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The mission of the Historical Research Center is to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials related to the history of UAMS and the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. The Historical Research Center also provides research assistance for those interested in the history of medicine and health sciences in Arkansas. The Center installs and maintains rotating exhibits highlighting items from its collections throughout the Library and UAMS campus, including the History Display located in the lobby area of the Central Building.
Please contact us if you are interested in researching Arkansas's medical history.
The Historical Research Center is located on the fifth floor of the Library, Room 5/109. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See the Library Calendar for holiday closings. Researchers may access the Historical Research Center via the staircase or the elevator located on the 1st floor of the Library in the Active Learning Center (ALC) to access the Historical Research Center.
The Robert Watson History of Medicine Room, a component of the HRC, is a quiet study area located in room 1/112 on the first floor.
The Historical Research Center seeks additional items and materials for its collection that document the history of the health sciences in Arkansas . If you have materials you wish to donate, please contact Tim Nutt at (501) 686-6735 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The following information provides additional guidance for donations, but the staff of the Historical Research Center is available in person to answer any questions you might have regarding donations.