John Terrill was involved with a number of gay rights organizations in Portland, Oregon, during the 1980s and 1990s. He worked as a volunteer with the Cascade Aids Project in 1983, shortly after the founding of the organization, and later served as chairman of the board of directors. He later became involved with Juniper House, a group home care facility for people living with AIDS. He went on to work with Our House, which was formed by members of Juniper House and provided residential and hospice care for people with AIDS in Portland. He served on Our House board of directors from around 1988 to 1993.
The collection consists primarily of files on Our House and the Cascade Aids project, including minutes, financial records, publicity, and correspondence. Also included is an oral history interview with John Terrill conducted by members of a Portland State University "Capstone" class in 2009.
Restrictions on Access :
The collection is open to the public.Restrictions on Use :
The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library prior to any use of reproductions. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use of reproductions may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright holders.Preferred Citation :
John Terrill Papers, Mss 2988-16, Oregon Historical Society Research Library
The collection is arranged in three series:
Custodial History :
The collection was originally acquired by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN). It was processed by members of a class at Portland State University, and later donated to the Oregon Historical Society.Acquisition Information :
Acquired January 2010, Library Accession 27027.
Detailed Description of the Collection
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