Scope and Content of Collection
Title: John Slade Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1991-2002
Collection number: MSS 2000-23
0.33 linear ft.
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
Collection is open for research.
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.
John Slade Collection, MSS 2000-23, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
Some materials were donated by John Slade, and some were collected by the Tobacco Control Archives following Slade's death
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Tobacco Use Disorder
Slade, John (John D.), 1949-2002