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About Archives and Special Collections

Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the 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.

books in the archives

Publications and Projects

List of publications and other projects based on research using our archival holdings.

Internship Program

The UCSF Archives Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable hands-on experience and a course credit.

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