Sabin letter from Payne
Sabin Vaccinating Children
Birthday Wishes from President Reagen on Sabin's 80th Birthday

Albert B. Sabin Papers

Donated by his wife Heloisa in 1993, the Sabin archives occupy nearly 400 linear feet and consist of correspondence, laboratory notebooks, manuscripts, and other research papers generated by Sabin during his long and active medical career. This extensive collection also contains his honors, awards, medals and other memorabilia, as well as research materials such as microscope and lantern slides. In addition, there are hundreds of photographs, and many video recordings and audiotapes. The collection spans the years 1930 to 1993, with the bulk of material being from Sabin's tenure in Cincinnati from 1939 to 1969. 


Arrangements may be made to use the collection by phoning the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at 513.558.5120 or by emailing The purpose of this digital archive is to advance scholarship. More information about copyright and fair use of this collection can be found at the Albert Sabin digital collection fair use page..


Collection photographs, correspondence, and a sample of Sabin's laboratory research notebooks have been digitized. For photos and correspondence please see the University of Cincinnati's Digital Resource Commons. To view the notebooks visit the online repository scholar@UC.  

To learn more about the Sabin Papers and for a complete box and folder inventory see the collection's finding aid.