Jim Page, often called the father of modern Emergency Medical Services (EMS), had special meaning for many. He gave voice to the needs of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics and championed the importance of EMS as a community asset. Jim was a prolific writer and historian, carefully keeping and tracking his thousands of speeches, articles, reports, letters and other materials.
Physio Control Corporation: Founding Benefactor of the James O. Page Collection
The Libraries at UCLA have a wide variety of special collections, considered among the best in the country. After a careful search and determination that no other library of its kind existed, UCLA welcomed the opportunity to create the James O. Page Collection with these goals in mind:
Many of the pioneers of EMS are retiring, and some, sadly, have passed on. The history and landmark works of our profession — and the voices of these leaders need to be preserved and made available to help guide future generations. There is an urgent need, and also a special opportunity, to begin this process now. Please take a moment to browse through our research guide. We will regularly add digitized archival items, news of upcoming programs and exhibits, announcements of new acquisitions, and links to additional resources. We invite suggestions, corrections, and offers of archival material pertaining to Jim Page and other EMS leaders. We welcome you to contact us at any time.
The James O. Page Collection is produced in collaboration with: