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Finding aid of the Angels' Talk Project Collection of Astrology Charts of Persons with AIDS Coll2008.025
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  • Title: Angels' Talk project collection of astrology charts of persons with AIDS
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2008.025
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.9 linear feet.
    Date (inclusive): 1985-1993
    Abstract: Astrology charts, notes, a questionnaire, correspondence and miscellaneous typescripts related to Angels' Talk, a medical astrology project begun in 1987 to determine any correlation between astrology and persons with AIDS. The collection contains astrological profiles for 105 individuals who lived with or died from AIDS, and 4 composite profiles. The project was conducted by Michael F. Mitchell, who died of AIDS in 1992.
    creator: Mitchell, Michael F., 1956-1992


    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    Angels' Talk project collection of astrology charts of persons with AIDS, 2008-025, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Daniel Anthony Fernandez, July 17, 1993.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, May 2008.
    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Administrative History

    Angels' Talk was a medical astrology study begun by astrologer Michael F. Mitchell and conducted between the years 1988 and 1993. The goal of the Angels' Talk project was to determine if there is a correlation between astrology and people with AIDS. The research included astrological charts of over 100 individuals in the United States who lived with or died of AIDS. Michael Mitchell died of AIDS in 1992.

    Scope and Content

    This collection is divided into two series: (1) Administration and Research and (2) Astrology Charts. The first series contains notes, correspondence, charts, and a questionnaire used in the research of this project. The second series contains the astrology charts and profiles of over 100 individuals or groups of individuals who lived with or died of AIDS. The collection does not include the final report written at the conclusion of the study.

    Related Material

    AIDS History Project collection, Coll2007-025, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mitchell, Michael F., 1956-1992
    AIDS (Disease)--Case studies
    AIDS (Disease)--Patients
    AIDS (Disease)--United States
    Astrology and death
    Astrology and health
    Medical astrology