Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Estelle Brodman papers, 1950-1987

Summary Information


This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, notes, documents, reports, publications and other printed matter relating to Estelle Brodman, librarian and professor of Medical History.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0149
Bib ID 4079563 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Brodman, Estelle, 1914-2007
Title Estelle Brodman papers, 1950-1987
Physical Description 20 linear feet (20 linear feet 46 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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This collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Estelle Brodman Papers, 1950-1987



Correspondence, manuscripts, manuscript notes, reports, conference papers, and related printed materials dealing with her activities as a consultant on documentation for population and family planning libraries and information centers, 1967-1969, her membership on the President's National Advisory Commission on Libraries, 1968-1969, and printed material on Japanese libraries collected in 1962 when she was a visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo. Dr Brodman was Expert Consultant for Documentation for the Central Family Planning Council in New Dehli in 1967-1968 and Consultant for Documentation at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for South East Asia in New Dehli, in 1970. These "India Files" contain correspondence with Indian officials, UN officials, and long letters with the Washington University Medical Library staff. Also there are reports and related printed material on family planning in India, including material from the All-India Conference on Documentation in Family Planning, 30-31 July 1970. In 1976-1977, Brodman was consultant for the UN Fund for Population Activitiies (UNFPA). Her files contain correspondence with UNFPA officials, UNFPA briefings, reports, working papers, and her notes. Also included are working papers, notes, and related family planning literature from the Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers Development Institute in Bangkok, September 1973.

The National Advisory Commission on Libraries files consist of correspondence, minutes, other working paperes, drafts of its report, and printed material. The Japanese Libraries files are solely printed materials on Japanese libraries, especially academic libraries, and include library journals, library catalogs, and other library publications. Some of these have contributions by Brodman. Also included are manuscripts and related materials on her teaching, research, and publication in the fields of medical libraries, medical librarianship, and medical bibliography, her medical library consultantships in the 1970s and her files as a member of the Missouri Governor's Library Conference, 1978.

1985 ADDITION: Corresponmdence & subject files, 1979-1984, dealing with Brodman's activities since her retirement as a teacher, library consultant, writer, and resident of the Meadow Lake Retirement Village.

1989 ADDITION: Correspondence, subject files, documents, photographs, and videocassettes, 1970-1987, reflecting Brodman's most recent activities in library science and at Meadow Lake Retirement Village (Hightstown, NJ).

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

PSingle photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Estelle Brodman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed BRC 04/--/1985.

Revision Description

2012-03-20 Xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proceedings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Videotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
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All-India Conference on Documentation in Family Planning Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers, International Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bibliography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Birth control Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Central Family Planning Council (New Dehli, India) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. School of Library Service Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Consultants Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Documentation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keiō Gijuku Daigaku Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Libraries -- Japan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Library science Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meadow Lake Retirement Village (Hightstown, N.J.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical Library Association Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical librarians Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medical libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Medicine -- Bibliography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Missouri. Governor's Library Conference, (Date of meeting or treaty signing: 1978.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Population policy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Regional Centre for Documentation on Human Reproduction, Family Planning and Population Dynamics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Nations Population Fund Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States. National Advisory Commission on Libraries Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Universities and colleges -- Japan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). School of Medicine Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Librarian and Professor of Medical History at Washington University in St. Louis MO.