By Emily Aparicio and Hailey LaRock
|Title:||The Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation Records, 1988-2003|
|Primary Creator:||Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation|
|Arrangement:||This collection is arranged into four series according to material type. Paper resources are organized alphabetically, artifacts are housed in flat storage boxes, and the photographs are stored in their original binder.|
|Date Acquired:||10/00/2013. More info below under Accruals.|
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection can be broken down into four segments, each of which contain different materials that illuminate the actions and events of the Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project. The paper materials in the collection include, correspondence, chapter guidelines and information, various HIV/AIDS informational handouts and programs, materials related to the AIDS Memorial Quilt, newsletters, educational documents, national conference binders, and membership records. The Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of the NAMES Project Foundation were integral in keeping the issue of HIV/AIDS at the forefront of public attention, particularly in the late 1980s-early 2000s; these materials give insight to exactly what the Dallas Metroplex Chapter stands for and how they spread their message.
Artifacts in the collection provide a tangible resource for tactile and visual researchers. Awards, certificates, t-shirts, hats, quilt panels, buttons and pins, coffee mugs, keychains, magnets, NAMES Project banners, stickers, postcards, and stationary all convey a very personal side to the collection. Media and photographs in the collection provide a deeper look into the affect the AIDS Memorial Quilt had on the nation. Photos of quilt panels, Dallas Metroplex chapter members, outreach events, and quilt displays allow researchers to put lives and faces to the names of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. With an epidemic that has continuously reduced people to statistics, this collection provides an outlet for remembrance and compassion as well as a reminder that while HIV/AIDS affects millions worldwide, there are communities fighting back.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Douglas Shaffer|
|Preferred Citation:||The Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the Names Project Foundation Records, University of North Special Collections|
|Finding Aid Revision History:||This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.|
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Box and Folder Listing
This series contains framed awards, t-shirts, quilt panels, hats, pins, mugs, and a stuffed animal.
Includes; buttons, pins, a keychain, magnets, two mending kits, a stamp, a name badge, coffee mugs, postcards, stationery, AIDS awareness stickers, and Bryan’s Little socks of love.Barcode: 600764