Subject guide to Manuscript Collections

Below are listed several broad subject categories and the Manuscript Collections that contain material which document these subject areas. Collections are listed regardless of media format except for photographs, which are not included in this list.  Staff can provide assistance with photographic collections on site.

Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list of subjects or collections.  Some collections (e.g. the oral history collection) are not included below as the collection contains material that fits within most or all of the categories identified.  Some collections may be listed more than once; others may be listed in only one category even though some material may be contained for more than one subject.  For research into subjects not identified in the following categories, please consult with staff as not all subject possibilities have been identified.

Additional information on the collections housed in the UAB Archives is available on site.


Please select from the following subject categories.

Health Science Subjects

  • Dental
  • Health care (General)
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Research (Scientific)

Social, Cultural, and Other Subjects

  • African-American History
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Literature
  • Government and Politics
  • Sports History
  • Urban History
  • Women's History