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Guide to the West Alabama AIDS Outreach Records MSS.2817

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

August 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-26T11:11-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

West Alabama AIDS Outreach Records

Unit ID:

MSS.2817

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

6.8 Linear feet

Dates:

1989-2010

Abstract:

Papers of West Alabama AIDS Outreach, including scrapbooks and notebooks as well educational programs.

creator

West Alabama AIDS Outreach.

Acquisition Information:

gift of West Alabama AIDS Outreach (Billy D. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director), 2010

Preferred Citation:

West Alabama AIDS Outreach Records, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains papers of West Alabama AIDS Outreach, including records of the organization's activities between 1989 and 2010 in twelve scrapbooks. There are also notebooks for various specific activities and committees, including the first, second, third, fifth and sixth "Chair"-ity art auctions as well educational programs.

Biographical/Historical note

West Alabama AIDS Outreach (WAAO) is a nonprofit agency committed to educating the community about HIV/AIDS and providing services for those affected by this disease. WAAO provides services to Tuscaloosa, Lamar, Fayette, Bibb, Pickens, Greene, Hale, Walker, Perry and Sumter counties in West Alabama.

In the late 1980s, grassroots organization members shared concerns for people who had died or were dying from the disease, their need for care, and the consequences of the AIDS stigma. WAAO incorporated as a nonprofit agency in 1989 and since that time has provided services such as case management for affected individuals, prevention education as well as working diligently to stop the spread of HIV in West Alabama.

Scrapbook, Vol. I, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 Box 1

The Anhk: The West Alabama AIDS Outreach Newsletter, July 1992-Spring 2006 Box 1

Scrapbook, Vol. XII, 2010 Box 1

Board of Directors Orientation Manual, April 1999 Box 1

Board of Directors Orientation Manual, January 2006 Box 1

WAAO Buddy Program: A Guide for the Volunteer Box 1

NAMES Project, 1996 Box 1

WAAO Board Retreat, 2007 Box 2

Chairs, By Definition: The Second "Chair"-ity Art Auction, 2001 Box 2

AIDS 2006: XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada Box 2

Scrapbook, Vol. IX, 2006 Box 2

A Chair to Remember: The Third "Chair"-ity Art Auction, 2002 Box 2

Becoming a Responsible Teen is Great Box 2

Scrapbook, Vol. II, 1993, 1994, 1995 Box 3

Scrapbook, Vol. VI, 2002, 2003 Box 3

Scrapbook, Vol. VIII, 2005 Box 3

Scrapbook, Vol. XI, 2007, 2008 Box 3

Scrapbook, Vol. IV, 1998, 1999 Box 4

Scrapbook, Vol. V, 2000, 2001 Box 4

Scrapbook, Vol. X, 2006 (2nd half) Box 4

Scrapbook, Vol. III, 1996, 1997 Box 4

Scrapbook, Vol. VII, 2004 Box 4

AIDS 2006: XVI International AIDS Conference, Toronto, Canada Box 5

Come Sit on Your Art: First "Chair"-ity Event, 2000(?) Box 5

Notebook of Photographs (dates unknown) Box 5

Miscellaneous Files (inventory in accession record) Box 5

Miscellaneous Files (inventory in accession record) Box 6