During the transition from print to web-only course catalogues in the early 2000s, administrators and librarians were concerned over the risk of losing this information without a system in place to capture and preserve Columbia University’s web content.
Archive for 2019
Genealogy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a health sciences library, but the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library’s Archives & Special Collections has a remarkable range of resources for ancestor hunters.
A brief list of additions to the Archives & Special Collections during the past year.
Written on the Skin: Classics of Dermatology from the Gift of David R. Bickers, M.D. -- A New Exhibit
Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, is pleased to announce Written on the Skin: Classics of Dermatology from the Gift of David R. Bickers, M.D., an exhibit highlighting a recent important donation to the Library by Dr. Bickers, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology.
Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the papers of Dr. Mathilde Krim (1926-2018), biomedical scientist, pioneer AIDS activist, and philanthropist.
In 2017-2018, Archives & Special Collections undertook a disk-imaging project to ingest and preserve the “born-digital” photographs (created electronically) found in the Center for Biomedical Communications Collection, 1980s-2008.
Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the papers of health care activist Judy Wessler.
The Health Sciences Library has recently acquired a manuscript by Samuel Bard (1742-1821), a founder of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a prominent early American physician. The 20-page handwritten document is the text of an unpublished commencement address given by Bard to the graduates of the College, probably in about 1818.
The Columbia University Health Sciences Library is pleased to host author Randi Epstein on March 28 when she’ll speak about her newest book, AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (W.W. Norton, 2018).
The current Columbia University Irving Medical Center opened in 1928 but all its constituent members had a previous existence – some, as in the case of the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S), dating back to the 18th century. The Health Sciences Library’s new exhibit, Before the Medical Center: Former Homes of CUIMC Constituents, displays vintage photographs of the earlier homes of these institutions including P&S, Presbyterian Hospital, Babies Hospital (now Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital), the Neurological Institute of New York, and other schools and h
Due to construction in the archives stacks, much of our collection will be off-site and inaccessible from January 7 into mid-March. Even that part of the collection remaining on-site may be inaccessible at times depending on the construction schedule. Those wishing to access our holdings during this period should contact Archives & Special Collections staff at email@example.com for more information. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Photo by Elizabeth Wilcox, 1962.