John Terrill papers, 1980-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Terrill, John
Title
John Terrill papers
Dates
1980-2009 (inclusive)
1983-1994 (bulk)
Quantity
2 cubic feet, (6 document cases)
Collection Number
Mss 2988-16
Summary
Papers of an AIDS activist of Portland, Oregon, primarily containing files of the Cascade Aids Project and Our House, a residential care and hospice facility for people with AIDS. Most files date from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s.
Repository
Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Terrill was involved with a number of gay rights organizations in Portland, Oregon, during the 1980s and 1990s. He worked as a volunteer with the Cascade Aids Project in 1983, shortly after the founding of the organization, and later served as chairman of the board of directors. He later became involved with Juniper House, a group home care facility for people living with AIDS. He went on to work with Our House, which was formed by members of Juniper House and provided residential and hospice care for people with AIDS in Portland. He served on Our House board of directors from around 1988 to 1993.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists primarily of files on Our House and the Cascade Aids project, including minutes, financial records, publicity, and correspondence. Also included is an oral history interview with John Terrill conducted by members of a Portland State University "Capstone" class in 2009.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

John Terrill Papers, Mss 2988-16, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Series A:  Our House, 1982-1994Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Blank resident papers
1988-1989
1/2
Board meeting minutes
1988-1990
1/3
Board meeting minutes
1991-1994
1/4
Board of Directors--Descriptions, member information
1989-1994
1/5
Budget income balance sheets / financial reports
1990
1/6
Budgets
1993-1994
1/7
Bylaws
1987; 1994
1/8
Cooperative Alliance Forum
1989
1/9
Finances
1991
1/10
Finances
1992
1/11
Finances--Quarterly reports, budget, annual report
circa 1988-1993
1/12
Fundraising
circa 1989-1994
1/13
Fundraising events, brochures, letters, guidelines for comunity fundraising for outside agencies, Heathman Holiday Tea
1991-1994
2/1
General
Preferred Provider Option Rider, list of doctors, "Democracy and Homosexuality", American Adjustable Rate Term Trust, "Raj on Healing", an aids diary
circa 1982-1994
2/2
Legal health documents--HIV prevention
1993
2/3
Lucille Hart Dinner
1989-1992
2/4
Newsletters--Communication
1990-1992
2/5
Newspapers--Just Out, Oregon Gay News, Alternative Connection, Cascade Voice
1982; 1988; 1994
2/6
Out and About
1983-1984
2/7
Personal Notes and Letters
1986-1994
Personnel Policies and Resident Procedures
Box/Folder
2/8
1988
2/9
1989
2/10
1990
2/11
1991
2/12
1992-1993
2/13
undated
Box/Folder
3/1
Program
Information about Program, Mission Statements
1989-1994
3/2
Property Documents
1988-1991
3/3
Volunteering
1988-1992

Series B:  Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), 1985-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/4
Brinker Fund
1986-1989
3/5
Business Minutes
1985
3/6
Business Minutes
1986
3/7
Business Minutes
1987
3/8
Business Minutes
1988
4/1
Business Minutes
1989, January-April
4/2
By-laws
undated; 1985-1989
4/3
Community Health Support Services' Newsletter--impact
1985-1986
4/4
Employment
Board selection, job descriptions
circa 1986
4/5
Entertainment
circa 1985-1990
Financial records
Box/Folder
4/6
1987
4/7
1988
5/1
1984
5/2
1985
5/3
1986
5/4
1987-1989
5/5
1989
Box/Folder
5/6
Fundraising
undated; 1987; 1989
5/7
Fundraising
circa 1987-1988
5/8
General
circa 1987-1989
5/9
Human Resources
circa 1987
5/10
Political
circa 1985-1988
5/11
Newsletter
1985-1989
5/12
Overview--Reports--Goals--Mission Statements
undated
5/13
Policy and Procedures
1987-1989
6/1
The PAL Project--Community Health Support Services
circa 1985
6/2
Published Reports
1988
6/3
Surveys--Questionnaires
circa 1985-1987
6/4
Retreat--Menucha
1985, July 8
6/5
AIDS Medical Information Pamphlets
undated
6/6
Volunteer Training
1985-1990

Series C:  General Files, 1980-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
6/7
Chart
undated
6/8
Personal File
Information on lobbying, information about AIDS related legislation
circa 1993
6/9
Outward Bound
1980-1988
6/10
Oral history interview with John Terrill by Cynthia Nagata and Monica Ruiz (transcript only)
2009

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • AIDS (disease)--Oregon--Portland
  • AIDS activists--Oregon--Portland
  • Gay liberation movement--Oregon
  • Hospice care--Oregon--Portland
  • Personal Names :
  • Terrill, John--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Cascade Aids Project--Archives
  • Our House (Portland, Or.)--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Portland (Or.)--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Minutes
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (creator)