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Health Sciences Historical Collections, Health Sciences Library,
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

877 Madison Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
United States
Jennifer Langford, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
1 901-448-5051
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The UTHSC Health Sciences Historical Collections acquires, catalogs, preserves, and makes available for research materials documenting the history of UTHSC and its predecessor institutions, as well as materials of historical significance to the health sciences and their practitioners, especially in Memphis, Tennessee and the Mid-South region.

Collections include rare and antiquarian books, manuscripts, artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and biographical information on Tennessee physicians.

The Health Sciences Historical Collections are available by appointment only, Monday-Friday, generally between 9:00 am — 4:00 pm. Reference requests can be made via phone or email to the archivist at Photocopying and scanning are allowed on a case by case basis.


16th century: 7 volumes. 17th century: 19 volumes. 18th century: 79 volumes. 19th century: 724 volumes. 20th century: 3000 volumes. Manuscript collections: 400 cubic feet. Prints/Photos: 10 cubic feet.

1. Blatteis, Clark
2. Francisco, Jerry
3. Kraus, Lorraine
4. Sanders, Sam
5. van Middlesworth, Lester
Subject Strengths:
History of Anatomy; History of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases; History of Hematology; History of Nursing; History of Pathology; History of Pharmacology and Pharmacy; Local History
Last Updated:
21 Sep 2021