National HIV and AIDS Archive
A lot of work is required to file, catalogue and digitise the entire collection to ensure greater accessibility and to maintain and preserve the documents. Expressions of interest for this important project are welcome.
Launched in 2017 to mark the 30th anniversary of HIV Ireland, the National HIV and AIDS Archive is a comprehensive collection of material in Ireland charting the story of HIV and AIDS over three decades.
The Archive contains thousands of press cuttings from the mid-80’s onwards, a library of reports and publications, flyers, posters, and other materials which provide an insight into the social, cultural and political history of HIV and AIDS within communities in an Irish and international context. It includes materials from the Dublin Gay Collective, Gay Health Action, AIDS Action Alliance, and the Dublin AIDS Alliance, as well as materials from a host of organisations involved in the HIV response in Ireland (e.g. Ana Liffey Drug Project, Poz Ireland, Cairde, AIDS Helpline, Irish Names/AIDS Quilt Project, and many others).
The Archive has also received donations from individuals involved in the HIV response from the early 80’s including Bill Foley and Maeve Foreman.
The Archive has already serviced the needs of many researchers, journalists and students, with HIV Ireland facilitating access to the Archive.
From the Archive: 1990 World AIDS Day materials
From the Archive: 1987 Newspaper & Print Media articles
Samples of works and articles completed that referenced the National HIV & AIDS Archive (previously referenced as the DAA – Dublin AIDS Alliance – Archive).
- Nolan, Ann & Larkan, Fiona. (2015). Vectors of transnationality in the adoption of a liberal public health response to HIV and AIDS in Ireland. Global Social Policy. 16. 10.1177/1468018115620458.
- Nolan, Ann & Butler, Shane. (2018). AIDS, Sexual Health, and the Catholic Church in 1980s Ireland: A Public Health Paradox?. American Journal of Public Health. 108. 908-913. 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304433.
- Nolan, Ann. (2018). The Gay Community Response to the Emergence of AIDS in Ireland: Activism, Covert Policy, and the Significance of an “Invisible Minority”. Journal of Policy History. 30. 105-127. 10.1017/S0898030617000409.