Health Sciences Library,
Health Sciences Centre 2B,
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Health Sciences Archives, McMaster University
Previously known as the Archives of Hamilton Health Sciences & the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Health Sciences Archives collects, preserves and makes available records documenting the history, life, and people of McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences as well as Hamilton Health Sciences and its predecessor institutions.
The archives is located on the lower level of McMaster University’s Health Sciences Library in the C. Barber Mueller History of Health and Medicine Room.
The Archives contains a rich collection of textual records, photographs, oral histories, artifacts, architectural drawings and audio-visual material thoroughly documenting the history of medicine and medical education in Hamilton from the late 1800s to the present. Our collection contains information on a diverse range of topics including: the history of public health and medicine in Canada, the evolution of medical education, the birth of evidence-based medicine at McMaster, hospital architecture, the development of midwifery and nursing education, healthcare during wartime, the treatment of disease, the history of occupational therapy and, developments in women’s and children’s healthcare.
In-person research appointments are available on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.