The University Libraries medical history resources are located within Special Collections at the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences on the Newark Campus, but serve the entire University and state of New Jersey. Primary clientele are UMDNJ faculty, staff, and students. Service is also provided to researchers throughout the state and elsewhere, both nationally and internationally. Special Collections consists of the Barbara Manisty Peck History of Medicine Room, which serves as a resource center for biomedical history in general and the history of the health sciences in New Jersey in particular, and the Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., MD University Archives. The Bergen University Archives documents both the history of the University from its founding in 1954 as the Seton Hall College of Medicine & Dentistry, as well as New Jersey's medical heritage. Special Collections is the only collection in the state entirely devoted to providing resources in the history of medicine in New Jersey.
The University Libraries of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey maintains this site to provide researchers with information about its special collections resources. The collections available at the library include university archives, faculty papers, various manuscripts, oral histories, post cards, medical artifacts, and a New Jersey AIDS collection. Only certain segments of the site are searchable, but the site is easy to navigate and their are several helpful finding guides. Historians of medicine and those interested in regional or state-specific records would be well served by this library, and the site can be a useful tool for identifying the availability of desired information before making a research trip.