Celebrating 40 Years of the College of Medicine

Arizona Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Start Date: 
Oct 31, 2007 (All day)
Exhibit End Date: 
Nov 30, 2007 (All day)
Sunday - Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Java City, Arizona Health Sciences Library, Tucson Campus

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the College of Medicine, the Arizona Health Sciences Library will have these exhibits on display during the month of November 2007:

photo of display case with flagsFirst Flags

First Flags is a set of three flags, the flags of the United States, the State of Arizona and the University of Arizona.  They were the first flags to fly at The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center and were flown in front of the medical center from September 1, 1971 until September 1, 1972.

First Flags was donated to the Arizona Health Sciences Library on November 26, 2002 by Jack M. Layton, MD.




College of Medicine Equipment – 1967- 1971

This exhibit consists of equipment used during the first years of the College of Medicine. Equipment displayed comes primarily from the multidisciplinary physiology labs and from Dr. John Palmer.




Remembering the beginning...

Come and read the headlines which announced the opening of the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

This exhibit is located in room 2101 of the library, near the Java City Coffee Bar. This exhibit will display various photographs of our scrapbooks compiled during the late 60’s and early 70’s. These photographs will take  you back down memory lane or, if you are less than 40 years old, will describe to you what the daily news were back then. Remember the Polo Fields? The Quonset huts? How many students were in the first graduating class?



You are invited sit down, relax, have a cup of coffee with old friends, and relive those days.

Are these pictures not detailed enough for you? Talk to our special collections librarian and make an appointment to view the actual scrapbooks!

Last updated Jan 4, 2013 by ncapdarest