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Marilyn McGregor ACT UP/Golden Gate Breast Cancer Committee Records
GLC 195  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Marilyn McGregor ACT UP/Golden Gate Breast Cancer Committee Records
    Dates: 1993-2000
    Collection Number: GLC 195
    Creator/Collector: McGregor, Marilyn.
    Extent: 6 cartons (6 cubic feet) + 1 mounted poster (oversized)
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: These records consist of reports, correspondence, drug protocols, newspaper clippings, posters, and audiovisual materials that document the work of the ACT UP/Golden Gate Breast Cancer committee.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    The collection is unprocessed. Please consult Hormel LGBTQIA Center archivist for more information.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Marilyn McGregor ACT UP/Golden Gate Breast Cancer Committee Records. San Francisco Public Library. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Marilyn McGregor, September 2018.

    Biography/Administrative History

    By the 1990s the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) had successfully campaigned to obtain access to drug trials for AIDS and HIV patients. In the mid-1990s, they formed a breast cancer committee which for 3 years taught advocates how to do ACT UP-style activism on behalf of breast cancer patients.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains the records for the campaign to get compassionate access to Genentech's breast cancer drug Herceptin while it was in clinical trials. From letter writing, to reading drug testing protocols, to creating oversized posters, these records are a primer on the ACT UP model for health care and drug testing activism. The collection also includes material from Breast Cancer Action, and the Herceptin NOW Oversight Committee. For related materials, see also the Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Committee files in the Survive AIDS--ACT UP/Golden Gate Records (GLC 76).

    Indexing Terms

    Breast--Cancer--Treatment.
    Breast--Cancer--Political aspects--United States.
    ACT UP/Golden Gate.
    Genentech, Inc.