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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Craig Louis papers
    Dates: ca. 1974-1988
    Collection Number: 1988-02
    Creator/Collector: Louis, Craig
    Extent: .65 linear feet
    Repository: GLBT Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94103
    Abstract: The Craig Louis Papers include letters, cards, photographs and newsletters depicting his life with AIDS and his work as a graphic designer.
    Language of Material: English


    The Papers are open for research, with the exception of one folder of medical records (Box 1/Folder 3). Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Craig Louis papers. Collection Number: 1988-02. GLBT Historical Society

    Biography/Administrative History

    Craig Stephen Louis was born on July 15, 1950 and died from an AIDS-related sarcoma on May 25, 1988. He lived in Oakland and worked as a graphic designer. In 1979, he edited and illustrated a compilation of selected short stories, Shells: Excerpts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains the personal papers of Oakland resident Craig Louis, who died from AIDS in 1988. Louis was a graphic designer. The bulk of the collection consists of cards, letters, and invitations sent between Louis and his family and friends. There are also slides of photographs of Louis, his friends and family. In addition, there are records and notes of the support group of friends who helped him during the last stages of his illness. The group distributed a publication called “The Craig Report” that gave updates on his situation living with AIDS. GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_005272; http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MESH/D001154; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000374

    Indexing Terms

    AIDS (disease)
    Gay men

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