Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA)

Who we are

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) is an informal group of archivists, librarians, healthcare professionals, and others interested in medical history in the Chicago area. CAMA is represented by a variety of professional and clinical specialty associations, academic medical centers, universities, hospitals and local historians.

What we do

Since 2002, CAMA has served as a professional network to share information and resources through meetings, an annual symposium, and a mailing list.

We promote collaborative efforts among participating members and increased awareness and appreciation of the Chicago area’s important medical history for the research community and general public.

Meetings are open to all interested persons, who should feel free to add their names to the group’s e-mail mailing list.

Become a member or learn more

Contact us or join the CAMA listserv at

Join our Facebook Group


Although the CAMA Blog is no longer updated, it still holds useful historical notes, research tips, and collection highlights related to Chicago medical and nursing history!

CAMA Symposium

Since October 2002, CAMA has sponsored a medical history symposium hosted by member institutions. Past symposia have featured presentations by archivists, librarians, physicians and nurses, institutional exhibits, roundtable discussions and facility tours. To learn more about past CAMA Medical History Symposia speakers and presentations, view our programs from our first twenty years (2002-2022) here:

CAMA Facilitator

Nathalie Wheaton, MSLS
Archivist, Rush University Medical Center

Contact CAA at

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