Temporary library closure May 24 - August 16Collections will be unavailable during the temporary closure of the Wangensteen Historical Library. Reference consultations and course planning appointments are possible as time permits during this period. Contact [email protected] for assistance.
The Wangensteen Historical Library artifact collection contains 8,000 objects. The collection includes focus is medical and surgical equipment, instruments, and pharmaceutical products and containers. The collection includes:
- 16th century-Italian pharmaceutical jars,
- Civil War-era amputation kits,
- X-ray tubes,
- patent medicines,
- plant-based pharmaceutical products,
- pharmacy equipment,
- and infant feeding devices.
To learn more about our artifact collection holdings, request a consultation or contact the library (612-626-6881; [email protected]).Request artifact consultation