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The Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences is part of the Historical Collections unit in the Lister Hill Library, along with Reynolds-Finley Historical Library and UAB Archives. Historical Collections depends on the generous support of Associates members to help fund unit activities. Brought together by a shared scholarly interest in the discipline of the history of the health sciences and an appreciation for rare books and artifacts, the Associates help sponsor the following activities each year:

  • Research fellowships
  • the Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture Series
  • Community outreach
  • Educational exhibits
  • the development of unit-related publications

In exchange for their support, Associates receive the unit newsletter, Treasures, which is published three times per year (in January, May, and September), and special invitations to Historical Collections events.

New members are always welcome. We look forward to the opportunity of introducing you to this valuable and nationally recognized collection in the history of the health sciences!

Reynolds-Finley Associates Membership Form 



UAB Libraries leads $500,000 fundraising initiative for the Historical Collections Gallery

UAB Libraries leads $500,000 fundraising initiative for the Historical Collections Gallery

The gallery will be 3,000 square feet and will house rotating thematic medical exhibits, with a goal to rotate exhibits every six months and to be connected to programming to help reinforce the educational and outreach aspects of the gallery.

Dennis G. Pappas Sr., M.D., and his son Dennis G. Pappas Jr., M.D., — both of whom specialize in otolaryngology — together have made a significant commitment to name the gallery, pending approval by the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama System.

Read more on UAB News


Support the Gallery

Support the Gallery

If you would like to join the Pappas family and other community partners in making a gift to preserve and showcase our vital history, please contact Lisa Pritchett at lrpritch@uab.edu or (205) 934-7799, or visit go.uab.edu/hcg for more information.

Give to the Historical Collections Gallery