Coll. 004: AIDS Ephemera Collection Finding Aid


Coll. 004: AIDS Ephemera Collection Finding Aid


The AIDS Ephemera Collection consists of materials gathered over time by various members of The History Project, including board member Elizabeth Bouvier. Designed to the eyecatching advertisements for AIDS awareness events, these items were given out at community activities or picked up from displays in public places. The collection consists of a range of media: cards and flyers, novelty items, stickers and buttons – formats that normally do not lend themselves to easy preservation, as they were primarily meant as disposable reminders to convey information and raise awareness, to announce a program or service, or to induce action. However, because of this they provide a unique sample of grassroots efforts to educate the community about HIV/AIDS.


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