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Guide to the John Slade Collection, 1991-2002
MSS 2000-23  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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


    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.


    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.


    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