Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences
Special Collections and Archives
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0582
Special Collections and Archives consists of the historical records of the Medical College of Virginia, VCU; the personal papers of Virginia health practitioners; the records of Virginia health organizations, particularly nursing; a medical history book collection, and a medical artifact collection. The unit is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, appointments are recommended. Reference, photocopy, photography and scanning services are available. No microfilming service. Collection is non-circulating; however, some items are loaned for exhibit.
Incunabula: none; 16th century: 8; 17th century: 14; 18th century: 187; 19th century: 7,061; bound journals: 912; prints and photographs: 5,000; archives and manuscripts: 2,311 linear feet; medical artifacts: 5,517.