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Erich Meyerhoff, Medical Librarian and archivist


Meyerhoff, Erich was born on November 24, 1919 in Braunschweig, Germany. Came to United States, 1935. Son of Karl and Irma Meyerhoff.


Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1943; Master of Science, New York School of Social Work (now the Columbia University School of Social Work), 1949; Master of Science in Library Service, Columbia University, 1951; Certified advanced librarianship, Columbia University, 1974.


Social worker various organizations, to 1951. Reference librarian Columbia University Medical Library, New York City, 1951-1957. Librarian, assistant professor Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, 1957-1961.

Director Medical Library Center New York, 1961-1967. Librarian Health Sciences Library, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1967-1970, Cornell University Medical College, New York City, 1970-1986, assistant dean, 1977-1986. Chief library service Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1986-1988.

Archives librarian New York University Medical Center, 1980-1991. Assistant curator Ehrman Medical Library. -Archives, New York University School Medicine, since 1991.

Adjunct instructor biomedical communications Columbia University, 1976-1981. Consultant University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1968, New York Metropolitan Reference Research Library. Agency, 1968-1969, College Physicians Philadelphia, 1969-1970.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Medical Library Association (certified, board directors 1972-1976, chairman various committees 1968-1972, 78-81, Institute for Science Information award 1981-1982, Janet Doe lecturer 1977, Marcia C. Noyes award 1997), New York Academy Medicine, member American Association of University Professors, Special Libraries Association, Archons Colophon, American Association History Medicine, American Printing History Association, Metropolitan New York Archivists Roundtable.


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Married Inge Zuber. Children: Tina, C. Michael.


Irma Meyerhoff

Inge Zuber

Tina Meyerhoff

C. Michael Meyerhoff