Health Sciences Archives, McMaster University

Identity area

Identifier

ON00425

Authorized form of name

Health Sciences Archives, McMaster University

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • HSA
  • Health Sciences Archives, McMaster University Health Sciences Library

Type

  • University/College

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

Health Sciences Library, Health Sciences Centre 2B, McMaster University 1280 Main Street West

Locality

Hamilton

Region

Ontario

Country name

Postal code

L8S 4K1

Telephone

(905) 525-9140 Ext. 22928

Fax

(905) 528-3733

Email

Note

Description area

History

Previously known as the Archives of Hamilton Health Sciences & the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Health Sciences Archives collects, preserves and makes available records documenting the history, governance, activities and people of McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences as well as Hamilton Health Sciences and its predecessor institutions.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

The archives is located on the lower level of McMaster University’s Health Sciences Library in the C. Barber Mueller History of Health and Medicine Room.

Holdings

The Archives contains a rich collection of textual records, photographs, oral histories, artifacts, architectural drawings and audio-visual material thoroughly documenting the history of medicine and medical education in Hamilton from the late 1800s to the present. Our collection contains information on a diverse range of topics including: the history of public health and medicine in Canada, the evolution of medical education, the birth of evidence-based medicine at McMaster, hospital architecture, the development of midwifery and nursing education, healthcare during wartime, the treatment of disease, the history of occupational therapy and, developments in women’s and children’s healthcare.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Research appointments can be made Monday to Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Health Sciences Library,
Health Sciences Centre 2B,
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1