Lam Archives & Hospital History

The Conrad R. Lam Archives is the official archival repository of the Henry Ford Hospital and Henry Ford Health System.

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The primary purposes of the Archives are to:

  • Collect and preserve records, photographs, and artifacts that document the legacy and growth of Henry Ford Health System.
  • Provide Henry Ford Health System staff, employees, and outside researchers access to the archival collections for research and educational purposes.

Lam Archives Collections

Located in the Health System's One Ford Place building, the collections of the Archives include manuscripts, files, books, institutional newsletters and publications, photographs, and audiovisual materials that document health care, medical and surgical practice, nursing service, medical and nursing education, research, employee and community relations, institutional growth, and the history of our buildings.

Conrad R. Lam Archives
A Division of the Sladen Libraries of Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place, 5H
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 874-6948 Phone
(313) 874-5442 Fax

Julia Pope - Senior Archivist
[email protected]

If you have information about any items in the collection, such as identifying a person in a photograph or the date of an event, or if you would like to inquire about donating materials to the archives or scheduling an appointment to visit, please contact Julia Pope, Senior Archivist, at [email protected].
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