Welcome to the Ehrman Medical Archives. We are open to the general public by appointment only. To schedule a reference consultation, please contact us at email@example.com. Upon confirming your appointment, you will receive a researcher's guide with helpful information to help make the most of your visit.
While we do have some records relating to the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, there are many other types of records we don't collect. Please read below for more details and alternate resources.
For NYU Langone Medical Center Patient Records:
Please note that the Archives does not collect patient records. For more information regarding access to patient records, please contact the NYULMC Office of Medical Records at (212) 263-5497.
For NYU School of Medicine Student Records:
We do not collect student records. Please contact the NYU SoM Office of Registration & Student Records for more information.
For NYU School of Dentistry:
Please visit the New York University Archives for all materials related to dentistry. An online finding aid can be found at http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/archives/dentcoll.html.
For Bellevue Hospital:
We do not collect administrative, patient or employee records for Bellevue Hospital. Please contact the Bellevue Hospital Office of Public Affairs at (212) 562-4516 for questions regarding the Bellevue Hospital Archives.
For Bellevue School of Nursing:
While we do have some collections related to nursing, the Foundation for NY State Nurses is the official archive for the Bellevue School of Nursing. An online finding aid can be found at http://foundationnysnurses.org/bellevue/guidetoarchivalrecords/collections/bellevuefa.php.
Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts
** The NYU Health Sciences Libraries and Ehrman Medical Archives sustained considerable damage during Hurricane Sandy. We are working diligently with the NYU Langone Medical Center to restore our web presence and digital collections. In the meantime, please review the reference resources in this Libguide for general inquiries, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance. Please note that reference requests may take up to two weeks to process. Thank you for your understanding. **
The Archives of the Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library house the historical records of the New York University Medical Center and the New York University School of Medicine, as well as records of institutions that have merged with the School or Medical Center, including the Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.
Our collections include 19th and early 20th century patient casebooks from the NYU-staffed divisions at Bellevue Hospital, some student records and photos from both Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the NYU School of Medicine, objects such as historic medical instruments, a fine collection of microscopes, the oldest of which dates to ca.1735-50, and a series of paintings by noted medical illustrator and alum Frank Netter, M.D.
Archives holdings consist of:
- Official records of administrative and academic departments
- Faculty and Alumni papers
- Audio/visual material
- Manuscripts determined to be of value in documenting the history of the institution.
- Special collections & rare books
- Medical instruments
About The Archives
The Archives of the Frederick L. Ehrman Medical Library serves as the final repository for the historical records of the NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine, and all affiliated institutions. Its primary purposes are to document the history of NYU Medical Center, and to provide source material for the members of the NYU community, and other interested scholars.
To meet these responsibilities the Archives was established as a department of the Ehrman Library in 1968 to collect, preserve, organize and make available the non-current records of enduring administrative, legal, fiscal and historical value, as well as the papers of people who played a significant role at the Medical Center or who spent a major portion of their careers here.
Ehrman Medical Archives
Have a question?
Sushan Chin, Archivist, and Glenda Barahona, Reference Archivist, are the Library Liaisons to the NYU LMC Office of Communications and Public Affairs.