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While the University Archives is charged with collecting and preserving the official publications and inactive records of each of the University's divisions, the whole story is never to be found in the official record alone. Events and policies documented in official records can best be understood from the perspective of individuals who were on the scene.
Your personal reminiscences, photographs, journals, calendars, notebooks, correspondence and mementos all contribute essential data unavailable elsewhere. This type of data gives a human dimension to Jefferson's institutional history that is crucial to fully and accurately interpret the past.
Therefore, the University Archives urges faculty and alumni from all colleges and programs -- the Medical College, Nursing School, College of Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences -- to consider donating any personal materials that help to tell Jefferson's story. Oral histories, too, are especially welcome, and we encourage you to record oral history interviews, either as a class project to commemorate a "milestone" reunion year, or as ad hoc interviews conducted by Archives staff.
Collections acquired from alumni and faculty are normally received as donations, and are documented by a Deed of Gift form. Appropriate restrictions will be placed on all sensitive materials for a specified period.
If you have materials you would like to donate, or just some good memories to share, please contact:
University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian
Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5587
The University Archives and Special Collections is a unit of
Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University
1020 Walnut Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-503-8097 / 215-503-2477
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Please send comments about this page to Michael Angelo (Michael.Angelo@jefferson.edu).
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