AIHP Gregory J. Higby Fund

Greg Higby discusses pharmaceutical artifacts on display in Rennebohm Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy.

The AIHP Gregory J. Higby Fund was established in 2018 upon the retirement of long-time AIHP Executive Director Greg Higby. The fund recognizes Greg’s many years of services to the Institute and helps to support, maintain, manage, and expand AIHP’s historical collections.

One of the Institute’s most significant activities is the continued collection and preservation of historically important documents, images, and other materials related to the history of pharmacy. AIHP’s historical collections make the Institute a unique center for historical research in the United States about pharmacy and pharmaceuticals. The maintenance and expansion of AIHP’s historical collections will allow the Institute to continue to attract researchers and scholars interested in learning about and studying the history of pharmacy.

Tax-deductible contributions to the Higby Fund will allow the Institute to:

  1. Develop and implement a plan for managing, preserving, and expanding AIHP historical collections.
  2. Process the backlog of documents that need to be appraised and either accessioned, deposited elsewhere, or discarded.
  3. Catalog items in the collections and add the cataloged information to appropriate worldwide databases.
  4. Develop an internship/practicum program to attract graduate students in information science to assist with the work of the project.
  5. Publicize the appropriate historical and scholarly media the existence of the collections and how to access them.

AIHP would like to recognize and thank the following donors to the Gregory J. Higby Fund:


Patron Archivists (Donation of more than $5,000):

Mickey C. Smith

Sponsoring Archivists (Donations of $2,500-$5,000):

William Heller

Associate Archivists (Donations of $1,000-$2,499):

Rita Benischek
Robert Buerki
John Grabenstein
Earlene Lipowski
Angela Long
Jeanine Mount
John Paranscandola
Glenn Sonnedecker
Dennis Worthen
William Zellmer

Assistant Archivists (Donations of $250-$999):

Paul Ackerman
Dennis Birke
Robert Cohen
Arthur Daemmrich
Fred Eckel
Michael Harris
Gary W. Kadlec
Ramunas Kondratas
Lucinda Maine
Holly L. Mason
Mark Novitch
Robert Osterhaus
Clarke Ridgway
Richard Stein
Helen Stewart
Jeffrey Sturchio
Catherine Taglieri
Benjamin Urick
E. Michelle Valentine

Contributing Archivists (Donations up to $250):

Linda Stevens Albrecht
Michael Apple
David Baker
Richard Beebe
Valentine Belfiglio
Michael Better
James Bresette
Carla Brink
Donald Brodeur
Joyce Broyles
Rinaldo Brusadin
Ruth Bruskiewtiz
Betty Chewning
Robert M. Cisneros Jr.
Kenneth Connors
Dale Cooper
Debbie Crom
James DeMuth
Jonathon Erlen
Julian Fincher
Michael Flannery
Peter Fontilus
William Garst
George Griffenhagen
Robert Griffith
Ursala Hahn
Gary Hall
Lila Halpern
David Herzberg
William Himelberger
Marianne F. Ivey


Brian Katcher
Duane and Marilyn Kirking
Henry T. Kozek
Travis Krans
Linda Leigh
John E. Lesch
Henri R. Manasse
Timothy Marcham
Bruce Martin
Stephan Maybaum
Judy McGonigal
Ramona Moenter
Nancy Naeve
Lee Anna Obos
Joseph A. Oddis
Ivan & Naomi Otterness
Anthony III Palmieri
Paul Ranelli
Karen Reeds
Edward Reynolds
John M. Riddle
Stephen Scali
H. Richard Shough
Josh Spooner
Palmer Taylor
Sharon Ternullo
Judith Thompson
Geeta TIrumalai
Patrick Vance
Flynn Warren
Diane Wendt
Richard Wiebalk


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