Historic Brighton Annual Meeting

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Meeting postponed due to current COVID concerns.

“From One to Over 8,000 With Vision and Purpose: Dr. Edward Atwater and Building the AIDS Education Posters Collection”

photo of Dr. Edward Atwater with AIDS poster collection

Dr. Edward Atwater with some of the AIDS Education Posters Collection.
Photo courtesy of the University of Rochester

Presented by Jessica Lacher-Feldman

  • This meeting will be rescheduled – TBA

A presentation on the life and legacy of physician and medical historian Dr. Edward Atwater (1926-2019), who built the largest collection of AIDS Education Posters in the world

Dr. Edward C. Atwater (1926-2019) was a visionary collector, physician, and medical historian. He recognized at the beginning of the AIDS crisis that these posters were representative of social history and they needed to preserved and made accessible for scholarship and study in order to better understand the enormous cultural and social shifts that HIV/AIDS brought to the forefront across the world.

The collection documents efforts to educate and inform groups and individuals about HIV/AIDS in over 130 countries and in over 75 languages and dialects, dating from the very dawn of the global AIDS pandemic in 1982 to the present.

About the Speaker: Jessica Lacher-Feldman is a Historic Brighton Board Member and Manager of Exhibitions and Special Projects , River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, and is curator of the AIDS Education Collection.

Cover image, Historic Brighton newsletter, Vol. 22, #3, 2021

Due to our current inability to properly distribute the most recent newsletter to the public we have made it available online here for your convenience and enjoyment.

In our new Fall 2021 issue, some of the featured topics include:

  • Codified Racism in Brighton
  • Merchants of Monroe: Altier’s
  • Remembering John Borek

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