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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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ACS Archives

Our Archives serve as the institutional memory of the ACS. We collect and preserve records of enduring value and make them available for research. These records contain roughly 400 linear feet of material, chiefly paper records, but also images, motion pictures, sound recordings, and artifacts.

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ACS Archives

Documenting History

Our Archives serve as the institutional memory of the ACS. We collect and preserve records of enduring value and make them available for research. These records contain roughly 400 linear feet of material, chiefly paper records, but also images, motion pictures, sound recordings, and artifacts.

Search the ACS Archives

Access online materials and learn about our physical collections.

Invaluable Collections

The Papers of Franklin H. and Isabelle H. Martin

The founders of ACS. Read more



The Resources of Eleanor K. Grimm

The private secretary of Dr. Martin. Read more



The Orr Collection

Books on the history of medicine and surgery. Read more



Selected Films

Surgical procedures dating back to the 1920s. See more



Bulletin Indexes

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons (1913-2016). Read more


Collections

Recommended Resources

The Icon Project created by the AAPS preserves the history of plastic surgery through the words of the pioneers, leaders, and renowned educators in plastic surgery.


ASTS started their “Chimera Chronicles: Great Stories in Transplant Surgery” program in 2008. It captures video profiles of 32 transplant surgeons, many with the initial leadership of ASTS.


EAST Storycasts is a series of audio interviews with prominent trauma surgeons that discuss important events, discoveries, and people in trauma and emergency surgery.


LIMITLESS is a docuseries featuring inspiring stories from women plastic surgeons who broke the glass ceiling and rose to prominence within their field as society presidents.


SVS’ The Giants of Vascular Surgery oral history program contains more than 80 interviews of significant vascular surgeons and makes them available online.


The David C. Sabiston Oral History Project at Duke University set out to capture information about the life of Dr. Sabiston, chair of the department of surgery at Duke for 30 years. Dr. Sabiston was an active member of the American College of Surgeons, including serving a term as president from 1985-1986.

Contact ACS Archives

If you have questions about ACS Archives, please contact the ACS Archives team.