GD21 Crusaid Scotland: HIV/AIDS

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD21
Title: Crusaid Scotland
Administrative Dates: 1986-1998

Dates of Creation of Material: 1990-2013
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 2 linear metres and 3 plan chest drawers. Paper, plastic and ceramic.  

Name of creator(s): Crusaid Scotland

Administrative history: The Crusaid charity was founded in 1986, offering support for a better quality of life to HIV-positive individuals in response to the poverty and stigma which often followed from the diagnosis. Adults and children were able to benefit from a variety of grants and innovative projects. The charity also supported research into treatment and possible vaccination against HIV. In association with the Terence Higgins Trust, Crusaid set up the National Hardship Fund, which gave financial help to those living with the virus. In June 2010, a significant budget cut saw Crusaid merge with the Terence Higgins Trust and adopt their branding. The records in this collection relate to Crusaid Scotland, a Scottish division of the charity, which was formed in 1988. Along with Crusaid in the rest of the UK, it ceased to operate after the merger with the Terrence Higgins Trust in 2010. The Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland continues to operate a Crusaid Hardship Fund.

Archival History: Held by creating organisation until transfer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: Acc 00/03 - Crusaid Scotland Edinburgh Office, 23a Ainslie Place, Edinburgh.

Scope and Content: Crusaid Scotland Administration; Crusaid Scotland Fundraising; Campaigns, Committees and Working Groups; General HIV/ AIDS Related Records; World Aids Day; Objects

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: Appraised for duplicates and unrelated material in accordance with gift agreement and LHSA policies.

Accruals: No further additions to this collection are expected

System of Arrangement: Original order maintained where possible

Conditions Governing Access: Public access to these records is governed by UK data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, and the current Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information concerning named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding closure periods and procedures on how to apply for permission to view closed records.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition

Language/Scripts of Material: English

Finding Aids: Item-level catalogue is available online.

Related Units of Description:

GD1/12 Save the Children Scotland: HIV/AIDS, 1983-1988

GD1/85 Social Work Department of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh: HIV/AIDS, 1984-1997

GD1/96 HIV/AIDS Awareness Postcards, c. 1990

GD1/135: HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Pamphlets, 1984-2006

GD22: Take Care Campaign, 1968-2000

GD24 Lothian Regional AIDS Team, 1983-1997

GD25 Helen Zealley, Lothian Health Board Director of Public Health, 1964-2005

GD35 David Taylor, Lothian Regional Co-ordinator for HIV/AIDS, 1986-1994

GD36 Waverley Care, 1989-1994

GD37 Edinburgh Drug Action Team, 1997-1999

LHB37 Lothian Health Board, 1912-2009

LHB45 Lothian Health Board HIV/AIDS Management Team and Health Promotion Department, 1984-2010


Archivists’ Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists. Subsequently updated by Alison Scott, Karyn Williamson and Louise Williams.
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000

Date(s) of Description: May 2000; updated August 2009; updated January 2011; updated May 2014; updated April 2016.