The UAB Archives is the official repository for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and seeks to advance knowledge concerning the origins, mission, and programs of UAB and their historical development. The Archives also seeks to encourage efficient records management, which ensures UAB records of enduring historical value will be identified for inclusion in the Archives. Personal papers and corporate collections, those materials that are not university records, are also collected to document UAB's role in the city, the state, and in the health sciences environment. The papers of private individuals are also collected to document the history of the health sciences.
The UAB Archives collects and preserves a wide variety of materials, including original institutional records, manuscripts, letters, memos, photographs, scrapbooks, ledgers, audio/visuals, university publications, ephemera, and realia.
Please note that patient records from University Hospital are maintained by the hospital and requests for patient records should be made through the hospital. Patient records from UAB clinical areas and from individual healthcare professionals within the university are maintained by those specific offices.
For more information on the collections housed in the UAB Archives, select from the following: