Finding aid of the Edward Zold Papers

Amy Gilgan
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
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The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Edward Zold Papers

Collection number: 2000-36

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

San Francisco, California
Processed by:
Amy Gilgan
Date Completed:
February 2005
Encoded by:
Rebekah Kim
© 2007 The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Zold Papers
Dates: 1993-1997
Collection number: 2000-36
Creator: Zold, Edward
Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes 1.5 linear feet
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, draft publications, press releases, and videotapes, 1993-1997 (1 linear foot), document Edward Zold's work with ACT UP Golden Gate in campaigning to make AIDS Health Policy.
Physical location: Stored at the Archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Edward Zold Papers, 2000-36, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Library by Edward Zold, 7 May 2000. Material related to Zold's activity with ACT UP Golden Gate.

Biography / Administrative History

Born in 1970 and diagnosed with HIV as a teenager, Edward Zold has been an AIDS activist since 1990. From 1993-1997, Zold was a spokesperson for AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) Golden Gate. Zold participated in direct action with ACT UP, including the 1993 demonstration at the California state capitol in response to Governor Pete Wilson vetoing a needle exchange program. Wilson cited his anti-drug policy as his primary reason for opposing the program.
In addition to direct action, Zold worked in conjunction with local and federal organizations to draft AIDS policy. Zold collaborated with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on several projects. He was an active member of the CDC's Prevention Marketing Initiative (PMI) committee. In 1995, Zold worked with the PMI to produce a series of AIDS related television and radio public service announcements, which, for the first time, mentioned gay men. In 1996, Zold contributed to the PMI publication, "Applying Prevention Marketing."
From 1993-1997, Zold maintained contact with several other organizations, including the San Francisco Department of Health, the National Institute of Health, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, AIDS Watch, Mothers' Voices, and the Ryan White Project. Zold also attended several AIDS related conferences during this period, including the 1997 Mothers' Voices conference, which determined federal AIDS policy for the following five years.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, draft publications, press releases, and videotapes, 1993-1997 (1 linear foot), document Edward Zold's work with ACT UP Golden Gate. The collection illustrates how Zold, on behalf of ACT UP, participated not only in the direct action that the group is known for, but also in influencing AIDS health policy, on a local as well as federal level. The collection is divided into 3 series: ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, and ARTIFACTS. Each folder is listed within the appropriate series in the container list.

Indexing Terms

San Francisco (Calif.)
AIDS
Aids Activists
International AIDS Conference

Related Material

ACT UP/Golden Gate, 1991, periodicals collection
ACT UP/San Francisco, 1989-1990, periodicals collection
San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1989, periodicals collection

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Organization 1993-1997

Physical Description: Extent: 1 box, 3 folders

Series Description

This series includes ACT UP Golden Gate's press releases and campaigns from 1993-1997. Multimedia items included with the campaigns: a high 8 video tape of demonstrations 1993-1995, a standard VHS tape of Zold's birthday party and 1993 Sacramento demonstration in response to Governor Wilson's veto of a needle exchange program, a cassette tape with two radio segments from bay area stations KPFA and KQED on the Kaiser campaign. Also included is Zold's correspondence the CDC and other organizations.
Box : Folder 1: 1 - 1: 5

ACT UP Golden Gate

Box : Folder 1: 1

Press Releases/Reports 1993-1997

Box 2

Protests on Super 8 VHS tape 1993-1995

Note

All Tapes located in back of box 2.
Box : Folder 2

Zold's Birthday Party and Sacramento Demo on VHS 1995

Note

Tape in box 2.
Box : Folder 1: 2

KSFO 1995

Box : Folder 1: 3

Kaiser 1995

Box : Folder 1: 4

Educational Values Hearing 1995

Box : Folder 1: 5

Curran Resignation 1995

Box : Folder 1: 6

Correspondence with Zold 1994

Box : Folder 1: 7

Correspondence with Zold 1995-1997

Box : Folder 1: 8

CDC/ACT UP Golden Gate Collaboration 1995

Box : Folder 1: 9

PMI Meeting Minutes 1994

Box : Folder 1: 10

Draft PMI Guidelines 1994

Box : Folder 1: 11

Applying Prevention Marketing 1996

Box : Folder 1: 12

Draft Intervention Studies 1996

Box : Folder 2: 1

1993-1996

Box : Folder 2: 2

1996

 

Series 2. Conferences 1993-1997

Physical Description: Extent: 6 folders

Series Description

This series includes conferences Zold attended on ACT UP Golden Gate's behalf. Zold presented at the 1997 NIH conference as well as the 1997 Mothers' Voice Conference.
Box : Folder 2: 3 - 2: 8

Conferences

Box : Folder 2: 3

Medicaid/ADAP 1993-1996

Box : Folder 2: 4

NIH 1997

Box : Folder 2: 5

San Francisco AIDSWATCH 1996

Box : Folder 2: 6

Partners in Prevention 1996

Box : Folder 2: 7

Partners in Prevention 1997

Box : Folder 2: 8

Mothers' Voices 1997

 

Series 3. Artifacts 1993-1997

Series Description

This series includes a mug from the mid 1990's, which displays the AIDS epidemic by region on a California map.