Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Location: Lower Level of the Health Sciences Library, McMaster University, Historical Collections Area, 1B30 Contact: Archivist/Librarian: Anne McKeage, firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-525-9140 ext. 22928 Website: http://hsl.mcmaster.ca/archives/
The Archives in the Health Sciences Library consist of approximately 104 fonds, including textual, audio-visual, and photographic records. Many collections [subfonds] have a detailed inventory called a “subfonds.” The subfonds PDFs are on the HSL archives website, and you can find links to them on this site. The Archives are divided into three major collections:
The Archives are searchable using the Archives Database. The Hannah Unit has compiled a partial catalogue of each collection, (FHS, HHS, Affiliated) to introduce the researcher to highlights, but complete collection information is available only in the Archives Database.
The FHS collection includes archival material, personal papers, photographs, and video donated by former professors and deans of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster, including:
The collection also includes administrative records of the Faculty, including:
The Faculty of Health Sciences fonds has 198 subfonds. There is also a large oral history collection compiled by the first Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Dr Charles Roland. For a partial catalogue with highlights and overview of the FHS collection, please click here.
The HHS collection contains material from institutions outside of McMaster, primarily archival records of the hospitals in Hamilton, from the nineteenth century to the present. The hospital archives include:
The collection includes papers donated by physicians, such as Dr Oded Bar-Or, founder of the Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Program, Dr John Basmajian, founder of the Chedoke Rehabilitation Centre, and Dr Daniel Offord, founder of the Offord Centre for Studies of Children. For a partial catalogue with highlights and overview of the HHS collection, please click here.
For a partial catalogue and highlights from the Affiliated Collections, please click here.