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Finding aid to the Bruce Mirken papers, 1987-1993 Coll2013.094
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Separated Materials

  • Title: Bruce Mirken papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.094
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. 1 archive box.
    Date (inclusive): 1987-1993
    Abstract: Minutes, contract agreements, corporate and government reports, correspondence, financial records, clippings, publicity material and other administrative records, 1987-1993, from writer and activist Bruce Mirken. Mirken worked for over 20 years in communications and activism in social justice, drug policy reform, LGBT- and AIDS-related issues, and materials in the collection document his participation in AIDS- and LGBT-related organizations, government agencies and committees.
    creator: Mirken, Bruce

    Biography

    Bruce Mirken is a writer with 20 years experience in communications and activism in social justice, drug policy reform, LGBT- and AIDS-related issues. Mirken grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Pomona College in 1978. His activist career began in the LGBT community in the campaign against California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative in 1978, then he went on to participate in a number of social activists movements. He was a regular contributor to periodicals such as San Francisco Chronicle, AIDS Treatment News, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Men's Health, Bay Windows, Progressive Media Project, and Los Angeles Reader; and a contributor to books and anthologies such as Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition (2007), T he Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism (2001), Sexually Stigmatized Communities (1999), and Uncommon Heroes (1994), among others. Mirken has worked as a freelance communications consultant and was communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project for eight years.
    As of 2013, Mirken lives in San Francisco and is media relations director for the Greenlining Institute, a non-profit public policy organization working for racial and economic justice.
    Sources:
    Bruce Mirken, LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/in/brucemirken (accessed October 31, 2013).
    "Our Team: Bruce Mirken, Media Relations Director," The Greenlining Institute, http://greenlining.org/about-greenlining/our-team/ (accessed October 31, 2013).

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries 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.

    Acquisition

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Bruce Mirken Papers, Coll2013-094, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Formerly box #102-A115. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes minutes, contract agreements, corporate and government reports, correspondence, financial records, clippings, publicity material and other administrative records, 1987-1993, from writer and activist Bruce Mirken. Materials in the collection document his activist work and participation in AIDS- and LGBT-related organizations and government agencies, including ACT UP/LA, Californians for AIDS Research and Education (CARE), Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/LA (GLAAD/LA), Los Angeles County AIDS Program, and 1987 March on Washington. Also included are documents related to police-community relations, AIDS research and education, drug research, California legislation, and a national African American gay and lesbian conference.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Related Archival Materials

    AIDS History Project Collection, Coll2007-015, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Separated Materials

    The following have been separated to the ONE Archives periodicals collection:
    Caregiver, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Vol. 2, No. 6 (1992).
    GLAAD/LA Reports newsletter, 1990 (6 issues).
    One audiocassette, "Defamation, Narrated by Harvey Fierstein" (call number AC0558) has been separated from the collection and cataloged in the ONE Archives audiovisual collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AIDS (Disease)--California--Los Angeles County
    AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Medical care
    AIDS activists
    Corporate reports
    Mass media and gays--United States
    Minutes
    Police--Community relations