The MUSC University Archives is located on the 3rd Floor, Room 300 of the Colbert Education Center and Library Building, 171 Ashley Ave, Charleston, SC 29425.
The Macaulay Museum of Dental History is temporarily closed and is not open for tours.
Because the materials of the Waring and MUSC University Archives are unique, rare, and of enduring value in documenting the history of the health sciences in the state of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina, the items do not circulate. However, copies and/or digital reproductions can be made of the materials, in most cases, and many of the materials may be accessible online through the Waring Historical Library Digital Collections and MEDICA@MUSC.
Yes, the Waring can accommodate research appointments between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM weekdays with the exception of most state and federal holidays. Visitors are required to contact the library's staff prior to their visit to schedule an appointment.
There is no available parking at the Waring. Street parking is available at metered spots along Ashley Avenue and Bee Street. The nearest parking garage is the Rutledge Tower parking garage, with entrances on Rutledge and Ashley Avenues.
Charges for copies, permission fees, or digitization on demand may apply. Please consult library staff for details.
Finding aids are guides to archival and manuscript collections. They provide context and background to a collection and its significance as well as guidance on the organization and arrangement of the items within a collection.
The MUSC Quick Facts consists of a series of guides which provide quick answers to frequently requested information concerning the history of MUSC. For specific information, explore the collections of the MUSC University Archives or contact the University Archivist.
Please contact the MUSC University Archives for more information or for a consultation.
Patient medical records can be obtained through the Health Information Services department at MUSC.
The MUSC University Records Center offers paid off-site storage for records. Please, consult their homepage for more information.
Photographs are permitted, but please limit flash photographs upon request.
175 Ashley Avenue | MSC 403 | Charleston, SC 29425 | (843) 792-2288