History and Special Collections for the Sciences
James O. Page History of EMS Collection

Get Involved

Help Build the Collection

In order to build the James O. Page Collection and create a national archive and library for history of EMS research, we need your help. Contact us to:

  • loan photographs and other items to be digitized and returned
  • donate correspondence, photographs, books, reports, runs of journals and newsletters, and other archival and library material
  • recommend EMS leaders for us to contact about their archives 
  • suggest topics we should document
  • suggest links for the website 
  • learn about other institutions and organizations which collect historical EMS items 
  • support the James O. Page Charitable Foundation, whose projects include expanding the James O. Page Collection Endowment at UCLA (to support the acquisition, processing, preservation and use of related library materials and the archives of other EMS leaders) and providing scholarships for the Foundation’s James O. Page Project for Leadership Development



Research Opportunities

The UCLA Library offers two competitive fellowship programs which help faculty, students, and independent scholars come to Los Angeles to use our research collections. Research in the James O. Page Collection is eligible for both of these opportunities:

James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships
(applications due 11 December 2009 for research visits between 1 March and 17 December 2010)

Charles Donald O’Malley Short-Term Research Fellowships for Research in the History of Medicine and Allied Fields at UCLA
(applications due May 2010 for research visits between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011)


  • Contact us to plan a visit (we do not have a permanent exhibit for the Collection, but will work with visitors to identify and view interesting items)
  • Plan ahead – some materials are stored off-site and require one or more workdays to retrieve; budgetary restrictions may impact service hours for the library
  • History & Special Collections for the Sciences, the home of the Page Collection, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and by appointment.