Gustav Scholer papers, 1855-1929, bulk (1887-1920)

Scholer, Gustav, 1851-1928


3 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 package).
Twelve series: I. Letters, 1870-1929; II. Coroner Records, 1886-1905; III. Manhattan State Hospital Records, 1908-1923; IV. U.S. Bureau of Pensions Records, 1887-1901; V. Vital Records, 1890-1923; VI. Other Medical Records & Papers, ca. 1883, 1920-1928; VII. New York Turn Verein Papers, 1855-1924; VIII. Societies & Clubs, 1870-1918, and Jacob Scholer's Papers, 1858, 1860; IX. Verein der Deutschen Patrioten von 1848-1849, 1882-1914; X. Writings & Transcripts, 1886, 1910; XI. Photographs, ca. 1904-1916; XII. Printed Matter.
Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, medical records, writings, photographs, and printed matter documenting Scholer's work as a physician and his participation in German-American societies -- Correspondence includes letters written to and by Scholer in his capacity as coroner and as manager of Manhattan State Hospital (Manhattan Psychiatric Center on Ward's Island); others relate to his organizational activities and his efforts to aid Germans and Austrians during World War I. Medical records are from the New York Coroner's Office, Manhattan State Hospital, and U.S. Bureau of Pensions. Other medical records and papers contain birth and death certificates, Scholer's teaching notes and prescription records. His membership papers include correspondence and materials pertaining to New York Turn Verein, Arion Society and other organizations. Also, writings of Scholer and Dr. Joseph B. Mauch; photographs of disasters, such as the General Slocum Steamship disaster, that Scholer attended as coroner; and printed ephemera.
Gustav Scholer (1851-1928) was a German-American physician who served as coroner of New York City -- He worked for various hospitals, held public health positions, served as a contract surgeon in the U.S. Army in World War I, was examining surgeon for the U.S. Bureau of Pensions, and was active in German-American and civic organizations.
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Restricted for 75 years from date of issue.
Materials in German and English with a few documents in Eastern European languages.
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