About the Archives
The Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine collects, organizes, and preserves the records of the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, as well as affiliated and predecessor institutions, and makes these materials available for use by students, faculty, staff, and the public.
In addition to institutional records, the Medical Center Archives holds approximately 300 collections of papers and manuscripts from noted associates and more than 20,000 images of people, buildings, activities, and events associated with the medical center. In total, the Medical Center Archives contains more than 10,000 linear feet of papers, records, and photographs representing a continuous chronicle of health care, scientific research, and medical education dating back to 1771.
The Medical Center Archives was established in 1972, with major funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation. Today it is supported jointly by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.
About the Medical Center
The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center sits along the East River on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The medical center (formerly the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center) originated from an affiliation agreement between The Society of the New York Hospital (chartered in 1771) and Cornell University Medical College (founded in 1898). The medical center first opened its doors to patients and medical students in the fall of 1932.
On December 31, 1997, New York Hospital merged with Presbyterian Hospital to form NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. On April 23, 1998, Cornell University Medical College was renamed in honor of its longtime benefactors, Joan and Sanford I. Weill, and is now known as Weill Cornell Medical College.