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AIDS Foundation Houston Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-032
The Aids Foundation of Houston Records contains Resource Group Proposals, grants proposals, studies, board minutes, board retreat materials, videos and segments on Aids education and those affected within the community. There are also posters and exhibit materials from Aids Foundation of Houston at the International Conference of Aids in Vancouver, British Columbia during 1992.

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Dates

  • 1982-2011

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

12.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) is a nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas that shares HIV prevention education to the community and provides housing, food, and counseling services to HIV-positive individuals.

A group of individuals in Texas first met in 1981 to address a new epidemic called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The community members gathered clothing and food to care for those affected. The Kaposi Sarcoma/AIDS Foundation Houston (later incorporated as the AIDS Foundation Houston) was officially established in June 1982, shortly after the discovery of AIDS, to improve the lives of those living with HIV and educate non-affected persons to reduce social stigma. AIDS Foundation of Houston provides services to about 7,000 people annually in the Houston area.

https://www.aidshelp.org/

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated to Special Collections in 2016. Additional materials were donated in 2018.
Title
Guide to the AIDS Foundation Houston Records
Status
unprocessed
Date
2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750