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UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Records
AR.2005.15  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Separated Materials
  • Acquisition Information
  • Additions
  • Related Collections
  • Processing Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections
    Title: UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) records
    source: University of California, San Francisco. Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
    Identifier/Call Number: AR.2005.15
    Physical Description: 2.9 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1984-2004
    Abstract: The UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to train scientists and stimulate new research projects that impact the practice, theory, and policy of HIV/AIDS prevention and keep pace with the changing epidemic. The CAPS records include reports, meeting and conference materials, correspondence, grant applications, committee and research project materials, and clippings and publications, dated 1984-2004.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.

    Preferred Citation

    UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) records, AR 2005-15. Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco Library.

    Conditions Governing Access

    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 folder level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted material.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the 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 researcher.

    Separated Materials

    Selected publications from the collection have been transferred to the AIDS History Book Collection of the UCSF Archives and Special Collections. They have been individually cataloged and are available to researchers in the reading room.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was transferred to the UCSF Archives and Special Collections by the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies in 2006.

    Additions

    No future additions are expected.

    Related Collections

    The collection is part of the AIDS History Project. Learn more about the project and related collections by contacting the UCSF Archivist or visiting www.library.ucsf.edu/archives/aids.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kelsi Evans in 2017.

    Organizational History

    The UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to educate scientists and stimulate new research projects that impact the practice, theory, and policy of HIV/AIDS prevention and keep pace with the changing epidemic. CAPS at first focused on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and risk behaviors. A grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) helped the center grow and begin training medical, social, and behavioral scientists. The scope of CAPS has evolved over the decades to include global projects, the development of prevention interventions, and collaborative work among researchers in fields including biomedicine, psychology, epidemiology, behavioral science, policy, clinical medicine, and other disciplines. Many CAPS activities focus on HIV prevention and disparity reduction in ethnic minority communities and people of color and the center's training and educational programs encourage diversity in science. Major initiatives within CAPS have included the Technology and Information Exchange (TIE) Core and the Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) fellowship program. Prominent leaders within CAPS have included Thomas Coates, PhD, Cynthia A. Gomez, PhD, Stephen (Steve) Morin, PhD, Susan M. Kegeles, PhD, Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, and others.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes material related to various CAPS, university, San Francisco Bay Area, and national HIV/AIDS research projects and prevention initiatives. Files include reports, meeting and conference materials, correspondence, grant applications, committee and research project materials, and clippings and publications. Some audiovisual and graphic material is also included (one audio cassette tape and slides). Files of Thomas Coates, PhD and Cynthia A. Gomez, PhD are included as well material regarding ACT UP San Francisco, AIDS Research Institute, CDC, GLBT organizations, and other associations and organizations.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AIDS (Disease)
    HIV infections--Prevention
    University of California, San Francisco. Center for AIDS Prevention Studies