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Collection #137

Keith Lawrence Papers

Date:1983 - 1984 (Bulk 1984)
Size:5 inches


The notes and personal correspondence of Keith Lawrence are a gift of David Nimmons.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence between Lawrence and Government bodies, AIDS Network and the Safer Sex Comittee. The folder contains minutes and notations of subsequent meetings. The aim of these meetings was to promote a change in attitude towards unsafe sex, with primary focus on risk reduction at bars, bath houses and sex clubs.

History or Bio

Lawrence’s work as a member for the Coalition for Sexual Responsibility, spurred a change in attitude of LGBTQ communities towards sex. Lawrence campaigned with Safer Sex Committee, AIDS Network and Federation of AIDS Related Organization for better knowledge of safe sex practices. Their campaigns focused on prevention and brought better understanding of the AIDS virus. Lawrence received a PhD in Psychology and also worked with the government agency FEMA.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Statements[from various organizations re: AIDS]
2. [Safer Sex Committee]
3. [Publication on suicide trends]
4. [Class notes]
5. [NYC AIDS Ad Hoc Committee Activites]
6. [ Safer Sex Committee]
7. [Safer Sex Practice Meeting notes]
8. [Safer Sex Committee Poster/Pamphlet Printing Contract]
9. [Poppers and AIDS annotated bibliography]
10. PEACE [NYC Gay leaders retreat]
11. [Lesbian and Gay Health Issue Forum notes]
12. [Memo on ethical aspects of AIDS research]
13. Minutes – AIDS Network
14. [Ne York AIDS Network]
15. [S&M Informational notes]
16. The Disease [Notes on AIDS by Alan Long]
17. [Educational resources]
18. Media Committee [Meeting notes and publication]
19. FARO [Federation of AIDS Related Organizations]
20. SAC [Scientific Advisory Committee notes on AIDS research]
21. Blood/Confid. Extra Copies [The Greater New York Blood Program Notes on AIDS]