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Finding aid of the Angels' Talk Project Collection of Astrology Charts of Persons with AIDS

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, © 2008

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Mitchell, Michael F., 1956-1992
Title
Angels' Talk project collection of astrology charts of persons with AIDS
Collection no.
Coll2008.025
Date [inclusive]
1985-1993
Extent
0.9 linear feet.
Language
English
Abstract
Astrology charts, notes, a questionnaire, correspondence and miscellaneous typescripts related to Angels' Talk, a medical astrology project begun in 1987 to determine any correlation between astrology and persons with AIDS. The collection contains astrological profiles for 105 individuals who lived with or died from AIDS, and 4 composite profiles. The project was conducted by Michael F. Mitchell, who died of AIDS in 1992.

Preferred Citation

Angels' Talk project collection of astrology charts of persons with AIDS, 2008-025, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Administrative History

Angels' Talk was a medical astrology study begun by astrologer Michael F. Mitchell and conducted between the years 1988 and 1993. The goal of the Angels' Talk project was to determine if there is a correlation between astrology and people with AIDS. The research included astrological charts of over 100 individuals in the United States who lived with or died of AIDS. Michael Mitchell died of AIDS in 1992.

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Scope and Content

This collection is divided into two series: (1) Administration and Research and (2) Astrology Charts. The first series contains notes, correspondence, charts, and a questionnaire used in the research of this project. The second series contains the astrology charts and profiles of over 100 individuals or groups of individuals who lived with or died of AIDS. The collection does not include the final report written at the conclusion of the study.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2008
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Daniel Anthony Fernandez, July 17, 1993.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, May 2008.

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Related Materials

Related Material

AIDS History Project collection, Coll2007-025, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mitchell, Michael F., 1956-1992

Subject(s)

  • AIDS (Disease)--Case studies
  • AIDS (Disease)--Patients
  • AIDS (Disease)--United States
  • Astrology
  • Astrology and death
  • Astrology and health
  • Medical astrology

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Administration and Research 1985-1993   0.1 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises notes, correspondence, charts and the questionnaire used in Angels' Talk project research. Other materials include lists of individuals who volunteered for this and other studies, handwritten notes describing research methodology, and an open letter to the gay community from Michael Mitchell.

Box Folder

 Donated Collection Information 1993 

1 1

 AIDS Research Questionnaire Undated 

1 2

 Astrology - AIDS Research 1985 - 1988 

1 3

 Astrology - AIDS Research Charts, Coded Undated 

1 4

 Astrology Charts Study Clients 1990 

1 5

 Astrology Group Undated 

1 6

 Handwritten Notes Undated 

1 7

 Open Letter to the Gay Community from Michael Mitchell Undated 

1 8

 Persons with AIDS 1988 

1 9

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Series 2:  Series 2. Astrology Charts 1988-1993   0.8 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises over 100 astrology charts and related notes of persons who lived with or died of AIDS. Also included are four composite charts, in which the profiles of two individuals with AIDS are studied together. The charts are arranged alphabetically by last name. A list of names is available with the collection; however, for privacy reasons the names are not included in this finding aid.

Box Folder

 A 1988 - 1990   8.0 folders.

1 10 - 17

 B 1988 - 1991   10.0 folders.

1 18 - 27

 C 1988 - 1990   8.0 folders.

1 28 - 35

 D 1988 - 1991   5.0 folders.

1 36 - 40

 E 1989 

1 41

 F 1988 - 1993   6.0 folders.

1 42 - 47

 G 1988 - 1990   6.0 folders.

1 48 - 53

 H 1988 - 1991   6.0 folders.

1 54 - 59

 I 1990 

1 60

 J 1988 - 1990   2.0 folders.

1 61 - 62

 K 1989 - 1990   2.0 folders.

2 1 - 2

 L 1989 - 1990   5.0 folders.

2 3 - 7

 M 1988 - 1990   9.0 folders.

2 8 - 16

 O 1989 

2 17

 P 1988 - 1989   4.0 folders.

2 18 - 21

 R 1989 - 1990   3.0 folders.

2 22 - 24

 S 1988 - 1993   14.0 folders.

2 25 - 38

 T 1989 - 1990   4.0 folders.

2 39 - 42

 V 1990   2.0 folders.

2 43 - 44

 W 1989 - 1990   7.0 folders.

2 45 - 51

 Y 1989 

2 52

 Z 1991 

2 53

 Composites 1990 - 1991   4.0 folders.

2 54 - 57

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