Guide to the John Slade Collection, 1991-2002

Processed by Arel Lucas.
UCSF Library & CKM
Archives and Special Collections
530 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
Phone: (415) 476-8112
Fax: (415) 476-4653
Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/
© 2002
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Guide to the John Slade Collection, 1991-2002

Collection number: MSS 2000-23

UCSF Library & CKM



Archives and Special Collections

University of California, San Francisco

Contact Information:

  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/
Processed by:
Arel Lucas
Date Completed:
February 2002
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Slade Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1991-2002
Collection number: MSS 2000-23
Creator: Slade, John
Extent: 1 box

0.33 linear ft.
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Abstract: This collection consists mainly of a copy of the slide collection circulated by epidemiologist Dr. John Slade for purposes of tobacco-control presentations. Other materials include selections from Slade's World Wide Web site and memorials circulated after his death in 2002.
Physical location: Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

John Slade Collection, MSS 2000-23, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Acquisition Information

Some materials were donated by John Slade, and some were collected by the Tobacco Control Archives following Slade's death in 2002.

Biography

John Downey Slade (1949-2002) was an epidemiologist who studied tobacco products and their effects on health. In March of 1994, at a meeting of a subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, he brought what the New York Times called "a beaker of tobacco extract" to dramatize his testimony about the chemistry of tobacco substances. Co-editor of the clinical textbook Nicotine addiction: principles and management (1993), Slade was also a member of the team that analyzed the Brown and Williamson Collection and a co-author of The Cigarette Papers, the published study resulting from that analysis. Slade's work in the fields of tobacco control and the clinical treatment of tobacco addiction was recognized by numerous organizations that honored him with awards, including Emory University, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the German Medical Association. Starting in 1994 he was listed in The Best Doctors in America. He founded Trinkets & Trash Services with a mission to collect samples and representations of tobacco-industry promotional materials and furnish them to public health services, attorneys, press, tobacco-control advocates, and others for educational purposes. From these samples and photographs taken of billboards and other advertisements, Slade produced a circulating slide collection for use in presentations.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists mainly of a copy of John Slade's slides on tobacco advertising, along with his descriptions and comments, that were circulated together in a binder by Trinkets & Trash Services. Color printouts from the Trinkets & Trash World Wide Web site are included. Following Slade's death in 2002, printouts and articles memorializing him were added.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two record groups: materials donated by Slade; materials about Slade and Trinkets & Trash accumulated by the Tobacco Control Archives.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Tobacco habit
Tobacco Use Disorder
Substance Dependence
Nicotine--adverse effects
Slade, John (John D.), 1949-2002


Collection Contents

 

Record Group 1, Series 1:  Slide Collection, n.d.

Physical Description: Box 1:1

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of 134 slides from a binder circulated by Trinkets & Trash Services.
Box-folder 1:1

Trinkets & Trash Services slide collection

 

Record Group 1, Series 2:  Color Facsimiles and Descriptions of the Slide Collection, n.d.

Physical Description: Box 1:2-4

Scope and Content Note

The Trinkets & Trash organization created a Web site on which the slide collection was pictured, and color printouts are included here of their "thumbnail" and full images for identification by researchers. The descriptions and front matter from the circulating binder are also in this series.
Box-folder 1:2

"Slide Collection" (binder contents)

Box-folder 1:3

Trinkets & Trash Services Slide Collection (printouts from Web keyed to slide numbers)

Box-folder 1:4

Trinkets & Trash Services (printouts of other Web pages and images)

 

Record Group 2:  Obituaries and Memorials, 2002

Physical Description: Box 1:5

Scope and Content Note

At the time of his death in February 2002, Slade was memorialized in various obituaries and comments in both print and electronic formats. Some of these materials were collected by the Tobacco Control Archives and are included here.
Box-folder 1:5

Obituaries and Memorials (photocopies and printouts)