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A & U: America's AIDS Magazine Publications

Identifier: Tretter-72

Scope and Contents

To view a full listing of the Tretter Collection's holdings, please visit the UMN Library's Catalog record here: A & U: America's AIDS Magazine, Tretter Holdings


  • Creation: 1996 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

A & U: America's AIDS Magazine (also known as Art & Understanding) was first published in 1991 in Albany, New York. It reports primarily on HIV/AIDS issues and includes everything from op-eds to visual art. Its first literary editor was Christopher Hewitt. It is unclear whether the magazine is still in publication, as its website suddenly became defuct in September of 2022.


1 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



This record represents the run of A & U: America's AIDS Magazine held in the Tretter Collection. It is not a complete run but contains issues from a wide range of years of the publication from 1996 up to 2006.

A & U: America's AIDS Magazine Publications
Kristen Datta
January 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Jean Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies Collecting Area