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The Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation Records

Identifier: AR0765

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection can be broken down into four segments, each of which contain different materials that illuminate the actions and events of the Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project. The paper materials in the collection include, correspondence, chapter guidelines and information, various HIV/AIDS informational handouts and programs, materials related to the AIDS Memorial Quilt, newsletters, educational documents, national conference binders, and membership records. The Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters of the NAMES Project Foundation were integral in keeping the issue of HIV/AIDS at the forefront of public attention, particularly in the late 1980s-early 2000s; these materials give insight to exactly what the Dallas Metroplex Chapter stands for and how they spread their message. Artifacts in the collection provide a tangible resource for tactile and visual researchers. Awards, certificates, t-shirts, hats, quilt panels, buttons and pins, coffee mugs, keychains, magnets, NAMES Project banners, stickers, postcards, and stationary all convey a very personal side to the collection. Media and photographs in the collection provide a deeper look into the affect the AIDS Memorial Quilt had on the nation. Photos of quilt panels, Dallas Metroplex chapter members, outreach events, and quilt displays allow researchers to put lives and faces to the names of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. With an epidemic that has continuously reduced people to statistics, this collection provides an outlet for remembrance and compassion as well as a reminder that while HIV/AIDS affects millions worldwide, there are communities fighting back.


  • Creation: 1988-2003
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 10/00/2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.


27.00 boxes

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The Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation Collection is composed of the organization's papers, artifacts and textiles, as well as photographs of organizational events and of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into four series according to material type. Paper resources are organized alphabetically, artifacts are housed in flat storage boxes, and the photographs are stored in their original binder.

Physical Access Requirements

Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use. Boxes 1-11 are housed in the Research Collections Library.

Technical Access Requirements

Selected photographs are available in The Portal to Texas History.

Source of Acquisition

Douglas Shaffer

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions


The Dallas Metroplex Chapter of the NAMES Project Foundation Records
Emily Aparicio and Hailey LaRock
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US