Archival Collections at the UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

Holdings of the New Mexico Health Historical Collection

The New Mexico Health Historical Collection documents the history of health in the state and the Southwest by collecting and preserving materials that include oral histories, organizational records, rare books, photographs, artifacts, and a monograph collection.

The Oral History Program was begun in 1982 to record the work experiences of the most senior and longest-practicing medical doctors in the state. The program, which is ongoing, contains approximately 160 accessible transcripts of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals.

The collections are available for use by the general public and UNM students, faculty, and staff in the New Mexico Health Historical Collection Room of the library.