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Historical Collections & Services

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Phone: (434) 924-0052 or (434) 982-0576

Historical Collections sampling of objects in collection

Historical Collections and Services is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the history of the health sciences at UVa and around the world.

We invite you to visit us in person at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and explore our content online through over thirty web exhibits, online manuscript guides, and the University of Virginia Visual History Project. Find us on Facebook to stay up to date on our lectures, events, and exhibits!

For more information, please contact Joan Echtenkamp Klein, Alvin V. and Nancy Baird Curator for Historical Collections.

Faculty and Staff

NameTitleE-mailPhone
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Joan Echtenkamp KleinAlvin V. & Nancy Baird Curator for Historical Collections

Joan joined the Library in January 1982 and became the first professional curator for Historical Collections & Services. Joan actively seeks to make Historical Collections materials visible and accessible by encouraging and incorporating new technologies such as digitizing rare holdings and creating Web exhibits. She organizes the annual History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series, promoting a greater understanding of the historical and philosophical foundations of today's health care disciplines. She holds a dual appointment with the School of Medicine and works closely with the Center for Humanism in Medicine.

jre@virginia.edu924-0052
Daniel CavanaughHistorical Collections Specialist

Susan provides reference and basic research support to patrons. She also works on exhibit research, planning, and display. She organizes the Historical Collections digitization initiatives. :

dmc7be@virginia.edu982-0576
Janet PearsonHistorical Collections Assistant

Janet joined Historical Collections as a part-time assistant in 1998. She works on Web exhibits, special projects, and processing collections and assists in public services.

jsp4a@virginia.edu982-0576
Siri Swedeen-HalvorsonHistorical Collections Assistant

Victoria joined Historical Collections as a part-time assistant in 2009 while she finishes her doctorate in History at UVa. She works on digitizing the photograph collection and assists in public services. Most recently, she is editing and finalizing a book on the history of cancer treatment at U

sns7aa@virginia.edu982-0576
M.C. WilhelmAdjunct Historical Collections Assistant
mcw6e@virginia.edu982-0576

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