Karl Allquist diary
Collection number: ahc.MSS842f
Scope and Content
This collection contains a diary kept by Karl Allquist during the final years of his life in which he recorded his dreams, emotions, and his struggle with HIV. He wrote about the decision to tell his family and friends of the diagnosis, growing tensions between him and his partner, plans to go to Key West, and doctors' visits. He also documents the presence of HIV/AIDS in the media, treatments he received, and developing Kaposi’s Sarcoma.
- Allquist, Karl R., 1937-1982 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Karl Richard Allquist (1937-1992) was the long term partner of William S. Penn III (1941- ). They lived together in Atlanta, Georgia, where Karl worked for a computer company and William worked for JC Penney and Belk. In 2015, Penn participated in the Atlanta History Center's "Atlanta's Unspoken Past" oral history project, in which he discussed his relationship with Allquist. Additional biographical information about Allquist has not been determined.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Karl Allquist diary
- Hallie Lonial
- April 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.