The American Neurological Association collects, maintains and makes accessible historical material in the Memory Bank as an ongoing effort to support ANA’s goals and mission, and to preserve:
- A record of the Association’s primary activities, including advocacy, education, meetings, and publications;
- A record of the Association’s members and presidents; and,
- A record of the evolution of academic neurology.
Members are invited to share and/or donate materials that may assist with this goal by sending digital materials or mailing hard copy materials or in some cases, artifacts to ANA Headquarters.
Digital materials can be emailed to the ANA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:American Neurological Association
1120 Rt. 73, Suite 200
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
* When donating materials, please include a brief explanation with dates, peoples names, or any other descriptions that will help when indexing the material for the archives and searching in the Memory Bank.
The Archives actively collects materials in the following major subject categories:
- Administration, governance, and leadership
- Advocacy and partnerships with outside organizations
- Continuing education
- Lectureships and other awards
- Membership and member services
Below is an example of materials that might be donated by members:
|Images||Mainly digital images, photographs, and negatives||Photographs of Board of Directors, committees, members, meetings, presidents, symposia|
|Memorabilia||Artifacts relating to the history of American neurology or the Association||ANA branded artifacts and neurological tools|
|Presentations and speeches||Interviews conducted as part of the ANA Oral History Project||Recordings, releases, and transcripts|
|Audio & video recordings||Audio or visual works commissioned by ANA||Annual meeting, lectureships, seminar, symposium and webinar recordings|
|Collateral||Analog and digital records used to distribute information about ANA, educational programs, events, membership, and neurology.||Brochures, booklets, programs, promotional material, syllabi|
Types of material that are not collected include:
- Records relating to non-members
- Records of outside organizations not pertaining to the American Neurological Association
- Artifacts such as medicinal products or biomedical samples
- Neurological publications not published by the Association or authored by its Presidents
- Declined applications and manuscripts