Eastwood Humanities Collection

About the Collection

In a ceremony on June 29, 2006, The Syracuse Medical Alumni Association dedicated the gift of the “Dr. Gregory Eastwood Humanities Collection” to President Eastwood in honor of his many years of support to the Alumni Association and service to the Health Science Center. At the dedication ceremony, on behalf of the Medical Alumni Association, Medical Alumni Board member Dr. Ruth Hart, presented Dr. Eastwood with the initial works that would be in the collection, specially selected for him by his family. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6, Verdi’s Requiem, works by Steinbeck and Spinoza, as well as both the book and film version of his favorite novel, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, were among the works presented.

The collection is comprised of works of literature, art, film and music available to medical students as well as the Upstate Medical University community at large. In addition to honoring Dr. Eastwood, the collection is intended to serve as a resource for student enrichment in and enjoyment of the humanities in a relaxed setting that can offer a refreshing and worthwhile timeout from intense study.


The Eastwood collection is housed in the front room on the first floor of the Health Science Library.


Alumni are invited to make suggestions for works that could be donated to the collection. The Dr. Gregory Eastwood Collection offers the opportunity to share with today’s medical students a particular piece of literature, film, art or music that has had an impact on you. If you choose to donate a work to the collection, it will be labeled with a dedication bookplate in acknowledgement of your generosity.
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#1 E agora? Lembra-me = What now? Remind me / C.R.I.M. e Presente Edições de Autor ; um filme ...
1 videodisc (172 min.) : sound, col. with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
While undergoing a year of experimental drug treatments for HIV and hepatitis C, Portuguese filmmaker Joaquim Pinto looks back at his life in cinema, at his friendships and loves, and at the mysteries of art and nature.

#2 Girl rising / 10x10 & The Documentary Group ; Vulcan Productions ; in association with CNN Fi...
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 unnumbered p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
A documentary describing the education of nine girls from nine developing countries.

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#3 Open gate : an anthology of Haitian Creole poetry / edited by Paul Laraque and Jack Hirschman...
Book. xxi, 235 p.
Willimantic, Conn. : Curbstone Press, 2001.
xxi, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
A bilingual collection of modern Haitian Creole poetry.

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#4 Haiti, a slave revolution : 200 years after 1804 / edited and compiled by Pat Chin [and others].
Book. xii, 257 p.
New York : International Action Center, ©2010.
xii, 257 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Haiti in history -- Aristide's election -- After the second U.S. occupation -- The coup and the earthquake 2004-2010. Haiti's a...blic / Abayomi Azikiwe -- Food, not troops : end the U.S. military occupation of Haiti petition : International Action Center.

#5 La Mission [videorecording] / 5 Stick Films Inc. and Tomkat Films present, in association wit...
[New York, NY] : Screen Media Films, [2010].
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
"Che (Benjamin Bratt) gets by on his macho persona, but lives for the love of his son Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez). When he discov...mine his actions and the life he lives. Powerful and challenging, a moving portrayal of redemption and fatherhood"--Container.

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#6 Privilege : a reader / Michael S. Kimmel and Abby L. Ferber, editors.
Book. xxix, 482 p. (large print)
[Sydney, Australia] : Accessible Publishing Systems PTY, Ltd., ©2010.
xxix, 482 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
White privilege and male privilege / Peggy McIntosh -- The Black male privileges checklist / Jewel Woods -- Why are droves of u...egories of analysis and connection / Patricia Hill Collins -- Dismantling privilege and becoming an activist / Abby L. Ferber.

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#7 John Carter of Mars. Vol. 2 : Thuvia, Maid of mars ; Chessmen of Mars / [Edgar Rice Burroughs].
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950.
Book. ix, 436 p.
New York : Fall River Press, ©2012.
ix, 436 p. ; 21 cm.
Thuvia, Maid of Mars -- Chessmen of Mars.

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#8 John Carter of Mars. Vol. 1 : The princess of Mars ; The gods of Mars ; The warlord of Mars /...
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950.
Book. 658 p.
New York : Fall River Press, ©2012.
658 p. ; 21 cm.
The princess of Mars (serialized in 1911 as Under the moons of Mars, first published as a book in 1917) -- The gods of Mars (1912).

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#9 H.P. Lovecraft goes to the movies : [the classic stories that inspired the classic horror fil...
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937.
Book. xiii, 359 p.
New York : Fall River Press, ©2011.
xiii, 359 p. ; 21 cm.
"Monsters from beyond space and time! Alien invaders! Ghouls beneath the city streets! Mad scientists resurrecting the dead! Th...rst-ever collection of Lovecraft tales all of which have been adapted for television and the silver screen."--Page 4 of cover.

#10 Mom's home [videorecording] / Makin' Movies presents ; in association with TVO ; a film by Ma...
New York : Filmakers Library, [2011].
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Mom's home is a compassionate and intimate documentary about aging mothers who live with their adult daughters. The observation...rs and daughters find their roles reversed and mother becomes reliant on child due to finances, Alzheimer's or family feuding.

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