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The Center for the History of Family Medicine (CHFM) serves as the principal resource center for the collection, conservation, exhibition, and study of materials relating to the history and evolution of the specialty of family medicine in the United States. Administered by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the CHFM was founded in 1992 and preserves over 2,000 cubic feet of materials related to family medicine and general practice.


Collections include records of the leading family medicine organizations, personal and professional papers of family physicians and family medicine educators, library materials, artifacts, photographs, and audiovisual materials.  Located in the headquarters of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the CHFM provides services to individuals within and outside of family medicine.