A Call for Proposals

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Ethics, Epidemics, and Education: Public Health and the Federal Government

A Symposium at the National Archives at Atlanta
Saturday, September 17, 2016

The 2016 National Archives at Atlanta’s annual scholarly symposium, Ethics, Epidemics, and Education: Public Health and the Federal Governmentwill be held Saturday, September 17, 2016. This event culminates a year-long effort to promote research in the National Archives at Atlanta’s estimated 5,000 cubic feet of records that document the Federal Government’s historic involvement in public health. These historic resources are ripe for new scholarship and discovery. The symposium program committee welcomes proposals for presentations from the universities and colleges across the Southeast and beyond.

Scholars in graduate programs and above are encouraged to submit proposals on one of the many possible topics that can be generated from these holdings.

Click "READ MORE" below to view a small sample of topic ideas and guidelines and instructions.

Epidemiology Studies, 1927-1973
Family Planning Research, 1970-1974
Foreign Quarantine Program, 1958-1969
Immunization Research, 1967-1972
National Center for Infectious Diseases, 1951-1983
Malarial Eradication Bureau/Technical Development,1943-1951
National Medical Audiovisual Center, 1954-1965
Nutrition Program, 1955-1968
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, 1971-1975
State and Community Services Division relating to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tuberculosis, 1955-1971;
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1990-1992
Tropical Disease Program, 1943-1973
Venereal Disease Research relating to the Tuskegee syphilis study, 1929-1972
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, 1929-1973
Radiation for Medical Treatment
James Curan Papers relating to early HIV Research
Cox v. Stanton, etal. (members of the Eugenics Board of North Carolina), 1973
Injuries and treatment following nuclear attack

It is suggested that the scholar visit the National Archives at Atlanta’s link to its holdings and explore the descriptions for the records athttp://www.archives.gov/atlanta/holdings/index.html .

Guidelines and Instructions
Please include in your proposal the following:
  • Proposal Title
  • Proposal Abstract
  • Participant information
  • Name, mailing address, phone number(s) and e-mail
  • Identification (graduate student, doctoral student, or university/college professor)
  • University/College where enrolled or employed
  • Two professional references
The entire proposal should consist of no more than five pages with a preferred length of three pages including references. Preference will be given to proposals using the records of the National Archives at Atlanta. Two proposals will be selected to present at the September symposium.

Submit proposals by mail to
Joel Walker
Education Specialist
National Archives at Atlanta
5780 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260

Or by email to Joel.walker@nara.gov

Deadline for proposals: Monday, May 2, 2016

For more information, call 770-968-2530 or email joel.walker@nara.gov

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