AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic
This exhibition explores how AIDS posters serve as highly adaptable, durable, cost effective, efficient tools in sharing public health messaging. Created by communities bonded together by illness and a desire to make change, these posters provide a gateway to AIDS history, illustrating how, in the face of illness, neglect, and, early on, the unknown, people came together to connect, create, and save one another's lives. Today, AIDS posters continue to be valuable resources for the ongoing epidemic. They teach us about community organizing processes and the ways that groups dealing with HIV heal, share fears, and strategize toward wellness together.
AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People's History of a Pandemic includes selected AIDS posters from Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture, the 2013 exhibition about the history of HIV/AIDS in the United States.
The Exhibition Program
By creating exhibitions about the social and cultural history of science and medicine, we encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about themselves and their communities. These exhibitions and supportive resources engage diverse audiences and connect visitors to National Library of Medicine trusted health information resources.
Patricia TuohyHead, Exhibition Program
Julie BotnickExhibition Technical Information Specialist
Jiwon KimExhibition Educator
Carissa LindmarkTraveling Exhibition Assistant
Erika MillsCommunity Outreach Coordinator
Jane MarkowitzTraveling Exhibition Services Coordinator
Tannaz MotevalliExhibition Coordinator
Theodore (Ted) KerrGuest Curator
Writer, Organizer, and Founding Member of What Would an HIV Doula Do?
Link StudioWebsite Design & Development
HealyKohler DesignExhibition Design
Eric W. Boyle, PhDU.S. Department of Energy
History of Medicine Division
Jeffrey Reznick, PhDChief, History of Medicine Division
Kenneth KoyleDeputy Chief
Allison CaoWeb Program, Pathways Student
Lindsay FranzSystems Librarian
Elizabeth MullenManager of Web Development and Social Media
Ginny RothManager of Prints and Photographs
Office of Computer and Communications Systems
Wei MaChief, Applications Branch
Winston ChurchillApplications Branch
Joe PotvinApplications Branch
Ying SunApplications Branch
Public Services Division
Jean (Bob) EdouardCollection Access Section