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The 52nd General Hospital Collection

This collection contains the papers of the World War II 52nd General Hospital, which was affiliated with Syracuse University College of Medicine and stationed at Camp Livingston, Louisiana and Kidderminster, England. The collection has five series: Photographs, Audio-Visual Materials, Memorabilia, Printed Materials, and Subject Files.

The William James Ayling MD and William Elmer Ayling MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of William James Ayling and William Elmer Ayling, a father and son who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1882 and 1918, respectively. The collection has five series: Printed Materials, Memorabilia, Writings, Photographs, and Scrapbook.

The Stephen Bastable MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Stephen Bastable, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1941 and was an orthopedic surgeon. It has five series: Writings, Printed Materials, Photographs, Memorabilia, and Books.

The Otto Pfaff and Edwin R. Boden MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Edwin R. Boden, who was the health officer of Oneida and graduated from the Long Island College Hospital in 1881, and Otto Pfaff, who graduated from the City University of New York in 1888 and held many medical positions in Oneida beginning in 1891. The collection has two series, Writings and Oneida Health Officer.

The Cephas Breed MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Cephas Breed, who graduated from Geneva Medical College in 1850. The collection has two series: Writings and Correspondence.

The Mary D. Burnham Papers

This collection contains the papers of Mary D. Burnham, who was a Deaconess, Director of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Diocese of Central New York, founder of the Dakota League, and live-in House Mother, Superintendent, and Treasurer of Current Receipts for the House and Hospital of the Good Shepherd in Syracuse. The collection has three series: Printed Materials, Photographs, and Writings.

The Donald S. Childs MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Donald S. Childs, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1909. The collection has one series, Writings.

The Henry Darwin Didama MD Collection

This collection contains the papers of Henry Darwin Didama, who became a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1872 and Dean of the College of Medicine beginning in 1888. The collection has five series: Writings, Printed Materials, Photographs, Subject Files, and Memorabilia.

The Fairfield Collection

This is an artificial collection of documents on the history of Fairfield Medical College. It has three series: Writings, Printed Materials, and Photographs.

The Geneva Medical College Collection

This is an artificial collection with documents on the history of Geneva Medical College. It has five series: Ephemera, Subject Files, Printed Materials, Photographs, and Bound Materials, which are primarily comprised of copies of archival materials from other repositories and many printed and bound materials, including pamphlets, circulars, bulletins, registers, reports, publications, catalogs, lectures, and addresses.

The Leo E. Gibson MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Leo E. Gibson, who graduated from Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1920 and was a urologist. The collection has three series: Printed Materials, Subject Files, and Photographs.

The Clara H. Gregory MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Clara H. Gregory, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1912. The collection has two series, Photographs and Printed Materials.

The George N. Hemmer MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of George N. Hemmer, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1909. The collection has one series, Writings.

The Carlyle F. Jacobsen PhD Papers

The Carlyle F. Jacobsen Papers contain materials relating to Dr. Jacobsen's role as the first President of SUNY Upstate Medical University and the first Dean of the College of Medicine. The collection contains five series: Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Subject Files.

The Charles W. Lanning MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Charles W. Lanning, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1898. The collection has three series: Photographs, Printed Materials, and Memorabilia.

The Justus F. Mueller PhD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Justus F. Mueller, who was a Professor of Microbiology at the university now known as SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. The collection has six series: Mueller-Ward Models, Subject Files, Memorabilia, Printed Materials, Photographs, and Scrapbooks.

The College of Nursing Collection

This collection contains the papers of the College of Nursing at SUNY Upstate Medical University. It has six series: Photographs, Administration, Events, Printed Materials, Subject Files, and Accreditation and Grant Reports.

The Onondaga County Health Department Auxiliary Collection

This collection contains the papers of the Onondaga County Health Department Auxiliary, which was previously the auxiliary to the A.C. Silverman Public Health Hospital. It has five series: Albums, Photographs, Subject Files, Scrapbooks, and Administration.

The Department of Pharmacology Collection

This collection contains the papers of the Department of Pharmacology. The collection has three series: Photographs, Printed Materials, and Administration.

The James B. Preston MD Collection

This collection contains the papers of James B. Preston, who was a Professor of Physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. The collection has five series: Subject Files, Photographs, Printed Materials, Lectures, and Correspondence.

The Thomas P. Quinn Papers

This collection contains the papers of Thomas P. Quinn, former President and CEO of Community-General Hospital and former COO of Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

The Robert E. Rothenberg MD Papers

This collection contains the journals of Robert E. Rothenberg, who graduated from the Cornell University Medical School in 1932. The collection has one series, Writings.

The Barbara W. Streeten MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Barbara W. Streeten, who was a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. The collection has four series: Writings, Subject Files, Photographs, and Posters.

The Thursday Night Club Records

This Collection contains the records of the Thursday Night Club, first established at the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1899.

The Allen G. Tripp MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Allen G. Tripp, who graduated from the Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1900. The collection has two series, Writings and Memorabilia.

The Herman G. Weiskotten MD PhD Papers

This Collection contains the papers of Herman Gates Weiskotten MD PhD, who served as dean of the Syracuse University College of Medicine from 1922-1951. The collection contains five series: Correspondence, Memorabilia, Photographs, Printed Materials, and Subject Files.

The Norman L. Woodford MD Papers

This collection contains the papers of Norman L. Woodford, who graduated from Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1921 and was a Health Officer and Coroner of Cayuga County. The collection has three series: Board of Health, Business, and Writings.
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