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Finding Aid to the ACT-UP Golden Gate Records, 1988-1993
MSS 98-47  
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Description
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.
Background
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. ACT UP/GOLDEN GATE is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals, united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis. We are engaged in a battle to reform the research and treatment of HIV and its associated opportunistic diseases, intensify HIV education and prevention efforts, and revolutionize the health care delivery system in this country. The HIV pandemic crosses all racial, sexual, age, cultural and class boundaries and we are committed to involving all affected communities in this fight. THE FIGHT AGAINST THE HIV PANDEMIC IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY.
Extent
Number of containers: 1 box Linear feet: .5
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.