Manuscripts/2. AIDS Activism
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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Aetna Insurance Company began collecting information on AIDS, HIV infection, and related issues in 1986 to stay abreast of the latest health care crisis. The collection was created and maintained by research staff at Aetna who made daily clippings from local, regional, and national newspapers and magazines and from national and international organization reports and conferences concerned with AIDS. Files were kept on AIDS, related issues, and key individuals concerned with the emerging...
Dates: 1986-1992; Majority of material found within 1987-1990
Overview The Boston Living Center began in 1988 as a peer-run community center and meals program for individuals with HIV/AIDS. The Center expanded its outreach activities and now offers daily meals as well as many events, workshops, and fundraisers for the AIDS community. Its two largest events are their annual Celebration of Life Thanksgiving Dinner and annual fundraiser Dinnerfest. Originally located in the Claredon Street YWCA, the Center moved to 29 Stanhope Street in 1995. In 2012, the Boston...