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Guide to the Sue Rochman Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Sue Rochman papers
    Dates: 1988-1991
    Collection number: 2005-13
    Creator: Rochman, Sue
    Collection Size: 3 folders (approximately .25 linear feet).
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: These files contain the research and notes of journalist Sue Rochman on HIV/AIDS and prison populations. Materials include correspondence from prisoners and prison activists, published articles, reports by government agencies and non-profit organizations, and handwritten notes from interviews, conversations, and readings. Most pertain to prisons in New York, California, Florida,Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, and Alabama and were created between 1988-1991.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research. Unless they indicate otherwise, names of correspondents are restricted for twenty years, until November 2, 2024, at the request of the donor.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials created by the donor has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Sue Rochman papers, 2005-13, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the Archives by Sue Rochman, November 2, 2004.


    Sue Rochman is a freelance health journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in oncology and HIV. She is a contributing editor for Mamm, editor-at-large for HIVPlus, medical editor for SusanLoveMD.com and has been a regular contributor to the Advocate, Training & Conditioning, GayHealth.com and numerous other publications.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes Sue Rochman’s research notes on HIV in prison from the late 1980s and early 1990s. Documents include correspondence from HIV positive prisoners and prison activitists, copies of published articles and government agency reports (from sources including the Correctional Association of New York, New York state statutes, ACT-UP, National Lawyer’s Guild, ACLU, World Health organization, U.S. News and World Report, and college newspapers), and handwritten notes based on interviews, conversations, and other research. The collection includes three folders. The first folder contains Rochman’s correspondence with prisoners and activists. The materials in the second folder are articles, reports, and research notes focusing on New York state, while the third folder includes articles, reports, and research notes pertaining to California, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Alabama, as well as New York state.


    The collection is arranged by type of material. The original order was maintained.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Rochman, Sue
    HIV/AIDS awareness
    Prisoners -- Medical Care
    AIDS activists

    Related Material

    The following collections at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society contain related materials. Contact the Historical Society for further information.
    • GLBTHS Periodicals Collection: Join Hands, 1975-1978. 2001-17, De Cecco, John Paul Papers.