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 & 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.
Expanding on one thread from his recent book, Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017), Richard A. McKay, D.Phil. will present findings from his archival research across North America to illuminate historical aspects of sexual health and sexually transmitted infections among men who had sex with men. The talk will focus on California in the 1950s and 1960s, with a particular emphasis on developments in homophile activism—the forerunner of later gay rights organizing—and public health. Dr. McKay will also reflect on the methodological challenges of carrying out research on a topic for which patient records and other source materials were routinely destroyed to preserve confidentiality.
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: Thursday, September 27 from 12 to 1pm
Parnassus Library, Main Floor
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