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Full text of the STAR Newsletter, 1941 - 2001. (Volumes 1 to 60.)


The STAR, a world renowned international publication educating the public on Hansen's disease (leprosy), was created in 1941 by National Leprosarium patient Stanley Stein in Carville, Louisiana.

Current issues of the STAR are available from The Forty and Eight: La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux: http://www.fortyandeight.org/the-star/


Using this resource

Search the collection by keyword in the search box above.


Text from the early issues of the STAR may not be recognized in search results. For the most comprensive search, consult the indexes below.

The Star Numeric Index (1941-1977): http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/u?/p15140coll52,624

Index is divided into 4 eras and 6 main headings (see below). To use index, identify the era and main heading, then browse for related terms. Use the numbering system to locate the article in an individual issue. Numbering system is volume - issue - page, i.e.: 1-3-10 would indicate volume 1, issue 3, page 10 of the STAR.

Major indexed headings of Numeric Index:

  • Associations, Clubs, Foundations, Institutes, Organizations
  • Awards, Citations
  • Communications, Media
  • Hansen's Disease
  • USPHS Hospital, Carville
  • USPHS Hospital, Patient

Eras of Numeric Index

  • 1941-51
  • 1951-61
  • 1961-71
  • 1971-77


The Star Subject Index (1941-1961):http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/u?/p15140coll52,450

To use, browse terms in beginning of document, then consult subject page for exact location.


The STAR is a collaborative project between the LSUHSC - New Orleans Library and the National Hansen's Disease Programs Museum in Carville, Louisiana. More information available on the collection's About page.

 
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