University Hospital

Cover Image:
University Hospital
University Hospital Construction Site, 1963-02, Winter - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
1961 - 1965

Historical Context

University Hospital is the primary facility in which SUNY Upstate students train during their clinical years. The hospital formally began operations in 1965 as Upstate Medical Center under the leadership of Upstate President Dr. Carlyle Jacobsen. Since that time, the Hospital has continued to grow and expand in order to offer the most up-to-date treatments.

Scope of Collection

The collection contains black and white photographs relating to the University Hospital groundbreaking ceremony, construction phases, cornerstone laying ceremony, ribbon-cutting ceremony, first outpatient visit, dedication ceremony, and a visit by Governor Rockefeller. There are also construction plans and maps. The Hospital groundbreaking ceremony occurred in 1961 with the construction phase following. The cornerstone was laid in 1963 and the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was celebrated in 1964. The formal Dedication Ceremony was in 1965, followed by a visit by Governor Nelson Rockefeller.