The AAP Pediatric History Center preserves and documents the rich heritage of pediatrics. The center is focused upon preserving collections that capture the past record of the AAP, document pediatric history, and demonstrate the progression of children's health care.
The PHC is the home of the AAP archives; consisting of the historic and official records of the Academy. Publications, policy statements, selected documents, photographs, and books on AAP history are preserved as a lasting record and resource on the Academy's leading role in advancing child health. In addition to the AAP archives the holdings include books on medical and social history of childhood, pediatric texts and rare books, photographs and videotapes, and a collection of pediatric artifacts that provides a fascinating insight into the changes in infant care and feeding. The personal papers and manuscripts of select individuals who have worked to enrich the lives of children and improve their health are an important part of the center’s records as well.