About Archives & Special Collections
The Archives and Special Collections department is comprised of two units: University Archives, and Special Collections.
The University Archives are dedicated to preserving records that document the history, organization, policies, activities, and people of Upstate Medical University and Hospital and its’ predecessor institutions.
Archival Records Include:
- Papers of Presidents and Deans
- Records of colleges and departments
- Papers of faculty, staff, and alumni
- University Publications
- Photographs and Slides
- Theses and dissertations
- Newspaper clippings
- Oral history interviews
- Painted portraits
The Special Collections holdings are primarily rare books and journals important for their contributions to the study and advancement of medicine and science, and materials relating to the history of medicine and its role in the economy, culture, and history of central New York. The Objects Collection contains antique medical and laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, ephemera and textiles from various eras.
The collections are available to faculty, staff, students and alumni of Upstate as well as researchers and the general public.