About the Archives

Franklin D. Roosevelt at NIH 1940
President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the buildings at the grounds of the National Institute of Health on October 31, 1940  Video of President Roosevelt's dedication Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine collections

The Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum was established to increase historical understanding of the National Institutes of Health and biomedical science among NIH staff, scholars, and the general public.  The Office serves as a source of information for NIH history by maintaining a subject and biographical ready-reference collection.  Reference questions about NIH history can be answered by the Archivist.