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Finding Aid to the AIDS History Project — Ephemera Collection, 1973, 1981-2002
MSS 2000-31  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: AIDS history project — ephemera collection
    Date (inclusive): 1973, 1981-2002
    Collection Number: MSS 2000-31
    Collector: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 Boxes, 1 Oversized Box, 1 Map Case Folder Linear feet: 2.5
    Repository: The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
    University of California, San Francisco
    530 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
    Phone: (415) 476-8112
    Fax: (415) 476-4653
    Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/contactform.html
    URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collres/archives/
    Abstract: This is an artificial collection assembled from a number of different donations of ephemeral materials, acquired by the Library as a part of the AIDS History Project. Paper based materials include flyers, brochures, wallet cards, and posters. Some artifacts are also included, such as condoms and condom holders. All deal with the medical and/or social aspects of AIDS and HIV, with a focus on prevention and on addressing misconceptions about the disease.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/ .

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and 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.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], AIDS History Project—Ephemera Collection, MSS 2000-31, The UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    AR 91-19 Sixth International Conference on AIDS Records
    MSS 94-60 San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) Records
    MSS 98-48 Shanti Project Records
    MSS 98-47 ACT-UP Golden Gate Records
    MSS 2000-32 AIDS History Project Audio/Video Collection
    MSS 94-59 National Task Force on AIDS Prevention Records
    MSS 95-02 GAPA Community HIV Project (GCHP) Papers
    MSS 95-03 Mobilization Against AIDS (MOB) Records

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    AIDS (Disease)
    AIDS (Disease)--Social aspects
    AIDS (Disease)--Prevention
    Advertising, Public service
    Shanti Project (San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Francisco AIDS Foundation
    University of California San Francisco

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The materials in this collection were compiled from several donations, including MSS 94-60 San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) Records, and other organizations and individuals contacted during the AIDS History Project.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Julia Bazar, September 2005

    Organizational History

    The UCSF AIDS History Project was started in 1987 to promote the preservation of historically significant resources relating to the early days of the AIDS Epidemic, with a particular focis on San Francisco's community-based organizations (CBOs). 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 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 two-year NHPRC grant was received in 1993 for the Records Acquisition and Processing Project (RAPP) phase; this grant lasted until December 1995.
    The ephemeral materials came in several donations over the length of the project and were combined into a single artificial collection.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This is an artificial collection assembled from a number of different donations of ephemeral materials, acquired by the Library as a part of the AIDS History Project. The materials consist of small items (flyers, brochures, condom holders, wallet cards) and large posters. The smaller items are arranged by theme and/or creating organization. Most of the posters are also arranged by subject or creating organization. The materials in the map drawer are not arranged. Paper based materials include flyers, brochures, wallet cards, and posters. Some artifacts are also included, such as condoms and condom holders. All materials address the medical and social aspects of AIDS and HIV, with a focus on prevention and addressing misconceptions about the disease.