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Upstate Medical University Library
Historical Collections
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

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Upstate portrait

The SUNY Upstate Portrait Collection Exhibition

This virtual exhibition provides a look at the art work found in the SUNY Upstate Portrait Collection. The portraits are featured on the time line according the date the work was painted. Biographical information for the subjects is provided along with the name of the artist. The University’s Portrait Collection features individuals of prominence in the history of Upstate dating back to the days of the Syracuse University College of Medicine. The subjects of these portraits include administrators, faculty, and alumni whose lives serve as an inspiration to the Upstate Community. The portraits are indicative of the culture of the University over time and serve as vignettes of the University’s priorities throughout its history.


Upstate History

The History of SUNY Upstate Medical University

This virtual exhibition offers an abbreviated history of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. At the time of its founding the Medical Institution at Geneva College was the seventh medical school in New York State. Today, the medical school lives on as the SUNY Upstate Medical University, the second oldest surviving medical school in New York (after Columbia University College of Medicine) and the sixteenth oldest medical school in North America. The rich history of our institution is shared in an easy to use timeline format, with categories including: Buildings, Administration, Name Changes, Events and Curriculum. Most events have a corresponding image or document found in the Historical Collections. Additional events will continue to be added as they occur.


Jacobsen Timeline

Carlyle F. Jacobsen and Ellen Cook Jacobsen Timeline

The Carlyle F. Jacobsen and Ellen Cook Jacobsen Timeline can be viewed from the following link: http://hsl.upstate.edu/jacobsentimeline