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AIDS Emergency Fund records
2019-29  
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Description
The AIDS Emergency Fund provides a variety of services to those affected by HIV/AIDS. The records include photographs, promotional materials, news clippings, artifacts and clothing representing the work of the organization from its early days in the 1980s until its merging with Positive Resource Center (PRC) in 2016.
Background
The AIDS Emergency Fund was established in 1982 as a non-profit organization that provided critical financial assistance to eligible persons with AIDS and disabling AIDS-related conditions. Based in San Francisco, the AEF provided direct grants to cover clients’ medical and living expenses through a variety of fundraising efforts, from several annual benefit dinners and events to the Every Penny Counts fund, which in cooperation with local businesses and schools collected change donations for over a decade. The AEF merged in 2016 with PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center), an organization that assists San Francisco Bay Area residents living with HIV/AIDS, addiction, or mental health issues.
Extent
13 linear feet (4 cartons, 3 oversized wooden cutout stands, 2 oversize rolls)
Restrictions
Copyright to material created/owned by Positive Resource Center (PRC) has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society 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 researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.