Audiovisual materials, pamphlets, brochures, correspondence and ephemera related to AIDS education in Catholic schools and
parishes collected by Father Rodney J. De Martini, a Catholic priest from San Francisco, California who was also a vocal AIDS
educator and lobbyist. The collection also includes training materials, self-published prayers and liturgies, and personal
notes belonging to De Martini, as well as transcripts of speeches given by Father De Martini, who successfully lobbied the
National Catholic Educational Association to include AIDS education in its elementary and secondary school curriculum.
Father Rodney J. De Martini is a Catholic priest and AIDS advocate and educator born in San Francisco, CA in 1947. He holds
Masters degrees in both Liturgical Studies and Counseling Psychology, and served as Director of AIDS Education for the Archdiocese
of San Francisco and was one of the founders and also served as Director of the National Catholic AIDS Network (NCAN). He
is the author of a 2005 book of prayers for the sick.
4.42 Linear Feet
(2 cartons, 1 box, and 1 oversize box)
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must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.