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New York Archives Week: Oskar Diethelm Library In-Person Tour and Online Exhibit

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Oskar Diethelm Library - 525 E. 68th Street, New York, NY 10006 (Baker Tower, Room F-1212)

Join a tour on October 25th of the Oskar Diethelm Library, which is a special collection devoted to the history of psychiatry. It is part of Weill Cornell Medical College's DeWitt Wallace Institute of Psychiatry and has approximately 50,000 items dating from the 15th to the 20th century, including rare books, serials, archives and manuscripts, photographs, prints, sound and video recordings, and other ephemera. Materials relate to psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, mesmerism, spiritualism, phrenology, witchcraft, religion and other topics. See https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/research-institutes/dewitt-wallace-institute-psychiatry/oskar-diethelm-library to learn more about the library.

Please RSVP to nrt4001@med.cornell.edu. The tour is limited to 6 people, and directions to the library are available at: https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/research-institutes/dewitt-wallace-institute-psychiatry/oskar-diethelm-library/visit-library

If you are unable to join us for the in-person tour, the library also has a new online exhibit that is entitled, "The history of abortion through psychiatry publications": https://oskardiethelm.omeka.net/exhibits/show/abortion/introduction

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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