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E. Michael Bluestone Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-362

Scope and Content Note

The E. Michael Bluestone Collection contains primarily the professional writings and correspondence of Michael Bluestone and his associates.

There is an abundance of manuscripts, publications, and clippings by and about E. Michael Bluestone and his colleagues. Of special interest and importance are a large number of studies pertaining to specific hospitals and hospital needs in various communities in the United States, and materials relating to the Hadassah Medical Organization.

The collection includes correspondence with colleagues and people prominent in the Jewish communal world, including Hayim Nahman Bialik, Albert Einstein, Abraham Flexner, Fiorello La Guardia, Fannie Hurst, David de Sola Pool, and Nathan Straus.

Additionally, the collection contains a transcript of tape-recorded interviews with E. Michael Bluestone prepared, by the William E. Wiener Oral History Library in New York; a volume of poems entitled "An Exchange of Light Verse," together with reactions from readers; a presentation volume of the collected writings of his administrative group at Montefiore Hospital; a picture-book of Palestine presented to him by his staff at Hadassah Medical Organization; and certificates and diplomas.

Most of the materials comprising the collection are in bound volumes and scrapbooks arranged by E. Michael Bluestone.

Dates

  • undated, 1913-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English, along with some Yiddish and French.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

Dr. E. Michael Bluestone was one of the foremost authorities in the field of medical care and hospital administration. A surgeon by training, Bluestone was appointed Director of Montefiore Hospital in New York in 1928. Before that, he served as director of the Hadassah medical organization in Palestine, 1926-1928, and as assistant director of Mount Sinai Hospital, 1920-1926. He also worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization, Hadassah, and the Hebrew University in Israel.

After retiring from his post as Director at Montefiore Hospital in 1952, he devoted his life to teaching, writing, and consulting.

Extent

9.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

The E. Michael Bluestone Collection contains primarily the professional writings and correspondence of Michael Bluestone--one of the foremost authorities in the field of medical care and hospital administration--and his associates. Most of the materials in this collection are in bound volumes and scrapbooks arranged by E. Michael Bluestone.

Other Finding Aid

An older PDF version Box list is available at http://findingaids.cjh.org//BluestoneMichael.pdf

Acquisition Note

The collection was donated by E. Michael Bluestone in 1979.

Related Materials

The Hadassah Medical Organization Papers in the Hadassah Archives, RG 2
Title
Guide to the Papers of E. Michael Bluestone, undated, 1913-1980 P-362
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • June, October 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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