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Opening Doors is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, the largest African American museum on the east coast of the United States. The exhibition is a celebration of the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education.Exhibit installed at the National Library of Medicine

Beginning in the summer of 2007, a traveling version of Opening Doors will be available to qualified institutions.

If your institution is interested in hosting this exhibition, please contact:
Jill L. Newmark, .

View the current tour itinerary copy 1, copy 2, or copy 3.

Traveling Exhibition Specifications


6 roll-up panels and structure

Square feet:

500-700 sq. ft


To Be Determined


Exhibition is packed in two plastic wheeled graphics tubes


Jill L. Newmark, Registrar

Booking Period:

12-weeks (Copy 1 and 2)
8-weeks (Copy 3)

Tour Begins:

Summer 2007

Tour Itinerary

  Copy 1

Copy 2

8/1/2007 – 10/28/2007 University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Morehouse Medical Library
Atlanta, GA
11/11/2007 – 1/28/2008 University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Meharry Medical Library
Nashville, Tennessee
2/1/2008 – 4/28/2008 African American Museum and Library
(Alameda County Medical Center)
Oakland, California
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Evanston, Illinois
5/1/2008 – 7/28/2008 Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center
Shreveport, Louisiana
University of Buffalo
Health Sciences Library
Buffalo, New York
8/1/2008 – 10/28/2008 Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
University of Michigan Health Sciences Library
Ann Arbor, Michigan
11/1/2008 – 1/28/2009 Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Creighton University Health Sciences Library
Omaha, Nebraska
2/1/2009 – 4/28/2009 Duke University Medical Center Library
Durham, North Carolina
University of San Diego Biomedical Library
San Diego, California
5/1/2009 – 7/28/2009 East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Wegner Health Sciences Information Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
8/1/2009 – 10/28/2009 City College of New York
New York, New York
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, Illinois
11/1/2009 – 1/28/2010 University of Pittsburgh Medical Library
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
2/1/2010 – 4/28/2010 University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Howard University
Washington, D.C.
5/1/2010 – 7/28/2010 Mercer Medical Library
Macon, Georgia
Texas Tech University - Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas
8/1/2010 – 10/28/2010 Albert Einstein College of Medicine Library
Bronx, New York
VA Administration Medical Center
Alexandria, Louisiana
11/1/2010 – 1/28/2011 University of North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey

Tour Itinerary

  Copy 3

8/1/2007 – 9/28/2007 University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences Library
Little Rock, Arkansas
10/1/2007 – 11/26/2007  Henry Ford Hospital – Sladen Library
Detroit, Michigan
12/1/2007 – 1/28/2008 Spectrum Health Sciences Library
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2/1/2008 – 3/28/2008 Flint Public Library
Flint, Michigan
4/1/2008 – 5/27/2008 Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City, Iowa
6/1/2008- 7/28/2008 University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
8/1/2008 – 9/26/2008 University of Washington
Health Sciences Library
Seattle, Washington
10/1/2008 – 11/26/2008 Northeastern Ohio University
Rootstown, Ohio
12/1/2008 – 1/26/2009 Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
2/1/2009 – 3/27/2009 University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts
4/1/2009 – 5/27/2009 University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
6/1/2009 – 7/27/2009 Harris Methodist Hospital
Health Sciences Library
Fort Worth, Texas
8/1/2009 – 9/26/2009 Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
10/1/2009 – 11/26/2009 University of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
12/1/2009 – 1/26/2010 Kansas African American Museum
Wichita, Kansas
2/1/2010 – 3/29/2010 New York University Medical Center
Eherman Medical Library
New York, New York
4/1/2010 – 5/27/2010 Penn State University
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania
6/1/2010 – 7/27/2010 Des Moines University
Des Moines, Iowa
8/1/2010 – 9/27/2010 University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
10/1/2010 – 11/26/2010 University of Alabama
Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences
Birmingham, Alabama
12/1/2010 – 1/26/2011 Harvard University
Countway Medical Library
Boston, Massachusetts
2/1/2011 – 3/29/2011 University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Last reviewed: 02 July 2008
Last updated: 11 January 2008
First published: 29 January 2007
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