Hours: Contact library
Location: 409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024-2188 |
Access: contact library
Website address: http://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Resource-Center
The Library contains approximately 6,000 books, including a rare collection focusing on obstetrics and gynecology; 10 history-related serial titles; more than 200 videotapes (oral history, surgical procedures, and historical topics); online library catalog; and printed guides. Sample copies of all College publications are kept in the Resource Center. An archives has been established for keeping relevant historical organizational documents associated with the College. There are a few reprint collections from specific physicians and a small amount of original art (e.g., from textbooks). Some vertical files with historical reprints and other resources are also available. Majority of collection deals with Gynecology and Obstetrics, with additional focus on sexually transmitted diseases, family planning/contraception, and popular works on sexual health. Collection is made up of primarily 19th and 20th century clinical material, with an emphasis on textbooks and transactions of ob-gyn society meetings.
Offers Fellowship in the History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology. For more information: http://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Resource-Center/History-Fellowship-Application-Information.