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Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project
Description In the early 1980s, Minnesota began to struggle with a new public health and social challenge: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. The project documents Minnesota's response to AIDS from personal and sociopolitical perspectives. This collection includes nineteen narrations documenting the memory of those working in and lost to the epidemic. The narrators discuss the reasons for their AIDS actions, the effect the epidemic has had on their faith, their commitments to other issues and their image of the United States. Interviews were conducted in 1994 and 1995, when the epidemic was entering its second decade. At the time, many were assessing their ability to maintain their degree of involvement, and others long involved in the epidemic were facing death. The project was coordinated by Fraser Nelson, who held the position of HIV Services Coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Health from 1989 to 1995. Additional narrations were collected by Macalester College students in a 1995 course, Feminist Methods in Research, under the direction of Nelson and Professor Michal McCall.
Quantity 1 project
24 hours sound cassette
324 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Arrington, Grace
Interviewee: Belani, Dr. Kiran M.D.
Interviewee: Day, Sharon
Interviewee: Hawkins, Cindy
Interviewee: Leitheiser, Agnes
Interviewee: Lucid, Sister Joanne B.V.M.
Interviewee: Main, William
Interviewee: Mayeda, Cynthia
Interviewee: Moore, Steve
Interviewee: Rhame, Dr. Frank S. M.D.
Interviewee: Schmidt, Roy
Interviewee: Schwahn, Reverend Vincent
Interviewee: Scully, Patrick
Interviewee: Swarthout, David
Interviewee: Thayer, Pat
Interviewee: Tracy, Robert E.
Interviewee: Violetta
Interviewee: Weiser, Dr. John M.D.
Interviewee: Wilson, Shirley
Interviewer: Barr, Oliver
Interviewer: Benson, Jennifer
Interviewer: Berger, Jennifer
Interviewer: Davies, Susan
Interviewer: Fraser, Nelson
Interviewer: Fuentes, Venessa
Interviewer: Levin, Rena
Interviewer: Schram, Ryan
Interviewer: Streasick, Andy
Dates Creation: 1994 - 1995

Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 50
Accession Number AV1996.17
More Info MHS Library Catalog
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Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Steve Moore'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Frank S. Rhame M.D.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Sharon Day'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Grace Arrington'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with William Main'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Shirley Wilson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Cynthia Mayeda'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, transcript: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Agnes Leitheiser'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Robert E. Tracy'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with David Swarthout'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Kiran Belani M.D.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with John Weiser M.D.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Sister Joanne Lucid B.V.M.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Violetta'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Pat Thayer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Cindy Hawkins'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Roy Schmidt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Reverend Vincent Schwahn'

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