George Baehr papers, 1915-1978 (inclusive).


Baehr, George, 1887-1978. George Baehr papers, 1915-1978 (inclusive).

George Baehr papers, 1915-1978 (inclusive).

Correspondewnce, writings, scrapbooks, photographs and subject files. While the papers do not fully document Baehr's active career, particularly as president of the Health Insurance Plan, 1950-1957, the extensive correspondence (1941-1975) reflects Baehr's activity in a wide variety of public positions and professional organizations. Included are files for the Public Health Council of New York State, the Mayor's Committee on Medical Care, 1937-1943, and the Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York, 1940-1978. The writings are not complete but include reprints of articles and the text of speeches for 1935-1977. The principal topics are medical economics, medical and hospital care and public health. There is also a small amount of family correspondence and biographical material. Photographic documentation includes albums showing the work of the expedition to the Balkans and Russia of the American Red Cross Typhus Commission (of which Baehr was a member), albums of World War I photographs and scrapbooks relating to his career (1912-1963). These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection.

5.5 linear ft. (13 boxes)

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