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Opportunities for Giving

We need your help in capturing and protecting the legacy of Stanford Medicine for future generations.

The Stanford Medical History Center has a rich collection of over 7,000 rare medical books. We welcome support in continuing to build this collection, thus enabling us to best serve everyone interested in researching the history of medicine.

We are also always looking for support in having conservation work done on some of the rare books, historical images and other items in our collections.

Offering your Historic Materials

We are always grateful to those who consider donating their collection of personal papers to us. We are interested in unpublished or other rare materials related to health care, medical education, and medical research at Stanford and beyond. We are especially interested in unpublished written documents (such as correspondence, administrative records, and research materials) and images. Generally, we are not looking to collect journal reprints or other published materials unless those materials were published before 1900 or are otherwise very rare.

We do not offer to appraise the monetary value of rare books or other materials. Persons seeking appraisal services are encouraged to consult the listings of appraisers provided by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America.

Center is open by appointment only

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Stanford Medical History Center
    300 Pasteur Drive, Room L109
    Stanford, CA
    94305-5123
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Contact Historical Curator

Drew Bourn
  • Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS, CAP logo CAP profile
  • 650-725-8045
School of Medicine