Sexuality Archives Exhibits
Currently on Display outside the Widener University Sexuality Archives (Fourth Floor
of the Wolfgram Memorial Library) a selection of materials from the Archives related
to sex and humor.
Among the items on display are:
MenoPop: (A Menopause Pop-Up and Activity Book) written by Kathy Kelly and dontated to the Archives by Linda Hendrixson.
The Maidens 1965: a 1965 pinup calendar with illustrations of scantily clad women. Donated to the Archives by the family of Armonio "Bud" Crisanti.
A Lei a Day. A small newsprint chapbook with a collection of "adult" cartoons. Donated by William and Judith Seifer.
A promotional posted from the film Naked Gun 33 1/3 spoofing Demi Moore's August 1991
nude Vanity Fair cover. Donated by Linda Hendrixson.
Putting the Pieces Together: The Sexuality Education Puzzles
These puzzles were created by a non-profit group in Chennai, South India called Nalamdana, which means "Are you well?" in Tamil.
From the Nalamdana website, "We use innovative communication methods to provide knowledge about health to illiterate audiences. Response-driven participatory street theatre, interactive games and puzzles, audio and video cassettes, tele films, small group workshops, television serials. Nalamdana explores the full range of communicative possibilities to reach out to people."
Drawing it Out: 1st International HIV/AIDS Cartoon Exhibition
"Drawing it Out: The 1st International HIV/AIDS Cartoon Exhibition was originally created by the Brazil Ministry of Health/National HIV/AIDS Program and the Memorial Institute of Graphic Arts to use the art of cartooning to reach the public with messages about HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and human rights. The exhibition featured 300 cartoons by graphic artists from 50 countries, including: Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Cuba, France, Israel, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay and the United States.
While often recognized as a reproductive health agency, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region is also fully engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS within the context of sexual health and rights. In conjunction with the Brazil Ministry of Health and the UNAIDS, IPPF sponsored the exhibit's U.S. premiere as part of the programming for World AIDS Day 2006. The rich and diverse collection were grouped into the themes of prevention, treatment, and human rights, as part of an effort to promote awareness of and discussion on the global AIDS pandemic." --
A selection of postcards are below. The complete collection can be viewed on the 4th floor of the Wolfgram Memorial Library.