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Alcohol Studies Archives

Welcome to the Digital Alcohol Studies Archives! This site hosts the digitized collections formerly held by the Rutgers Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies (CAS). Also available is the Alcohol Studies Database containing over 80,000 citations from 1956 to 2007 for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials. 

Rutgers CAS is a leader in research, education and training on alcohol and other drugs, and over its more than eighty years of existence has been both a vital part of the history of the field and a crucial institutional repository for the preservation and dissemination of that history, dating back to its inaugural survey of scientific literature on alcohol in 1940.

The Information Services Division of CAS closed in December 2016. Its archival holdings were moved off-site to the Rutgers University Libraries’ Annex, a remote storage facility closed to the public and located on Rutgers’ Busch Campus. This project, the Alcohol Studies Archives, seeks to once again make these collections visible and discoverable for the Rutgers community and other scholars. It is our hope that digitizing and making these selected resources accessible, although only a small portion of a vast archive, will help highlight these collections and preserve the memory of the field’s history for the next generation of researchers.

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Display of the five pillars of Alcohol Studies in the Conference Room at the Center of Alcohol and Substance Use Studies (by Judit H. Ward and William Bejarano, 2013)

Current Exhibits

From the Digital Alcohol Studies Archives