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Frances Peabody, HIV/AIDS, The AIDS Project (TAP), Peabody House, Maine, hospice, John Preston



Frannie Peabody was one of Maine's leading AIDS activists. Best known in Maine and nationally for her exceptional leadership in the AIDS epidemic, she also gave significant service on historic preservation, child welfare, and gay rights issues. She was a founder of Portland’s The AIDS Project and of the Frannie Peabody Center (formerly Peabody House), as well as of Greater Portland Landmarks. The Papers contain Peabody's personal papers, including her work with The AIDS Project and bereavement counseling.

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24.5 ft.



The Peabody estate, represented by Frances Peabody’s daughter, Charlotte Paulline, donated the materials in this collection in 2002.

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The Frances Peabody Papers is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or his/her legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Head of the Special Collections.

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