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Archives and History


Franklin H. Martin, principal founder of the College, Colonel in the U.S. Medical Corps, member of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense, and Chairman of its General Medical Board, 1917–1918

The Archives serve as the historical memory of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). We collect and preserve inactive College records of enduring value and make them available for research. Our Archives’ processed and cataloged records contain roughly 400 linear feet of material, chiefly paper records, but also images, motion pictures, sound recordings, and artifacts.

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Adam J. Carey, Archivist

Dolores Barber, Assistant Archivist

Archives Catalog

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Archives collections

Overview of the Archives Collections

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