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Guide to the Robert K. Bolan Papers
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Series 1 Personal and Professional Papers 1978-1983

Physical Description: 7 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains correspondence, handwritten notes and drafts of articles by Robert Bolan. It includes information on his coming to San Francisco, including the invitation from Pacific Family Practice (a part of the Pacific Medical Center) to join them. Also included are a few "collage" letters from Janis Janice Aurah Karmah Kramer Kozmick Ladye; Bolan titled this folder "Peace on Mama Earth." The one folder of handwritten notes includes a narrative on the history of AIDS and instructions. The final two folders contain drafts of articles by Dr. Bolan. The second folder of material on the study of Trimensa (a form of non-oyxnal nine) is restricted to prevent the identification of patient information.
Box 5:1 is RESTRICTED.
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Pacific Medical Center - Correspondence and Presbyterian Hospital Bylaws 1978-1979

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"Peace on Mama Earth" 1981

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Handwritten Notes on History of AIDS & Computer Tech ca. 1980s

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Articles by Dr Bolan 1978-1981 1981-1983

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Trimensa Gcl Protocol Drafts and Correspondence 1983

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RESTRICTED - Trimensa Research Chronology 1983

Scope and Content Note

Includes Patient information
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Series 2 Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR) 1980-1984

Physical Description: 20 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The majority of this series consists of materials related the BAPHR Scientific Affairs Committee or Research Committee, including information on their AIDS Survey and various risk reduction projects. This series also contains a few Administrative documents (bylaws, membership lists, executive council minutes, and Budget & Finance Reports), and an undated reminiscence by Bolan on the first BAPHR New Years Party he attended. The Administrative section includes correspondence explaining and accepting his resignation as President-elect of the organization in June of 1984, approximately a month before he was to take office as President. The Research subseries includes information on the 1982 symposium on the Medical Aspects of Sexual Orientation, drafts of educational pamphlets, and information on risk reduction including guidelines for blood and sperm donation. One folder contains information on BAPHR and the national organization, American Association of Physicians for Human Rights (AAPHR). More information on the AAPHR can be found in Series 4: Other Organizations and Projects.
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Administrative

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Bylaws 1983

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Membership Lists 1983

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Executive Council 1984

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Budget and Finance Reports 1983-1984

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Correspondence - including resignation as President-Elect 1983-1984

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Room requests and 1981 CME Symposium 1981-1984

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Pamphlets and Letterhead 1981

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Research

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Research [Scientific Affairs] Committee 1982-1983

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Scientific Affairs Committee 1982-1984

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AIDS Task Force 1983-1984

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Press Release re: Poppers 1982

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Symposium: Medical Aspects of Sexual Orientation 1982

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AIDS Survey

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Preliminary Material 1982

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Sample Questionnaires and Correspondence 1982-1983

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AIDS Education Pamphlets - Drafts, Correspondence, and Copies 1982-1984

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AIDS Risk Reduction

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Blood Donation/ Risk Reduction Guidelines 1983

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The Sperm Bank of Northern California 1983

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General Public 1983

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- BAPHR & AAPHR 1983

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"My First BAPHR New Year's Eve Party" n.d.

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Series 3 San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) 1980-1985

Physical Description: 58 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of documents collected or created by Bolan during his time as Chairman of the Board of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF), June 1983-January 1986, including background information on the Foundation. During this time the former Kaposi's Sarcoma Research and Educational Foundation (KSRE) transmuted into the SFAF and various versions of the name appear in the records. This series includes Administrative, Financial, Research and Programmatic materials.
Administrative materials include office management and policy information, executive director's reports and board of directors files. These include an undated, draft Official Office Manual and personnel policy drafts from 1984, as well as articles on non-profit management and the reorganization of the organization in 1982-1983. A Personnel file containing information on the dismissal of an Executive Director and subsequent legal challenge is restricted due to the sensitive nature of the materials.
Financial documents include budgets, financial reports, fundraising and grant related materials. These include request for proposal (RFP) documents connected to the Roberti bill's funding of California AIDS services, National Institute of Health (NIH) grants, and the San Francisco Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The unexpected in this series includes a formal head shot of drag entertainer "Ambi Sextros" which can be found in the "Fundraisers and Funding Proposals" folder, and a letter quoting from an "Uncle Wiggly" story in the High Risk Education - Project Organization file.
Box 5:2 is RESTRICTED.
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Administrative/Operational Files

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KSRE Foundation Official Office Manual - draft n.d.

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Personnel Policy - drafts 1984

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Article on non-profit management 1980

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RESTRICTED - Personnel Files/Lawsuit 1983-1985

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Schmidt Report & Response (Reorganization) 1982-1983

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AIDS National Research Foundation Minutes - re: establishment of SFAF 1983-1984

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Executive Director's Monthly Reports - scattered 1983-1984

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Board of Directors - recruitment 1984

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Financial Documents

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SFA/KS Foundation - Financial Documents & Correspondence 1983

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Budget and Monthly Financial Report 1983

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Matthew S. Reed, CPA - Financial Statements 1984

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Reports to Board of Directors - Financial Statements 1985

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Fundraisers and Funding Proposals - photo 1983-1985

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California AIDS Council, Roberti Bill (SB910) & RFP 1983

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Grants: City & Vanguard Foundation 1983

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RFP & Contract with California State Department of Health 1984

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NIH Grant Proposal - Final and Drafts 1984-1985

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AAO Project Reports 1984-1985

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San Francisco Department of Public Health / CDC Grant - correspondence 1985

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Correspondence

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Corrections to Comprehensive AIDS Education/Prevention Plan - Correspondence - Drafts 1984

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Newsletter - Memos and Article draft 1983-1984

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Memos to and From Staff 1983-1985

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Correspondence 1983-1985

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"Bitches & Gripes" - re: Multilingual Pamphlets delays 1985

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Handwritten Notes and Draft Letter to James Mason ca. 1980-1989

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Programmatic

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Proposals from Allied Organizations 1983-1984

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AIDS/Kaposi's Sarcoma Background Material - Nursing and Research Seminar 1983

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Education Department Planning Timeline ca. 1980-1989

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San Francisco Department of Health - AIDS Coordinating Committee 1983-1984

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Stephen Marcus, M.D. - Research Proposals 1983

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Research on Kaposi's Sarcoma / Photoradiation 1983

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Bathhouse Controversy 1983-1985

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Scientific Advisory Committee - Bathhouse Injunction & HTLV III 1984

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1984-1985 Comprehensive AIDS Education/Prevention Plan 1984

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High Risk Education

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Project Group Presentations - UCSF Symposium 1984

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Project Organization 1984

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Substance Abuse Material 1983-1984

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Consulting Group Minutes & Working Papers 1984

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Planning, Statistics and Paper 1984

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Working Papers and Correspondence 1984

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Handwritten notes 1984

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Correspondence - Grant Request 1984

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Heterosexual Risk Reduction 1984-1985

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Safe Sex Guidelines n.d.

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Non-SFAF Program Proposals 1984

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Education Program Resource Guide 1985 n.d.

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Behavioral Intervention

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Papers 1983

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Study with AIDS Health Project 1984

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UCSF Behavioral Study 1984

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Programs and Services Committee 1983-1984

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Housing and Social Services (Examiner Article & Evictions) 1983-1984

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Media/Publicity

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Press Releases 1983-1984

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Media Committee 1984

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Media Campaign 1984-1985

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Handwritten Notes - misc. August-September 1984

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Series 4 Other Organizations and Projects 1967-1986 (Bulk 1983-1985)

Physical Description: 29 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials that did not fit neatly into the other series. It includes materials from other organizations that Dr. Bolan was associated with, as well as materials on various meetings he attended and general AIDS information that he collected
Organizations represented include the national American Association of Physicians for Human Rights (AAPHR), of which BAPHR was a part, and material from the SCPHR, which covers Southern California, where Dr. Bolan moved in 1996. Other folders represent Bolan's connections with national mainstream organizations including serving as a consultant for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and his association with the International AIDS Prospective Epidemiology Network (I-NAPEN).
Bolan attended AIDS related meetings in Denver, New York, Seattle, Dallas, and elsewhere, sometimes as a speaker and sometimes as an attendee. The AIDS background materials include a variety of articles by others and three folders of bibliographies on AIDS dating from 1983-1985. Also included is a folder of articles on educational methods and a folder of unidentified cartoons.
Of special interest are The National Gay Health Coalition folder, which contains information on Hepatitis B, and the California AIDS Bills folder, which contains a summary of AIDS related legislation in California, provided by State Senator Robert Roberti's office.
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AAPHR and SCPHR 1983-1986

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AAPHR - NCGSTD - Scientific Meeting Notes 1984 n.d.

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NCGSTDS Mailing Roster 1980

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CDC AIDS Health Education Consultants - Correspondence and Reports ?

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NGHEF - National AIDS Federation Steering Committee 1983

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GCSC (Los Angeles) - Men's Clinic Registration Packet n.d.

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I-NAPEN (International AIDS Prospective Epidemiology Network) 1984

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UCSF Course - Organizational Notes, Check Lists 1982

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National Gay Health Coalition & Homosexual Health Report 1979-1982 n.d.

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UCSF "AIDS and Kaposi's Sarcoma" - Medical Education Program October 29, 1982

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Denver Workshop - Outline & Risk Reduction - Various Groups 1983 n.d.

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Assorted Meetings 1983-1984

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Conference on AIDS - New York Academy of Sciences - Handwritten Notes November 14-17, 1983

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Public Health Service Reporting - Sample Patient Questionnaire [1981]

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Seattle and Dallas - AIDS Meetings Proceedings 1982-1983

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California AIDS Bills - Summary and Texts from Senator Roberti's Office 1986

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AIDS Facts Folder - Flyers, Handouts, Advertisements 1986 n.d.

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Miscellaneous AIDS Papers

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1981-1983

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1984

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Education Papers

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1967-1984

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1978-1983

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1978-1984

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Catalog of Educational Materials (inc. flyers and booklets) 1984-1985

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Institute For Advance Study of Human Sexuality (Idalyn S. Brown reprint) 1984

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Research Articles - Disease Transmission 1984

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AIDS Bibliographies 1983-1984

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AIDS Bibliography/Resources

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1982-1983

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1984-1985

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AIDS Cartoons n.d.

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Series 5 Periodicals 1979-1989

Physical Description: 15 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains fairly extensive, but incomplete, runs of two Gay AIDS related publications: The Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR)'s "official" newsletter The BAPHRON and the Newsletter of the National Coalition of Gay STD Services (NCGSTDS) and its successor publication Sexual Health Reports. Also included in this section are copies of the Newsletter of the Gay Men's Health Crisis from 1983. The first two folders in the series contain mainstream publications' early articles on the AIDS epidemic and two of the early medical journal reports on the disease.
The BAPHRON covers 1979-1989, however, Volume 5 is missing. Of special note is the 1985 BAPHR membership questionnaire results which are filed between Volumes 6 and 7. The folders containing Volume 9, #1 to Volume 11, #2 of The BAPHRON also includes copies of some meeting minutes and other materials. The NCGSTDS newsletter covers 1980-1987 with scattered missing copies throughout. The final NCGSTDS newsletter folder also contains a copy of the 1986 pamphlet/publication Guidelines & Recommendations for Healthful Gay/Lesbian/Bi Sexual Activity. Sexual Health Reports replaced the newsletter and the collection includes two copies from 1988.
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Mainstream Periodicals Report on AIDS 1981-1983

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New England Journal of Medicine and European Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1980 1982

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Gay Men's Health Crisis Newsletter January 1983

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National Coalition of Gay STD Services

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Newsletters

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Volume 2, #1 to Volume 4, #5 (incomplete run) 1980-1983

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Volume 5, #1 to Volume 6, #5 (incomplete run) 1983-1985

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Volume 7, #1 to Volume 7, #5 1985-1986

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Volume 8, #1 to Volume 8, #4 and Guidelines & Recommendations for Healthful Gay/Lesbian/Bi Sexual Activity 1986-1987

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Sexual Health Reports 1988

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The BAPHRON (Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights Official Newsletter)

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Volume 1, #1 to Volume 1, [#12] 1979

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Volume 2, #1 to Volume 2, #12 (Volume 2, #6 is missing) 1980

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Volume 3, #1 to Volume 3, #12 1981

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Volume 4, #1 to Volume 4, #12 (Volume 4, #4 is missing) 1982

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Volume 6, #1 to Volume 6 #12 (Volume 6, #5 is missing) 1984

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Volume 7, #1 to Volume 8, #6 (incomplete run) 1985-1986

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Volume 9, #1 to Volume 11, #2 (incomplete run) 1987-1989

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Series 6 RESTRICTED Material 1983-1985

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series includes the Restricted material in the collection. Material on the study of Trimensa (a form of non-oyxnal nine), Folder 5:1, is restricted to prevent the identification of patient information. Personnel file, Folder 5:2, containing information on the dismissal of an Executive Director and subsequent legal challenge is also restricted due to the sensitive nature of the materials.
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RESTRICTED - Trimensa Research Chronology - inc. Patient info 1983

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RESTRICTED - Personnel Files/Lawsuit 1983-1985