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Pre-Med journal records, 1960-1970

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of the production and administrative files of the Pre-Med journal.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0253
Bib ID 5802584 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia College (Columbia University). Pre-Med Society
Title Pre-Med journal records, 1960-1970
Physical Description 1.25 linear feet (1.25 linear feet 1 record carton)
Language(s) English .
Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Pre-Med journal records, 1960-1970.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the production and administrative files of the national Pre-Med Journal published in the 1960s. The journal included articles from practitioners about their fields of medicine avoiding technical issues: doctor/patient relationships and careers in pharmacology, psychiatry, surgery. There are also articles about medical school admissions (numbers, interview policies, issues for women applicants), life in medical school (the second year) and information about the pre-medical advisory system at Columbia College.

  • Series I. Pre-Med journal records, 1960-1970

    The majority of the Pre-Med journal records are production files, which include layouts, proofs, edited manuscripts and related correspondence. The files are organized by volume and issue number. There are also general files, which include correspondence with Merck, Sharp and Dohme, the members of the Pre-Med Board of Consultants, and prospective article writers. There is also correspondence requesting permission to reprint articles, request for subscriptions, and a number of letters of appreciation.

General Note

Published issues of the Pre-Med journal (1946, 1960-1970) are available at the Health Sciences Library, Special Collections

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

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.

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); Pre-Med journal records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Published issues of the Pre-Med journal (1946, 1960-1970) are available at the Health Sciences Library, Special Collections

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Joanna Rios. Finding aid written by Joanna Rios in February 2018.

Revision Description

2018-02-14 File created.

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"
College publications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia College (Columbia University) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Premedical education Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student publications Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Student publications -- Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Pre-Med Society of Columbia College first published a journal in 1942. Publication of this journal, featuring articles by medical professionals and Columbia students, was suspended during the rest of the World War II, resuming publication in 1946. This first version of publication ended around 1957. In 1961, the Pre-Med journal was reintroduced. The second run of the journal was supported by a grant from the pharmaceutical company Merck, Sharp and Dohme. Along with the new funding, the journal had a wider audience: it was available in 280 college campuses across the country. The journal addressed issues in the field of medicine from practicing physicians and aimed to help students plan their medical careers. Students in the Pre-Med Society requested submissions and reprints, edited content, and managed the publication. Pre-Med was published three times a year and ran from 1960 to 1970.