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Finding aid of the Stanley Hadden Papers
1997-33  
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Description
This collection contains the professional records of Stanley Hadden, the former legislative aide to California State Senator David Roberti. Hadden was Roberti's senior advisor on AIDS and gay rights issues. The bulk of this collection is from 1986 to 1989. This collection contains material on AIDS-related legislative and budgetary processes, and correspondence with constituents, as well as a large amount of subject files. This collection is an important record of AIDS activism in California during a very critical period, 1983 through 1991.
Background
Stanley Hadden was the senior advisor to California Senate President pro Tempore David Roberti on AIDS and gay rights issues. Hadden was one of the first people to respond to the AIDS crisis on the state level, thus, he became known as the "unofficial AIDS czar" of California, and one of the most important behind-the-scenes players in coordinating the State of California's response to the HIV epidemic.
Extent
14 record cartons 17.5 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Availability
Collection open for research.