ACT UP Ithaca Records, 1989-1993

Collection Number: 7561

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
ACT UP Ithaca records, 1989-1993
Collection Number:
7561
Creator:
ACT UP Ithaca
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records include subject files on women and AIDS, communities of color, health/community organizations, HIV exclusion (INS immigration policy), treatment data, Queer issues, Rep. James Seward, Senator Jesse Helms; files on various ACT UP actions, the national Marlboro-Miller boycott called in 1990, Board of Education's policy, and presidential candidate's positions on AIDS (1992); Also, member Ned Brinkley's files on local and national ACT UP events and news.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

ACT UP is a non-partisan group of individuals committed to nonviolent, direct action to "end the AIDS crisis."

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records include subject files on women and AIDS, communities of color, health/community organizations, CDC redefinition of AIDS, HIV exclusion (INS immigration policy), treatment data, Queer issues, Rep. James Seward, Senator Jesse Helms; files on ACT UP Ithaca actions and other ACT UP actions nationwide; file on networking with other ACT UP chapters; and file on ACT UP New York (City) actions.
Included is ACT UP's file on the national Marlboro-Miller boycott called in 1990 in response to the corporation's financial contributions to North Carolina senator Jesse Helms; ACT UP criticized Helms who was up for re-election for blocking efforts to provide AIDS education and prevention materials and for advocating mandatory HIV testing.
Also, agendas and minutes; information for new members (includes a history of ACT UP Ithaca); and media coverage of their activities.
Also subject files, including material on presidential candidate's positions on AIDS (1992), New York State and U.S. Policies on AIDS, local and national actions, and the Ithaca City School District's Health curriculum.
ACT UP files on local issues and projects including continued availability of free, anonymous HIV testing at Cornell University Health Services' Gannett Clinic; HIV/AIDS policies and practices at the Tompkins County Jail; action in Albany; the Corning Painted Post School District
Board of Education's policy on students and staff with HIV and the AIDS Curriculum Guide; publicity, position papers, ephemera, and minutes
Also, member Ned Brinkley's files on local and national ACT UP events and news.
SUBJECTS

Names:
ACT UP Ithaca.
Brinkley, Ned.
Helms, Jesse.
Queer Nation.
Gannett Health Center (Cornell University).
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.

Subjects:
Boycotts.
AIDS (Disease).
HIV (Viruses).
HIV infections.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
ACT UP Ithaca Records, #7561. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence Box 4
Series II. Internal Files Box 3
Series III. Actions Box 2
Series IV. Conferences Boxes 3,4
Series V. Media Boxes 1,3,4
Series VI. Subject Files Boxes 2,3,4
Series VII. Ned Brinkley Files Box 5

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Correspondence
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence re: Free, Anonymous HIV Testing
1992-1993
Includes letters of Dr. Elkind, Dir. Cornell University Health Services, Gannett Health Center.
Series II. Internal Files
Box 3 Folder 1
Meeting Agendas
1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 2
Meeting Minutes
1990-1992
Box 3 Folder 3
New Membership Sheet, Structural Information
Box 3 Folder 4
Priorities--June
1990
Box 3 Folder 5
ACTG Community Constituency Group (AIDS Clinical Trial Group)
Series III. Actions
Box 2 Folder 2
ACT UP Actions
1991
Box 2 Folder 3
National Health Care Action, May 13, 1991.
1991
Box 2 Folder 4
Day of Desperation, January 23, 1991.
1991
Box 2 Folder 5
Miscellaneous Actions
1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 6
National Institute of Health Action, May 17, 1990.
1990
Box 2 Folder 7
Chicago Action, April 21-23, 1990
1990
Box 2 Folder 8
Ithaca Actions/Events
1990
Series IV. Conferences
Box 3 Folder 9
International Answers Conference,
Sep. 26-29, 1991
Box 3 Folder 10
7th International Conference on Aids,
Jun. 16-21, 1991
Box 11 Folder 11
Integrating HIV/AIDS Prevention into All that We Do,
Mar. 20, 1991
Box 3 Folder 12
6th International Conference on AIDS
1990
Series V. Media
Box 1 Folder 1
Flyers
Box 1 Folder 2
Marlboro-Miller Boycott Fact Packet: includes clippings, endorsements, letters.
1990
Box 1 Folder 3-5
Clippings, press releases re: Marlboro/Miller boycott
1990
Box 2 Folder 1
Articles related to medical issues/drug testing and miscellaneous relevant information
1991
Series VI. Subject Files
Box 2 Folder 9
ACT UP Network
1991
Box 2 Folder 10
ACT UP/NY Calendars
1991
Box 2 Folder 11-12
ACT UP/NY Treatment and Data Committee
1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 13
CDC Redefinition of AIDS (Center for Disease Control)
1991
Box 2 Folder 14
Health/Community Organizations
1991
Box 2 Folder 15
National Network and Other ACT UPs
1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 16-17
Communities of Color: includes clippings, flyers, excerpts from National People of Color AIDS Activist Conference
1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 18
Helms, Jesse
1990
Box 2 Folder 19
HIV Exclusion Rule: Immigration, INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service)
1991
Box 2 Folder 20-21
Queer Stuff [mostly clippings and flyers]
1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 22
Seward, Representative James: Zap, Local Press
1990
Box 2 Folder 23-24
Women and Aids: ACTG 076 (AIDS Clinical Trials Group)
1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 6-8
Media, clippings, flyers
1990-1992
Box 3 Folder 13
AIDS-phobia
Box 3 Folder 14
Health
1990-1991
Box 3 Folder 15
History: a capsule history of "ACT UP"
1987-1990
Box 3 Folder 16
Immigrants
1991
Box 3 Folder 17
Jail
1989-1991
Box 3 Folder 18
Racism
1991
Box 3 Folder 19
Safer Sex
1991
Box 4 Folder 1
Documents on Anonymous HIV Testing, New York State
1991-1993
Box 4 Folder 3
Newspaper articles and abstracts on issues of HIV Testing Confidentiality
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 4
Clippings on Anonymous HIV Testing
1993
Box 4 Folder 5
Tompkins County Jail AIDS in Prisons
1992-1993
Box 4 Folder 6
Albany issues and Barbara McClintock Project to Cure Aids
1990-1993
Box 4 Folder 7
"Corning-Painted Post Area School District"
1988
Box 4 Folder 8
"Ithaca City School District Health Curriculum"
1989
Box 4 Folder 9
ACU UP Public Relation/Media
1993
Box 4 Folder 10
ACT UP/Ithaca Public Relations/Media
1987-1993
Box 4 Folder 11
ACT UP/Ithaca Meeting Minutes and Position Papers
1991
Box 4 Folder 12
NGLTF (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) Action Kit
1992
Box 4 Folder 13
Prisidential Candidates' Policies on AIDS
1992
Box 4 Folder 14
AIDS Czar Nominee Kristine Gebbie
1993
Box 4 Folder 15
Newsletters: Gay Mens's Health Crisis and NGLTF ( National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) [transfered to periodicals holdings]
1993
Box 4 Folder 16
9th International Conference on AIDS
June 7-11 1993
Box 4 Folder 17
Miscellaneous articles
1991-1993
Box 4 Folder 18
"AIDS in New York State"
1992
Box 4 Folder 19
"AIDS in New York State"
1991
Series VII. Ned Brinkley Files
Box 5 Folder 1
New York/General Info
1989-1990
Box 5 Folder 2
NYC/Phone Zaps
1990
Box 5 Folder 3
CDC/Releases
1989
Box 5 Folder 4
NYC/T&D
1990
Box 5 Folder 5
ACT UP/Seattle
1990
Box 5 Folder 6
Mass Media/NYC
1990
Box 5 Folder 7
Newsletters
1989-1990
Box 5 Folder 8
ACT UP/Ithaca - minutes
1990
Box 5 Folder 9
Albany Action
1990
Box 5 Folder 10
Sex Industry
1990
Box 5 Folder 11
Miscellaneous
1990

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Periodicals
ACT UP Reports 1990: Fall/Winter, 1991 (No.2)
ACT UP/Los Angeles 1991: Apr./May, Sept./Oct.
ACT UP/San Francisco 1990: Feb./Mar., June/July
Activist Alert 1993: Mar.
AIDS Action Update 1991: Aug./Sept.
AIDS Clinical Care 1991: May-Sept.; 1992: Jan.
AIDS Conference Bulletin 1990: June 21; June 23
AIDS Treatment News 1990:June 15
AIDS Update 1991: Aug.
America Living with AIDS 1990: July
AmFAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research) 1991: 1
BLK 1990: May, July, Aug., Oct.
Body Positive 1990: June
Community Center News 1991: Oct.
Cry Out! ACT UP/Pittsburgh 1991: May 8, June 18, Nov. 12; 1993: Feb. 5
Digest 1990: 32, 34, 38, 46, 56, 58-60, 62-63; 1991: 75, 82, 95; 1992: 126
Focus on AIDS 1991: Apr.
HIV New Mexico 1992: Mar.
Innovation 1990: Spring
NMAS (New Mexico AIDS Services, Inc.) 1992: Apr.
OUT [New Mexico] 1992: Mar.
Treatment Issues 1993: Feb.