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Haight-Ashbury Free Medical Clinic Records
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Materials documenting history of Haight Ashbury Free Clinic -- a free health care service provider that was founded by UCSF alumni David E. Smith in 1967. With the guiding principle that "Health care is a right, not a privilege," Smith opened up the clinic at 558 Clayton Street, near the corner of Haight Street. The clinic's first clients were primarily young people who had come to San Francisco for the Summer of Love who could not afford health care, but it has since become a model for community healthcare, substance use disorder treatment, mental health services, and was also very influential during the AIDS epidemic. It is now part of the HealthRIGHT360 family of integrated health care programs. Collection includes digital images, subject files, reference articles, Haight Ashbury Free Clinic articles and publications, ephemera, and a video documenting the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and its founder, David Smith.
24.58 Linear Feet (19 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 flash drive)
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Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the series level. This collectionwill be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted files.