About Historical Collections and Archives


Historical Collections & Archives, part of OHSU Library, is the home of OHSU's collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts, and artifacts. Serving the OHSU community and the general public, HC&A supports education and research using these unique collections.

We provide a full range of public services to support access to our collections. We also promote diverse and engaging perspectives on the history of health sciences through our exhibits, events, and the OHSU Oral History Program.


With your generous donor support, we are able to enhance our community through:

  • Organizing public lectures and other educational events that inform our community about the history of health sciences
  • Preserving historic books, papers, artifacts and audiovisual materials
  • Digitizing materials and making them accessible online for greater access
  • Improving spaces to support engagement with and preservation of historical collections
  • Purchasing unique and rare materials to expand our collections

Make a tax-deductible financial contribution or learn how to donate materials or transfer records.