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The Alcohol Studies Archives is the online version of the Special Collections and Archives that used to be housed at the Alcohol Library maintained by  the Information Services Division at the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies. It was closed in December 2016. These pages, including the blog, attempt to save as much content … Read More

Jellineks’ World

Our Research In the spring of 2014, the Center of Alcohol Studies Library hosted the 36th annual conference of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS). On the final day of the conference*, current and former members of the CAS Library, along with our long-time collaborator, alcohol historian Ron Roizen, presented on a panel … Read More

Jellinek According to the World – Part 1

How did Jellinek’s contemporary colleagues regard him? Quotations from two edited volumes offer an insight: the first part is from the recorded proceedings of a conference dedicated to Jellinek’s memory; the second is a collection of interviews with notable addiction scholars. Alcohol and alcoholism (edited by R. E. Popham, 1970) The International Symposium on Alcohol … Read More

Jellinek According to the World – Part 2

How did Jellinek’s contemporary colleagues regard him? Quotations from two edited volumes offer an insight: the first part is from the recorded proceedings of a conference dedicated to Jellinek’s memory; the second is from a collection of interviews with notable addiction scholars. Addictions (edited by Griffith Edwards, 1991) The journal Addiction has published over 100 … Read More

The “Bunky”

The Bunky head. The small, bronze, possibly birthday hat wearing bust you may have noticed as you entered the Center of Alcohol Studies Library. Whose face deserved its very own sculpture? What is the history of this piece? And how did it come to rest at CAS? I first learned about the “Bunky” head in … Read More

To Your Health

The CAS Library recently became aware of a cartoon film that E. M. Jellinek was involved with during his time at the World Health Organization. Buried in the last paragraph of his June 1964 American Journal of Psychiatry obituary is a reference to a film called “To Your Health.” We tracked down a copy on … Read More