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Race & Drugs in American History - Archive Sources

primary sources related to the intersection of race and drugs in America, from the 19th century to the present

Contact Info

contact special collections

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room.

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00 by appointment

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus


*collections stored offsite require advance notice for retrieval and use

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Rare Books: Cassie Brand

Manuscript: Joel Minor 

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Dowd Illustration Research Archive: interim curator

Film & Media Archive: Andy Uhrich

Primary Sources available at Special Collections

This guide contains an overview of archive collections in the WashU Libraries Department of Special Collections that include primary sources broadly related to to the topic of "Race and Drugs in American History." Topics include alcohol, temperance efforts, tobacco, smoking, marijuana, hard drugs, criminal justice, national politics, and more.

Access collections at Special Collections, Olin Library 1st floor.  Click each title for more information:
Contact the curator of the Modern Graphic History Libraryfor information about comic book collections including:

Online Primary Sources

Smoking and Health @ School of Medicine Archives

A smoking machine used by Dr. Evarts Graham, of the WU School of Medicine, to test cancer risks in mice.

(Cover image from 1954 Alumni Bulletin)

cover 1954 Alumni Bulletin

Contact the Becker Archives at the WU School of Medicine for more information about this collection

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