In addition to university records, the UAB Archives collects personal papers and records created by private individuals and organizations that place in a broader context UAB's role as a leader in the health sciences and as a comprehensive urban university. As they are received, each manuscript collection is assigned an identification number.

Manuscript Collections in the UAB Archives include the personal papers of faculty and staff of the university (beyond official UAB records), of the leaders of the state and medical communities who have influenced the history of the university or its predecessors, and of the organizations which have or have been influenced by the university or its predecessors. These papers are collected to complement the institutional history preserved in the UAB Archives. This collection policy complements strategic planning for the state's historical records.


The following is a list of manuscript collections, arranged by the collection identification number, contained in the UAB Archives.  For an alphabetical list of the manuscript collections, please select Alphabetical List. For a listing of manuscript collections by subject categories, please select Subjects List.

A brief overview of some of the collections may be found by selecting the links below.  A more detailed description of each manuscript collection, including series scope and contents, history, and folder-level inventory, is available in the UAB Archives.

This page created 1998 and last updated by Tim L. Pennycuff on 30 September 2015.
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