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Finding Aid to the Angie Lewis Papers, 1980-1991
MSS 96-31  
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Description
This collection was donated by Carole Angela "Angie" Lewis after she was interviewed by Sally Smith Hughes as a part of her oral history series The AIDS Epidemic in San Francisco. It consists primarily of conference materials, correspondence and writings by Lewis, concerning her educational work on HIV and AIDS from 1982-1991. There are no personal or biographical papers in the collection.
Background
Angie Lewis was one of the major nurse educators working with AIDS education for health professionals and the greater community from the first rumors of a new gay disease through its growing presence in the heterosexual community. Lewis worked specifically in AIDS education; she did not treat AIDS patients. She did this work for approximately 13 years from 1981-1994. Unlike many others active in the early AIDS advocacy community, Lewis came into the work as a health professional, and not as a rights activist. Lewis served on the Kaposi's Sarcoma Research and Education Foundation (later the San Francisco AIDS Foundation) Board from 1983-1985. She also spoke at, and worked on organizing committees of, a number of AIDS conferences and symposia, as well as lecturing for UCSF classes and community groups. Lewis retired from nursing in 1994 to move to Sonoma County and open a restaurant with her life partner.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 box Linear feet: .5
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.