Archives & Special Collections has received a Digital Conversion Micro-Grant from METRO, the New York Metropolitan Library Council. The grant will allow us to complete the digitization of the annual reports of six former or current health care constituents of the Columbia University Medical Center dating from 1920 to the present.
Archive for 2015
Fifty years ago on November 9, 1965, a massive power failure hit the northeastern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario plunging more than 30 million people into darkness at the start of the evening rush hour.
The Medical Center remained open throughout the crisis, with emergency generators providing limited lighting and allowing one elevator to function. Medical and nursing personnel remained at their posts overnight, and medical and nursing students volunteered to help. No patients were lost and the ER never closed.
We are pleased to announce the return of the 1626 portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby to Archives & Special Collections.
On display now in Lower Level 2 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building is an exhibit of some of the over 150 student notebooks held by Archives and Special Collections at the A.C. Long Health Sciences Library.
New Exhibit: “Exercise is the Best Medicine”: Fitness, Medicine & Health from the 16th to the 20th Century
Archives & Special Collections has a new exhibit tracing the role of fitness in medicine and health over four centuries with an exhibit of rare books, manuscripts, and photographs.