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Michael L. Charney papers

 Collection
Call Number: Ms Coll 86

Content Description

Michael L. Charney (1950 - ) is a psychiatrist and life-long public health and social rights activist. The collection documents Charney's student activism while attending the Yale School of Medicine from 1968-1972 including his work as editor of the Yale Medical Center Newsletter, a student activism newsletter for the Yale School of Medicine; his work for a student strike and the creation of The Organizer's Manual; and his involvement with health activism and social justice movements including the Medical Committee for Human Rights, Nader's Raiders, the Vietnam War protests, women's liberation movement, and the Black Panthers. The collection also includes materials documenting Charney witnessing and reporting arson of a student protest structure on the Beinecke plaza in 1988. Materials include newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, documents, correspondence, ephemera, and posters.

Dates

  • 1968 - 1972
  • 1988 - 1989

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unprocessed. Contact the Medical Historical Library at historical.library@yale.edu to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to Yale University for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Michael L. Charney. Copyright status for other 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Michael L. Charney (Yale School of Medicine class of 1972), 2022.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes plus several oversize posters)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/med.ms.0086

Overview

Michael L. Charney (1946 - ) is a psychiatrist and life-long public health and social rights activist. The collection documents Charney's student activism while attending the Yale School of Medicine from 1968-1972 including his work as editor of the Yale Medical Center Newsletter , a student activism newsletter for the Yale School of Medicine; his work for a student strike and the creation of The Organizer's Manual; and his involvement with health activism and social justice movements including the Medical Committee for Human Rights, Nader's Raiders, the Vietnam War protests, women's liberation movement, and the Black Panthers. The collection also includes materials documenting Charney witnessing and reporting arson of a student protest structure on the Beinecke plaza in 1988. Materials include newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, documents, correspondence, ephemera, and posters.
Title
Michael L. Charney papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Katherine Isham
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Part of the Medical Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Repository

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