Though donated by and named after ACT-UP Golden Gate, a significant portion of the materials are from 1990 and earlier, before
ACT-UP GG separated from ACT-UP San Francisco, in September of that year. The largest amount of material concerns ACT-UP actions
and responses to the 6th International AIDS Conference which was held in San Francisco in June of 1990. There are also materials
about the 5th and 7th conferences and materials from ACT-UP Golden Gate's Treatment Issues Committee.
The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT-UP) New York was formed in March 1987. ACT-UP San Francisco was formed a year later.
ACT-UP Golden Gate separated from ACT-UP San Francisco after a contentious meeting on September 14, 1990. The focus of the
new group was on treatment, research, education, and prevention issues. An all volunteer organization, much of the work was
done by committees, and weekly meetings were held to discuss proposed demonstrations, educational campaigns, meeting with
corporate or governmental officials, and endorsements of other organizations actions. The organization considers all of Northern
California within its service area, but is primarily focused on San Francisco and its immediate environs. In 2000 or 2001
the organization changed its name to Survive AIDS.
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Copyright for ACT-UP Golden Gate materials has been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. Copyright for
other materials has not been assigned to the Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must
be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the
Library & Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.