The Lillian & Clarence de la Chapelle Medical Archives serves as the final repository for the institutional records of the NYU Medical Center, NYU School of Medicine, and all affiliated institutions. The Archives also contain records of preceding institutions including the Bellevue Hospital Medical College.
The Archives was established as a department of the Ehrman Library in 1968. The primary purposes of the Archives are to collect, preserve, organize and to make available institutional records of enduring administrative, legal, and historical value, as well as papers of individuals who played a significant role at the NYU School of Medicine and Medical Center or who spent a major portion of their careers here. In 1983, Dr. de la Chapelle endowed the Lillian and Clarence de la Chapelle Archives in honor of his late wife.
Archives holdings include:
- Official records of administrative and academic departments
- Audio and visual materials
- Rare books
- Medical instruments and antique microscopes
- Paintings by noted medical illustrator and alumni Frank Netter
Sushan Chin, MLIS, MA
Glenda S. Barahona, MLIS