Correspondence, articles, books, clippings,
ephemera and audiovisual materials collected and created by Alan Cantwell
during the course of his research relating to the theory that the AIDS epidemic
is a man-made creation, its link to cancer bacteria, and the Hepatitis B
experiments conducted on gay men from 1978-1981. The materials also discuss
biological warfare, radiation, genocidal issues, and HIV. Included are a number
of articles and books written by Cantwell as well as research material he used
for his body of work. The authors of the research material include Robert
Gallo, Virginia Livingston and Robert Strecker.
Alan Cantwell was born in the Bronx, New York City, on January 4, 1934.
His father was an orthopedic surgeon and his mother a nurse. He attended
Cornell University and graduated in 1955, followed by medical school at New
York Medical College. After graduating in 1959, he served an internship at
Mercy Hospital in San Diego, CA.
2 records boxes + 3 archive
cartons + 1 archive half-carton (4.0 linear feet).
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in
writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner.
Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in
the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant
copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright.
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for
all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
The collection is open to researchers with exception of folder 1:49,
which is confidential.