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Digital Collections

Digital Collections

The UCSF Library is actively engaged in creating digital access to rare and unique collections through our website. In many cases we are scanning materials from our Archives & Special Collections. Other collections consist of scanned or digital born materials that we provide access to. Our digital collections will continue to grow in support of the UCSF Library mission and goals.

  • Conditions of Use
    Terms of use for the collections.
  • Drug Industry Document Archive (DIDA)
    Documents about pharmaceutical industry clinical trials, publication of study results, pricing, marketing and promotion, relations with clinical and academic physicians, and involvement in continuing medical education.
  • Historic Photos from Special Collections
    Selected photographs from Archives & Special Collections at the UCSF Library.
  • Homeopathy Collection
    A sampling of the homeopathy collection from Archives & Special Collections. Contains Hahnemann’s personal copy of the 5th edition of Organon der Heilkunst (Organon of the Medical Art), in which he wrote notes and made revisions for the 6th edition.
  • Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
    More than 10 million documents concerning scientific research, manufacturing, marketing, advertising, and sales of tobacco products.
  • Photographs on Historypin
    View selected photographs from the Archives & Special Collections pinned to maps, highlighting their locations.
  • Podcasts@UCSF
    Public and UCSF-only podcasts created by the UCSF community.
  • Robert L. Day Collection
    Materials relating to the history and activities of the California College of Pharmacy and UCSF School of Pharmacy and its students from 1872 through the late 2000s.
  • San Francisco Department of Public Health Reports
    Reports range from 1873 through 1901. They contain considerable information regarding epidemics, including a breakdown by disease and location within the city, along with maps (at present, the maps are not available electronically).
  • The Speck Cholera Collection
    Rare pamphlets and reports relating to cholera, epidemics, and public health, selected from the collection of Dr. Reinhard Staniford Speck.
  • Synapse Archive
    Digital archive of Synapse, the UCSF student run weekly newspaper that began publishing in 1957.
  • UCSF Digital Audio Collections at the Pop Up Archive
    Digitized audio includes oral histories, UCSF commencements, and various other speeches, ceremonies, and lectures. 
  • UCSF Digital Collections at the Internet Archive
    Audiovisual material includes Cambodia Protest Tapes, oral histories, UCSF commencements, and various other speeches, ceremonies, and lectures.
  • UCSF Japanese Woodblock Print Collection
    Japanese prints illustrating a variety of health-related topics.