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American Association for the History of Medicine records (unprocessed)

Identifier: 2004-008

Scope and Contents note

This is a collection of records of the American Association for the History of Medicine. Materials include: minutes; reports; correspondence and memoranda; membership directories and member card files; financial records; annual meeting programs; guidelines for annual meetings; abstracts of papers; listings of research in progress; newsletters; and photographs. The collection also includes artifacts, such as t-shirts, tote bags, and the Association's seal. Officers represented in the collection include Jeanne L. Brand (President), Todd L. Savitt (Secretary-Treasurer), John B. Blake (Secretary-Treasurer), Robert Hudson (President), Ken Ludmerer (President), Gunter B. Risse (President), and Judith Leavitt (President). The collection documents the work of various committees, including, but not limited to, the Local Arrangements Committee, the Finance Committee, the Editorial Committee, the Syrock and Osler Medal Committees, and the Membership Committee.


  • 1923-2006 1950-2006

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

The American Association for the History of Medicine is North America's oldest continuously functioning scholarly organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the history of the health professions, disease, public health, and related subjects. It is comprised of professional historians, practicing health professionals, librarians and archivists in the history of the health sciences, graduate students and students actively seeking professional degrees. Its annual meetings occur each spring and include, over a two and a half day period, a wealth of workshops, plenary sessions, and competitively peer-reviewed scholarly papers.


79.75 linear feet

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Other Finding Aids note

An inventory is available in the repository.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Accession number: 2004-008; 2004-002; 2004-003; 2003-014
American Association for the History of Medicine records 1923-2006 1950-2006 2004-008
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
This collection-level EAD record is a product of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Consortial Survey Initiative, which was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States