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Finding aid of the Tomas Fabregas Papers
1996-44  
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Description
Memos, press releases, articles, correspondence, conference information and reports document Tomas Fabregas' AIDS activism on behalf of the ACT UP Immigrant working group and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The collection highlights Fabregas' work against immigration and travel restrictions on HIV positive people worldwide.
Background
Tomas Fabregas, a Spanish citizen, traveled to the United States in 1979. Fascinated by New York, he became a legal permanent resident. Fabregas worked for the United Nations in New York prior to moving to California in order to pursue graduate work at UC Berkeley. When he was diagnosed as HIV positive in 1989, Fabregas put his career on hold to become an AIDS activist. He began his involvement with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1989 by volunteering for the Foundation's Public Policy Department.
Extent
6 manuscript boxes 3.0 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Availability
Collection open for research.