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National Library of Medicine Announces Latest Release of Its “History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium”

History of Medicine Finding Aids ConsortiumThe History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce the latest release of its History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium.

Now indexing over 3,600 finding aids from 35 institutions, the Consortium is a discovery tool providing keyword search services across a union catalog of descriptions of primary source materials found in special collections and archives throughout the United States and Canada. The Consortium leads you to the rich information found in historical documents, personal papers, business records, and more. Finding aids provide contextual information about these collections, along with detailed inventories to help researchers locate relevant materials. As with the initial release, the new content consists of finding aids delivered as EAD, PDF and HTML from a diverse institutional cohort.

The new content contributors (finding aid count) are:

  • American Philosophical Society (80)
  • Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History (12)
  • Boston Children’s Hospital Archives (36)
  • Duke Medical Center Archives (147)
  • George Washington University (20)
  • Rockefeller Archive Center (69)
  • Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College (82)
  • State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center (22)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County Center for Biological Sciences Archives (8)
  • University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections (69)
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (20)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston (148)
  • Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University (87)
  • DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College (22)
  • Wright State University Special Collections and Archives (59)

NLM invites libraries, archives and museums with finding aids for collections in the history of medicine and health sciences to join the Consortium.

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