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Description
AIDS Treatment News (ATN) is a publication created by John S. James that investigates and reports on both conventional and experimental treatments for HIV/AIDS and related social and political issues. It began publication in 1986. The collection includes ATN newsletters and other AIDS-related publications and ephemera, ATN operational records and writings and research by James, correspondence and working files, photographs and slides, and audiovisual material and computer media.
Background
AIDS Treatment News (ATN) is a publication created by John S. James that investigates and reports on both conventional and experimental treatments for HIV/AIDS and related social and political issues. It is a resource for community-based organizations, government agencies, physicians and scientists, and people with AIDS. ATN began publishing in May 1986 in the form of a biweekly column written by James. The column first appeared in the San Francisco Sentinel, a local gay newspaper, where it was featured for over two years. In January 1989 it moved to Bay Times, a monthly San Francisco lesbian and gay newspaper. Since 1986, ATN has also been published as an independent newsletter. In 1994, ATN had a paid circulation of about 5,000 and a staff of five. ATN stories, leads, and other information are gathered by community informants who pass them on to James and by James himself at meetings and conferences, in-person interviews, and through correspondence, journal research, and telephone conversations. James is the editor, publisher, and main writer of ATN.
Extent
60 Linear Feet (48 cartons, oversize posters, and 1 web site)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the 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 researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the series and/or folder level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted material. Additional terms for MSS 94-28: Access to records that contain personal and confidential information about an individual or individuals (including AIDS Treatment News mailing list) is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation or until the death of the individual mentioned in the records, whichever is longer. Any records that identify individuals are restricted to researchers who sign UCSF's Confidentiality Statement.