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San Antonio AIDS Foundation Reception (1991)

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In this home video, Happy Foundation Director attends an open house at the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF). The organization held a reception to celebrate the opening of the renovated facility on March 27, 1991. Founded by local bar owner Robert Edwards in 1986, SAAF provides a continuum of care to HIV-positive individuals, including medical care, counseling, pharmacy services, and housing and meal assistance. It also administers STD testing and prevention outreach.
The Happy Foundation is a non-profit archive dedicated to the preservation of San Antonio’s LGBTQ history. Founder and curator Gene Elder began collecting materials in 1988, ultimately moving the collection to a back room of the downtown gay nightclub Bonham Exchange. The organization is named after Arthur “Happy” Veltman, a San Antonio entrepreneur who died of AIDS in 1988. In addition to owning multiple gay bars, including Bonham Exchange, Veltman was also involved in the development of the San Antonio River Walk and Blue Star Arts Complex.