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Marion Banzhaf Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2022-004

Scope and Contents

The Marion Banzhaf Papers document a 30 year span of Marion Banzhaf’s career as an activist in the women’s health movement and her work with awareness raising and the prevention of and care for HIV/AIDS among women. The papers include: correspondence, organizational files, conference files, research files, recorded audio interviews with members of the women’s health movement, interview transcripts, promotional and informational materials on HIV and AIDS related programs, as well as ephemera and printed publications.


  • Creation: 1978 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers. All materials are available upon request at the Claude Pepper Library reading room.

See also Technical Requirements Note for information on access to audio recordings.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply to works in this collection. Re-use or copying beyond Fair Use may require permission from the rights-holder. Please contact for more information.


14 Linear Feet (11 boxes - 10 cubic ft. and 1 hollinger legal size boxes. )

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Technical Requirements

Content of audio recordings is not immediately available to researchers. Contact for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Marion Banzhaf Papers were donated to Florida State University Special Collections and Archives by Marion Banzhaf in May of 2022 via deed of gift.

Related Materials

During her time as a women's health advocate, Marion Banzhaf interacted with and participated in activities surrounding women's health, and HIV and AIDS advocacy. Throughout the Marion Banzhaf Papers, researchers will encounter the following organizations and subjects documented:

the People with AIDS Coalition of New York and New Jersey (PWA), the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), the New Jersey Women and AIDS Network (NJWAN), the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), the Governor's Advisory Council of New Jersey (GAC NJ), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), the Association for Women's AIDS Research and Education (A.W.A.R.E), the Women's AIDS Network (WAN), the Pregnancy Information Project (PIP), the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH), the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Harm Reduction Training Institute (HRTI), the Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC), AIDS Counseling and Education (ACE), and the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation.

Robert Rubero
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US