#7574 Robert Garcia Papers, 1983-1992

Collection Overview

Series I: Robert Garcia Personal Papers

Box

Folder

Description

1

1

Journals - 1985

1

2-3

Journal - 1988

1

4-5

Journals - 1991

1

6

Journal - 1991?

1

7

Journal - undated

10

1

Garcia in The Media

1

8

Birth certificate, Baptism certificate

1

9-10

Medical tests, receipts, insurance

1

11

Employment, passport, driver's license

1

12

Employment, business cards, finances

1

13-14

Memos, receipts, ACT UP plans, Lotto tix

1

15

ACT UP notes

10

2

ACT UP notes

1

16

Memos, notes, telephone numbers

1

17

Miscellaneous letters and notes

1

18

Arrest at a demonstration on Wall Street, 1988

1

19-22

Testimony

1

23

Resignation as Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO) Executive Secretary, 1990

1

24

Biographical essay by Karen Ramspacher; Miscellaneous ephemera.

1

25

Gifts

1

26

Address book

1

27

James Dean address book

1

28

Garcia in The Media

1

29

Photographs

1

30

Rodger Pettyjohn's high school diploma

1

31

Rodger Pettyjohn's photo album

1

32

Rodger Pettyjohn
see also: V-110 "Robert Garcia Memorial Tape", V-111 "Our Family: The Garcias"

Series II: Correspondence

Box

Folder

Description

1

33

Letters from Anthony Milanez, 1983-86

1

33

Incoming letters - 1985

1

34

Incoming letters - 1986

2

1

Letters from family - 1986-89

2

2

Incoming letters - 1987

2

3

Incoming letters - 1988

2

4

Incoming letters - 1989

2

5

Incoming letters - 1990

2

6

Letters from family - 1990

2

7

Incoming letters - 1990 (never opened)

2

8

Incoming letters - 1991

2

9

Letters from family - 1991

2

10-12

Incoming letters - undated

2

13

Card from Phil Zwickler

Series III: ACT UP

Box

Folder

Description

2

14

History

2

15

ACT UP: A His & Herstory of Queer Activism, June 1989

2

16

Teach-in: Lesbian and Gay History including Daughters of Bilitis, Mattachine Society, GAA

2

17

Personal Objectives

2

18

First Annual Slumber Party invitation

2

19

Universal Healthcare

2

20

Quilt Outreach Sign Up for FDA Action

2

21

New York Auction for Action

2

22

Los Angeles

10

5

Los Angeles

2

23

Various national ACT UP publications

2

24

FDA Action, Quilt Outreach (Bus 1) Saturday, October 8, 1988

2

25

FDA Action, Quilt Outreach (Bus 1) Friday, October 7, 1988

2

26

FDA Action, Quilt Outreach (Bus 2) Saturday, October 8, 1988

2

27

FDA Action, Quilt Outreach (Bus 2) Saturday, Friday, October 7, 1988

2

28

FDA Action, Quilt Outreach (Bus 3), Saturday, October 8, 1988

2

29

FDA Action, Fall 1988

2

30

Target City Hall

2

31

ACT UP at the N.I.H. (National Institutes of Health)

2

32

Cardinal O'Connor and the Church

2

33

Phone Lists

2

34

Legislative Monitoring

2

35-36

Latino Caucus

2

37-38

Majority Action Committee

2

39-40

Weekly Reports

2

41-44

Outreach Committee

2

45

Outreach Duties

2

46-49

Speakers Bureau

10

4

Speakers Bureau

2

50

Speaking Engagements

2

51

Media Committee

3

1-3

Media Committee

3

4

Housing Caucus, Homeless People with AIDS

3

5

ZAP Fact Sheets

3

6

Project Database

3

7

Benefits for ACT UP

3

8-41

Miscellaneous Printed Material

4

1-2

Miscellaneous Printed Material

4

3

ACT UP Enquirer

4

4

San Francisco

4

5

Los Angeles

10

5

Los Angeles

4

6

Los Angeles News

4

7-8

Reports

4

9

AIDS Drugs Now

4

10

ACT UP's Checklist for Actions

4

11

Mailing List

4

12

New York Women's Caucus

4

13

Treatment and Data Update

10

3

Treatment and Data Update

4

14

Treatment and Data

4

15

ACT UP at the Oscars

4

16

International ACT UP

10

6-11

ACT UP, General

SERIES 4: AIDS

Box

Folder

Description

4

17

Clinical Trial Groups

4

18

Insurance and AIDS

4

19

Directories: Lesbian/Gay, AIDS

4

20-26

Politics

10

12-16

Politics

4

27-30

Presidential Commission on HIV Epidemic

4

31

Presidential Commission on HIV Epidemic, Washington, D.C., March 3, 1988

4

32

Presidential commission on HIV Epidemic, Washington, D.C., January 11, 1988

4

33

Presidential commission on HIV Epidemic, Washington, D.C., February 29, 1988

4

34

Los Angeles Policy on HIV/AIDS Epidemic

4

35

The Macro-Metabolic Eating System

4

36

New York State Directory of AIDS/HIV Clinical Trials, Fall 1991

4

37

AIDS Related Services/Education Proposal, New York City, 1988-89

4

38

Advance Program: 6th International Conference on AIDS, San Francisco, California, June 20-24, 1990

4

39

VII International Conference on AIDS, Florence, Italy, June 16-21, 1991

4

40

VIII International Conference on AIDS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 19-24, 1992

4

41

FDA Action Handbook

4

42

Critique of AIDS Clinical Trials Group, May 1, 1990

4

43

GMHC: AIDS Service and Education Foundation Annual Report, 1985

4

44

Second International Lesbian and Gay Health Conference and AIDS Forum Boston, Mass., July 20-26, 1988

4

45

Government AIDS Treatment Programs

4

46-47

ACT UP: Glossary of AIDS Drug Trials Testing of Treatment Issues

4

48

Heroin and Cocaine Trafficking and the Relationship between IV Drug Use and AIDS, Nov. 26, 1985

4

49

Intravenous Substance Abuse and AIDS Prevention Act of 1987

4

50

Pediatric AIDS Hearing, July 27, 1987

4

51

AIDS Education, Information, Risk Reduction, Training, Prevention, Treatment, Care and Research Act of 1987

4

52

"AIDS Drugs: Where are they?" 73rd Report by the Committee on Government Operations

4

53-54

HEAL (Health Education AIDS Liaison)

10

19

HEAL

5

1

Minority Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Awareness and Prevention Act of 1987

5

2

Intravenous Substance Abuse and AIDS Prevention Act of 1987

5

3

National Conference on Prevention of HIV Infection and AIDS Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities in United States, August 15-17, 1988

5

4

New York AIDS Coalition Conference, Albany, New York, October 18-19, 1989

10

17

Letters from House of Representatives requesting sponsorship of various AIDS-related bills

5

5

Drug Trials and Treatment Information, Nutritional Programs

5

6

Treatment Decisions Handbook

5

7

FDA Action Handbook, Sept. 21, 1988

5

8

Funding Agenda for Community Based HIV/AIDS Programs in New York City

5

9

Funding Agenda for Community Based HIV/AIDS Programs in New York State, Nov. 1988

5

10

Funding Agenda for Community Based HIV/AIDS Programs in New York State, Dec. 1988

5

11

The Economic and Policy Implications of Early Intervention in HIV Disease

5

12

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) HIV/AIDS Surveillance, July 1989

5

13

AIDS and the Black Community

5

14-15

Gay/Lesbians of Color and AIDS

5

16

Lesbians and AIDS

5

17-18

Women and AIDS

5

19

NAMES Project Quilt

5

20

AIDS and Syphilis

10

18

AIDS and Reproductive Rights

5

21

U.S. Commission of Civil Rights and AIDS

5

22

New York City AIDS Task Force

5

23

AIDS Public Information Data Set

5

24

AIDS and New York City

5

25

National Conference on HIV Infection and AIDS Among Racial and Ethnic Populations

5

26

Summary of Findings: National HIV Research Study of Black Men

5

27-48

Miscellaneous Printed Material

6

1-28

Miscellaneous Printed Material

10

12-16

AIDS

SERIES V: Topical File/Research File

Box

Folder

Description

6

31

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

6

29

Lesbian and Gay Activism: Bibliography

10

20

Gay/Lesbian Activism

6

30

Lesbian and Gay Studies

6

31

Stonewall Community Foundation

6

32

National Association of Social Workers Resource Directory re: Lesbians and Gays

6

33

Events in the Arts

10

21-22

Gay/Lesbian Events in the Arts

6

34

"Group Material," an artist's collective

6

35

Keith Haring

6

36

Censorship in the Arts

6

37

Compound Q

6

38

VOCAL (Voices of Color Against AIDS and for Life)

6

39

The Community Research Initiative (CRI)

6

40

Queer Nation

10

27

Queer Nation

6

32

TIARRA

6

41

House of Color

6

42

Mission Statement: Lesbian and Gay People of Color Steering Committee

6

43

Lesbian and Gay People of Color Steering Committee

6

44

International News Concerning Gay/Lesbian Issues

6

45

New York City Council Politics

10

33

New York City Council Politics

6

46

Gay Catholics

6

47

Dignity: Gay and Lesbian Catholics

7

1-10

Gay/Lesbian Events in the Arts

7

11

Selection of Lesbian/Gay Poetry

7

12

NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association)

7

13

National Center for Men

7

14

Giovanni's Room (Gay/Lesbian bookstore, Philadelphia, PA)

7

15

Elizabeth Holtzman on "Invisible Diversity: A Gay and Lesbian Corporate Agenda"

7

16

Gay Broadcasting System

7

17

COOL (Committee of Outraged Lesbians)

7

18

Alice Walker

7

19

WHAM (Women's Health Action and Mobilization)

10

30

WHAM

7

20

Reproductive Rights

7

21

Activism: Women

7

22

Gay/Lesbians of Color

10

28

Black Lesbians and Gays

10

29

People of Color Conference - Chicago, April 1990

7

23

People of Color Conference

7

24

MACT (Men of All Colors Together): notes

7

25

Responses to Supreme Court Webster Decision

7

26

Que Viva! (Latino/a corporation in fine arts with Gay/Lesbian emphasis)

7

27

American Indian Community House Inc.

7

28

WE WAH and Indigenous People

7

29

National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations

7

30

David Dinkins: Social Services Search Committee

7

31

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10

26

Civil Rights

7

32

Phil Zwickler Memorial

7

33

Raymond Navarro

10

25

Roy Navarro Memorial

7

34

Loft Parties

7

35

Humor

7

36

Gay City Maps

7

37

Maps

7

38

Public Relations

7

39

Exercise tips

7

40

Tips on Public Speaking

7

41

Kobena Mercer's article "Black Man's Sex"

7

42

New Canaan Weekend

7

43

Religious/Spiritual Events

10

34

Religious/Spiritual Events

7

44

Thoreau's Civil Disobedience

7

45

Miscellaneous activism including homelessness, nuclear disarmament, political asylum, human rights, peace, racism

7

46-50

Miscellaneous Articles

10

35

Miscellaneous Clippings/Fliers

7

51

Printed Material

11

1-3

Single Issue Periodicals re Lesbians and Gays

11

4

Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center Garden Party Programs, 1989-1992.

11

5

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Conference Program, Nov. 10-12, 1990, Minnesota.

11

6

Single Issue Periodicals re HIV and AIDS

11

7-8

Single Issue Periodicals re AIDS and Health Publications, special issues.

11

9

Miscellaneous Single Issue Periodicals.

12

1-3

Miscellaneous Single Issue Periodicals.

SERIES VI: Ephemera

Box

Folder

Description

8

1-3

Miscellaneous ephemera

8

4

Gay political pamphlets

8

5

Various quotations on slips of paper, notes, an invitation to a party

8

6

Postcards, napkins

8

7

Phonodiscs - 45 rpm

8

8

"March Madness" poster

8

9

Assorted business cards

8

10

Assorted buttons

8

11

Assorted matchbooks

8

12

Assorted name tags

8

13

Assorted safe sex packets

8

14

Assorted stickers

SERIES VII: Graphic Material

Box Description
9 Posters, broadsides, photographs, etc.
Map Case E-4

Robert Garcia Videotapes

V # Description/Title
V-110 Robert Garcia Memorial Tape
V-111 Our Family: The Garcias
V-112 Robert Garcia 1/18/89 copyright 1989 Jim Hubbard
V-113 Robert Garcia and Karen Ramspacher at John Jay College Spring 1991
V-114 Phil Donohue with ACT UP--Robert 2/13/90
V-115 Turning Anger Into Action: Robert on the Panel
V-116 Activist History in SF/ Zonal Music Video/ BlackFilmmakers--Phil Donohue
V-117 Writers Responsibilities
V-118 United Colors/ Museum
V-119 Robert Garcia--Town Meeting on PBS [June 1990]
V-120 Robert Garcia Town Meeting
V-121 Leadership Roundtable Tape 1
V-122 Leadership Roundtable Tape 2
V-123 Leadership Institute Tape 1
V-124 "HOUSE" Safe Sex/ Fundraising
V-125 End of Fundraising/ Brother to Brother Reading/Plenary Wilson Speech
V-126 End of Fundraising/ Brother to Brother Reading/Plenary Wilson Speech
V-127 Self Publishing
V-128 End of Self Publishing/ Raw Eroticism
V-129 House of Color/ Hill/ When He Has AIDS
V-130 Speak for Yourself--A Videotape by Jim Hubbard:David France; Alan Klein; Karl Soehnlein;Maxine Wolfe; Sarah Schulman; Robert Garcia;Gregg Bordowitz

Supplementary Descriptions (by B. Marston)

V-124 GHMC Assistant Coordinator for People of Clor Prevention. Programs talking at a conference about ways he's working to reach youth. He discovered a good place to reach these youth is through their Houses, social networks of Black and Hispanic kids, originating out of drag balls. He describes attending balls, passing out condoms, coming up with a voguing safe sex message. Also, conference session on fundraising.
V-127 Interviews with a group of Black male writers about getting published. Rory (?) Buchanan, a single parent, poet, fiction writer from Brooklyn; Alan Miller, a poet and high school teacher from Oakland; Steven Corbin, a novelist, short fiction writer, essayist and teacher from New York City, author of No Easy Place to Be and Fragments That Remain; John (?) Gwen (?), writer from San Diego; and Mark Hale, staff writer for BLK and literary corrdinator for DIVA, a multicultural lesbian, gay arts group in Los Angeles.
V-129 Video about how the sexuality of people of color is fetishized and marginalized, including interviews with lesbian/gay/bisexual Asians, Native Americans, and other groups about how they found community. An address by Dr, Marjorie Hill, Mayor Koch's liaison to the lesbian/bisexual/gay community. Unidentified man speaking at a conference talking about how he dealt with his lover having AIDS and dying.
V-130 Robert's section begins circa 23 minutes into film. He declares that being half-Navajo half-Mexican, and gay are the three things that identify who he is. He talks about losing his Hispanic and Navajo heritage because his parents wanted to assimilate. The only thing he hasn't lost is his gay identity, because he discovered that himself. He said he realized that the AIDS crisis is destroying this heritage.

List Of Periodicals Removed From Robert Garcia Collection, And Placed In The Human Sexuality Collection Periodicals

PWA (People with AIDS) Newsline (8 folders)
Body Positive (7 folders)
Black/Out
A Different Light Review
SIDA Hora
ATR (AIDS Treatment Registry) (2 folders)
PI Perspective (2 folders)
AIDSINFO Digest
AIDS/HIV Experimental Treatment Directory
STOP THE VIOLENCE
HOLY TIT CLAMPS
ALTER EGO
Reverberate
HOMOture
PANSY BEAT
TED
ONE
Radical America (2 folders)
B & G
My Comrade
Genre
San Francisco Sentinel
Gay Community News
Sappho's Isle
The ABC No Rio Rag
MEC
VIVA!
BLK (3 folders)
SOUP
VISIBILITIES
GAIPIED
Reproductive Rights Newsletter
ADVOCATE (2 folders)
APLA UPDATE
News Jersey
OUTCRY
NJ ACT UP
BEING ALIVE
Treatment Issues
AIDS Treatment News
GLAAD Bulletin

Single Issues

Breakthrough
Our World
Science Fiction Chronicle
Streetwize Comics
Pink Triangle
Image
Pussy Grazer <zine>
Whispering Campaign <zine>
Brains <zine>
Michael's Thing <zine>
BIMBOX <zine>
The Independent
GS (Gay Scotland)
Die Heisse Nummer (The Hot Number) - German periodical
Mediafile
Piss Elegant <zine>
Caribbean Heat
!AHA!
Factsheet Fire
EDGE
The Children's Voice
LA Weekly
Frontiers
GAWK
DPN (Diseased Pariah News)
The Pyramid Periodical
NYQ
SIN BROS.
Gayellow Pages
Straight to Hell
Christopher Street
QW
James White Review
The Newsletter
Arizona Community Echo
GAPS (The Gay [Men's] Amateur Press Society
Project X
Optimist
Wisconsin Light
Reality Check
Fertile La Toyah <zine>
DEAN <zine>
J.D.'s <zine>
Surviving and Thriving With AIDS: Hints for the Newly Diagnosed
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Lesbian Contradiction
[Swish]
[Ashtray]

List Of Books Removed From Robert Garcia's Collection

Between The Lines, 1987
editors: C. Chung, A. Kim, A. K. Lemeshewsky

Homosexual Counseling Journal, July 1974, April 1976
editor: Ralph Blair

...And Justice for All

trustee: Michael M. Berlin

AIDS, Civil Rights and the Public Health: America's Leaders Speak Out, 1988, published by NGRA (National Gay Rights Advocates)

Drawing on the Gay Experience, 1987
Gerard P. Donelan

Donelan's Back, 1988
Gerard P. Donelan

Heal Your Body, 1976
Loise L. Hay

Living with Aids, 1987
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.

The Politics of AIDS, 1986
Nancy Krieger, Rose Appleman

Socialist Review (SR), October - December 1988
Executive editor: Ron Silliman

The Evergreen Chronicles, Winter 1987
editors: Don Markus Matsen, Barrie Jean Borich, Doug Federhart, Lisa Albrecht

Bowers vs. Hardwick: The Supreme Court and Sodomy, 1986
Jim Peron

The Combahee River Collective Statement: Black Feminist Organizing Seventies and Eighties, 1986
editor: Barbara Smith

STRIP AIDS (comic book)

Gay Freedom 1970 editors of QQ

Other Countries: Black Gay Voices

No Title
Theo Lipfert

2000, Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library