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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Steve Morin papers
    Dates: 1987-1992
    Collection number: 1992-04
    Creator: Morin, Steve
    Collection Size: 24 manuscript boxes 12.0 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The Steve Morin Papers document the work Morin did while he was employed as legislative assistant to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from 1987-1992.
    Physical location: Stored at the Archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Steve Morin Papers, 1992-04, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Steve Morin in 1992.


    Morin served as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's legislative assistant from 1987-1992. He wrote policy which Pelosi presented in Congress, organized meetings to further awareness of, and gain support for, AIDS public policy. Steve Morin received a B.A in Psychology in 1967 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and was awarded an M.A. in Psychology in 1969 from the Ohio State University. In 1971, he received a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University. In 1977, Morin was granted his license in Psychology from the State of California. Morin has been on the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology since 1978 and has been a Fellow of the American Psychological Association since 1982.
    From 1971-1975, Morin was an Assistant Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, where he taught in the Department of Psychology. In 1976, Morin was promoted to Associate Professor and also became the Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development. In 1977, Morin left California State University and established a private clinical psychology practice in San Francisco. He also consulted with the Bureau of Disability Insurance Medical for the Department of Health and Human Services in the Social Security Administration division.
    Since 1981, Morin has acted as Medical Consultant for the Office of Worker's Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, San Francisco Regional Office. In 1984, Morin was named Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Since 1986, Morin has worked with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), also at the University of California, San Francisco, and currently serves as the Director.
    Morin has been very active in professional association committees and task forces throughout his professional career and has been a long-time member of the American Psychological Association, California State Psychological Association, California Council on Mental Health, Mental Health Association of San Francisco and several other mental health and public health related organizations. In 1982, Morin was appointed as a member of the California Council on Mental Health and was Chair of the Council from 1984-1986. He also served as President of the California State Psychological Association in 1988 and as a member of the Board of Directors from 1987-1989.
    In 1987, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi employed Morin as Legislative Assistant for public health policy and he served in this post until 1992. In this role, Morin developed analysis and recommendations, drafted policy, represented Pelosi at conferences and meetings, and acted as an overall liaison with city, state and federal government to promote AIDS awareness and gain support for AIDS public health policy. In 1992, Morin was appointed to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Associate Staff.
    Since 1997, Morin has been the AIDS Policy Research Center Director for UCSF's AIDS Research Institute and the Associate Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the University of California, San Francisco at the University of Zimbabwe School of Medicine. Morin has also contributed a significant body of published work to the cause of mental health, AIDS and public health policy with dozens of books and articles printed on the subjects.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Steve Morin papers contain documentation relating to Steve Morin's position as legislative assistant to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from 1987-1992. The papers provide evidence of various aspects of AIDS public health policy legislation, including research, analysis, drafting of legislative and report language, conference materials and grass roots community organizing. Press clippings and press releases are included by subject within each series.
    There are a handful of photos in the collection. Most are black and white publicity stills that can be found in the KPIX: AIDS Lifeline (7/10-7/11) and the Catholic Charities of San Francisco: AIDS Housing Issues (16/6) folders. The collection is predominantly in English, with a small amount of French language materials pertaining to AIDS and Syphilis clearance research.
    Notable correspondents in this collection includes San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (TX), Rep. John Burton (D-CA, 16th district), Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), Sen. Marcy Kaptur (OH), Hon. Andrew Jacobs, Jr., Lieutenant Governor Leo McCarthy, Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum (OH), Rep. William H. Natcher (KT), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Terry Sanford (NC), Sen. Paul Simon (IL), Rep. Fortney Pete Stark (CA), Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. (Secretary of Health and Human Services), Admiral James D. Watkins (Retired - U.S. Navy), Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA), Ted Weiss.
    The collection is divided into six series:
    • Series 1. Legislation
    • Series 2. Hearings
    • Series 3. Reports
    • Series 4. Treatment
    • Series 5. Meetings and Conferences
    • Series 6. Community Organization
    The folders are arranged hierarchically and then chronologically within folders. Press clippings, press releases and news releases are placed at the back of each folder.
    Series 1. Legislation, 1985-1991
    This series includes legislative materials, such as report language, talking points, fact sheets, dear colleague letters, assembly bills, congressional reports, correspondence, news releases and press clippings.
    Series 2. Hearings, 1985-1992
    This series contains statements and testimony prepared for committee hearings before Congress.
    Series 3. Reports, 1983-1991
    This series is comprised of reports and publications from local, state and federal government organizations, non-profit groups and the media.
    Series 4. Treatment, 1986-1990
    This series contains documentation regarding HIV and AIDS drug research and treatment options.
    Series 5. Meetings and Conferences, 1986-1990
    This series includes information related to meetings and conferences, such as agendas, lists of meeting participants, brochures and discussion materials.
    Series 6. Community Organizing, 1979-1991
    This series chronicles the challenge of bringing awareness and knowledge of AIDS-related issues to the public through community campaign materials. such as newsletters, brochures and other correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    AIDS (Disease)
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    Pelosi, Nancy, 1940-

    Separated Material

    Duplicates and materials that were unrelated to the collection have been removed, as have the original binders and folders in which the materials were housed.