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History H4990: Race and Masculinity Online Resources: HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS: Digitized Manuscript Collections

7 Stages Theatre (Atlanta, GA) Records, 1960-2014 (M219)
The 7 Stages Theatre (Atlanta, Ga.) records are comprised of press materials, financial records, scripts, marketing materials, programs, actor contracts, and Board of Directors materials documenting the history of the theatre company from its creation in 1979 to 2014 (Bulk 1979-2010).

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Digital Collection


LGBTQ Institute's Jim Allen Papers, 1956-2016 
The LGBTQ Institute's Jim Allen papers, 1956-2016 (bulk 1989-1993), includes articles, clippings, correspondence, flyers, petitions, and protest ephemera and photographs of the many protests ACT UP organized in Atlanta. The materials relate to the many challenges posed to people with HIV during the height of the AIDS crisis. The photographs from this collection have been digitized, and the textiles have been photographed.

Digital Collection


LGBTQ Institute's Mike Maloney Collection of OutTV Atlanta Video Recordings
OutTV Atlanta, a half-hour weekly news and entertainment show focused on LGBTQ life, ran from 1999-2001. The brainchild of Michael B. Maloney, the show was supported financially by Maloney’s family and friends. Maloney used his funds to purchase air time, and OutTV aired in Atlanta and Savannah. As producer of the show, Maloney saw that most of the coverage of LGBTQ life involved night clubs and drag queens, and he wanted to focus on “ordinary” gay people who were fire fighters, attorneys, and regular members of the community. This digital collection contains about 230 digitized tapes of raw footage created in the process of making the show.

Digital Collection


Terri Wilder Papers, circa 1996-2007 (Q085)
The Terri Wilder Papers, circa 1996-2007, focus on Wilder's efforts as an advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS. The printed materials are arranged alphabetically and consist primarily of educational literature produced by organizations with which Wilder has worked. Organizations include: ACT-UP, the Global Campaign for Microbicides, and the Hope Clinic at Emory University. The papers include: fliers, pamphlets, reports, artifacts and one DVD.

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Andrew Wood Papers, 1987-2014 (bulk 1988-2014) (Q121)
Andrew Wood is a graphic designer and gay activist. His papers consist of flyers, newspaper clippings, correspondence, t-shirts, bumper stickers, as well as extensive materials relating to the Atlanta chapter of ACT-UP.

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HIV/AIDS: Oral Histories

Franklin Abbott, September 30, 2011 (Q101)
Franklin Abbott was both in 1950 in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Buffalo, New York and Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Mercer College in Macon County in the 1960s, and later attended graduate school where he qualified as a therapist. For decades, Abbott has been associated with the Radical Fairies adn Gay Spirit Visions, both spiritual gay men’s groups. In addition to serving the community through spiritual practices and therapy, he is a writer and co-founder of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival. Abbott's books include Boyhood: Growing Up Male, Men and Intimacy: Personal Accounts, and Pink Zinnia: Poems and Stories. Abbott continues both his literary work and therapy practice. [INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE VIA GSU LIBRARY'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL]


Mr. Charlie Brown,  March 26, 2019 (Q101)
Mr. Charlie Brown is one of Atlanta's best-know and most beloved drag queens. [VIDEO IS AVAILABLE VIA DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Susan Cornutt, October 2, 2019 (Q101)
Susan Cornutt has been living with AIDS since 1987. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Cleo Creech, June 15, 2020 (Q101)
Poet Cleo Creech has been living with HIV since the 1980s. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Dazon Dixon Diallo, January 2020 (W071)

Maria Helena Dolan, August 14, 2019 (Q101)
Maria Helena Dolan is an activist, author and columnist. She helped to expand Atlanta's Pride March during the 1970s, and received national recognition for her "Defiant Dyke" speech at Atlanta's 1978 Anita Bryant protest. Her papers include newspaper clippings, reports, publications, textiles and artifacts, and they thoroughly document LGBTQ+ history locally, nationally and internationally. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

David Garner, May 6, 2019; August 26, 2019 (Q101)

Jeff Graham, August 8, 2014 (Q101)
Jeff Graham served as media coordinator for ACT UP/Atlanta. From 1994-2005, he served as the executive director of AIDS Survival Project, and he has been the Director of Georgia Equality since 2008. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]


Mike Hall, February 4, 2021 (Q101)

Susan Levy, April 21, 2017
Psychotherapist and friend of Franklin Abbott, Levy worked with AIDS sufferers. [INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE VIA GSU LIBRARY'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL]

Sarah Lopez, September 5, 2014
An early responder to the mental health needs of the AIDS epidemic, she has co-facilitated a weekly pro bono HIV/AIDS therapy group for 21 years. [INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE VIA DIGITAL COLLECTIONS]

Gert McMullin, November 6, 2019 (Q101)
Gert McMullin has worked with the AIDS Memorial Quilt since the 1980's. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Carlos Pavao, May 4, 2021 (Q101)

Tonya Poteat, June 6, 2008
AIDS activist and educator, Tonia Poteat has worked for the Global AIDS Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she helped to monitor HIV treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and to develop guidelines that low income countries could use to initiate and improve their programs. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Ariane Reeves, September 30, 2019 (Q101)
An AIDS survivor, Reeves also nursed infected individuals. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

David Reznik, October 1, 2019
Dr. Reznik is the director of the Oral Health Center of Grady's Infectious Disease Program, and serves as chief of the dental medicine service for the Grady Health System. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Julie Rhoad, August 12, 2019 (Q101)
Prior to joining The NAMES Project Foundation, Julie Rhoad enjoyed a successful career as a creative director, producer, and owner of Candler Creative, Inc., a firm providing innovations in communications strategy, and special event planning. She was also instrumental in bringing the Lesbian and Gay Welcome Center to Atlanta during the 1996 Olympic Games. Julie joined the NAMES project in 2002, and has served as its President and CEO since that time. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]


Anthony Ricciardi, January 9, 2021

Gil Robison, October 4, 2019 (Q101)
Gilbert C. (Gil) Robison was born in 1947, and moved with his parents from Scooba, Mississippi, to Atlanta in 1958. In the late 1960s, he moved to San Francisco and became active in the anti-war and civil rights movements. Founder of the original Atlanta Gay Center in 1976, Robison won election the Fulton County Democratic Party Executive Committee in 1977. He ran for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1988, the first openly gay political candidate in the state. He worked on LGBTQ issues and cases related to the AIDS epidemic as an attorney. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Jamey Rousey, November 6, 2019 (Q101)
Jamey Roussey is an AIDS survivor, and was actively involved with Atlanta's Buyer's Club. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

John Siegal and John Templeton, October 18, 2021 (Q101)

Rickie Smith, March 10, 2017 (Q101)
Rickie Smith has been President of In The Life Atlanta since 2012. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Ken South, June 19, 2020 (Q101)
Ken South was Executive Director of AID Atlanta from 1984-1987. He then moved to Washington, D.C. where he continued his work serving LGBTQ+ and HIV+ communities. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]


Charles Stephens, October 11 and October 25, 2021 (Q101)

Uri Vaknin, December 13, 2021 (Q101)  [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Craig Washington, May 29, 2019
Craig Washington is a well-known Atlanta-based activist. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]

Roddy Williams, August 31, 2018 (Q101)

Andrew Wood,  June 24, 2014 (Q101)
When he moved to San Francisco to attend art school in 1980, Wood joined the thriving organization, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Affected by the AIDS epidemic, he returned to Atlanta and started an Atlanta Chapter of ACT/UP. [CONTACT ARCHIVIST FOR TRANSCRIPT OR AUDIO/VIDEO FILE]


HIV/AIDS: Digital Collections in Other Repositories

AIDS History Project at the University of California San Francisco
Collaborating institutions digitized materials from multiple archival collections related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Atlanta's Unspoken Past Oral History Interviews at the Atlanta History Center
This oral history project focuses on lesbian and gay history and culture in Atlanta prior to the explosion of gay rights movements that occurred in cities across the United States in the early 1970s.

Digital Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world.

Digital Library of Georgia
The Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia's Libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life.

Georgia Voice newspaper
In March 2010, Georgia Voice newspaper was launched by the team behind Southern Voice. Produced on a bi-weekly basis, GA Voice collaborates with the Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau to publish its annual "Destination Gay Atlanta" travel guide.

Library of Congress Digital Collections
Library of Congress Digital Collections provides access to digitized American historical materials, and includes images, maps, manuscripts, prints, photographs, film, sound files, and legal materials.

Southern Voice newspaper, 1988-1995 (Digital Library of Georgia)
Launched on March 1, 1988, Southern Voice  provided news to LGBTQ+ communities in Atlanta and the Southeast. It was published bi-weekly until 2009.

The Barb newspaper
Founded in 1974, Atlanta Barb, the first LGBTQ+ newspaper published in Atlanta.  In 1975, the newspaper changed its name to The Barb, and it was published under that name until 1977.

University of Wisconsin AIDS History Project
The Oral History Interviews of the Wisconsin HIV/AIDS History Project is comprised of video interviews with physicians, nurses, social service workers, ARCW senior staff and long-time survivors who describe the history of HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin.


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