About Us

The Physician Assistant History Society is dedicated to the history and legacy of the physician assistant profession through the identification and collection of appropriate papers, manuscripts, magazine and newspaper clippings, newsletters, reports, dissertations, oral histories, and visual artifacts, such as films, slides, videos, photographs, and digital images.

Our collections span from the inception of the PA profession to the PAs of today who are currently making history. We have personal and organizational archival collections, oral histories, museum pieces, a library, and an extensive photograph and video collections.

Browse through the complete PA History Society holdings at our website.

Our collections have a wealth of resources to help students, educators, and researchers. Learn about the profession’s history on our PA History Timeline, our Oral History Collection, and our Archives Collections. Check out our Biographies page to learn about prominent PAs and those who have made significant contributions to the PA profession. Also supplement your research paper or journal article with photographs from our Still Image and Moving Image/Video Collections (Make sure you ask permission first and properly credit!)