This page provides search strategies and a selection of recommended resources related to HIV and AIDS.
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The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.
As Sarah Schulman notes in Let the Record Show,"...there were 148 chapters of ACT UP around the world, each acted autonomously." And while the still operating ACT UP is perhaps the best known AIDS activist group, there were a number of other important activists and organizations whose stories and struggles are yet to be widely known. Search the Library of Congress Online Catalog and databases using the names of known activists, organizations, demonstrations or publications. The list below is not comprehensive, but is meant to offer some starting search terms and concepts for researchers.
AIDS Activism in Print, Publications
Lavender Hill Mob. November 17, 1986-November 27, 1989. MS Organization Files from the Lesbian Herstory Archives ORGFIL0755. Lesbian Herstory Archives. Archives of Sexuality and Gender.
Ahead of World AIDS Day 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Congressman John Lewis announced the future of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and its archives at a special ceremony at the Library of Congress. The National AIDS Memorial will become the new caretaker of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and NAMES Project programs. As part of the transition, the NAMES Project and the National AIDS Memorial have agreed to jointly gift care and stewardship of the Quilt's archival collections to the prestigious American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, making this collection available to all through the world's largest public library.
David France discusses his telling of the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S., a riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle, who seized upon scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large, and confronted with shame and hatred, this small group of men and women chose to fight for their right to live by educating themselves and demanding to become full partners in the race for effective treatments. Around the globe, 16 million people are alive today thanks to their efforts. October 2017, hosted by LC-GLOBE.