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Scope and Content Note

From the Collection: The records include newspaper and magazine clippings, journal articles, conference proceedings, pamphlets, brochures, Congressional proceedings, and newsletters from 1986 through 1992. Almost all the materials are photocopies or fax copies of originals which were not included in the collection. Citations were, for the most part, handwritten on the photocopies by Aetna research. Topics covered include AIDS activism and education initiatives, epidemiology, the economics of the AIDS epidemic, housing for AIDS patients, hospice care, the particular problems of infected infants, children, and teens, AIDS activists, and national and international political activity concerning AIDS. There are some materials from international bodies such as the 3rd, 4th, and 5th International Conferences on AIDS Education; also included are photocopies of Congressional debates and actions concerning AIDS and copies of journal articles on AIDS research. The files also include information on individuals associated with the early years of the AIDS epidemic, including Robert Gallo, Anthony Fauci, and Jerry Falwell; grant-making organizations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and AIDS activist groups, including the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP).


  • 1986-1992
  • Majority of material found within 1987-1990

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials mainly in English; some material in French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 5.75 cubic feet (6 containers, 2 flat file folders)


Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US