The Robert A. Smith (Bob Smith) papers contain correspondence with family friends and lovers, personal journals documenting
his life in San Francisco, travels and time at the University of Texas and in the Merchant Marines, writings, notebooks from
political meetings, personalia, photographs, and ephemera. There are materials related to ACT/UP San Francisco and ACT-UP
Golden Gate, Act Now, the Sixth International AIDS Conference, the AB 101 veto riot and other grassroots activism in San Francisco.