In honor of UCSF’s 150th anniversary and the clinicians, scientists, and health care professionals who have donated their papers to the archives, UCSF Archives and Special Collections has launched a robust lecture and exhibits program to introduce a wider community to its holdings and demonstrate the research value of the collections.
In her New York Times bestselling new book, UCSF Professor Louise Aronson shows how individuals, communities, clinicians and scientists can improve lives and transform healthcare by applying the same creativity, innovation, and effort to elders as we already do for children and adults. Join us for a lively conversation between the author and Sharon Kaufman PhD, Professor Emerita, Medical Anthropology at UCSF for the fall launch of UCSF’s answer to City Arts & Lectures and The Commonwealth Club!
In September 1947, the bright orange-colored St. Joseph Aspirin for Children joined them amid a wave of creative marketing for what became known as candy aspirin. An immediate success, flavored low dose aspirin reshaped medical, nursing, and parental responses to pediatric fever and pain. Unfortunately, however, its popularity with children resulted in an unintended consequence—a 500% increase in aspirin poison rates within a few years. Speaker: Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania nursing faculty and health historian.
Free and open to the public during library hours.
Developed around selections from the collection of Dr. Morton G. Rivo, Open Wide offers a glimpse into how perspectives on dentistry – and dentistry itself – have changed over the centuries. The artworks, supplemented by artifacts, rare books, and other materials from the UCSF Archives, will be on display on three floors of the UCSF Library.
Exhibit Opening: Thurs. Sept. 27 from 12 to 1pm
Parnassus Library, Main Floor
Through September 2020 at the Parnassus Library
The exhibit highlights ways individual professionals affiliated with UCSF acted to address HIV/AIDS following its outbreak in the 1980s. Their responses included working in and with the larger San Francisco community — and continue to impact HIV/AIDS care and research today. All materials in this exhibit are drawn from the AIDS History Project collections preserved in the UCSF Archives and Special Collections. The exhibit will be on display on floors 1, 3, and 5 of the UCSF Library at Parnassus through September 2020. They Were Really Us was curated by Sabrina Oliveros with assistance from Mauricio Velasco and designed by Mark McGowan.
Exhibit Opening: Tues. Oct. 1 from 12 to 1pm in Parnassus Library, Main Floor
What Came Before Zero? STIs Among Men Who Had Sex With Men in California, 1945-1965.
Richard McKay, D.Phil
January 10, 2019 [details]
The Evolution of Urology at UCSF [details]
UCSF Department of Urology
March 14, 2018
Video recording coming soon.
Vaccination and Society Since the Sixties [details]
Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization
September 30, 2016
Heightened Expectations: The Discovery and Early Uses of Growth Hormone [details]
May 17, 2016
Video recording coming soon.
Karl F. Meyer: California’s Forgotten Microbe Hunter [details]
December 5, 2014
‘Tipping the Balance’: Karl Friedrich Meyer, Latent Infections, and the Birth of Modern Ideas of Disease Ecology
Watch the video recording.
Tracking Disease, Forecasting Futures [details]
February 21, 2014
- DO THE BEST FOR OUR SOLDIERS: University of California Medical Service in World War I
- Selections from the UCSF Cornerstone Collection and Health Sciences Artifacts
- HIV: A Plague of Violence Against Women
- Vision for the Future: Advancing MRI Technology at UCSF’s Radiologic Imaging Laboratory, 1975-2000
- An Engine of Inquiry and Change: The UCSF Library
- Many Faces, One UCSF: Celebrating 150 Years of Innovation, Education, and Care
- History, Science and Art of Ocular Prosthetics
- Windows on Science at the Exploratorium
- Eric L. Berne Archive: The Birth of Transactional Analysis
- UCSF AIDS History Project: Documenting the Epidemic
- Pharmacy and Pharmacists: Japanese Woodblock Prints