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Archives and Special Collections Finding Aids
|Name of Creator:
||Aetna Life and Casualty Company.
||Aetna AIDS Collection
||1986-1992 (bulk 1987-1990)
||5.75 cubic feet (6 boxes)
|Scope and Content Abstract:
||The records include photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings,
journal articles, bibliographies, reports from research laboratories,
pamphlets, brochures, and newsletters. While the majority of original
publications are not included, full citations are noted in most cases.
Topics include gay rights, discrimination against HIV-infected individuals,
epidemiology, insurance, legal and legislative issues, surveys, Presidential
politics, and medical research.
||The Aetna Life and Casualty Company began collecting information on AIDS,
HIV infection, and related issues in 1986 to stay abreast of the latest
health care crisis. The collection was created and maintained by research
staff at Aetna who made daily clippings from local, regional, and
national newspapers and magazines and from national and international
organization reports and conferences concerned with AIDS. Files were
kept on AIDS, related issues, and key individuals concerned with the
emerging epidemic until late 1991.
|Language and Scripts:
||Materials mainly in English; some material in French, Spanish, and
|System of Arrangement:
||The collection is organized alphabetically.
|Subjects and Contributors:
- Center for Disease Control
- AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Epidemiology
- AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Prevention
- AIDS (Disease) -- Education
- AIDS (Disease) -- United States
- AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- Public opinion
- AIDS (Disease) -- United States -- States
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:
||Received from Paul Lasewicz, Archivist, Corporate Information Center,
Aetna Life and Casualty Company.
||Finding aid prepared by Hanna Clutterbuck, June 2009; updated by Hanna Clutterbuck, June 2010.