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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The holdings of the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library range from ancient papyri to records of modern advertising. There are over 10,000 manuscript collections containing more than 20 million individual manuscript items. Only a portion of these collections and items are discoverable on this site. Others may be found in the library catalog.

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Girl Germs Posters, 1996-1999 2 Linear Feet — 9 Items

The Coalition for Positive Sexuality is a grassroots, not-for-profit, activist organization funded through grants and donations. CPS seeks to give teens information about sexual health and safe sex, and to facilitate dialogue in public schools about sex education. This collection consists of nine 18x24 posters produced by artist Jeanette May for the CPS Girl Germs campaign.

The collection consists of nine 18x24 posters created and distributed as part of The Coalition for Positive Sexuality's Girl Germs campaign in the late 1990s. These posters were created by artist Jeanette May, who was also a founding member of the CPS.

The posters include a black-and-white image of teenage women along with texts offering information about sex and sexuality, as well as telephone numbers for additional resources. All posters are captioned in both English and Spanish. Subjects covered by the posters include abortion, condoms, water-based lubricant, sexuality (including homosexuality and bisexuality), sex education, and rape.

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Maria de Bruyn is a medical anthropologist who worked for non-profit organizations in The Netherlands and United States, as well as international non-governmental and United Nations agencies, in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) with a special focus on HIV and AIDS and health-related human rights. She served on the Global Programme on AIDS Global Management Committee Task Force on HIV/AIDS Coordination as one of three nongovernmental organization (NGO) representatives; this Task Force contributed to establishing NGO participation in the governance of UNAIDS. She was also a co-founder of the ATHENA Network to advance gender equity and human rights in the global response to HIV and AIDS and worked with groups of women living with HIV on sexual and reproductive rights and advocacy. This collection includes de Bruyn's writings, work from her consultancies and other trainings and workshops, and her subject files on topics such as HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, human rights, condoms, discrimination, youth, sex work, and women's health issues. Subject files include brochures, ephemera, and artifacts such as condoms, buttons, and objects de Bruyn collected from her travels around the world. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Collection documents de Bruyn's scholarly writings, consulting work, collaboration with various global health and international policy organizations (including Ipas), and other contributions to the field of public and global health. Topics include sexual and reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, youth and adult sexual health education, human rights to healthcare, healthcare law and discrimination, condoms and contraception, and global health policies and advocacy. The collection also contains de Bruyn's extensive subject files, including artifacts and ephemera from her travels and career. The subject files are loosely arranged by geographic region, including samples of brochures, literature, flyers, and other items from the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin American countries. De Bruyn's files also include public health resources, research articles, published accounts and testimonies, and examples of condoms, lubricant, sexual health artifacts, buttons, and other collected ephemera and objects.

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Marlene Sanders (b. 1931) is a female pioneer in broadcasting and an Emmy Award–winning correspondent, writer, producer, and broadcast-news executive. Collection contains eight VHS video tapes (VHS) regarding various aspects of feminism, especially its modern history. Some videotapes were created at the 30th Anniversary of the National Organization for Women in 1996. The others are dated 1997, and most include the series title "Veteran Feminists of America" on the label; one tape has "Choices--Meded: 25 Years of Choices." Accompanying the recordings is one published volume: Waiting for Prime Time: the Women of Television News.

Collection contains eight VHS video tapes (VHS) regarding various aspects of feminism, especially its modern history. Some videotapes were created at the 30th Anniversary of the National Organization for Women in 1996. The others are dated 1997, and most include the series title "Veteran Feminists of America" on the label; one tape has "Choices--Meded: 25 Years of Choices." Accompanying the recordings is one published volume: Waiting for Prime Time: the Women of Television News

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Nancy Cheser posters, 1970-1971 1 Linear Foot — 4 Items

Photographer in Naples, Florida. Cheser is an artist, activist and former member of the Boston Women's Graphics Collective active during the women's movement of the late 1960s and 1970s. Four silk screen posters created by a group of women, including Cheser, at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970-1971.

Four silk screened posters, each with different designs and topics: Repeal Abortion Laws; the Boston Women's Graphic Collective; advertising a benefit sponsored by the Association for Childbirth at Home; and Washington May Day.

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This collection includes a number of periodicals produced by different organizations interested in enabling and protecting a women's right to reproductive healthcare. The organizations are: the Mayo Clinic, the American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom Project, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and HealthyWomen. Accession (2009-0236) (300 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1989-2009) includes the following publications: Mayo Clinic Women's Health Resource (Mayo Clinic); Reproductive Freedom News (Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, now known as the Center for Reproductive Rights); Reproductive Rights Update (Reproductive Freedom Project); and the National Women's Health Report (National Women's Health Resource Center). Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

The collection includes periodicals from the above organizations, each discussing various aspects of reproductive health. The periodicals are: the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Resource (May 2007); the Reproductive Freedom News (July 1992-December 1997); the Reproductive Rights Update (December 1989-July 1998) and the National Women's Health Report (Fall 1990-March 2009).