Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books

Title

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books

Date

1983-2000

Description

This collection was originally titled the Robert John Quinn AIDS Memorial Books, by the compiler Robert John Quinn. As The History Project began digitizing the obituaries, we realized Robert John Quinn's methodology in collecting the obituaries was unknown, nor could it be verified.

This collection includes more than 7,000 obituaries, many of which 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 Robert John Quinn had intended, and to honor all of the individuals included, we have changed the name to Robert 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. 

This digitization project was funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the 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

Collection Items

Photograph of Robert John Quinn 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume A
This is the digitized first volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume B
This is the digitized second volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume C
This is the digitized third volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume D
This is the digitized fourth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume E
This is the digitized second volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume F
This is the digitized sixth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume G
This is the digitized seventh volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume H
This is the digitized eighth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume I
This is the digitized ninth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume J
This is the digitized tenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume K
This is the digitized eleventh volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume L
This is the digitized twelfth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume M
This is the digitized thirteenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume Mc
This is the digitized fourteenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume N
This is the digitized fifteenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume O
This is the digitized sixteenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume P
This is the digitized seventeenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume Q
This is the digitized eighteenth volume, or binder, of Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "Q," as well as some other names from the AIDS Memorial…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume R
This is the digitized nineteenth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume S
This is the digitized twentieth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume T
This is the digitized twenty-first volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume U
This is the digitized twenty-second volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume V
This is the digitized twenty-third volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume W
This is the digitized twenty-fourth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume X/Y
This is the digitized twenty-fifth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…

Robert John Quinn's Memorial Books, Volume Z
This is the digitized twenty-sixth volume, or binder, of Robert 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…
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