BCA News: Winter 2018
BCA Goes Home
Bob Turner, RBP, FBPA
As chronicled in BCA’s history, “The BioCommunications Association was founded at Yale University in 1931 as the Biological Photographic Association (BPA) by 38 photographers who recognized the need to exchange technical information and to recognize professional excellence.” The fact that BCA began at Yale University has always impressed me and is among the many reasons why I have chosen Yale’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library to gift my personal library of biomedical communication journals, texts, and media. It seems more than appropriate that such a donation find its way back “home”.
Starting in 1969, I have accumulated a modest personal library of better than fifty texts, bound journals, and media which have been sent to Yale for permanent use. Melissa Grafe, Ph.D, the John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, will oversee the cataloging and handling of the donation. I truly have mixed feelings about seeing all these items leave, but am also very pleased to know they will now be available for use by Yale’s biomedical community, and the general public.
The donated biocommunication materials include:
I wish to take this opportunity to thank Melissa Grafe, Yale University Cushing/Whitney Biomedical Library, for her personal assistance with this donation. And I wish to thank BCA’s Executive Committee for funding the shipping costs. Plus, I strongly encourage everyone to seriously consider making similar donations!
Yale University’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Instagram post about these Life magazines donated by Bob Turner.
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