The New Mexico Health Historical Collection documents the history of health in the state and the Southwest by collecting and preserving materials that include oral histories, organizational records, rare books, photographs, artifacts, and a monograph collection.
This guide will direct the searcher to an alphabetical listing of a variety of historical resources including materials on individual hospitals, federal programs in the state, municipal and state agencies, voluntary health agencies, diseases and medical conditions, and health issues. There also are personal papers, organizational records, oral history interviews, and photographs. The listing is by collection title and subject headings.
You may request materials from the Health Historical Collection using the NMHHC Material Request Form.
The Oral History Program was begun in 1982 to record the work experiences of the most senior and longest-practicing medical doctors in the state. The program, which is ongoing, contains approximately 160 accessible transcripts of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals.