and unpublished articles and lectures relating to the "survivor syndrome," which was identified by Dr. Niederland. Yivo collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages.
Shatzky, Jacob, 1894-1956. Papers, 1912-[ca. 1969] ca. 10 linear ft.
Historian, writer, lecturer, lexicographer, bibliographer, editor. Shatzky was a leader in the American branch of Yivo, director of the Research Library of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and lived in Poland and the United States. Papers concern Shatzky's interest in Jewish history, Yiddish literature, theater, and psychiatry, as well as his involvement with Yiddish cultural organizations in the United States, South America, and elsewhere. Includes correspondence with Jewish literary, cultural, and political figures, and communal leaders including Ber Borochov, Boris Tomashevsky, Solomon Grayzel, Aaron Glanz-Leyeles, H. Leivick, Joseph Opatoshu, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Menahem Boraisha, Samuel Niger, Kalman Marmor, Mark Wischnitzer, Max Weinreich, and Emanuel Ringelblum. Correspondence with organizations, societies, and publishers. Family correspondence. Notes and photostatic copies for Shatzky's book, HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN WARSAW, volumes 1-3, New York, 1947-1953, and volume 4 which is unpublished. Topics relate to the rabbinate; community council; local organizations; Yiddish literature, art, and culture; education; industry, trade, and banks; political movements; and charities. A short unpublished version of A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN WARSAW, from its beginnings to 1896. Notes, manuscripts, and correspondence relating to the SHATZKY BUKH (THE SHATZKY BOOK), edited by E. Lifshutz, Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, 1957. Clippings of Shatzky's writings, as well as reviews and articles about Shatzky, 1910s-1960s; manuscripts and notes for articles by Shatzky on topics in Jewish history and Yiddish folklore and literature. Materials, including biographical sketches, for the LEKSIKON FUN DER NAYER YIDISHER LITERATUR. Materials relating to Shatzky's work, MORRIS ROSENFELD, IN LIKHT FUN ZAYNE BRIV (MORRIS ROSENFELD IN THE LIGHT OF HIS LETTERS), New York, 1936.Bibliographies, on cards relating to early Yiddish literature in print; topics of medical interest in Jewish history; Judaica; theatralia; psychiatry and Jews; and the American Jewish press. Also, personal documents and posters and lecture announcements. Yivo collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Inventory.