AIHP Calendar

Each year AIHP publishes a Pharmaco-Historical Calendar featuring images related to the history of pharmacy. AIHP members receive the annual calendar as a benefit of membership, and the calendar usually ships in November or December so that members will have the calendar in time for the start of the new year.

Extra copies of the current year’s calendar may be ordered for $6.00 ($4.00 for members). A small numbers of calendars from previous year may also be available for purchase.

Order calendars using the AIHP Publications Order Form. (Currently inactive).

Please contact us at to inquire about ordering calendars. Due to the current covid restrictions, fulfillment of calendar orders may be delayed.

The publication of the AIHP Pharmaco-Historical calendar is made possible in part by the AIHP Calendar Fund.  AIHP thanks Robert A. Cohen and all other donors to the AIHP Calendar fund.

The AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar is also Supported by
AIHP National Pharmacy Association Sponsors:

  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Association of College of Pharmacy
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association

To suggest images for AIHP’s Pharmaco-Historical Calendar, to donate to the AIHP Calendar Fund, or to inquire about sponsoring the annual AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar, please email


2017 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar – example

The 2017 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar. The cover image features a pharmacist (c. 1920) at People’s Drug Store No. 5 in Washington, D.C. examining a prescription before commencing his compounding. Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-129891).

Sample Image from the 2017 AIHP Pharmaco-Historical Calendar: The month of February 2017 depicts an image of the interior of the James and Allen Drug Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a black-owned pharmacy that was featured in the book, Progress of a Race in 1902.

Actively engaged in preserving the documents of pharmacy's past and developing materials for understanding the future.

AIHP Thanks National Association Sponsors

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AIHP Wants to Document Your COVID-19 Stories and Experiences

AIHP COVID-19 ProjectThe American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.

Please click the link below to learn more about participating in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project.

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Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.

Note: Academic libraries seeking subscriptions to History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals should directly contact the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Calendar of Events

Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):

May 28-31, 2024: Kremers Seminar in the History of Pharmacy webinars.
June 27-30, 2024: ADHS Biennial Conference, Buffalo, NY.
July 7-11, 2024: International Social Pharmacy Workshop, Banff, Canada.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.
January 3-6, 2025: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New York City, NY.

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