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Finding Aid to the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network Records, 1985-1993
MSS 94-25  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network records
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1993
    Collection Number: MSS 94-25
    Creators : National Lawyers Guild
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 carton and 1 box Linear feet: Linear feet: 1.3
    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 collection consists of publications, position papers, correspondence, and files on particular issues with which the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network had been involved. The two main issues documented in this collection are HIV in prisons, and immigration of persons with HIV/AIDS; topics that are not well documented elsewhere.
    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], National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network Records, MSS 94-25, 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

    AIDS Legal Referral Panel, MSS 96-01

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network
    AIDS (Disease)--United States--History
    AIDS (Disease)--Activists--United States

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The National Lawyer's Guild AIDS Network Records were donated by Eileen Hanson to UCSF in April 1994.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed by William Walker and Josue Hurtado.

    Organizational History

    The National Lawyers Guild (Guild) was an association of over 10,000 progressive attorneys, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers with over 200 chapters across the country, In 1985 Guild activist Paul Albert formed the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network (NGLAN) in response to the inadequate legal services many Persons With AIDS were experiencing at that time. NGLAN was set up to provide legal assistance to people with HIV and to AIDS service organizations around the country through a network of attorneys and legal workers. It also advocated for progressive public policy, and educated individuals and groups about HIV and the law. It was organized as a separate body, with its own Board, policies and fiscal program, but was clearly a subsidiary of the Guild. Albert was appointed director, a position he held until he left five years later. Eileen Hansen, another legal activist and community organizer, was hired to direct the Network in 1990.
    NGLAN's primary work involved referral of HIV positive individuals to the AIDS organization nearest them, and referral of AIDS organizations to cooperating local lawyers. Their major educational contributions included the preparation and publication of the AIDS Practice Manual, a comprehensive resource on HIV law for attorneys, and the Exchange, a newsletter published three times a year for lawyers, people with HIV, and other interested parties. NLGAN closed in 1993.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of publications, position papers, correspondence, and files on particular issues with which NGLAN had been involved. The two main issues documented in this collection are HIV in prisons, and immigration of persons with HIV/AIDS; topics that are not well documented elsewhere.
    The materials are organized into four series according to subject: AIDS Network Records, Issues, AIDS and Immigration, and AIDS in Prison.