Health Sciences Library Celebrates Naming of Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area

Jerry Perry, Director of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library, is pleased to announce the naming of the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area in the Library’s Special Collections Room.  Carl E. Bartecchi, MD, MACP, is a Distinguished Clinical Professor of Medicine with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a longstanding donor to the Health Sciences Library.  His many gifts over the years include a significant history of medicine book collection, a wide array of medical artifacts and curiosities, photographs from his travels to South America and Southeast Asia, and financial support. Dr. Bartecchi lives in Pueblo, CO with his wife Kay, where he has a medical practice.  A thoroughly engaged philanthropist, Dr. Bartecchi is actively involved in service missions to Viet Nam, where he is involved in supporting and improving hospital facilities and medical education.

Dr. Bartecchi is co-author of Living Healthier and Longer: What Works, What Doesn’t, and author of A Doctor’s Vietnam Journal, both of which are in the Library’s collection.

A celebration of Dr. Bartecchi’s many generous contributions to the Library will take place on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm in the Library’s Special Collections Room, 3rd Floor.  A reception with refreshments will follow immediately afterwards, in the Library’s Reading Room, also on the 3rd Floor.  Please see the Library’s website at for directions.

According to Director Perry, “Dr. Bartecchi is a champion benefactor to the Health Sciences Library.  His gifts cover the spectrum of what it is that we do from our signature facility on the Anschutz Medical Campus.  His gifts of books enhance our collections, the artifacts he has donated enrich our outreach programing to local schools, the art work enhances the experience of users who visit our stunning building, and his financial support has provided new opportunities.  On behalf of the Library’s users, we are thankful to Carl and Kay for their vision, leadership and mission to serve.”

About his donation, Dr. Bartecchi states, “Books and libraries have always been important to me during my medical career.  How wonderful it is to be even a small part of such an advanced, well equipped and beautiful library with its outstanding and supportive staff.  I appreciate this opportunity to share with others my love for the books and artifacts that shaped our medical history.”

Please plan to attend the celebration and reception honoring the naming of the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area, June 22, 2:30 pm. For additional information, please contact Jerry Perry, Director, at 303-724-2133 or

[Jerry Perry, Library Director]