Coll. 057: Above and Beyond Collection


Coll. 057: Above and Beyond Collection


The collection consists of newspaper clippings and publications gathered during research for the Above + Beyond exhibit. Included are subject files relating to specific topics such as activism and minorities, which contain primarily newspaper clippings and photocopies of newspaper articles. There are two folders of miscellaneous research not focusing on a specific subject; one folder contains material donated by Rev. Joyce Crowder.

Also included are materials from organizations such as ACT-UP Boston, Gay Men’s Health Crisis and MAP for Health. There are newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklets, flyers and other documents for each organization. The collection has a lot of materials relating to the NAMES Project (the AIDS Memorial Quilt), including its 1988 national tour and its Boston chapter. Some of this material was donated by John Kyper.

Documents relating to the Above + Beyond exhibit itself include indexes and summaries of newspaper articles, drafts of a health timeline, correspondence relating to the standing and online versions of the exhibit as well as promotional material.

The collection also contains a variety of publications – newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, health reports – including Cambridge Cares About AIDS’s Care Notes, the Boston Living Center’s Centerpeace and Lifelines, the People with AIDS Coalition’s Newsline, public health sheets from the Massachusetts Department of Health, and more.




“Coll. 057: Above and Beyond Collection,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed August 18, 2022,