The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. Center for the History of Family Medicine
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Repository URL: http://www.aafpfoundation.org/online/foundation/home/programs/center-history.html
Repository code: mokafp
Repository description (extant): The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) was officially established in 1992 to actively collect, organize, preserve and provide access to the records of the leading Family Medicine organizations involved in all aspects of the specialty. It also solicits personal and professional papers of family physicians and Family Medicine educators before and after 1969, when family medicine officially became the 20th specialty in American medicine. It designs and exhibits materials from its collections that highlight the specialty's history. CHFM also creates online exhibits and information on its collections via the Center's Web site.
The History Center is administered by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the health of all people by advancing the philosophy and culture of Family Medicine through scientific, educational, charitable and humanitarian initiatives.
The History Center is located at the American Academy of Family Physicians headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. The CHFM's collection amounts to approximately 2,000 cubic feet of materials maintained onsite in a climate and humidity-controlled storage facility, plus additional materials stored offsite.
Repository type: Non-Profit Organization
Family medicine oral history project