University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Special Collections

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A color postcard depicting a bird's eye view of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1967

A postcard depicting a bird's eye view of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1967.

Collection area: History of Science

Collection dates: Varies

About this collection

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Special Collections document the history of health sciences in the American Southwest, border region, and the University of Arizona.

The collection focuses on the University of Arizona College of Medicine, especially its founding and early years. Also includes other health sciences items of significant historical interest.

Southern Arizona Biomedical Librarians records

Errol Payne Palmer, Sr. Papers

Merlin Kearfott DuVal, Jr. Papers

Oscar Andreas Thorup, Jr. Papers

Jack Malcolm Layton Papers

Frederick J. Margolis Photographs

Augusto Ortiz Papers

Pima County Medical Society Minutes

Prescription for Health

Max Lee Morrison Boone papers

University of Arizona College of Medicine founding faculty interviews

Arizona Health Sciences Center Office of Public Affairs records

Arthur Jerome Present papers

Library Faculty Assembly Records of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library

Arizona Health Sciences Library Frankenstein Exhibition records


Contact us about accessing the following collections:

  • Scrapbooks relating to the University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Orville Harry Brown, M.D. Collection
  • Hugh H. Smith, M.D., Collection
  • Persons in Arizona Medical History
  • Other Collections, University of Arizona Health Sciences Library
Historical background

Materials were transferred from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library to University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections in 2018. 

However, a number of archival collections remain at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, this includes: Space Technology Applied to Rural Papago Advanced Health Care Archive (STARPAHC also known as the Telemedicine Collection), UA College of Medine Alumni Affairs, UA College of Medicine photographic essay by Jerry McDaniel, and additional instruments and memorabilia.

Access this collection

Visit us in person to access materials from this collection. Our materials are one-of-a-kind and require special care, so they can’t be checked out or taken home.

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