Name and location of repository
Level of description
St. Luke's Hospital Center records
- 1850 - 2015 (Creation)
Name of creator
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The records of St. Luke’s Hospital Center (1857-1979) includes the records of the earlier years of St. Luke’s Hospital (1857-1952), prior to merging with Woman’s Hospital (1953); the addition of the word “Center” to the name in 1965 is to indicate the multiple institutions involved. The collection is stronger in the administrative records; the clinical records contain within are sparse and incomplete. Some of what is here are restricted under HIPPA laws because they contain personal information on patients.
The materials include meeting minutes and reports of the Board of Managers and Medical Board and their executive committees as well as some alumni groups; correspondence; committee, death logs; patient casebooks; photographs; videos; legal briefs, opinions, real estate documents and patents; by-laws, acts, and constitution of the hospitals; dietary and formulary lists; superintendent’s statistics logs; pastor’s records; some departmental records; patient and medical library records; event programs; house staff skit scripts; St. Johnland documents; medical and surgical reports; military records; various publications, both historical and commercial; newsletters; reprints of doctors’ articles; artifacts, both medical, military, and historical and ephemera.
System of arrangement
Series I. Administrative Records; Series II Clinical Records; Series III. St. Luke’s Hospital Military-Related Records; Series IV. Publications; Series V. Artifacts and Ephemera; Series VI. Photographs and Videos
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
This material is available for research use, however some materials are closed due to the presence of personal health information as per HIPPA laws.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright held by Mount Sinai. Please contact the Archives (MSArchives@mssm.edu) for more information and permissions.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Materials have been collected by the Hospital's Medical Librarian over time and were transferred to the Arthur H. Aufses, Jr., MD Archives in 2016.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Frances Carter Woods, MD Papers found at the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (https://www.library-archives.cumc.columbia.edu/finding-aid/francis-carter-wood-papers-1900-1944).
Description control element
Rules or conventions
Michala Biondi, Associate Archivist. Cataloging conducted between October 2022 and January 2023
Subject access points
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Genre access points
- Informational works » Records (documents) » Administrative records
- Informational works » Serial publications » Annual reports
- Information forms (objects) » Document genres » Reference sources » Casebooks
- Information forms (objects) » Document genres » Publications
- Visual works » Photographs
- Furnishings and Equipment » Tools and Equipment » Equipment » Medical equipment