John Quinn's Memorial Books

Title

John Quinn's Memorial Books

Date

1983-2000

Description

This collection was originally titled the John Quinn AIDS Memorial Books, by the compiler Robert John Quinn. As The History Project began digitizing the obituaries, we realized John Quinn's methodology in collecting the obituaries was unknown, nor could it be verified. We have tried several times to locate John Quinn, but have been unsuccessful in our efforts.

Many of the obituaries and memorials in this collection of scrapbooks specify that individuals died of AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses. However, there are obituaries included in these scrapbooks for victims of hate crimes, of individuals who died of other illnesses or accidents, and some obituaries where the cause of death is not included. Sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV/AIDS status, if not clearly stated, should not be assumed or implied of anyone in this collection.

In order to maintain this collection in its entirety as John Quinn had intended, and to honor all of the individuals included, we have changed the name to the John Quinn's Memorial Books.

If for any reason you find an obituary that you wish to have removed from this digital collection, please contact The History Project at info@historyproject.org with the person's name and reason for removal.

The digitization and preservation of John Quinn's Memorial Books was made possible, in part, by a grant from Mass Humanities.

Creator

Quinn, Robert John

Contributor

Papadopoulos, Cole; Holden, William

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Identifier

THP-019

Items in the John Quinn's Memorial Books Collection

Photograph of Robert John Quinn's with the AIDS Memorial Books, 1994 February 3
Photograph by Elsa Dorfman of Robert John Quinn and the Memorial Books of obituaries and memorials to individuals, many of whom died of AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses. About this collection: Many of the obituaries and memorials in this collection of…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume A
This is the digitized first volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "A." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume B
This is the digitized second volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "B." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume C
This is the digitized third volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "C." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume D
This is the digitized fourth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "D." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume E
This is the digitized second volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "E." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume F
This is the digitized sixth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "F." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume G
This is the digitized seventh volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "G." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume H
This is the digitized eighth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "H." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume I
This is the digitized ninth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "I." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume J
This is the digitized tenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "J." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume K
This is the digitized eleventh volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "K." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume L
This is the digitized twelfth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "L." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume M
This is the digitized thirteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "M" (excluding names that start with "Mc," which he compiled…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume Mc
This is the digitized fourteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the "Mc" (Quinn compiled these separately from the rest of the names…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume N
This is the digitized fifteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "N." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume O
This is the digitized sixteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "O." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume P
This is the digitized seventeenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "P." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume Q
This is the digitized eighteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "Q." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume R
This is the digitized nineteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "R." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume S
This is the digitized twentieth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "S." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume T
This is the digitized twenty-first volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "T." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume U
This is the digitized twenty-second volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "U." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume V
This is the digitized twenty-third volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "V." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume W
This is the digitized twenty-fourth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "W." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume X/Y
This is the digitized twenty-fifth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letters "X" and "Y." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search…

John Quinn's Memorial Book, Volume Z
This is the digitized twenty-sixth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "Z." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

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