Skip to main content

Lee Kearney papers

Identifier: MS-0068

Scope and Contents note

Manuscripts, drafts, and other materials relating to Kearney's personal and professional activities.


  • 1990-2012


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users

Conditions Governing Use note

Lee Kearney retains all rights. After her death, rights are transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Mary E. "Lee" Kearney is a health educator and activist.

In 1983, Kearney began volunteer work in the area of substance abuse and in 1989 she became a counselor for the Anchor Hospital/Talbott-Marsh Recovery Campus in Atlanta. Her interest in helping the AIDS community came about because her son, Kevin Kearney, suffered from AIDS and substance abuse. She began to volunteer with AID Atlanta as a speaker in 1987, which led her to found the AIDS and Substance Abuse Speakers Network (ASASN) in 1990 while she was living in Cobb County.

Kearney earned a master's degree in psychology in 1991 at University of West Georgia and is the author of He Always Brought Me Flowers: A Mother's Remembrance of her Son's Journey (Yawn's Publishing, 2012).


1.0 Linear feet (1 box)




Writings and other materials by AIDS and chemical dependency educator, Lee Kearney.

Arrangement note

Alphabetically by title

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lee Kearney, September 2016.

Related Archival Materials note

Related materials pertaining to the work and writing of Lee Kearney may be found in the AIDS and Substance Abuse Speakers Network (ASASN) records.

Guide to the Lee Kearney papers MS-0068
Finding aid prepared by Written by Blynne Olivieri
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States