Hours: by appointment Location: 26th Floor, 633 N. Saint Clair St, Chicago, IL 60611-3211 Contact: Archivist, Adam J. Carey, 312-202-5270, firstname.lastname@example.org Access: must apply, contact archivist, by appointment only Website address: https://www.facs.org/about-acs/archives
The American College of Surgeons Archives contains roughly 400 linear feet of material, chiefly paper records, but also images, motion pictures, sound recordings, and artifacts. ACS archival records include the minutes, agendas, correspondence, and other meeting materials of its Board of Regents, Board of Governors, and other entities of the College. The Archives contains the periodical and monograph publications produced by the College as well as any other historically valuable material produced by and unique to the College in the performance of its mission. It also includes the papers of ACS Founder Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS. https://www.facs.org/about-acs/archives/collections. The Archives also includes early films of live demonstrations, beginning in the 1920s. Some of the films are available online here: https://www.facs.org/about-acs/archives/collections/films. The Eleanor K. Grimm Resources provides a history of the ACS as well as Grimm’s personal papers. https://www.facs.org/about-acs/archives/collections/ekgrimm.