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Finding Aid to the AIDS Community-Based Organizations Records, 1989-1993
MSS 98-49  
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Description
This collection consists of information from 26 different Community based AIDS Organizations, collected by Willie Walker as part of the University of California San Francisco's AIDS History Project.
Background
UCSF AIDS History Project was started in 1987 to promote the preservation of historically significant resources relating to the beginning of the AIDS Epidemic, focusing on the responses by community-based organizations (CBOs) within San Francisco. Nancy Zinn, Head of Archives and Special Collections at the UCSF Library, was the Principal Investigator for the project until her retirement. She was subsequently replaced by Robin Chandler, who became the Principal Investigator for the project in April 1995. Bill (aka Willie) Walker was the Archivist for the project. In 1991 a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant was received to fund the AIDS History Project Records Survey. More than 50 agencies were surveyed to identify the records that should be permanently preserved. A second two-year NHPRC grant funded an extended survey of collections and development of an acquisition plan. A major part of the project was providing instruction in records management practices to the CBOs. A third NHPRC grant was received in 1993 for another two years for the Records Acquisition and Processing Project (RAPP) phase; this grant lasted until July 1995, later extended to December 1995.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 carton Linear feet: 1.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.