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Rush University Medical Center Archives

Welcome to the Rush University Medical Center Archives. The Rush Archives, a department of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is the official archival agency of Rush University Medical Center and Rush University.

Personal Papers

Personal papers include material from individuals related to Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, and their predecessor schools and hospitals, such as... 

  • Faculty 
  • Medical and Nursing Staff
  • Alumni 
  • Administrators and other staff or employees

Here are descriptions for a few of those collections. Contact the archivist for more information.

The Rush Archives holds the personal papers of many other Rush-related individuals. Please contact the Rush Archives to learn more.

  • Robert M. Kark, MD, Papers, 1957-1993 (M93-055)
  • Frank Victor Theis, MD, Papers, 1936-1960 (M95-002)
  • Joseph Stadler, MD, and Charles Stadler, MD, Papers, 1838-1913 (M94-020)
  • Harold L. Klawans, MD, Papers (M92-011 and M96- 007)
  • Paul J. Patchen, MD, Papers (M94-086)
  • Howard Wakefield, MD, Papers (M95-008)
  • Anita Gelber, MD, Papers (M95-011)
  • George D. Wilbanks, MD, Papers (C96-067), [Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology]
  • And many more...

About Our Collections

The Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill., is the official archival agency of Rush University Medical Center and Rush University.

The Rush Archives strives to tell the story of Rush and its esteemed history of education, research, patient care, and community leadership in a meaningful way through our collections.

The Rush Archives holds almost 3000 linear feet of material from Rush and its 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. 

The Rush Archives preserves, identifies, organizes, and provides access to records of long-term historical, evidential, and administrative value to the institution. 

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