Finding Aid to the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network Records, 1985-1993

Finding Aid written by Bill Walker and Josue Hurtado
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Finding Aid to the National Lawyers Guild AIDS Network Records, 1985-1993

Collection Number: MSS 94-25

UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections
Finding Aid Written By:
Bill Walker and Josue Hurtado
Date Completed:
October 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

 

Series 1 AIDS Network Records 1986-1993

Physical Description: 12 Folders: Carton 1, Folders 1/1-1/12

Scope and Content Note

This series include 22 issues of the newsletter Exchange, three editions of the AIDS Practice Manual, several position papers from 1987, and some of Director Paul Albert's correspondence.
Carton 1, Folder 1

AIDS Network, General Information undated

Carton 1, Folder 2

AIDS Network, Exchange October 1986 to December 1993

Carton 1, Folder 3

AIDS Practice Manual: 2nd Ed 1988

Carton 1, Folders 4-5

AIDS Practice Manual: 3rd Ed 1991

Carton 1, Folders 6-7

AIDS Practice Manual: Supplement 3rd Ed 1992

Carton 1, Folder 8

AIDS Network, Official Positions undated

Carton 1, Folder 9

Correspondence: Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders 1986-1988

Carton 1, Folder 10

Correspondence: Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund 1986-1988

Carton 1, Folder 11

Correspondence: National AIDS Network 1986-1988

Carton 1, Folder 12

Correspondence: National Association of People With AIDS 1986-1988

 

Series 2 Issues 1984-1988

Physical Description: 4 Folders: Carton 1, Folders 1/13-1/16

Scope and Content Note

The folder labeled "Overview of AIDS Legal Issues" contains three "issue briefs" compiled in 1987 and 1988 by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. The Grassroots Activism folder holds correspondence and notes, announcements, reports, and other documents on San Francisco's AIDS Action Pledge, ACT NOW, and ACT UP, also from 1987-88, as well as a 1984 Guild booklet on The Rights of Demonstrators; A Workshop for Activists.
Carton 1, Folder 13

Overview of AIDS Legal Issues 1987-1988

Carton 1, Folder 14

Grassroots Activism 1984-1988

Carton 1, Folder 15

Quarantine undated

Carton 1, Folder 16

Race, Racism and AIDS undated

 

Series 3 AIDS and Immigration 1987-1993

Physical Description: 14 Folders: Carton 1, Folders 1/17-1/30

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the NLGAN's work on the issue of AIDS and Immigration.
Carton 1, Folder 17

General Information 1987-1991

Carton 1, Folder 18

NIH Revitalization Act 1993

Carton 1, Folder 19

Clinton Policy 1993

Carton 1, Folder 20

American Immigration Lawyers Association 1987

Carton 1, Folder 21

NLG National Immigration Project 1988-1992

Carton 1, Folder 22

Policies of Other Countries 1988

Carton 1, Folder 23

Policy Papers, Coalitions 1987-1989

Carton 1, Folder 24

Reagan Bush Policy 1987-1992

Carton 1, Folder 25

Removal of Ban 1988-1992

Carton 1, Folder 26

Specific Cases 1990

Carton 1, Folder 27

Testing 1987-1990

Carton 1, Folders 28-30

Waivers 1988-1991

 

Series 4 AIDS in Prison 1985-1993

Physical Description: 28 Folders: Carton 1, Folders 1/31-1/46; Box 2, Folders 2/1-2/12

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the NLGAN's work on the issue of AIDS in prison.
Carton 1, Folder 31

General Information 1989-1990

Carton 1, Folder 32

Conditions 1986-1988

Carton 1, Folder 33

Quarantine/Segregate 1989-1990

Carton 1, Folder 34

HealthCare/Treatment undated

Carton 1, Folder 35

Litigation, Various 1976-1987

Carton 1, Folder 36

Prevention 1989

Carton 1, Folder 37

HIV Testing 1987-1990

Carton 1, Folder 38

Drug Testing undated

Carton 1, Folder 39

Sentence Modification 1987, undated

Carton 1, Folder 40

Prison Staff and AIDS 1897, undated

Carton 1, Folder 41

Education of Inmates & Staff 1983-1993

Carton 1, Folder 42

Litigation – Summaries 1989-1990

Carton 1, Folder 43

Litigation – Various 1986-1990

Carton 1, Folder 44

U.S. Dept of Justice 1987

Carton 1, Folder 45

National Institute of Justice 1989

Carton 1, Folder 46

Legal Services 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 1

Conferences & Seminars 1989-1993

Box 2, Folder 2

National Prison Project – ACLU 1988-1991

Box 2, Folder 3

Ad Hoc Committee on Prison Health Issues 1989

Box 2, Folder 4

Prisoners With AIDS Rights Advocacy Group 1988-1993

Box 2, Folder 5

Prisoners Rights Project – Legal Aid Society 1990

Box 2, Folder 6

Prison AIDS Resource Center 1989

Box 2, Folder 7

Report – National Commission on AIDS 1991

Box 2, Folder 8

Report – Expert Com on AIDS/Prisons (Canada) 1993

Box 2, Folder 9

Report – AIDS in Correctional Facilities 1988

Box 2, Folder 10

Reports – Miscellaneous 1991

Box 2, Folder 11

Publications – Miscellaneous 1985-1991

Box 2, Folder 12

Other – Miscellaneous 1989-1991