Donations

Donating 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 donations@aihp.org to discuss a potential donation.  AIHP prefers to receive unrestricted donations. AIHP is unable to provide appraisals of books, artifacts, or other material.

Wisconsin Historical Society staff, including state archivist F. Gerald Ham (left), process records of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention in 1970.

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.

Photographs
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.

Books
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.

Journals
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.

Pharmacy artifacts in the Kremers Reference File

Artifacts
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.

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