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  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Separated Materials
  • Acquisition Information
  • Additions
  • Related Collections
  • Processing Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections
    Title: AIDS Treatment News records
    creator: AIDS Treatment News
    creator: James, John S., 1941-
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.94.28
    Physical Description: 60 Linear Feet (48 cartons, oversize posters, and 1 web site)
    Date (inclusive): 1942-2000, bulk 1985-1998
    Abstract: AIDS Treatment News (ATN) is a publication created by John S. James that investigates and reports on both conventional and experimental treatments for HIV/AIDS and related social and political issues. It began publication in 1986. The collection includes ATN newsletters and other AIDS-related publications and ephemera, ATN operational records and writings and research by James, correspondence and working files, photographs and slides, and audiovisual material and computer media.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English.
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], AIDS Treatment News records, MSS 94-28. Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the series and/or folder level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted material. Additional terms for MSS 94-28: Access to records that contain personal and confidential information about an individual or individuals (including AIDS Treatment News mailing list) is restricted for 50 years from the date of creation or until the death of the individual mentioned in the records, whichever is longer. Any records that identify individuals are restricted to researchers who sign UCSF's Confidentiality Statement.

    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.

    Separated Materials

    Selected publications from the collection have been transferred to the AIDS History Book Collection of the UCSF Archives and Special Collections. They have been individually cataloged and are available to researchers in the reading room.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was donated to the UCSF Archives and Special Collections by John S. James and AIDS Treatment News in 1994 and 2015.

    Additions

    No future additions are expected.

    Related Collections

    The collection is part of the AIDS History Project. Learn more about the project and related collections by contacting the UCSF Archivist or visiting www.library.ucsf.edu/archives/aids.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Kelsi Evans with assistance from Edith Martinez in 2017.

    Organizational History

    AIDS Treatment News (ATN) is a publication created by John S. James that investigates and reports on both conventional and experimental treatments for HIV/AIDS and related social and political issues. It is a resource for community-based organizations, government agencies, physicians and scientists, and people with AIDS. ATN began publishing in May 1986 in the form of a biweekly column written by James. The column first appeared in the San Francisco Sentinel, a local gay newspaper, where it was featured for over two years. In January 1989 it moved to Bay Times, a monthly San Francisco lesbian and gay newspaper. Since 1986, ATN has also been published as an independent newsletter. In 1994, ATN had a paid circulation of about 5,000 and a staff of five. ATN stories, leads, and other information are gathered by community informants who pass them on to James and by James himself at meetings and conferences, in-person interviews, and through correspondence, journal research, and telephone conversations. James is the editor, publisher, and main writer of ATN.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes ATN newsletters and other AIDS-related publications and ephemera, ATN operational records and writings and research by James, correspondence and working files, photographs and slides, and audiovisual material and computer media. Correspondence files of note include letters to and from subscribers, people with AIDS (including incarcerated PWAs), physicians and researchers, and others. Correspondence files are restricted. Working files include a significant number of subject files regarding specific drugs and treatments. Photographs of special note include images of AIDS protests and Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day activities. There are a significant number of audiotapes in the collection, including recordings of interviews, conference proceedings, educational broadcasts, and other material. One web site related to ATN has been archived and made available through Archive-It.

    Arrangement

    The collection has been subdivided into six series: I. AIDS Treatment News (ATN) publications and operations, 1985-2000; II. AIDS-related publications and ephemera, 1984-1995; III. Working files, 1966-2000; IV. Correspondence files, 1985-1999; V. Photographs and 35mm slides, 1942-1999; VI. Audiovisual material and computer media, 1980-1998.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment -- Periodicals