Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-4pm Location: 2017 Robinson Hall, University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, Kansas 66160 Contact: 913-588-7243, firstname.lastname@example.org Access: Website address: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/history-and-philosophy-of-medicine/kumc-archives.html
The Archives contains more than 3000 cubic feet of archival holdings, presenting a broad range of materials, including records from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. Also represented are Central Administration, Students Affairs, Audio Visual Services, External Affairs and the Alumni Office. The Archives contains numerous records and related materials pertaining to the history of the medical center, local, regional and Kansas medicine, faculty records and personal papers of prominent local physicians, departmental histories, World War I and World War II medical records, records of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, and many other materials relating to local medical history. Other unique collections available through the Archives include the Spine and Orthopedic Historical Collections, early 20th century hospital patient records (1906-1920) and private physician records (1909-1980), which contain diagnoses, treatments and outcomes, many with hand-written physicians’ and nurses’ notes. These records may be used by qualified researchers with appropriate approval from the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board. The Archives also houses a substantial collection of photographs, movies and publications deemed of historical interest to faculty, staff, students and researchers. The ongoing Oral History Program consists of transcribed interviews with former administrators, retired faculty and other key individuals in the Medical Center’s history. These interviews illuminate the historical evolution of the institution and compliment the written record by providing a “human perspective” through personal recollection.