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Andrew P. Wood:

A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library

Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

July 2014



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-07-22T10:59-0400
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Wood, Andrew P., 1962-
Title: Andrew P. Wood papers
Dates: 1987-2014 (bulk 1988-1990)
Quantity: 4.0 Linear feet (in 3 boxes)
Abstract:The Andrew P. Wood papers consist of flyers, newspaper clippings, correspondence, t-shirts, bumper stickers, as well as extensive materials relating to the Atlanta chapter of ACT-UP, 1987-2014 (bulk 1988-2014). Andrew Wood is a graphic designer and gay activist.
Identification: W121
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Andrew P. Wood papers, 1987-2014 (bulk 1988-1990) consist of flyers, newspaper clippings, correspondence, t-shirts, bumper stickers, as well as extensive materials relating to the Atlanta chapter of ACT-UP. Most of the materials cover protests to highlight the plight of the gay community during the height of the AIDS crisis.


Biography of Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood is a graphic designer and gay activist. Born in Atlanta in 1962, the son of two doctors, Wood's early years were filled with art, books, and culture. He attended public schools in DeKalb County and worked in public radio. In 1980, Wood moved to San Francisco for art school and to join the thriving gay organization, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This charitable group of gay men dressed in nuns habits performed activism and street theater informed with the pagan spirituality of the Radical Faerie movement. While in San Francisco, Wood experienced the AIDS epidemic which caused him to return to Atlanta. After the Democratic National Convention in 1988, he and a handful of fellow protesters started an Atlanta Chapter of ACT/UP. ACT/UP practiced aggressive tactics, civil disobedience, and direct action to bring attention to the plight of AIDS sufferers. Wood moved to New Orleans in 1990 and stayed there until 2004 when he returned to Atlanta to care for his elderly mother.


Index Terms

AIDS (Disease)--Government policy
AIDS (Disease)--Patients
AIDS (Disease)--Treatment
Gay men
Protest movements
ACT UP (Organization)
Atlanta (Ga.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access to some Items restricted. Consult archivist.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], [series title], Andrew P. Wood papers, W121, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Andrew P. Wood, March 17, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Kendra Goins, June 2014. EAD created by Kendra Goins and Hal Hansen, June-July 2014.


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Franklin Abbott oral history interview, September 30, 2011 (W101.01). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
Andrew Wood oral history interview, June 24, 2014. (W101.10). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
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Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project, 2011- (W101)


Separated Material

Materials Separated to the Gender and Sexuality Periodicals Collection
Etcetera, Vol. 4, No. 45, November 11-17, 1988.
Etcetera, Vol. 5, No. 2, January 13-19, 1989.
Etcetera, Vol. 5, No. 3, January 20-26, 1989.
Etcetera, Vol. 5, No. 6, February 10-16, 1989.
Etcetera, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 5-1, 1990.
Gazette, Vol. 2, No. 7, February 12-18, 1981.


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