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Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

5801 Smith Ave, Suite 235
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
United States
Nancy McCall, Director
1 410-735-6800
Fax: 410-735-6770

The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives is the official archival repository of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Archival holdings include institutional records, personal paper collections of individuals associated with the institutions, photographs, fine arts and medical and scientific artifacts which date from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Holdings are available for use whenever legal, regulatory, and ethical conditions permit.

The Archives staff provides a range of free and fee based services for on site and remote users. Our reading room is open Monday through Friday by appointment only.


The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives contains over 24,000 cubic feet of holdings, which includes over 50 institutional record collections, personal paper collections of nearly 500 individuals, biographical files on over 18,000 individuals, over 400,000 still images, over 1300 cans of film, and over 10,000 art and artifact objects.

Subject Strengths:
History of Anatomy; History of Anesthesiology and Anesthesia; History of Cardiology; History of Cookery and Nutrition; History of Dermatology; History of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases; History of Genetics; History of Gynecology and Obstetrics; History of Hospitals; History of Immunology; History of Inoculation Vaccination and Immunization; History of Medical Education; History of Medical Ethics; History of Medicine; History of Midwifery; History of Neurology; History of Nursing; History of Oncology; History of Ophthalmology and Optometry; History of Orthopedics; History of Otorhinolaryngology; History of Pathology; History of Pediatrics; History of Pharmacology and Pharmacy; History of Physiology; History of Preventive or Occupational Medicine; History of Psychiatry; History of Psychology; History of Public Health; History of Radiology; History of Reproductive Health; History of Surgery; History of Tropical Medicine; History of Urology; History of Women in Medicine; History of the Allied Health Sciences; History of the Practice of Medicine; Materia Medica
Last Updated:
15 May 2020