The Archives and Special Collections Reading Room and reference services will be closed from December 8, 2023 through June 3, 2024 as we relocate our collection to our new vault. Please contact us with any questions.
UCSF Archives and Special Collections is a dynamic health sciences research center that contributes to innovative scholarship, actively engages users through educational activities, preserves past knowledge, enables collaborative research experiences to address contemporary challenges, and translates scientific research into patient care.
The mission of UCSF Archives and Special Collections is to identify, collect, organize, interpret, and maintain rare and unique material to support research and teaching of the health sciences and medical humanities and to preserve institutional memory.
Statement on inclusion and equity
Projects and partnerships
- Intrinsic Value art series celebrating the San Francisco Bay Area BIPOC community
- Artist in Residence program
- NHPRC Grant—Evolution of San Francisco’s Response to a Public Health Crisis: Providing Access to New AIDS History Collections
- NEH Grant—The San Francisco Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing, Reuniting, and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records
- Bay Area History of Medicine Society (BAHMS)
- LSTA grant for historical AIDS/HIV materials
- The Fourth Workshop on Scientific 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