Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Planning Your Visit to the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

When is WLM open?

*Due to the relocation of our collections, tours are currently unavailable for the month of July 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to hosting you in August!* 

The ASA building is not open to the public. Private or group tours are available by appointment only Monday-Thursday from 9am -3:30pm CT. Kindly complete this FORM to initiate a tour request. Please provide at least 48 hours notice for your desired visit, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to the opportunity to host you! 

Is an appointment required?
Yes.

Do I have to wear a face covering?
Optional.

Is there an admission charge?
No.

Is WLM wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Is WLM kid-friendly?
Appropriate age; Accompanied by adult.

Where is WLM located?
1061 American Lane,
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4973

The Google Maps link above may be used for directions or finding public transportation.

Where can I park?

For more information contact Felicia Macon, WLM Senior Assistant at [email protected] or (847) 268-9119.

 

Archives Collection

What kind of materials are in the archives?
Archives of organizations, personal papers and ephemera.

Are there any restrictions on access to the collections?
Yes. HIPAA et al.

Are all of the archival collections digitized?
No.

Is there a finding aid to every collection?
No.

For more information contact Allison Seagram, WLM Archivist & Librarian at [email protected], or (847) 268-9168.

 

Donations

How can I make a monetary donation to WLM?
Donations can be made via the WLM website online or contact Felicia Macon, WLM Senior Assistant at [email protected] or (847) 268-9119.

How can I donate historical materials to the WLM?

Contact Amanda Helfers, WLM Museum Specialist at [email protected] or (847) 268-9160, or Allison Seagram, WLM Archivist & Librarian at [email protected], or (847) 268-9168.

 

Fellowship Program

Does WLM offer support for visiting scholars?
Yes, visit the WLM Fellowship page for the application form.

For more information contact Felicia Macon, WLM Senior Assistant at [email protected].

 

Library Collection

What kind of materials are in the library?
Books, journals, audio/video, art and more.

Can books be taken out of the library?
No.

Are any of the books digitized?
Yes, visit the WLM online Rare Book Collection and E-book Collection.

For more information contact Allison Seagram, WLM Archivist & Librarian at [email protected], or (847) 268-9168.

 

Museum Collection

What kind of materials are in the museum?
Equipment, agent packaging, memorabilia and more.

Are any objects available for hands-on study?
Yes.

Is the whole collection on view in the gallery?
No.

Is the whole collection on view on the website?
No.

For more information contact Amanda Helfers, WLM Museum Specialist at [email protected] or (847) 268-9160.

 

Publications Program

Is WLM a publisher?
Yes.

For more information contact Felicia Macon, WLM Senior Assistant at [email protected].

 

Relationships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesia History Association

 

Rights and Reproductions

Is permission required to publish images or other materials on WLM’s website?
Yes.

For more information contact Amanda Helfers, WLM Museum Specialist at [email protected] or (847) 268-9160.

 

Social Media Channels

Where can I find WLM on social media?
WLM is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

For more information contact Amanda Helfers, WLM Museum Specialist at [email protected] or (847) 268-9160.

 

Volunteers Program

What volunteer opportunities does WLM offer?
For volunteer opportunities contact us at [email protected].

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