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Andrew P. Wood papers

 Collection
Identifier: Q121

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.

Dates

  • 1987-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1988 - 1990

Creator

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.

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.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (in 3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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. Andrew Wood is a graphic designer and gay activist.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Andrew P. Wood, March and August, 2014.

Online Availability:

Several items, including all the manuscript materials have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Related Archival Materials

Related Materials in This Repository

  1. Terri Wilder papers, circa 1996-2007 (Q085)
  2. Tonia Poteat oral history interview, June 6, 2008. Activist Women Oral History collection (W071)
  3. Jennifer Carroll, oral history interview, June 6, 2008. Activist Women Oral History collection (W071)
  4. Franklin Abbott oral history interview, September 30, 2011 (Q101.01). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
  5. Andrew Wood oral history interview, June 24, 2014. (Q101.10). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
  6. Jeff Graham oral history interview, August 8 and September 25, 2014. (Q101.11). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
  7. Sarah Lopez oral history interview, September 5, 2014. Activist Women Oral History collection (W071)
  8. Charles Stephens oral history interview, July 31, 2012 (Q101.03). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
  9. Joining Hearts, Inc. records, 2014 (Q137)
  10. Maria Helena Dolan papers (Q134)
  11. Lorraine Fontana papers (Q110)
  12. Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project, 2011- (Q101)

Separated Materials

Separated to the Gender and Sexuality Periodicals Collection (Q-GS-Periodicals) see finding aid for access

  1. Etcetera, Vol. 4, No. 45, November 11-17, 1988.
  2. Etcetera, Vol. 5, No. 2, January 13-19, 1989.
  3. Etcetera, Vol. 5, No. 3, January 20-26, 1989.
  4. Etcetera, Vol. 5, No. 6, February 10-16, 1989.
  5. Etcetera, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 5-1, 1990.
  6. Gazette, Vol. 2, No. 7, February 12-18, 1981.

Collection Transfer Note

This collection was previously designated W121, but was assigned collection number Q121 with the formationĀ of the Gender and Sexuality Collection in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Kendra Goins at the file level, June 2014.
Title
Andrew P. Wood:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Kendra Goins
Date
June 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • July 2014: Electronic finding aid edited by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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