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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.
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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.
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.
Marlene Park and Gerald E. Markowitz Research Material on New Deal Art, circa 1974-1999 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Mobilization for Youth Records, Columbia University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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
Papers processed Erin Lee Barsan, Pratt Institute '14 06/2013.
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.
History / 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.