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W. Bruce Fye Center For the History of Medicine: Services & Policies

Services and Policies

The W. Bruce Fye Center For the History of Medicine carefully regulates the use of materials in its collections. Policies governing access, photoduplication/scanning, and publication of these materials follow archival and museum standards and are established by the Archives staff with the advice of the Historical Committee.  Our policies and services attempt to balance the needs of patrons, patient confidentiality, the rights of copyright holders, and the Center's own rights and responsibilities towards its collections.

  • Research consultations
  • Records retention consultation (e.g., department minutes, annual reports, etc.)
  • Mediated photocopying
  • Assistance on historical presentations (quotes, facts, images)
  • Tours may be requested by contacting Renee Ziemer
  • Donations review and material acquisition (please see wish list for current collection needs)


Prior to your visit to the W. Bruce Fye Center For the History of Medicine

Please take a minute to review the Rights, Rules and Conditions Relating to the Use of Materials and fill out the Researcher Registration form.


Open for Self-Guided Tours:
Mon-Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm

Volunteers are present from 11:00 - 1:00

The Historical Suite is open to Mayo Clinic staff, patients and their families. It is not open to the general public.

Mon-Fri by appointment


Christopher J. Boes, M.D.
Medical Director
Phone: 507-284-6112

Renee Ziemer
History and Heritage Program Manager
Phone: 507-284-2585

Emily Christopherson
Digital Archivist/Librarian III
Phone: 507-284-0272

Karen Koka
Historical Archives Librarian IV
Phone: 507-284-4054

Gioia Spatafora
Archivist and Registrar/Librarian II
Phone: 507-293-3313

Alec Thicke
Anesthesiology Project Archivist/Librarian III
Phone: 507-284-3420