The Craig Louis Papers include letters, cards, photographs and newsletters depicting his life with AIDS and his work as a
Craig Stephen Louis was born on July 15, 1950 and died from an AIDS-related sarcoma on May 25, 1988. He lived in Oakland
and worked as a graphic designer. In 1979, he edited and illustrated a compilation of selected short stories, Shells: Excerpts.
Copyright has not been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
The Papers are open for research, with the exception of one folder of medical records (Box 1/Folder 3).
Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National
Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).