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What archives or special collections does the library have?

The Reynolds Historical Library, the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, and the UAB Archives together comprise the UAB Historical Collections. Be sure to check out the Historical Lecture Series!

The Reynolds Historical Library represents a nationally respected collection of rare and important books, manuscripts, and artifacts in the medical sciences. The Reynolds collection, originally formed by Dr. Lawrence Reynolds (1889-1961), ranks among the top collections of its type in the United States.

The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences was established to document the growth and development of education, research, and practice in the field of the health sciences in Alabama.

The Reynolds Historical Library & Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences are located on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library. Scholars wishing further information may contact the staff at (205) 934-4475.

The UAB Archives is the official repository for the records of the University and also collects manuscript materials that document the history of the health sciences. Although a part of the Historical Collections unit, the UAB Archives is physically separate from the library and access to the collection is by appointment only. Individuals wishing to use the resources of the UAB Archives should contact the staff at (205) 934-1896, 934-9671, or

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