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History of Health Sciences: Start Here

This guide provides an overview of Eccles Health Sciences Historical Collections.

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Welcome to the Eccles Library Research Guide for the History of Health Sciences

Our collection consists of digital collections, rare and historical books, manuscripts, and medical artifacts.  We specialize in collecting the history of University of Utah Health colleges, schools, units, and departments.  

Medical Artifacts

Our collection includes medical instruments and other objects.  These objects are primarily used for exhibits. 

Digital Collection

Our digital collections include the History of Health Sciences Collection.  This collection is a collection of media and publications highlighting the development of medicine and health sciences at the University of Utah. Digitized resources can be searched online.  

Rare and Historical Books

Our book collection can be located in the library catalog. Most items are for in-library use only.  Please request items 3-5 days in advance if possible. 

Manuscript Collections

Manuscript collections include papers of individuals, scrapbooks, and some departmental collections.  Some collections are still in process.  Selected Finding Aids are now available!  

  • Grace Renee Ferguson and Harry Neuman Iticovici Papers (1925-1976)
  • University of Utah Hospital: Volunteer Services Scrapbooks (1974-1988)
  • Paul H. Wender Papers (1964-2000)
  • L. George Veasy Papers (1944-1945)
  • University of Utah College of Pharmacy American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA) Student Branch Scrapbooks (1948-1968)
  • APhA Pharmacy Wives Auxiliary Scrapbooks
  • E. I. Hashimoto Papers (unprocessed) 
  • College of Nursing Papers (unprocessed)
  • Physicians Assistant Program Papers (unprocessed)

Please complete the form below to schedule a consultation to learn more about the Eccles Health Sciences Library Historical Collections or to request an item from our catalog.  

Archives West

This collection offers the ability to search by topic.  You can then limit to the institution.  There are health science history-related resources at the Marriott Library and in University Records. Examples

History of Health Sciences Consultations


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