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Series Accession 2021-M-0011: Additional material, 1978 - 1996

Call Number: MS 2042, Series Accession 2021-M-0011

Scope and Contents

This accession contains files relating to efforts, begun in 1988, by the Museum of the City of New York to create an exhibit and a book on the history of epidemics in New York City. Hansen was directly involved in both efforts. The book was published eventually, and the exhibit was not shown. The accession also includes materials documenting a movement in the late 1980s for academic fields (in Hansen's case history), to take responsibility for bringing the then-new AIDS epidemic into their purview. Hansen organized the first panel on AIDS at the American Historical Association. Also included is a U-matic tape of a recording of Hansen interviewed for Binghamton, New York local television in 1978, along with a VHS tape.


  • 1978 - 1996


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The material is in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.


The material is arranged under three headings: AIDS and history; Museum of the City of New York, “Epidemics in New York City History;” and Audiovisual material. Files under each heading are arranged alphabetically with the exception of two groupings, which are arranged chronologically: a group of files relating to National Institute of Health conferences (under AIDS and history), and Chronological files (under Museum of the City of New York, "Epidemics in New York City History").

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