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Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Roy Schmidt
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Roy Schmidt has a long history of activism with labor unions and Minnesota's Democratic Farmer-Labor Party. He was an original employee of the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) and serves as the state's unofficial AIDS historian. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: He discusses the death of his housemate Brian Coyle, a Minneapolis City Council member who died of AIDS and whose papers are held by the Minnesota Historical Society. Schmidt also discusses the MAP's development from a volunteer effort to a statewide agency with a multi-million-dollar budget. A gay activist for many years, he discusses the effect the epidemic has had on the political and social life of the Minnesota gay community.
2 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:25:48 running time
Interviewee: Schmidt, Roy
Interviewer: Fraser, Nelson
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 50 (Library Call Number)
AV1996.17.11 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project'