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American Heart Association Records
MSS.96.02  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Additions
  • Processing Information
  • Related Collections
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections
    Title: American Heart Association records
    source: American Heart Association
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.96.02
    Physical Description: 1.75 Linear Feet 1 carton and 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1992-1994
    Abstract: The American Heart Association (AHA) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research. AHA formed in New York City in 1924 as the Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease. AHA educates the community on healthy living and promote appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
    Language of Material: English .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American Heart Association records, MSS 96-02. Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was donated to the UCSF Archives and Special Collections by Dr. Stanton A. Glantz in 1996.

    Additions

    No future additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Edith Escobedo in April 2021.

    Related Collections

    The collection is part of the Tobacco Control Archives. Learn more about the project and related collections by contacting the UCSF Archivist or visiting https://www.library.ucsf.edu/archives/tobacco/.

    Organizational History

    The American Heart Association (AHA) is a nonprofit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research. AHA formed in New York City in 1924 as the Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease by six cardiologists as a professional society for doctors. AHA educates the community on healthy living and promote appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. In 1948, the association transformed from a professional scientific society to a nationwide voluntary health organization composed of volunteers, and supported by professional staff. Since then, the AHA has grown rapidly into an organization of more than 33 million volunteers and supporters around the world dedicated to improving heart health and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases.

    Scope and Contents

    The American Heart Association records documents the activism that took place in San Francisco and the Bay Area in restricting smoking in restaurants and lounges. The collection includes flyers, tobacco advertisements, videos (VHS), surveys, and correspondence.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged by subject folders and two series. The seires include: I. Audiovisual: II. Artifacts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    tobacco related health concerns
    Tobacco
    Tobacco smoke pollution -- Prevention
    American Heart Association