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National Library of Medicine Announces Latest Release of Its “History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium”

Search-and-Discovery Tool Now Indexes over 3,600 Finding Aids from 35 Institutions

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce the latest release of its History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium.

Now indexing over 3,600 finding aids from 35 institutions, the Consortium is a discovery tool for archival resources in the health sciences that are described by finding aids and held by various institutions throughout the United States and Canada. As with the initial release, the new content consists of finding aids delivered as EAD, PDF and HTML from a diverse institutional cohort.

The Consortium leads you to the rich information found in historical documents, personal papers, business records, and more.

The new content contributors (finding aid count) are:

• American Philosophical Society (80)
• Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History (12)
• Boston Children's Hospital Archives (36)
• Duke Medical Center Archives (147)
• George Washington University (20)
• Rockefeller Archive Center (69)
• Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College (82)
• State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center (22)
• University of Maryland, Baltimore County Center for Biological Sciences Archives (8)
• University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections (69)
• University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (20)
• University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (148)
• Eskind Biomedical Library Vanderbilt University (87)
• DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry Weill Cornell Medical College (22)
• Wright State University Special Collections and Archives (59)

NLM invites libraries, archives and museums with finding aids for collections in the history of medicine and health sciences to join the Consortium.


For more information about the project or to request to join the Consortium, please visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/about.html.