Survive AIDS--ACT UP/Golden Gate Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Survive AIDS--ACT UP/Golden Gate Records
Dates: 1981-2004
Collection Number: GLC 76
Creator/Collector: ACT UP Golden Gate (Organization)
Extent: 22 cubic feet, 2 oversized boxes, 12 oversized folders, 2 tubes
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Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
San Francisco, California 94102
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Survive AIDS--ACT UP/Golden Gate Records. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center

Acquisition Information

Donated by Michael Lauro, 2006, with additions in 2012. Additions from Brenda Lein, received November 12, 2020, 7 VHS tapes; 19 CD-ROMs; 15 VIDEO 8 (SONY MP120) tapes added to Box 22.

Biography/Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection is arranged into six series; Series 1. Alphabetical Files (primarily organizational files); Series 2. AUGG Minutes, Work Product, Correspondence, etc; Series 3. Subject and Research Files; Series 4. Books, Audiovisual Materials, Computer Disks; Series 5. Realia; Series 6. Posters, Placards, Stencils, and Banners.

Indexing Terms

AIDS (Disease)--California
AIDS Activists--California
AIDS (Disease)--Treatment.
Lauro, Michael
ACT UP Golden Gate (Organization)--History.
ACT UP San Francisco (Organization)--History.

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