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History of Public Health at Harvard

Manuscripts and archival collections for researching the history of public health, including resources related to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


The purpose of this guide is to present historical resources on public health, specifically those relating to the Harvard  T.H. Chan School of Public Health and its predecessor, the Harvard-MIT School for Health Officers. Please contact the Harvard Chan School Archivist with questions relating to accessing these resources.

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Collection Availability

Many of the Center for the History of Medicine's collections are open and available for use. However, there are collections within this guide that contain restricted materials. For questions about access to specific collections, please contact reference staff in advance of your visit.

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