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Records include subject files on women and AIDS, communities of color, health/community
organizations, CDC redefinition of AIDS, HIV exclusion (INS immigration policy),
treatment data, Queer issues, Rep. James Seward, Senator Jesse Helms; files on ACT UP
Ithaca actions and other ACT UP actions nationwide; file on networking with other ACT UP
chapters; and file on ACT UP New York (City) actions.
Included is ACT UP's file on the national Marlboro-Miller boycott called in 1990 in
response to the corporation's financial contributions to North Carolina senator Jesse
Helms; ACT UP criticized Helms who was up for re-election for blocking efforts to
provide AIDS education and prevention materials and for advocating mandatory HIV
Also, agendas and minutes; information for new members (includes a history of ACT UP
Ithaca); and media coverage of their activities.
Also subject files, including material on presidential candidate's positions on AIDS
(1992), New York State and U.S. Policies on AIDS, local and national actions, and the
Ithaca City School District's Health curriculum.
ACT UP files on local issues and projects including continued availability of free,
anonymous HIV testing at Cornell University Health Services' Gannett Clinic; HIV/AIDS
policies and practices at the Tompkins County Jail; action in Albany; the Corning
Painted Post School District
Board of Education's policy on students and staff with HIV and the AIDS Curriculum
Guide; publicity, position papers, ephemera, and minutes
Also, member Ned Brinkley's files on local and national ACT UP events and news.