The Archives of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists contains collections that span the history of the Association. From equipment to photographs, filmstrips to oral histories, annual meeting memorabilia to personal papers of famous CRNAs, the Archives represents the history of nurse anesthetists and their professional organization. Are you writing a paper on an AANA Past President? Are you gathering research for your dissertation? The many and varied collections at the Archives are invaluable resources for student projects, and we make our archives services available to you as a benefit of your AANA membership.
Students may request an appointment to visit the Archives for research purposes; however, we understand that this is inconvenient for many students across the country. As such, research requests by phone or email are heavily encouraged. Just because you can’t come to the Archives in person doesn’t mean you can’t access the information it holds—that’s what the Archivist is here for!
Before you submit a request, check out some of the quick-reference materials available on our site. See the Historical Resources page for more options, including a list of books on the history of nurse anesthesia.
Need some help taking the next step? Check out our guide to using the Archives: How to Make a Research Request.
Did you write a dissertation or a thesis as part of your anesthesia education? Consider donating your work to the Archives-Library. For more information, see the Dissertation and Thesis Collection site.
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