Synapse (San Francisco) (12.12.2013)
An article in Synapse reported that the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Parnassus Campus Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) exhibition “Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture” on its main floor through January 4. The exhibition provides a timeline of the disease’s history, including the scientific discovery of the AIDS virus and highlights of the government’s initial inaction during the early years of the epidemic. In coordination with the NLM exhibition, the library also is mounting another display, “The UCSF AIDS History Project: Documenting the Epidemic.” The UCSF AIDS History Project began in 1987 as an effort to document the response to the AIDS crisis in San Francisco, and the exhibit displays records, papers, diaries, and ephemera collected since 1991 when UCSF Archives and Special Collections began receiving grants to collect and describe the materials. The display will be on view in the library for the next six months. For more information, visit http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/manuscripts/aids/guides. For more information about the UCSF library, including address and directions, visit http://www.library.ucsf.edu/visit/parnassus. For more information on the exhibition, visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/surviving_and_thriving.html.