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ACT UP Rhode Island records (MS.2011.028)

Brown University Library

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146

Collection Overview

Title: ACT UP Rhode Island records
Date range: 1987-1995
Creator: ACT UP Rhode Island (Organization).
Extent: 24.0 Linear feet
Abstract: The ACT UP Rhode Island (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) records contain minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, reports, booklets, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, mailings, newsletters, conference material, publications, lists of members and contacts, ACT UP/RI circulars and posters, photographs and clippings of ACT UP demonstrations, documentation of Rhode Island legislation, regulations, and policies concerning AIDS. Also included are AIDS-related materials from other ACT UP groups, especially New York, and various gay and lesbian groups, both in Rhode Island and nationally. Topical files document developments in AIDS treatment, public health issues, government policy, AIDS activism, and various gay/lesbian issues. There are also three painted plywood panels and one cloth banner in the collection.
Language of materials: English .
Repository: John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number: MS.2011.028