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2000-36  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edward Zold Papers
    Dates: 1993-1997
    Collection number: 2000-36
    Creator: Zold, Edward
    Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes 1.5 linear feet
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, draft publications, press releases, and videotapes, 1993-1997 (1 linear foot), document Edward Zold's work with ACT UP Golden Gate in campaigning to make AIDS Health Policy.
    Physical location: Stored at the Archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Edward Zold Papers, 2000-36, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the Library by Edward Zold, 7 May 2000. Material related to Zold's activity with ACT UP Golden Gate.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Born in 1970 and diagnosed with HIV as a teenager, Edward Zold has been an AIDS activist since 1990. From 1993-1997, Zold was a spokesperson for AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) Golden Gate. Zold participated in direct action with ACT UP, including the 1993 demonstration at the California state capitol in response to Governor Pete Wilson vetoing a needle exchange program. Wilson cited his anti-drug policy as his primary reason for opposing the program.
    In addition to direct action, Zold worked in conjunction with local and federal organizations to draft AIDS policy. Zold collaborated with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on several projects. He was an active member of the CDC's Prevention Marketing Initiative (PMI) committee. In 1995, Zold worked with the PMI to produce a series of AIDS related television and radio public service announcements, which, for the first time, mentioned gay men. In 1996, Zold contributed to the PMI publication, "Applying Prevention Marketing."
    From 1993-1997, Zold maintained contact with several other organizations, including the San Francisco Department of Health, the National Institute of Health, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, AIDS Watch, Mothers' Voices, and the Ryan White Project. Zold also attended several AIDS related conferences during this period, including the 1997 Mothers' Voices conference, which determined federal AIDS policy for the following five years.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, meeting minutes, conference materials, draft publications, press releases, and videotapes, 1993-1997 (1 linear foot), document Edward Zold's work with ACT UP Golden Gate. The collection illustrates how Zold, on behalf of ACT UP, participated not only in the direct action that the group is known for, but also in influencing AIDS health policy, on a local as well as federal level. The collection is divided into 3 series: ORGANIZATIONS, CONFERENCES, and ARTIFACTS. Each folder is listed within the appropriate series in the container list.

    Indexing Terms

    San Francisco (Calif.)
    AIDS
    Aids Activists
    International AIDS Conference

    Related Material

    ACT UP/Golden Gate, 1991, periodicals collection
    ACT UP/San Francisco, 1989-1990, periodicals collection
    San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1989, periodicals collection