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The Archives for Women in Medicine

About the AWM

The Archives for Women in Medicine actively acquires, preserves, promotes, and provides access to the professional and personal records of outstanding women leaders, starting with the Harvard-affiliated community. We are eager to broaden our scope, to reach a larger audience, and to continue collecting, preserving, sharing, and celebrating the work of these pioneers.

First class of women admitted to Harvard Medical School, 1945While publications tell of their scientific accomplishments, the story behind those accomplishments - the story of the relationships, experiences, and struggles that pushed and inspired these pioneers - can only be illuminated through their personal and professional records. These women's collections will not only provide a rich resource for current and future scholarship in medicine and the history of medicine, but will also be available to inspire future generations of women who are eager to contribute to our knowledge in basic and clinical science.

Fellowship Program

In partnership with the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine, the Archives for Women in Medicine is proud to offer an annual fellowship to support research related to the history of women in medicine at the Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library.

For application information, visit our Fellowships page.

Information about current and past Fellows is available here.


Phone: 617-432-2170

This project is made possible by the
generous support of our donors.