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Archives and Special Collections

We identify, collect, interpret, and provide access to rare and unique materials. We also support research and teaching of the health sciences and medical humanities and preserve the institutional memory of UCSF. Learn more about Archives and Special Collections.

Note that physical materials require supervised access due to their unique and often fragile nature, and some of our collections can’t be searched online. Ask us about our physical archives.

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Open to the public by appointment
Wednesday–Friday, 9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm

530 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, Fifth Floor