Donating Historical Material, Artifacts, and Collections to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy has limited space for additions to its collections, but the Institute does accept donations of historical collections, books, artifacts, or other material. Please first send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a potential donation. AIHP prefers to receive unrestricted donations. AIHP is unable to provide appraisals of books, artifacts, or other material.
Archival or Manuscript Collections
AIHP seeks to preserve archival or manuscript collections related to the history of pharmacy. In the past, AIHP has accepted collections from schools of pharmacy, pharmacy organizations, pharmacy educators, pharmacy journalists, historians of pharmacy, pharmacists, pharmacies, drug companies, and drug activists. Depending on the size of the collection, AIHP houses archival records and manuscript collections either in the Kremers Reference Files or in the AIHP History of Pharmacy Archives at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
AIHP accepts donations of photographs or photograph collections related to the history of pharmacy, pharmacy organizations, pharmacy education, drug companies, and other related topics. Please provide a list or a detailed description of the photographs or photograph collection you are interested in donating.
AIHP sometimes accepts donations of historically significant books related to pharmacy. AIHP has limited space for book collections but will evaluate all potential donations on a case-by-case basis. Please provide a list of (or a photograph of the books that includes) the titles of books you are interested in donating.
AIHP sometimes accepts donations of pharmacy journals, particularly significant runs of historical pharmacy or trade journals from before 1950. Please provide a list of (or a photograph of the journals that includes) the titles and years of pharmacy journals you are interested in donating.
AIHP sometimes accepts donations of pharmacy artifacts. AIHP has limited space for the storage and display of artifacts but will evaluate all potential donations on a case-by-case basis. AIHP may not be able to accept containers, jars, or bottles, which still contain drugs or medicines. Please provide a list of (or a detailed photograph showing) the artifacts you are interested in donating.
The 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.Read More
Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
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):