Color Me! Stressbusters Activity

A Biomedical "Stressbusters" Activity for 10th Week
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 7:30am to Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

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During the week before Final Exams, the UCLA Library hosts “Stressbuster” activities for students who use the libraries: fruit and coffee breaks; chair massages by professional massage therapists; and cuddle time with therapy dogs or miniature horses.

Three years ago, we learned that the hot thing nationwide is to provide printed images from a library’s collections and a table-load of crayons or color pencils.

So, at the Biomedical Library, we’re again offering-up printed and ready-to-color images from our collections. Following in the footsteps of Bess Bruce Cleaveland’s 1926 “Health Poster Patterns” and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s 1935 “ABC” health rhymes and illustrations (2016); a 16th century Urine Wheel (2017); and the 50th anniversary of 9-1-1 as the national emergency telephone number (2018), this year we offer Milton Bradley Company’s Health Posters to Color and Study by Maywill Dudley!

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Maywill Dudley illustrated several books of fairy tales for Whitman Publishing (Racine WI) in the 1930s, as well as two activity books: Let's Read and Paint (1934) and The Toy Shop: a Cut-out Book (1935).

Milton Bradley Company (Springfield MA), the longtime publisher of board games and activity books, used a dozen of her illustrations in Health Posters to Color and Study.

The coloring activity materials will be available at the Public Services/Circulation Desk on the first floor of the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library from 3 – 7 June 2019. "Color Me!" is one of many stress-busting activities offered by the Library during week 10 and finals; see the schedule at

Russell Johnson, Curator/Librarian
History & Special Collections for the Sciences, UCLA Library Special Collections


Biomedical Library (Louise M. Darling)