Special Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections is the repository for the display of older, rare, and important medical books, journals, and medical and scientific artifacts. Special Collections also collects works authored by WesternU faculty and alumni.

Older medical writings help us to understand the paths followed in the quest for better medical understanding. Studying the directions that medical research has taken in the struggle for discovery of the causes and treatments of diseases and physical difficulties in humans and animals can contribute to our wisdom and understanding and shape the future of medicine.

Special Collections is sustained by donations from local practitioners and alumni.
Materials do not circulate but are available for study in the Pumerantz Library.

Special Collection Items

Make an Appointment

To better serve your needs, please call in advance:

Mary Helen Ellis, Special Collections and Events Specialist

Call: (909) 469-5321 or

Email: uarchives@westernu.edu