Our mission is to identify, collect, interpret, and provide access to rare and unique material. We support research and teaching of the health sciences and medical humanities and preserve the institutional memory of UCSF.
We’re Open to the Public by Appointment
View and download digitized images and documents from our manuscript and photograph collections.
Full-text searchable digitized books and publications, including UCSF newsletters and yearbooks.
UCSF at Internet Archive
Audiovisual items as well as selected digitized publications, including state medical society journals.
Homeopathy Digital Collection
Digitized rare books and manuscripts including Hahnemann’s copy of Organon der Heilkunst.
Digital archive of Synapse, the UCSF student newspaper that began publication in 1957.
Archived websites and web-based material, including UCSF pages and health sciences subject collections.
AIDS History Project
UCSF Archives and Special Collections has played a key role in documenting the AIDS epidemic.
Material related to the history and development of anesthesia, particularly on the West Coast.
Publications and manuscript collections documenting homeopathy education and practice.
Documenting the leadership of scientists and Bay Area corporations in the growth of biotechnology.
Health Sciences Artifacts
Objects that illustrate the development of health sciences tools and techniques.
Material from agencies and activists involved in tobacco control policy, research and education.
The official repository for records and memorabilia generated by or about UCSF.