Guide to the Papers of E. Michael Bluestone
undated, 1913-1980

P-362

Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar

American Jewish Historical Society

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Illich Sklar in June 2014. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Bluestone, E. Michael (Ephraim Michael), 1891-1979
Title:E. Michael Bluestone Papers
Dates:undated, 1913-1980
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 comprising the collection are in bound volumes and scrapbooks arranged by E. Michael Bluestone.
Languages:The collection is in English.
Quantity:9.5 linear feet + 1 oversized box
Identification:P-362
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society Archives
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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 he was a pioneer in medical administration. Michael Bluestone was appointed as director of Montefiore Hospital in New York in 1928. Previously he served as director of the Hadassah medical organization in Palestine from 1926 to 1928 and as assistant director of Mount Sinai Hospital from 1920 to 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 New York in 1952 he devoted his life to teaching, writing, and consulting.

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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 N.Y., 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, NY 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.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
E-mail: inquiries@cjh.org

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Related Materials

The Hadassah Medical Organization Papers in the Hadassah Archives , RG 2

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Other Finding Aid

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

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); E. Michael Bluestone Papers; P-362; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

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

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Collected Writings, 1922-1979

This series is in English.
3 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series I: Collected Writings includes 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. Included here are manuscripts as well as published works.

Additionally, there is a volume of poems by E. Michael Bluestone entitled An Exchange of Light Verse, together with reactions from readers and a presentation volume of the collected writings of his administrative group at Montefiore Hospital in New York.

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22Vol. 11922-1949, 1975request_box
  

Manuscripts and published works

 
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31Vol. 21930-1949request_box
  

Manuscripts and published works

 
32Vol. 31928-1955request_box
  

Manuscripts and published works

 
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41Vol. 41937-1947request_box
  

Studies of Hospitals and Communities

 
42Vol. 51950-1953request_box
  

Studies of Hospitals and Communities

 
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51Vol. 51954-1956request_box
  

Studies of Hospitals and Communities

 
52Vol. 71950-1965request_box
  

Manuscripts and published works
some materials are in Yiddish and Italian

 
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61Vol. 81937-1971request_box
  

Manuscripts and published works
includes photographs

 
62Vol. 91950-1978request_box
  

Manuscripts and published works

 
63Manuscripts1969-1974request_box
64Manuscripts1927-1979request_box
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162The Susie Rhymes1941-1968request_box
  

by E.M. Bluestone and John Hayes
includes correspondence and "Exchange of Light Verse
includes photographs

 
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151Writings of Dr. E. Michael Bluestone's Administrative Group1945-1956request_box
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Series II: Correspondence, 1920-1979

This series is in English.
4 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II: Correspondence includes professional correspondence of E. Michael Bluestone and his associates. Among the correspondents, who are mainly colleagues and people prominent in the Jewish communal world, are Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik, Albert Einstein, Abraham Flexner, Fiorello La Guardia, Fannie Hurst, David de Sola Pool, and Nathan Straus.

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71Vol. 11920-1950request_box
  

A-G

 
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81Vol. 21920-1950request_box
  

H-M

 
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91Vol. 31920-1950request_box
  

N-Z

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101Vol. 41951-1953request_box
  

A-Z

 
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111Vol. 51954-1956request_box
  

A-Z

 
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121Vol. 61957-1961request_box
  

A-Z

 
122Vol. 71961request_box
  

Distinguished Service Award, American Hospital Association
A-Z

 
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131Vol. 81962-1971request_box
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141Vol. 91971-1979request_box
  

folder 1 of 3

 
142Vol. 91971-1979request_box
  

folder 2 of 3

 
143Vol. 91972-1978request_box
  

folder 3 of 3

 
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Series III: Scrapbooks, 1922-1979

This series is in English with some Yiddish and French.
1.5 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series III: Scrapbooks consists of three scrapbooks containing articles by or about Bluestone as well as general articles on medicine. Each scrapbook includes a table of contents.

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11Vol. 11922-1979request_box
  

some materials are in Yiddish and French

 
12Vol. 21922-1976request_box
  

some materials are in Yiddish
includes photographs

 
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21Vol. 31925-1961request_box
  

some materials are in Yiddish
includes photographs

 
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Series IV: Various, 1913-1979

This series is in English.
1 linear foot and one oversized box.
Scope and Content:

This series includes a transcript of tape-recorded interviews prepared by the William E. Wiener Oral History Library in New York, a picture-book of Palestine presented to Michael Bluestone by his staff at Hadassah Medical Organization, and large number of certificates, diplomas, and awards.

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144Interview1976request_box
  

Oral History Library of the American Jewish Committee

 
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161M. D. License1916request_box
  

Office of the Clerk of New York County

 
163Photo album of Palestine[1915]request_box
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OS17Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas1914-1979request_box
  

License to practice medicine from State University of New York

Certificate of appreciation from Montefiore Hospital

Doctor of medicine from Columbia University

Certificate appointing E. Michael Bluestone as first lieutenant in medical section of military reserves

Board of ambulance service

Emeritus member of American Assoc. of Hospital Consultants

Member, Joint Hospital Survey and Planning Commission

Society of the Lying-In Hospital

Metropolitan Conference of Hospitals Service Award

 
OS2 FCertificates and Diplomasundated, 1913request_box
  

B.S. from Columbia University

Certificate of appreciation, Montefiore Hospital Country Sanatorium

 
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