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History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium

Welcome to the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium, a discovery tool providing keyword search services across a union catalog of descriptions of primary source materials found in special collections and archives throughout the U.S. The Consortium leads you to the rich information found in historical documents, personal papers, business records, and more. Finding aids provide contextual information about these collections along with detailed inventories to help researchers locate relevant materials.

We currently index over 3,600 finding aids from 35 institutions that collect broadly in the area of the history of medicine and its allied sciences and more general special collections and archives.

Links to finding aids direct users to web sites hosted by the participating institutions. All questions regarding the collection contents should be directed to the owning institution.

About the Consortium


Newly Participating Institutions

American Philosophical Society

Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History

Boston Children's Hospital Archives

Duke Medical Center Archives

George Washington University

Rockefeller Archive Center

Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College

State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Center for Biological Sciences Archives

University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Eskind Biomedical Library Vanderbilt University

The Oskar Diethelm Library, DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College

Wright State University Special Collections and Archives