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On view through mid-2014, this exhibit showcases materials from the AIDS History Project (AHP), which began in 1987 as a joint effort of historians, archivists, AIDS activists, health care providers, and others to secure historically significant resources of the response to the AIDS crisis in San Francisco.
This collection includes selected records from numerous AIDS-related agencies and community-based organizations in the Bay Area, diaries from AIDS activists, papers of clinicians, health care workers, and researchers working at SFGH and UCSF, as well as materials collected by social scientists and journalists.
Presented by UCSF Archives and Special Collections.
Main floor, Library hours.
Exhibits in the Parnassus Campus Library's first floor gallery present a rotating selection of Japanese woodblock prints and scrolls from UCSF's East Asian Collection.
Pharmacy and Pharmacists, the exhibit currently on view, portrays traditional drug compounding and distribution establishments. Advertisements for the drug stores carefully depict pre-modern shops which were open to the street and had signs promoting proprietary medicine and store specialties.
In many prints, a physician can be seen consulting with pharmacists. Around the store, assistants and apprentices prepare herbal drugs, dispense drugs to customers, and deliver new shipments of herbs.
The street scenes depict people from different walks of life, where drugstores serve as a backdrop for everyday activities. Two prints show views of Mt. Fuji.
Please enjoy these treasures from our East Asian Collection. View the entire collection of Japanese woodblock prints.