About Special Collections

About: Special Collections is the only collection in the state entirely devoted to providing resources in the history of medicine in New Jersey.

Service: Special Collections serves the Libraries, faculty, students, staff, and other researchers. The Department collects, preserves, promotes, and provides access to materials documenting the history of the health sciences in New Jersey in particular, medical history in general, and the history of UMDNJ and its antecedent institutions.

Resources: Rare, antiquarian, and in-print books; pamphlets; historical and current journals; ephemera; broadsides; posters; manuscripts; oral histories; trade catalogues; almanacs; illustrations; photographs; postcards; audio and video recordings; slides; and artifacts.

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Special Collections in the History of Medicine


Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays.

Access: The collections are open to the public, usually by appointment. Appointments are required for visiting researchers and those expecting to use Special Collections for extended periods.

Location: Room C927 in the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences (Map)

Contact Information:
Bob Vietrogoski
Special Collections and University Archives
George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences
30 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 1709
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
bob.vietrogoski@rutgers.edu
Phone: 973-972-7830
Fax: 973-972-7474