- Scope and Contents
The Bert Hansen Collection of Medicine and Public Health in Popular Graphic Art comprises material collected over a period of thirty years by medical historian Bert Hansen to document the visual representation of medical practice and research and public health in the United States. The contents of this collection are materials produced for the general public (not medical and public health professionals) from the mid-19th through the early 21st centuries. Hansen collected popular publications containing stories about medicine and medical practitioners or containing satirical illustrations using medical imagery, and ephemera with medical themes including prints, film publicity materials, posters, calendars, and brochures for medical devices. The bulk of materials in the collection were produced in the United States between 1850 and 2010. Series I. Early publications includes German and French materials, Series III. Ephemera includes French and Canadian materials, and Series IV. Reference copies may include copies of publications from other countries.
- Language of Materials
Materials in the collection are in English, German, and French.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is arranged in four series: Series I. Early publications, 1850-1927. Series II. Later publications, 1920-2010. Series III. Ephemera, 1894-2008. Series IV. Reference copies, 1850-2007. The collection is further arranged by publication title, item title, and date. Much of the material is housed in archival folders of varying dimensions annotated by collection creator Bert Hansen. As a result, box and folder numbers are often non-sequential within series and sub-series.
- 1850 - 2010
- 72 Linear Feet (53 boxes and 92 folders)
- Related Names
- Hansen, Bert, 1944-
- Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896
- Graetz, F. (Friedrich), approximately 1840-approximately 1913
- Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
- Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902
- Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937
- Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931
- Wales, James Albert, 1852-1886
- Zimmerman, Eugene, 1862-1935
- Language of Materials