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HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: Tretter: 368

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials from The HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project, which sought to document the response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the Twin Cities from the 1980s through the 2000s. The collection contains born-digital audio and video interviews, written transcripts, and supporting materials. Interviews were conducted in two phases over the course of three years (2013-2016). The materials contained int this collection document the perspectives of HIV/AIDS caregivers on a wide range of topics related to the HIV/AIDS crisis, and capture key Minnesota HIV/AIDS community and care responses to the disease.

During Phase I, 10 participants were interviewed: Linda Brandt, Sharon Day, Brian Goodroad, Dr. Keith Henry, Sister Joanne Lucid, James Maurer, Dr. Michael Osterholm, Dr. Frank Rhame, Lorraine Teel, and Rob Yaeger.

During Phase II, 26 participants were interviewed: Roxanne Anderson, Dr. Jason Baker, Scott Bilodeau, Dr. Peter Carr, Jonathan Hanft, Dr. Laura Hoyt, Juan Jackson, Joe Larson, Clint Lende, Lee Lewis, Nick Metcalf, Ephraim Olani, Chuck Peterson, Sue Purchase, Dr. Miguel Ruiz, Karin Sabey, Dr. Ronald Schut, Sarah Senseman, Dr. Alvine Siaka, Bob Tracy, Gwen Velez, Chris Waller, Kevin Winge, and Dr. Monica Yugu.

Dates

  • 2013-2016

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

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Biographical Sketch or Historical Note

The HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project (2013-2016) was sponsored by the Ramsey County Historical Society in an effort to bridge a gap in the historical record and to present a deeper understanding of the response to HIV and AIDS in the Twin Cities. The Oral History Project's core team included: Emil Angelica (Project Manager), Dr. Peter Carr (Public Health Advisor), Barbara W. Sommer (Oral Historian), Andrea Klein Bergman (Researcher and Report Creator), and Jada Hansen. The project was made possible by Legacy funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund established by the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008, and administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 linear foot) : One Paige box containing printed transcripts, correspondence, and other materials related to the administration of the project.

35 recordings : 35 audio recordings, 27 video recordings

Overview

This collection contains materials from The HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project, which sought to document the response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the Twin Cities from the 1980s through the 2000s. The collection contains born-digital audio and video interviews, written transcripts, and supporting materials. Interviews were conducted in two phases over the course of three years (2013-2016). Collectively, these interview document a history of HIV/AIDS in the Twin Cities from the 1980s through the 2010s.

Note: Over the course of the project, contributors occasionally referred to this project by alternate names, including The HIV/AIDS Healthcare Providers Oral History Project and The HIV/AIDS Care Providers Oral History Project. The official name for the project is The HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project.

Source of acquisition

The HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project records were donated by the HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project team, consisting of Emil Angelica, Dr. Peter Carr, Barbara W. Sommer, Andrea Klein Bergman, and Jada Hansen.

Related Materials

Jean-Nickolaus Tretter papers
Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) records

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Tyler Gardner in 2015 as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society. Additional descriptive work was completed by Olivia Copia in 2019. Additional final processing, video and audio editing, metadata revision, descriptive work, and finding aid editing was completed by Myra Billund-Phibbs in 2020, with video support assistance from Robin Margolis.
Title
HIV/AIDS Caregivers Oral History Project
Author
Tyler Gardner, Olivia Copia, and Myra Billund-Phibbs
Date
March 2015, April 2019, March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Collecting Area Details

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