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Gay Monteverde collection of Cascade AIDS Project and AIDS education materials, circa 1989-1993; 1999
- Monteverde, Gay
- Gay Monteverde collection of Cascade AIDS Project and AIDS education materials
- circa 1989-1993; 1999 (inclusive)19891999
- 0.1 cubic feet, (2 folders in shared box)
- Collection Number
- Coll 888
- Newsletters, brochures, clippings, and volunteer badge relating to Cascade AIDS Project and to AIDS education, collected by Gay Monteverde. Cascade AIDS Project is an organization based in Portland, Oregon, that provides advocacy and services for people living with AIDS in Oregon and southwest Washington, and educates the public about AIDS and AIDS prevention. Gay Monteverde volunteered at Cascade AIDS Project for six months before being hired in 1989. As an employee of Cascade AIDS Project, she was head of the Speakers Bureau until 1993, when she went to work as an HIV educator for Multnomah County.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
1200 SW Park Avenue
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
In the late 1980s, Gay Monteverde volunteered for the Portland, Oregon-based Cascade AIDS Project for six months before being hired as an employee in 1989. As an employee, she ran the organization's Speakers Bureau. She also used her experience as a writer and writing teacher to help produce brochures, newsletters, and forms for the organization. In 1993, she left Cascade AIDS Project to work as a community HIV educator for Multnomah County, a position she held until 1999.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that provides services and advocacy for people with HIV and AIDS living in Oregon and southwest Washington, and educates the public about AIDS and AIDS prevention. The organization was founded in 1983, and legally incorporated in 1985. In 1986, it merged with another AIDS advocacy group, Community Health and Essential Support Services (CHESS). Among the services the organization provides are HIV testing, assistance in finding housing, social support, and a summer camp for children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Cascade AIDS Project also runs the Oregon AIDS Hotline jointly with the Oregon State Health Division.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of newsletters, brochures, clippings, and ephemera collected by Gay Monteverde that relate to Cascade AIDS Project and to AIDS education in general. Newsletters include seven issues of "Speak Out!,"the newsletter for the Cascade AIDS Speakers Bureau, and the Fall 1991 issue of the Cascade AIDS Project newsletter "Captions," which includes the farewell message of Executive Director Paul Starr. Brochures in the collection are about Cascade AIDS Project, services for people with AIDS, and facts and myths about AIDS, and include ones written by Monteverde, designed by Patti Ladd, and with photographs by Beth Allen. Other materials include: a clipping about events for the 1990 World AIDS Day; an obituary for Randy Ponce (1960-1988), who founded the Cascade AIDS Project Speakers Bureau; a badge for an AIDS Memorial Quilt event; and an informational insert for the Jennifer Jako and Rebecca Guberman video "Bloodlines," partially written by Monteverde.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Gay Monteverde collection of Cascade AIDS Project and AIDS education materials, Coll 888, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
The Oregon Historical Society owns the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Gift of Gay Monteverde, March 2022 (RL2022-034).
The bulk of Cascade AIDS Project records at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library are designated Coll 859.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- AIDS (Disease)--Oregon
- AIDS activists--Oregon
- Cascade AIDS Project
Form or Genre Terms
- Cascade AIDS Project (creator)