Here are short-cuts to our online projects. However, all of these projects can be found elsewhere throughout our web pages, where they have been organized for you.
Looking for other Chicago area collections or medical history resources? Visit the Chicago Area Medical Archivists blog:
You will find links to other Chicago area archives that feature collections related to medicine, nursing, and medical and nursing education.
Rush Archives Service Hours:
Monday - Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Outside of Service Hours:
Leave a message for the archivist, Nathalie Wheaton, MSLS, at (312) 942-6358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urgent Requests Outside of Service Hours:
Please contact email@example.com.
Note for researchers: Internal reference requests are given precedence. External requests will be addressed as time allows. However, this webpage will lead you to a number of digital resources from the Rush Archives that may meet your information needs.
Visiting the Rush Archives: In-person visits to the Rush Archives are restricted to Rush employees and Rush students. In-person visits from researchers from outside of Rush must be approved by the archivist ahead of time.
The Rush Archives is located at 1700 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 086, Chicago, IL 60612.
The Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill., is the official archival agency of Rush University Medical Center and Rush University. The Rush Archives holds almost 3000 linear feet of material from these two institutions and their predecessor schools and hospitals going back to the founding of Rush Medical College in 1837, two days before the city of Chicago was incorporated. The Rush Archives also includes the personal papers of many individuals related to those institutions. Photographs, audiovisual material, paintings, artifacts, nursing school uniforms and caps, and digital assets document the history of Rush, also.
Footnotes or captions should indicate the collection or other identifying information from our finding aids.
Basic format for citation:
[Identification of item], in the [Name of Collection] [Collection Number], Rush University Medical Center Archives.