The University Archives in the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library, is devoted to preserving and providing access to historical medical collections and the institutional records of the UNT Health Science Center. The University Archives began in 1982 under the curation of C. Ray Stokes and was known as Special Collections. Through a generous grant from the Mabee Petroleum Corporation, donations by numerous individuals, and the transfer of institutional records, the University Archives has grown steadily through the years.
The Archives assesses, acquires, describes, preserves and makes available primary and secondary source materials with lasting institutional significance. Additionally, exceptional items related to early osteopathic medicine and the history of osteopathy in Texas have been acquired. The Archives are predominantly intended for use by UNTHSC faculty, alumni, administration, staff and students; however, physicians, researchers, historians and the general public also utilize the collections. Although the materials do not circulate, they may be used within the Archives located on the first floor of the Library. Appointments can be scheduled between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on weekdays, excluding university holidays and other campus closings. To access collection materials contact Betty Shankle at 817-735-2591 or Betty.Shankle@unthsc.edu to schedule an appointment.