Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Reference Code: USGZE UHC334
Accession Number: 10-013
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 334
Creators: West Central Wisconsin “Patches of Life” AIDS Memorial Quilt Committee (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Title: West Central Wisconsin “Patches of Life” AIDS Memorial Quilt Committee (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder and 12 photographs)
Location of Collection: A9/1e
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Records of the “Patches of Life” Committee of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The committee was created in 1994 on the UW-Eau Claire campus to sponsor “The NAMES Project”, also known as the AIDS Quilt. The committee hosted the three day event in the McPhee Physical Education building. The event included open viewing of the traveling memorial quilt and a reading of names of some of those lost in the AIDS pandemic. The records consist of promotional fliers and brochures, meeting minutes, form letters, opening ceremony plans, snapshots of the ceremony and a final committee report.
Biographical / Historical Note
The West Central Wisconsin “Patches of Life” committee planned and hosted the AIDS quilt event. The committee sought to provide a creative means of remembrance of those lost, illustrate the enormity of the AIDS pandemic, promote public awareness and prevention education, and raise funds for a community AIDS service organization. The event, held from March 24–26, 1995, involved an opening ceremony of unfolding the AIDS quilt and the reading of the names of victims memorialized through the quilt.
The records include a promotional poster and brochures, meeting minutes, form letters, opening ceremony plans and script, 12 snapshots of the opening ceremony and a final committee report.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the University Archives by Paula Stuettgen in 2009.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: West Central Wisconsin “Patches of Life” AIDS Memorial Quilt Committee (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 1994–1995. UHC 334. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Andrea Stepanik in September 2009.
OCLC #: 501069627
- NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
- AIDS (Disease)—United States.
- AIDS (Disease)—Prevention.
- Quilted goods—Exhibitions—Wisconsin—Eau Claire.