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A newspaper article announcing the start of the AIDS Committee of Toronto. (Box 2, folder 6)
Doctors in New York and California have diagnosed among homosexual men 41 cases of a rare and often rapidly fatal form of cancer. Eight of the victims died less than 24 months after the diagnosis was made – LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN, “RARE CANCER SEEN IN 41 HOMOSEXUALS.” New York Times, Jul 03, 1981. By...
When Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis left his library to Yale in 1979 Lewis thought of his gift not as a finished monument but as a living thing that required growth and change lest it become, in his words, “static and moldy.” This new exhibition, now on view at the Lewis Walpole Library in Farmington, CT,...
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University has acquired an archive of approximately 100 letters by renowned writer James Baldwin, and a typescript draft of his third novel, “Another Country,” with his handwritten annotations. The archive constitutes one of the largest...
Now on view at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, 333 Cedar Street. Birth control, more widely available with the advent of “the pill,” is the subject of these large posters from 1968-69. Marketed to college students, the posters’ messages mocked politicians and traditional values in...

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