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Survive AIDS--ACT UP/Golden Gate Records
GLC 76  
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Description
The collection contains minutes, correspondence, clippings files, and subject files produced by the Golden Gate chapter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (AUGG). Some material is from ACT UP San Francisco (AUSF). The collection also contains banners, posters, buttons and T-shirts for ACT UP actions and from different ACT UP chapters.
Background
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research, treatment, and policies to ultimately bring an end to the disease by mitigating loss of health and lives. ACT UP was formed in March 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York. In 1990 the San Francisco chapter split into two groups ACT UP/San Francisco and ACT UP/Golden Gate. In 1994, ACT UP/SF began rejecting the scientific consensus regarding the cause of AIDS and the connection to HIV. In 2000 ACT UP/Golden Gate changed its name to Survive AIDS! to help differentiate it from ACT UP/San Francisco.
Extent
21 cubic feet, 2 oversized boxes, 12 oversized folders, 2 tubes
Restrictions
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. Collection is stored offsite; request materials 48 hours in advance. The folowing boxes are not available as they are offsite for digitizing: Boxes 1, 9, 10, 15. The following folders are also unavailable as they are offsite for digitizing: Box 2 / Folders 6-7, 10, 13; Box 3 / Folders 5-10, 22, 24, 28-29, 34-36, 39; Box 4 / Folders 5-9, 36-38, 40.