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Gerald E. Markowitz and David Rosner Papers, 1923-1999, bulk 1947-1993

Summary Information

Abstract

Research files, correspondence, and other papers of Gerald E. Markowitz and David Rosner, public health historians, authors, and educators. Materials relate to their work teaching as well as researching the Northside Center for Child Development and mid-twentieth century issues of youth and race in New York City. Included are various reports, clippings, interview transcripts, and papers of relevant organizations and individuals.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1615
Bib ID 9382776 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Markowitz, Gerald E ; Rosner, David
Title Gerald E. Markowitz and David Rosner Papers, 1923-1999, bulk 1947-1993
Physical Description 16.1 linear feet (16 record cartons, 1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into three series.

Description

Summary

This collection documents the work of Gerald E. Markowitz and David Rosner through their research and writing. It consists primarily of research files documenting the Northside Center for Child Development and mid-twentieth century issues of youth and race in New York City. Files related to school integration and decentralization, foster care discrimination, and juvenile delinquency are particularly extensive. Also found are materials pertaining to Markowitz's career as Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY Graduate Center, mainly photocopies of assigned readings and syllabi.

  • Series I: Northside Center for Child Development (NCCD), 1933-1996

    This series consists of research files on NCCD compiled by Markowitz and Rosner and their corresponding book, Children, Race, and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center. The files contain annotated photocopies of NCCD departmental reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, and printed matter as well as interview transcripts from the Northside Center for Child Development project: Oral History, 1990-1994 (Columbia Center for Oral History). Biographical clippings, photographs, writings, and correspondence pertaining to NCCD founders, Drs. Kenneth B. Clark and Mamie Phipps Clark are also included.

  • Series II: Youth and Race in New York City, 1934-1998

    This series consists of a wide range of research files pertaining to mid-twentieth century issues of youth and race in New York City, predominantly in the neighborhood of Harlem. The files address subjects such as juvenile delinquency, school integration and decentralization, and institutional racism in foster care. The bulk of the files contain annotated photocopies of documents from relevant community organizations such as the Citizen's Committee for Children of New York City, Mobilization for Youth, Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and the Metropolitan Applied Research Center, as well as from notable individuals such as Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, Justice Justine Wise Polier, and Dr. Viola Bernard. These materials include reports, correspondence, and clippings. Also included is an extensive collection of documents from the Wilder v. Bernstein (i.e., Wilder v. Sugerman) court case, a class action lawsuit initiated by Judge Polier and filed on behalf of black, Protestant children in need of foster care in New York City.

  • Series III: Teaching Materials, 1945-1999

    This small series contains materials pertaining to Markowitz's work as Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY Graduate Center. It consists largely of photocopies of assigned course readings and clippings about world civilizations and American social history. This series also includes notes, syllabi, handouts, and student work.

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions. 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

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gerald E. Markowitz and David Rosner Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Gerald Markowitz via Professor David Rosner April 12, 2012.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Erin Lee Barsan, Pratt Institute '14 06/2013.

Revision Description

2014-01-21 xml document created by Carolyn Smith

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Bernard, Viola W., 1907-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Child development Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children -- Institutional care Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Civil rights Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Mamie Phipps Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Community mental health services Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Family Court (City of New York) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
HARYOU (Organization) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Juvenile delinquency Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Metropolitan Applied Research Center Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mobilization for Youth Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Northside Center for Child Development Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Psychiatric social work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Race discrimination Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosner, David Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
School integration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schools -- Decentralization Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Segregation in education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Gerald E. Markowitz is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and Adjunct Professor, Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University. He holds both an MA (1967) and a PhD (1971) from the University of Wisconsin and a BA (1965) from Earlham College in Indiana. Dr. Markowitz has delivered conference lectures for professional societies such as the American Association for the History of Medicine, the American Public Health Association, and the American Society of Environmental History. He and David Rosner, have written and edited a myriad of books and scholarly articles on American social history and public health, including Children, Race, and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center, (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996) and "Race and Foster Care," Dissent, (Spring, 1993). Dr. Markowitz has received numerous grants from private and federal agencies, including the Milbank Memorial Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation. He has also received a multitude of honors such as the Viseltear Prize for "Outstanding Work in the History of Public Health" from the American Public Health Association (2000).

David Rosner is the Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, as well as Professor of History at the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He holds a BA (1965) from City College of New York, an MPH (1972) from the University of Massachusetts, and a PhD (1978) from Harvard University. He was an NEH Fellow from 1983 to 1984 and a Guggenheim Fellow from 1987 to 1988. In addition to the above collaborations with Markowitz, Rosner has written and edited other books including: A Once Charitable Enterprise: Hospitals and Health Care in Brooklyn and New York, Hives of Sickness: Epidemics and Public Health in New York City and The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic, co-authored by Linda Carroll. Rosner also wrote a series of reports on September 11th and its effects on public health for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund. He is the recipient of many awards, such as the Distinguished Scholar's Prize from the City University and the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Work in the History of Public Health from the American Public Health Association.