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UNM Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center

MSC 09 5100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 272-2311

Contact Special Collections

Location:

The New Mexico Health Historical Collection Room (HSLIC room 223) is located on the plaza level of the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center on UNM’s North Campus [map]. The staff at the Service Point can direct you to Room 223.


Contact Information:

Laura J. Hall, MFA
Division Head, Resources, Archives and Discovery
Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
MSC09-5100
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

(505) 272-6518
FAX: (505) 272-5350

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the New Mexico Health Historical Collection (NMHHC)?

The NMHHC consists of non-circulating materials, which document historical health and medical practices in the states of New Mexico. It includes oral histories, rare books, photographs, artifacts, and a monograph collection. Materials are available for use only in the New Mexico Health Historical Collection Room #223 of the Library and Informatics Center. The access to NMHHC is by appointment.

Who may make use of the NMHHC?

This service is available to all library patrons and community members.

How do I request materials?

Email Laura J. Hall to request materials and set-up appointment.

What type of materials may I ask for?

You may request materials in the HSLIC catalog with the following designation as the item location:

  • Special Collections - Offsite Storage
  • Books - Offsite Storage
  • Classic and Historic Books - Offsite Storage

You may request materials in the Health Historical Collection Alphabetical and Subject Guides with the following designations:

  • PH (photograph)
  • FL (folder)
  • DC (document case)
  • CN (carton)

A maximum of 5 books per person will be retrieved from offsite storage per day.

A maximum of 4 boxes per person will be retrieved from offsite storage per day.

When will the item be available and for how long?

Special collections staff will retrieve materials by appointment. You will be notified when the material has been delivered to the NMHHC Room. For more information, see the "Procedures for Using New Mexico Health Historical Collection Materials