University Archives and Records Center
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
University Archives collections document the history of the University of Pennsylvania. The medical history records document the activities of the School of Medicine from its founding in 1765 - including students and faculty; the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and associated institutions; personal papers of physicians, and records related to medical research. The Archives is open to researchers by appointment. Photocopying and image reproduction services are available.
The University Archives holds over 1,600 cubic feet of records related to medical history. Included are the records of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Presbyterian Hospital, papers of I. S. Ravdin and Helen Octavia Dickens, and the records of the faculty of the School of Medicine. Additionally, the University Archives holds publications and reports related to the School of Medicine and the Hospital. A detailed subject guide on medical history at the University of Pennsylvania can be found at its website.