Happy Holidays (and 2018/19 Winter Closure)

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The archives team would like to express our gratitude to all our supporters, donors, users, collaborators, interns and colleagues for helping us grow our holdings, uncover, describe, and digitize previously hidden collections.

We hope to see many of you next year, please join us for the upcoming Archives Lectures and come view the recently opened new exhibit, Open Wide: 500 Years of Dentistry in Art.

The Archives & Special Collections will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2017 through Tuesday, January 1st, 2018. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

What came before Zero? STIs Among Men Who Had Sex with Men in California, 1945-1965 | ARCHIVES TALK

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12 – 1:15 pm
Parnassus Library, 5th Floor, Lange Room

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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.

Dr. Richard A. McKay, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge

Dr. Richard A. McKay, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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