An Illustrated lecture with Jennifer McGillan, archivist at the Augustus C. Long Library
Date: December, Tuesday 16th
Admission: $8 ( Tickets Here )
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Tonight. please join us for a special Morbid Anatomy tour of the archives and special collections of the Augustus C. Long Library at the Columbia University Medical Center. The collection features approximately 27,000 books and several hundred journal titles relating to the history of the health sciences dating from 1476 into the 20th century on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, physiology, surgery, dentistry, medical Americana, medical education, and European spa books from the 18th and 19th centuries. It also includes houses 3,500 cubic feet of archival records spanning from 1791 to the late 20th century and documenting the history of the health science schools and the work of men and women who have had distinguished careers in medicine, nursing, dentistry or public health.
Jennifer McGillan has been the archivist at the Augustus C. Long Library of Columbia University Medical Center since 2007; before coming to CUMC she worked at the Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest (Whippany, New Jersey), Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA), Hunt Library of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), and the Morgan Library (New York). She earned a JD from New York Law School in 2012, an MLS with a concentration in Archives from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003, and a BA in English from Davidson College in 1997. Her research interests are digital humanities and pirates, and her life goals include going to Mongolia to sleep in a yurt and attending a race at Talladega.