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The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

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Woman at a deskThe Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wall-Paper

During a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled "The Yellow Wall-Paper." The exhibition Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper" explores the story behind Gilman's indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women's professional and creative opportunities.

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The Literature of Prescription:

Charlotte Perkins Gilman and "The Yellow Wall-Paper"

Available Dates

Booked Dates

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October 04, 2009 - November 14, 2009
Georgetown University Medical Center - Dahlgren Memorial Library
Washington, DC
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
November 30, 2009 - January 09, 2010
Overlook Hospital Health Sciences Library
Summit, NJ
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
January 24, 2010 - March 06, 2010
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX
March 21, 2010 - May 02, 2010
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Austin College
Sherman, TX
May 16, 2010 - June 26, 2010
Meharry Medical College Library
Nashville, TN
Thomas Jefferson University - Scott Memorial Library
Philadelphia, PA
July 11, 2010 - August 21, 2010
University of Colorado - Denver
Denver, CO
Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center Library
Northport, NY
September 05, 2010 - October 16, 2010
University of Massachusetts - Medical School
Worcester, MA
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Charleston, WV
October 31, 2010 - December 11, 2010
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, LA
December 20, 2010 - January 29, 2011
New York University - Erman Medical Library
New York, NY
University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
February 13, 2011 - March 26, 2011
City College of New York
New York, NY
University of Alabama - Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
April 10, 2011 - May 21, 2011
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, WI
May 29, 2011 - July 09, 2011
Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library
Houston, TX
Southcoast Hospitals Group
New Bedford, MA
July 24, 2011 - September 02, 2011
Duke University
Durham, NC
Uniformed Services University Of the Health Services
Bethesda, MD
September 18, 2011 - October 29, 2011
University of Minnesota - Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI
November 13, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Metropolitan State University
Saint Paul, MN
New York Medical College
Valahlla, NY
January 15, 2012 - February 25, 2012
Slippery Rock University - Bailey Library
Slippery Rock, PA
St. John Fisher College - Lavery Library
Rochester, NY
March 11, 2012 - April 21, 2012
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
East Tennessee State University - James H. Quillen College of Medicine Library
Johnson City, TN
May 06, 2012 - June 16, 2012
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
July 01, 2012 - August 11, 2012
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
University of Arkansas - Medical Sciences Library
Little Rock, AR
August 26, 2012 - October 06, 2012
Tarrant County College
Arlington, TX
Medical University of South Carolina - Waring Historical Library
Charleston, SC
October 22, 2012 - December 01, 2012
University of Missouri, Kansas City - Health Sciences Library
Kansas City, MO
Arizona Health Sciences Library
Tuscon, AZ
December 17, 2012 - January 26, 2013
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Frederick, MD
Hendrix College - Olin C. Bailey Library
Conway, AR
February 11, 2013 - March 23, 2013
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
West Virginia University - Health Sciences Library
Morgantown, WV
April 08, 2013 - May 18, 2013
Presentation College
Arberdeen, SD
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
June 03, 2013 - July 13, 2013
Ravalli County Museum at the Old Court House
Hamilton, MT
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
July 29, 2013 - September 07, 2013
Des Moines University
Des Moines, IA
Southern Illinois University - School of Medicine Library
Springfield, IL
September 23, 2013 - November 02, 2013
McGill University - Osler Library
Montreal, Quebec
Eastern Illinois University - Booth Library
Charleston, IL
November 18, 2013 - December 28, 2013
San Diego Public Library
San Diego, CA
Wayne State University - Shiffman Medical Library
Detroit, MI
January 13, 2014 - February 22, 2014
University of Texas Medical Branch - Moody Medical Library
Galveston, TX
Laramie County Community College
Laramie, WY
March 08, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Saint Mary's College - Cushwa Leighton Library
Notre Dame, IN
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Towson, MD
May 05, 2014 - June 14, 2014
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
Pennsylvania State University - Hershey Medical Center - Harrell Health Sciences Library
Hershey, PA
June 30, 2014 - August 09, 2014
Texas Woman's University - Blagg-Huey Library
Denton, TX
Youngstown State University - Melnick Medical Museum
Youngstown, OH
August 25, 2014 - October 04, 2014
Oklahoma State University - Center for the Health Sciences
Tulsa, OK
Bryan College of Health Sciences - Library
Lincoln, NE
October 20, 2014 - November 29, 2014
Daly House Museum
Brandon, Manitoba
Missouri Valley College
Marshall, MO
December 15, 2014 - January 24, 2015
University of Washington - Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA
University of Central Florida College of Medicine - Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Orlando, FL
February 09, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA
Middle Georgia State College Library - Macon Campus
Macon, GA
April 06, 2015 - May 16, 2015
Not Available
Bethesda, MD
Not Available
Bethesda, MD
June 01, 2015 - July 11, 2015
University of Florida - Health Science Center Libraries
Gainesville, FL
North Florida / South Georgia Veterans Health System
Lake City, FL
July 27, 2015 - September 05, 2015
University of South Carolina - School of Medicine Library
Columbia, SC
University of South Dakota Libraries
Vermillion, SD
September 21, 2015 - October 31, 2015
University of South Carolina - School of Medicine Library
Columbia, SC
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
November 16, 2015 - December 26, 2015
Methodist University Hospital
Memphis, TN
Nova Southeastern University - Health Professions Division Library
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 11, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Central Michigan University - Park Library
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Bryant University - Douglas & Judith Krupp Library
Smithfield, RI
March 07, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
Suwanee, GA
May 02, 2016 - June 11, 2016
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Davenport, IA
June 27, 2016 - August 06, 2016
Lenox Hill Hospital - Health Sciences Library
New York, NY
Lincoln University - Inman E. Page Library
Jefferson City, MO
August 22, 2016 - October 01, 2016
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, WI
October 17, 2016 - November 26, 2016
Washington State University Spokane
Spokane, WA
Tarrant County College Southeast Campus
Arlington, TX
December 12, 2016 - January 21, 2017
Washington State University Spokane
Spokane, WA
Trent University Library
Peterborough, Ontario
February 06, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Spokane County Library District - Moran Prairie Library
Spokane, WA
St. Thomas University Library
Miami Gardens, FL
April 03, 2017 - May 13, 2017
High Plains Museum
Goodland, KS
Phillips Exeter Academy Library
Exeter, NH
May 29, 2017 - July 08, 2017
Wakulla County Public Library
Crawfordville, FL
Lynn University - Lynn University Library
Boca Raton, FL
July 24, 2017 - September 02, 2017
A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences - Kirksville
Kirksville, MO
Chatham Area Public Library
Chatham, IL
September 18, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
Concord, NC
Ohio State University - Health Sciences Library
Columbus, OH
November 13, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Landstuhl, Germany
Samaritan Medical Center
Watertown, NY
December 23, 2017 - February 02, 2018
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Landstuhl, Germany
Not Available
March 09, 2019 - April 20, 2019
Fairfax County Public Library - Pohick Regional Library
Burke, VA
MassBay Community College - Perkins Library
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Available Dates

Through partnerships with the Regional Medical Library, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the All of Us Research Program The Literature of Prescription traveled around the United States from June 2019 through February 2020

Booked Dates

June 10, 2019 - July 20, 2019
East Carolina University - Laupus Library
Greenville, NC
August 05, 2019 - September 14, 2019
University of Florida - Health Sciences Library
Gainesville, FL
September 30, 2019 - November 09, 2019
GateWay Community College Library
Phoenix, AZ
January 20, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center
Woodland Hills, CA
 

Last Reviewed: January 10, 2017