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National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Records 1983-1994
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings (1983-1993; 10.2 l.f.) document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (NCAIDS). Materials cover all but the last year of the Commission's existence. The majority of the collection consists of NCAIDS briefing books, and hearing and meeting transcripts. Series 1 contains hearing transcripts from the Commission's predecessor, the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic (1987-1988); Series 2 contains the work conducted by NCAIDS. In Series 3 the collection also includes various topical reports on AIDS published by external agencies. There are no notes or correspondence in this collection and all materials appear here in published form. In addition, the Commission's report Mobilizing America's Response to AIDS, is also not included within this collection but can be found n the Library's General Collection. The bulk of the collection spans the years 1987 to early 1992.

The collection comprises four series: Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic, 1987-1988; Briefings and Transcripts of Hearings and Meetings, 1989-1992; Press Coverage and Reports, 1989-1993; and Reports on AIDS from External Institutions and Government Agencies, 1983-1992.

Of special interest is the Commission's final report AIDS: An Expanding Tragedy, which serves as a summary of the Commission's activities and includes a detailed chronology of its activities and provides an extensive list of all hearings, site visits, reports, and publications related to the Commission.

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