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AIDS Crisis in Minnesota

Selected Secondary Sources from MNHS

"Fight AIDS" button, 1981-1989. The Minnesota Response to AIDS, by Charles Herbert Backstrom. Minneapolis, MN: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, 1992.  
Report detailing AIDS related population statistics, response of Minnesota government and community groups to the crisis, HIV/AIDS and the media, public opinion of the disease, and a retrospective of how decisions on HIV/AIDS were made in Minnesota. 
MNHS call number: RA 644.A25 B33 1992
St. Joan of Arc, 1946-1996: 50 Years on the Journey.
Minneapolis, Minn: The Church, 1996.  
History of Minneapolis Catholic parish which started Grace House in 1990 to house and care for people suffering from AIDS in an adult foster care setting. 
MNHS call number: BX4603.M5 S457 1996
Transgender HIV Prevention: A Minnesota Response to a Global Health Concern, by Walter O. Bockting. Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota, 1998.   
Project aimed to fill the void in HIV prevention by bringing together segments of the emerging transgender community to assess their HIV risks and prevention needs, develop and implement an educational intervention, and evaluate its impact.  
MNHS call number: RA 643.8.B63 1998

Finding Secondary Sources Outside of MNHS

The Minnesota Historical Society does not currently have a large collection of secondary sources related to AIDS in Minnesota, so we recommend that researchers build a broader context through looking for secondary sources like books and articles via their local public and/or academic library.  We particularly recommend the collections listed on the More tab of this guide for additional secondary and primary sources on the topic.  

In searching for these materials, it may be helpful to use the term "AIDS disease" in combination with other terms such as prevention, patients, moral and ethical aspects, and social aspects.  

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