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Founded in 1985 as AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Vivent Health is a national model for providing comprehensive, integrated health and social services to HIV patients. The collection documents the development of Vivent Health from a small provider of limited social services to the largest provider of HIV-health care services in Wisconsin and the most comprehensive AIDS service organization in the United States. This text corpus is derived from the AV materials that are part of the collection.

The ARCW digital collection can be found here:

The full finding aid for the collection can be found here:


This corpus was created as part of a project to develop workflows and best practices to use machine learning tools to extract text from archival AV materials, with a focus on the LGBTQ+ collections that are part of the UWM Archives. In addition to creating the corpus, the project also developed a prototype dashboard to demonstrate the teaching and research potential of the corpus using text analysis and engaging new modes of discovery.

Creation of this corpus was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the second cohort for Collections as Data: Part to Whole.