This is an artificial collection assembled from a number of different donations of ephemeral materials, acquired by the Library
as a part of the AIDS History Project. Paper based materials include flyers, brochures, wallet cards, and posters from the
US and international sources. Some artifacts are also included, such as condoms and condom holders. All deal with the medical
and/or social aspects of AIDS and HIV, with a focus on prevention and on addressing misconceptions about the disease.
The UCSF AIDS History Project was started in 1987 to promote the preservation of historically significant resources relating
to the early days of the AIDS Epidemic, with a particular focis on San Francisco's community-based organizations (CBOs). In
1991 a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant was received to fund the AIDS History Project
Records Survey. More than 50 agencies were surveyed to identify records that should be permanently preserved. A second two-year
NHPRC grant funded an extended survey of collections and development of an acquisition plan. A major part of the project was
providing instruction in records management practices to the CBOs. A third two-year NHPRC grant was received in 1993 for the
Records Acquisition and Processing Project (RAPP) phase; this grant lasted until December 1995.
7 Linear Feet
5 boxes, 1 takeout box, 1 map box, 9 oversize folders
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of the UCSF 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 reader.
Collection is open for research.