Materials newly digitized as part of our NEH grant-funded project The Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic are available online on Calisphere.
Most of theses collections represent a “mass digitization” approach to putting materials online. In most cases (Ephemera Collection excepted), the collections are scanned at the folder level. The objects on Calisphere correspond to the folder titles you see in the collection guides found on the Online Archive of California.
These objects contain a multi-page pdf of all the papers in each folder. Click the image to download a keyword-searchable pdf.
In some cases, when a folder title actually refers to a group of several folders, you’ll see multiple images (one for each folder) in a carousel below the main image, such as People vs. Owen Bathhouse Closure Records, Sex Clubs-Bathhouses Subject Files.
These collections are ready to research, plenty more on the way.
AIDS History Project Ephemera Collection
People vs. Owen Bathhouse Closure (San Francisco Public Library)