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Milburn Devenney papers

 Collection
Identifier: M157

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of publications and training materials related to Milburn Devenney's activities providing support for persons with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). These publications include training manuals, handouts and forms, public health pamphlets, advertisements for events and services related to AIDS / HIV, CDC reports, organizational newsletters, and newspaper and magazine clippings. Items of particular note include Devenney's volunteer applications, which provide insight into his experience and motivation working with AIDS / HIV patients, clippings documenting news coverage of the early AIDS epidemic, and outreach materials to at-risk communities, such as women, children, and specific racial and ethnic groups.

Dates

  • circa 1983-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in English, with several public health pamphlets printed in Spanish and Chinese.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Biographical Note

Milburn Devenney is a social worker and registered nurse in the Boston area who worked with AIDS patients during the 1980s and 1990s, primarily through the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC). Devenney completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Humanistic Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980 and, during the period this collection covers, Devenney was a graduate student at St. Mary's College, working toward his M.A. in Human Development.

Extent

1.0 cubic feet (1 container)

Overview

Milburn Devenney is a social worker and registered nurse in the Boston area who worked with AIDS patients during the 1980s and 1990s, primarily through the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC). Devenney completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Humanistic Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980 and, during the period this collection covers, Devenney was a graduate student at St. Mary's College, working toward his M.A. in Human Development.

Overview

This collection consists primarily of publications and training materials related to Milburn Devenney's activities providing support for persons with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). These publications include training manuals, handouts and forms, public health pamphlets, advertisements for events and services related to AIDS / HIV, CDC reports, organizational newsletters, and newspaper and magazine clippings. Items of particular note include Devenney's volunteer applications, which provide insight into his experience and motivation working with AIDS / HIV patients, clippings documenting news coverage of the early AIDS epidemic, and outreach materials to at-risk communities, such as women, children, and specific racial and ethnic groups.

System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.

Physical Location

57/2

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The collection was given to the Archives by Milburn Devenney, 30 June 1998.
Title
Finding aid for the Milburn Devenney Papers
Author
Finding aid prepared by Anna J. Cook
Date
October 2008
Language of description
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US