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Nancy Hulston, MA

Associate Professor Emeritus, History and Philosophy of Medicine

Professional Background

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City:  BA in American History
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City:  MA in American History and Archives and Historical Agency Management



As Archives Director at KUMC I managed the archival materials deemed of permanent historical, legal and administrative value for the entire Medical Center.  This involved the collecting, organizing, arranging and preservation of files, photographs, blueprints, films and other materials pertaining to the history of the KU Medical Center and campus.

My duties as Museum Director involved the acquisition of donated artifacts, and the cataloguing and care of various works of art and three dimensional artifacts reflecting the history of medicine.  Represented are many items from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries pertaining to American medical practice with an emphasis on Kansas medicine.  The collection also contains artifacts from ancient civilizations such as Rome, Greece, Egypt, Babylonia, Etrusca and Asian countries.

Other responsibilities involved developing and presenting themed exhibits, and bringing in traveling exhibits, some of which are designed to complement KUMC’s Diversity Initiative.   This entailed designing the exhibit and story line, installing the exhibit, label making and  publicity.  Outreach activities such as mentoring, guiding internships and providing traveling exhibits were also part of my responsibilities.

Other academic interests include local medical and political history, the history of animal assisted therapy  and the history African American health care in the Greater Kansas City area.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
History and Philosophy of Medicine

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3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
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