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Finding aid to the Bruce Mirken papers, 1987-1993 Coll2013.094
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Description
Minutes, contract agreements, corporate and government reports, correspondence, financial records, clippings, publicity material and other administrative records, 1987-1993, from writer and activist Bruce Mirken. Mirken worked for over 20 years in communications and activism in social justice, drug policy reform, LGBT- and AIDS-related issues, and materials in the collection document his participation in AIDS- and LGBT-related organizations, government agencies and committees.
Background
Bruce Mirken is a writer with 20 years experience in communications and activism in social justice, drug policy reform, LGBT- and AIDS-related issues. Mirken grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Pomona College in 1978. His activist career began in the LGBT community in the campaign against California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative in 1978, then he went on to participate in a number of social activists movements. He was a regular contributor to periodicals such as San Francisco Chronicle, AIDS Treatment News, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Men's Health, Bay Windows, Progressive Media Project, and Los Angeles Reader; and a contributor to books and anthologies such as Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition (2007), T he Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism (2001), Sexually Stigmatized Communities (1999), and Uncommon Heroes (1994), among others. Mirken has worked as a freelance communications consultant and was communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project for eight years.
Extent
1.0 linear foot. 1 archive box.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.