New in NLM Digital Collections: fully-digitized manuscript collections

(17 Jan 2020) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of its first fully-digitized manuscript collections in NLM Digital Collections.

Complete with finding aids—detailed research guides to assist individuals in exploring and understanding these archival materials—this initial release of six manuscript collections encompasses more than 43,500 pages and represents a milestone in the evolution of NLM’s digitization capacity. Moreover, it achieves the goal of providing remote, unmediated access to manuscript collections in alignment with one of the cornerstones of the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027, to reach more people through enhanced dissemination and engagement.

These six collections include:

National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Records, 1983-1994

Official Bulletins relating to the health of President Garfield, 1881

Medical report of military inspection tour through the Northern division of the U.S., Baltimore, 1818

Leonard C. McPhail Diary, 1845-c.1939

Jonathan Letterman Correspondence and Diary, 1860-1864

U.S. Asylum for Insane Indians annual report and census, 1926

More details can be found from the original announcement from NLM here.