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Finding aid to the John Iversen ACT UP/East Bay Collection, 1992-2004 GLC 83
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: John Iversen ACT UP/East Bay Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2004
    Collection Identifier: GLC 83
    Creator: Iversen, John
    Physical Description: 2.0 boxes + 4 oversized folders (0.75 cubic feet)
    Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
    100 Larkin Street
    San Francisco, CA, 94102
    (415) 557-4400
    info@sfpl.org
    Abstract: The collection contains flyers, clippings, brochures, and publications related to protests and other actions organized by ACT UP/East Bay, an organization based in the San Francisco bay area.
    Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.
    Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

    Access

    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Iversen ACT UP/East Bay Collection (GLC 83), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.

    Provenance

    Donated by John Iversen, August 2004.

    Biographical note

    John Iversen is an HIV/AIDS rights activist and journalist who lives in the San Francisco bay area, specifically the East Bay. He began the East Bay chapter of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains flyers, clippings, brochures, and publications related to protests and other actions organized by ACT UP/East Bay. Major actions include: affordable medicines and big pharmaceuticals, housing for people with HIV/AIDS in Berkeley, and Kaiser/HMO. For the Berkeley protests, Iversen adopted the drag persona "Surely Mean" to criticize Berkeley mayor Shirley Dean. Additional materials relate to ACT UP/San Francisco, KPFA radio station, needle exchange, and John Iversen's activism and journalism.

    Arrangement

    Folders are arranged in alphabetical order by folder. Oversized folders are stored separately.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    ACT UP East Bay (Organization). -- History-Sources
    Iversen, John -- Archives
    AIDS (Disease)--Political aspects
    AIDS activists--California