The FDA's rich history is brought to life in the virtual exhibits, photo albums, video blogs and historical films offered below.
A Brief History of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research slideshow
Learn about how the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, and its predecessors, changed over time.
Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, T…
Learn about pioneering women from FDA's past.
Voices of Innovation: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Hear, in their own words, about the work of remarkable FDA women, drawn from our oral history collection.
The History of FDA's Role in Preventing the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Learn through object and images about the FDA's contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Our Story: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Learn about how the FDA has changed from the early 20th century to today, as well as its evolving work to promote and protect public health.
80 Years of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
In 2018, the FDA commemorated the 80th anniversary of the passage of its major authorizing legislation, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.
FDA Historical Images on FLICKR
Browse and download over 250 copyright-free, high-resolution historical images depicting significant aspects of FDA's past.
American Chamber of Horrors Images on FLICKR
Learn about some of the objects originally displayed in FDA's 1933 exhibit, the Chamber of Horrors.
FDA's Our Story Exhibit Images
Explore some of the artifacts and images on display in the FDA's flagship exhibit.
Images of FDA's Contributions to Women's Health
The artifacts and images displayed in this photo album explore how FDA has helped to advance women's health over time.
Historical Video Blogs
Learn the stories behind some of the bizarre and intriguing objects in the FDA's artifact vault.
Historical Public Service Annoucements
View dozens of historical public service announcement videos created by the FDA and DHHS.