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The Historical Collections of the Health Sciences Library contains archival collections that document the history of SUNY Upstate Medical University. These collections may be the records of departments or units of SUNY Upstate or they may be papers of a particular individual.

Collections that have been processed have an EAD (Encoded Archival Description) finding aid available online. These finding aids contain information about the entity or individual that created the records, how the records are organized, and what information they contain. Usually, a detailed collection inventory is also provided and this inventory may contain digitized materials.

Many of the archival collections are unprocessed and do not have a finding aid. If you are interested in any of these materials please contact the curator.

For information on what materials are appropriate for donation to the Historical Collections please see the Collections Policy PDF Icon. If you are interested in making a donation please email history@upstate.edu.

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 Syracuse University College of Medicine in 1882 and 1918, respectively. The collection has five series: Printed Materials, Memorabilia, Writings, Photographs, and Scrapbook.

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 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 four series: Writings, Printed Materials, Photographs, and Subject Files.

The Fairfield Collection

This is an artificial collection of documents on the history of Fairfield Medical College. It has two series, Subject Files 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 Clara H. Gregory MD Papers

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

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 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 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 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 Syracuse University’s College of Medicine in 1900. The collection has one series, Writings.

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.