The Mount Sinai Hospital Office of the Historian was established by the Board of Trustees in 1937 to compile a sourcebook of historical facts for use in fundraising and public relations efforts. Its research efforts were the basis of a number of historical and promotional publications during the subsequent fifteen years, culminating in the 1953 publication of Joseph Hirsh and Beka Doherty's The First Hundred Years of the Mount Sinai Hospital of New York. Hirsh left Mount Sinai after the publication of this book and the records of the Office were neglected for over a decade. With the establishment of the Mount Sinai Archives in 1965 they became an important component of the Archives' historical collections.

This digital repository collection contains items from the Records of the Historian's Office which have been scanned in response to patron requests. The majority of the collection has not been digitized. A finding aid for the paper collection is available on the Archives' website; please contact the Archives to request a viewing.

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