AIDS, Posters, and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic Exhibit

This winter, the Drexel University Libraries and Drexel's College of Nursing & Health Professions are excited to host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, AIDS, Posters and Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic.

The exhibit features selections from the Library of Medicine’s archive of public health posters and 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.

The exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Health Sciences Building (located at 36th & Filbert Streets) from February 12 - March 22, 2024.

Contact Stacy Stanislaw, Director of Communications for the Drexel Libraries, at svs22@drexel.edu with questions or for more information.

The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website.

The exhibit is FREE and open to all members of the Drexel community and the general public. 

Public viewing hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm.

Drexel viewing hours: Drexel students, faculty, and staff with a current Drexel ID may view the exhibit whenever the building is open.

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About the National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,000-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

Related LibGuide: AIDS, Posters & Stories of Public Health: A People’s History of a Pandemic (Traveling Exhibit) by Stacy Stanislaw

Monday, February 12, 2024 Show more dates
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Drexel Health Sciences Building
University City Campus

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw

Director of Communications
Drexel University Libraries
3300 Market Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104