University of Arizona

University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Special Collections

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Special Collections document the history of health sciences in the American Southwest, border region, and the University of Arizona.

The collection focuses on the University of Arizona College of Medicine, especially its founding and early years. Also includes other health sciences items of significant historical interest. Materials were transferred from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library to University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections in 2018. 

A number of archival collections remain at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, this includes: Space Technology Applied to Rural Papago Advanced Health Care Archive (STARPAHC also known as the Telemedicine Collection), UA College of Medine Alumni Affairs, UA College of Medicine photographic essay by Jerry McDaniel and additional instruments and memorabilia.

Highlighted Collections

Merlin Kearfott DuVal, Jr. Papers

This collection contains materials which span DuVal’s career beginning with the planning of the UA’s College of Medicine and continuing throughout the rest of his professional life and into his ret

Pima County Medical Society Minutes

Spanning half a century, this collection begins during the Arizona Territorial period and continues through the era of the polio epidemic, the Korean War and the birth of television.The minutes of