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Guide to the Bill Bytsura ACT UP Photography Collection
1981-2012 (Bulk 1989-1997)
 MSS.313

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Collection processed by Anna Gurton-Wachter with Rhyannon J. Rodriguez, 2012-2013.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 19, 2017
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bytsura, Bill
Title: Bill Bytsura ACT UP Photography Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1981-2012
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Bill Bytsura is a photographer who extensively documented ACT UP and other unaffiliated AIDS awareness movements across the United States and in Europe throughout the late 1980s and 1990s. The collection includes studio-style portraits of each activist, along with their personal statements. Portraits include prominent activists such as Larry Kramer, Ann Northrop, Tim Bailey, Luke Sissyfag Montgomery, Didier Lestrade, Peter Staley, and Terry Stogdell. The collection also documents AIDS demonstrations, political funerals, and related publications.
Quantity: 10 boxes (8 record cartons, 2 Flat boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.313

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Biographical Note

Bill Bytsura is an American photographer born in 1956 in Plattsburg, New York. Bytsura moved to New York City in 1980 and lived in the East Village for 30 years. A self-taught photographer, he began his photography career after finding his father’s old Minolta SRT–101 camera and becoming fascinated by what it could capture.

During the late 1980s, after the death of his partner, Randy Northup, he was prominent in the AIDS activist movement. He became a member of ACT UP and joined the ACT UP Media Committee with fellow member Jay Blotcher. Bytsura started his AIDS activist project as a way to shed light on the disparity between how AIDS activists were being portrayed in the media and how he saw them at the meetings and protests.

Bytsura began the AIDS activist project in New York City in 1989, and continued to photograph AIDS activists throughout the United States and parts of Europe throughout the 1990s. The work consists of studio-style black and white portraits of each activist, accompanied by a personal statement. In 1992 Bytsura went, camera in hand, to the AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, and in 1993 to the AIDS Conference in Berlin. He documented AIDS activists in Paris, as well as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, and Puerto Rico. This work was shown in numerous galleries in the East Village, and was included in the exhibit “Don’t Leave Me This Way, Art in the Age of AIDS” at the Australian National Gallery in 1995. Bytsura's work has appeared in several magazines, including The New York Times Magazine.

Bill Bytsura moved to Panama City, Panama in 2011. He is currently working on photography projects with foundations whose goal is to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds find opportunity and hope through music. He is additionally working on a project photographing the people of Panama as they are now, as the country goes through major growth, to preserve the words and faces of the Panamanian people.

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Scope and Content

The Bill Bytsura ACT UP Photography collection documents AIDS activism across the United States and Europe from 1989 through the late 1990's. Portraits include prominent activists such as Larry Kramer, Ann Northrop, Tim Bailey, Luke Sissyfag Montgomery, Didier Lestrade, Peter Staley, and Terry Stogdell. The collection also documents demonstrations, political funerals, and related publications.

The collection consists of photographs, contact sheets, negatives, and slides; press in the form of magazines and articles; promotional materials such as t-shirts, hats, and buttons; printed ephemera such as posters, postcards, flyers, and stickers, and administrative files, including release forms and correspondence.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series. All series are arranged alphabetically except for Series II, which is arranged chronologically.

Series I: Portraits contains photographs, contact sheets, negatives, release forms and statements. The dates finding aid dates reflect the date of printing. When identifiable, the release forms have been left together with photographs. There is a separate folder titled "release forms" for unidentified release forms.

Series II: Demonstrations contains photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides. The finding aid dates reflect the date of printing, as that was the photographer's method of notation. In some instances, the dates of printing are the same or extremely close to the estimated date of the event the prints describe. In other instances, the dates of printing are separated by a few years from the event. In this case, the date of the event, if known, is included in the title. Negatives that were found loose have been separated by year, and may contain some portraits as well as documentation of demonstrations or events.

Series III: Press, Promotion, and Adminstrative Files includes articles and magazines featuring Bytsura's work, as well as promotional materials and objects such as t-shirts, a hat and buttons, and a few administrative items such as budgets.

Series IV: Ephemera includes a hat, t-shirts, stickers, pins and postcards.

Oversize materials are listed at the end of the finding aid:

Series I Oversize: Portraits
Series II Oversize: Demonstrations
Series III Oversize: Press, Promotion, and Adminstrative Files
Series IV Oversize: Posters

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bytsura, Bill
  • Kramer, Larry

Document Type

  • Color slides.
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Contact sheets.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Correspondence
  • Buttons (information artifacts)

Subject Organizations

  • Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc.
  • ACT UP (Organization)
  • ACT UP New York (Organization)

Subject Topics

  • Portrait prints |y 20th century.
  • Demonstrations.
  • AIDS International.
  • AIDS activists.
  • ACT UP (Organization)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • LGBT activism.
  • Gay activists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • AIDS (Disease) -x Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • AIDS (Disease) and mass media.
  • Gay liberation movement.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, which was created by Bill Bytsura, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Bill Bytsura ACT UP Photography Collection; MSS 313; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Related Materials

The Jay Blotcher Papers

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Born-digital materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

Provenance

The Bill Bytsura ACT UP Photography Collection was donated to NYU's Fales Library by Bill Bytsura in 2011.

Processing Information

The collection was reprocessed in February 2015 to address preservation concerns. Box numbers were changed.

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Container List

Series I: Portraits

Scope and Content

Series I: Portraits contains photographs, contact sheets, negatives, release forms and statements. The dates finding aid dates reflect the date of printing. When identifiable, the release forms have been left together with photographs. There is a separate folder titled "release forms" for unidentified release forms.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 [ACT UP Paris]
August 19, 1992
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Acosta, Ruben
May 15, 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Agosto, Moises
December 21, 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Arn, Tony and Max
April 2, 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Aston, Tay
May 10, 1998
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Aubrey, Emmanuel
May 26, 1995
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Bailey, Tim
May 26, 1995
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Bannino, Vannesa
October 15, 1993
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Barnhardt, Kate
October 15, 1993
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Baudelaire, Virginia [Paris]
May 22, 1995
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Belverio, Glenn
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Benedicte, Gallienne [Paris]
May 22, 1995
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Bennett, Anthony
February 16, 1990
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Bennett, Mona
May 1, 1992
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Blotcher, Jay Bruce
June 4, 1989
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Bodelier, Oscar
August 17, 1992
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Bois, Jean-Rene
May 22, 1995
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Boyles, Jude [UK]
October 15, 1993
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Brand, Charles
January 9, 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Braverman, G'dali
March 28, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Brockel, Kathleen [Atlanta]
May 1, 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Broome, Neil
July 10, 1991
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Brown, David C. and John J. Winters
April 2, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Calsa, Michael
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Campbell, John
August 19, 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Campbell, Peggy Taylor
April 24, 1997
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Camunas, Manuel
August 15, 1994
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Canpilo, Robin [Paris]
October 15, 1993
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Carpoor, Carmen
July 10, 1991
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Cashman, Peter
May 10, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Caso, Ed
April 2, 1992
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Constantino, Arlindo
May 8, 1995
Box: 2 Folder : 15 [contact sheets, unidentified]
August 26, 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 16 [contact sheets, unidentified]
October 15, 1993
Box: 2 Folder : 17 [contact sheets, unidentified]
October 15, 1993
Box: 2 Folder : 18 [contact sheets, unidentified]
May 6, 1995
Box: 2 Folder : 19 [contact sheets, unidentified]
March 10, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 20 [contact sheets, unidentified]
March 25, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 21 [contact sheets, unidentified]
March 25, 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 22 [contact sheets, unidentified]
March 25, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 1 [contact sheets, unidentified]
March 25, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 2 [contact sheets, unidentified]
April 2, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 3 [contact sheets, unidentified]
April 2, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 4 [contact sheets, unidentified]
April 2, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 5 [contact sheets, unidentified]
May 10, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 6 [contact sheets, unidentified]
May 10, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 7 [contact sheets, unidentified]
May 10, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Contini, Alan
July 20, 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Cooper, Charlene [Stand Up Harlem]
December 12, 1994
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Corbin, Marc [Miami]
May 2, 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Crawshaw, Gill; Ward, Mick
August 19, 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Crean, Robert [Atlanta]
May 2, 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Croall, Ben
August 19, 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Cunningham, Ineke
August 15, 1994
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Cunningham, Tom
June 11, 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Cylar, Keith
April 2, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 17 d'Adesky, Anne-Christine
October 15, 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 18 d'Ameson [D'ois Adamson, stand up Harlem]
May 3, 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Daniels, Paul [Golden Gate]
May 10, 1998
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Daniels, Phyllis; Rivera, Clara
May 3, 1993
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Daniels, Phyllis [Stand Up Harlem]
February 2, 1994
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Davids, Julie [Philadelphia]
October 15, 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 2 De Goei, Tanne [Amsterdam]
August 19, 1992
Box: 4 Folder : 3 De Haro, Sarah; Patouillard, Victoria
May 18, 1995
Box: 4 Folder : 4 DeLeon, Dennis
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Dennery, Denis
May 18, 1995
Box: 4 Folder : 6 De Sousa, Paulo
August 6, 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Diamond, Joel; Lafoon, Brad [Atlanta]
May 1, 1992
Box: 4 Folder : 8 DiPaulo, Joey
December 31, 1994
Box: 4 Folder : 9 D'nai, Romeo [Atlanta]
November 20, 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Duane, Tom
January 30, 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Duarte, Ricardo [Toront, Berlin]
October 15, 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Duchene, Laurence
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Dudon, Lilian
May 19, 1995
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Elsterhof, [Else]; Wulf, Andreas [Berlin, drag]
October 15, 1993
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Ewing, Larry
August 17, 1992
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Farber, Robert
July 18, 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Fauchois, Gwen
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Feinberg, Weir
July 10, 1994
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Fell, Blair
January 30, 1990
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Feuchot, Patricia
May 19, 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Fleck, Dave
December 15, 1997
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Fleutelot, Eric [Paris]
May 26, 1993
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Fons, Christopher
May 7, 1993
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Fontan, Nicole
May 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Formant, Phillipa [Paris]
May 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Frigiolini, Michela [Paris]
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Gabi and Abi
August 19, 1992
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Gagliostro, Vincent
November 21, 1990
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Garance, Francke-Ruta
July 10, 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Garcia, Robert
June 11, 1990
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Garel, Valerie; Mangeot, Philippe
May 26, 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Gekeler, Corinna
May 19, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Genet, Florence [Paris]
May 23, 1995
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Gerhandt, Greg
May 14, 1993
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Getty, Jeff
September 16, 1997
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Geyer, Hans-Jorg
August 17, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Giamattei, Pierre
January 1, 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Girotti, Carlos
August 19, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Goldberg, Ron
July 10, 1991
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Gould, Harley [Atlanta]
May 2, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Graff, Michael
February 16, 1990
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Graham, Jeff; Stinner, Peter [Atlanta]
May 2, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Gray, Natasha
January 28, 1991
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Greenough, Dene; Martin, Floyd [Atlanta]
April 4, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Greenspan, Judy
May 10, 1998
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Gura, Jeanne Goldie; Gura, Stephen [Atlanta]
May 2, 1992
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Hammerstaedt, Betina [Berlin]
August 17, 1992
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Haneef, Balil
May 3, 1993
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Haner, Hal
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Harris, Sarah J. [Amsterdam]
August 19, 1992
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Hartley, Michael
October 15, 1993
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Haveter, Robin
January 30, 1990
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Hayworth, Christina
August 15, 1994
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Hensler, Rebecca
January 1992
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Hilferty, Robert
July 26, 1990
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Houghton, Juliet [UK]
October 15, 1993
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Hubert, Dareau
May 26, 1995
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Hulse, Jimmy
May 10, 1998
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Irizanny-Vizcarrondo, Georgie
August 14, 1994
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Iversen, John [East Bay]
March 25, 1998
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Jennings, David [UK]
August 19, 1992
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Johnson, Saundra
October 15, 1993
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Jones, Louis
February 26, 1993
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Jones, Stephanie M.
January 16, 1992
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Killick, Chris
August 17, 1992
Box: 7 Folder : 19 King, Charles
September 17, 1990
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Kloster, Ivonne; Alan Peters, Tabitha [Dallas]
May 14, 1993
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Kompier, Resi
August 17, 1992
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Kramer, Larry
August 26, 1990
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Languerand, Emeric [Park]
October 15, 1993
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Lasnier, Philippe [Paris]
May 22, 1995
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Laurent, Concourdel
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Le Pen, Anne [Paris]
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Lestrade, Didier
May 24, 1995
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Lewis, Ronald [Harlem]
May 3, 1993
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Loftus, Rick [Richard A., Dr.]
June 23, 1997
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Lopez, Louis; Sawyer, Eric
August 26, 1990
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Lopez, Michelle
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Lorna [Harlem]
May 3, 1993
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Maggenti, Maria
November 21, 1990
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Maldonado, Minerva [Stand Up Harlem]
January 30, 1994
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Manhoff, Ira
July 10, 1991
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Marks, Joel
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Marley, Kim [St. Louis]
January 18, 1993
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Marras, Amerigo
November 8, 1992
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Martet, Christophe [Paris]
May 24, 1995
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Martinet, Stephane
December 21, 1990
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Maynard, Brenda
February 12, 1994
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Mazyck, Joyce
May 14, 1993
Box: 9 Folder : 3 McGarry, Tim
November 26, 1991
Box: 9 Folder : 4 McKean, Aldyn
January 4, 1992
Box: 9 Folder : 5 McVey-Russell, Gregory A. (Gar)
May 10, 1998
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Mely, Sylvan [Paris]
June 6, 1995
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Menager, Yves
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Mendez, Juan
February 25, 1991
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Meyhdert [Amsterdam Rai Center]
August 13, 1992
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Morales, Mykl and Ronnas [Kansas City]
May 14, 1993
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Nalick, Mary
March 25, 1998
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Navarro, Patricia
April 2, 1998
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Nectar, Marc [Paris]
May 19, 1995
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Nicholson-Earle, Brent
June 11, 1990
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Northrop, Anne
June 11, 1990
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Nouvelot, Emmanuel [Paris]
May 15, 1995
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Nutland, Will [Norwich]
August 19, 1992
Box: 10 Folder : 2 O
May 2, 1992
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Osorio, Marco Antonio
May 8, 1992
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Ott, Andy
October 15, 1993
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Otter, Kathy
January 30, 1990
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Palmer, Marvin
January 18, 1992
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Paravicini, V.
October 15, 1993
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Parks, Virginia [San Francisco]
October 15, 1993, April 26, 1997
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Pasco, Larry David
May 14, 1993
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Pauvert, Stephane [Paris]
May 24, 1995
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Payan, Ilka Tanya
August 15, 1994
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Pepiot, Dominique [Paris]
May 23, 1995
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Perkins, David Lee
March 25, 1998
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Perri, Anthony [Buffalo]
May 7, 1993
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Phillips, Suzanne [Dr.]
October 26, 1990
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Pickel, Jo-Anne [Montreal]
August 19, 1992
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Poindexter, Dorothy
February 5, 1994
Box: 10 Folder : 18 [Portraits Slides]
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 19 [Portraits, unidentified]
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Potiron, Cegric [Paris]
May 18, 1995
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Prigent, Lok [Paris]
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Provenzano, Jim
January 1, 1989
Box: 1 Folder : 1 [Puerto Rico]
1994
Box: 11 Folder : 2 [Puerto Rico]
1994
Box: 11 Folder : 3 [Puerto Rico, Contact Sheets]
December 31, 1994
Box: 11 Folder : 4 [Puerto Rico, Papers]
May 6, 1995
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Queer Nation Underwear Party Invite
April 3, 1992
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Querelle T Shirt
June 1, 1991
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Regnier, Jean Christian
May 30, 1995
Box: 11 Folder : 8 [Release Forms]
1992-1997
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Rivera, Lucy [Stand Up Harlem]
February 5, 1994
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Robinson, Dave
January 28, 1992
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Roland, Nicolas [Paris]
March 27, 1996
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Rollerina
January 1, 1989
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Ronnelae, Denis
August 13, 1992
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Rosario, Mia Lynn
April 4, 1992
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Roth, Helles
June 6, 1993
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Rowan, Chip
April 4, 1992
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Russeau, Anne
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Salters, Brenda
February 5, 1994
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Sarandon, Susan
July 17, 1996
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Schillon, Manfred
August 13, 1992
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Schleimer, Sara; Lurie, Nadine
March 25, 1998
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Seggerman, Maryann G. C. [Connecticut]
November 8, 1991
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Sharp, Matthew
April 2, 1998
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Sigmon, Carl
January 1, 1989
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Signorella, Mike
May 25, 1992
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Simon, Gloria
July 23, 1990
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Sissyfag, Luke [Montgomery]
May 14, 1993
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Solemes, Boris [Paris]
May 18, 1995
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Sorge, Rod
September 19, 1990
Box: 12 Folder : 13 [Stand Up Harlem, Unidentified] 1 of 2
1993
Box: 12 Folder : 14 [Stand Up Harlem, Unidentified] 2 of 2
1993
Box: 13 Folder : 1 St. Angelo, Madrid
May 14, 1993
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Staley, Peter
December 8, 1990
Box: 13 Folder : 3 [Stephanie, Act Up Paris]
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Stogdell, Terry and Desiree [Father-Daughter San Francisco]
June 23, 1997
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Tarbe, Gerard [Paris]
May 18, 1995
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Teigeler, David [Amsterdam]
August 17, 1992
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Tenstermache, Klaus
October 15, 1993
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Tigger
August 13, 1992
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Traumatola, Sharon [Tratamola?]
September 19, 1990
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Turkott, Jim
November 19, 1991
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Turner, Wayne; Michael, Steve [DC]
May 1, 1992
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Unidentified Portraits
January 30, 1990
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Uribe Torres, Oscar [Ft. Lauderdale]
August 19, 1992
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Vazquez, Robert
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Velez, Andy
January 10, 1995
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Vellay, Cleevus
October 15, 1993
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Verhoef, Henk
August 19, 1992
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Vidal-Ortiz, Salvador
August 15, 1994
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Vitale, Bruno
January 18, 1993
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Vlasveld, Lizet [Amsterdam]
August 19, 1992
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Voelcker, John
January 30, 1990
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Vos, Frank [Amsterdam]
August 13, 1992
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Various portraits: contact sheets
1990s
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Various portraits: negatives
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Wagner, Jim
January 28, 1992
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Walker, Dorothy [Stand Up Harlem]
May 14, 1993
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Warner, Stephanie
May 25, 1995
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Weeks, Jerry
November 19, 1991
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Weissner, Mitch [Miami]
April 4, 1992
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Wieder, Harry
February 16, 1990
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Wiederman, Adrian [Munich]
October 15, 1993
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Wiggins, Michael
September 19, 1990
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Williams, Cheryl [Atlanta]
April 4, 1992
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Williams, Dan
September 17, 1990
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Wolfe, Maxine
August 26, 1990
Box: 14 Folder : 14 [Woman from LA]
August 19, 1992
Box: 14 Folder : 15 Won, John
January 10, 1995
Box: 14 Folder : 16 Zwickler, Phil
January 30, 1990

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Series II: Demonstrations

Scope and Content

Series II: Demonstrations contains photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides. The finding aid dates reflect the date of printing, as that was the photographer's method of notation. In some instances, the dates of printing are the same or extremely close to the estimated date of the event the prints describe. In other instances, the dates of printing are separated by a few years from the event. In this case, the date of the event, if known, is included in the title. Negatives that were found loose have been separated by year, and may contain some portraits as well as documentation of demonstrations or events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Gay Pride 1981
June 28, 1981
Box: 15 Folder : 2 ATR Benefit/ AIDS Treatment Registry
January 1, 1989; March 13, 1990; September 12, 1992; September 29, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 3 January 24, 1990
January 24, 1990
Box: 15 Folder : 4 February 21, 1990
February 21, 1990
Box: 15 Folder : 5 November 2, 1990
November 2, 1990
Box: 15 Folder : 6 [Birthday]
November 21, 1990
Box: 15 Folder : 7 February 26, 1991 [Activistas Latinas, Political Funeral]
February 26, 1991
Box: 15 Folder : 8 July 10, 1991
July 10, 1991
Box: 15 Folder : 9 November 21, 1990 [Public Impact- Jay Blotcher]
August 6, 1991; December 15, 1997; May 10, 1993
Box: 15 Folder : 10 September 16, 1991 [Ann Northup, Stop Forced HIV Testing]
August 6, 1991; September 16, 1991
Box: 15 Folder : 11 September 27, 1991 [Office] Kenne Bunkport
September 27, 1991
Box: 15 Folder : 12 November 19, 1991 [Bush Protest]
November 19, 1991
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Negatives 1992 [Act Up NY; Act Up Amsterdam; Act Up Fisher]
October 11, 1992; August 19, 1992; November 10, 1992; December 31, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 14 [Act Up Demonstrations: Washington DC]
1992
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Exhibition [undated]
February 24, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 16 [VIII International Conference of AIDS: July 19-24, 1992]
August 19, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 17 [NYC undated]
September 16, 1992; August 19, 1992
Box: 15 Folder : 18 September 19, 1992 [Hate is not a cure]
September 19, 1992
Box: 16 Folder : 1 [Act Up Ashes]
November 10, 1992
Box: 16 Folder : 2 [November 2, 1992 Mark Fisher Political Funeral]
December 31, 1992
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Stand Up Harlem- Negatives 1993
April 5, 1993; August 19, 1993; August 24, 1993
Box: 16 Folder : 4 [Housing Works]
May 24, 1993
Box: 16 Folder : 5 June 9, 1993 [AIDS Conference Berlin]
June 9, 1993; June 15, 1993
Box: 16 Folder : 6 [Shut Down US HIV Concentration Camp]
September 30, 1993
Box: 16 Folder : 7 [Broken Promise Clinton]
December 4, 1993
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Negatives 1994
August 23, 1994; February 5, 1994
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Stand Up Harlem- Group Shot
February 5, 1994
Box: 16 Folder : 10 [In the Tradition of Stonewall]
August 24, 1994
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Negatives 1995
April 10, 1995; May 6, 1995
Box: 16 Folder : 12 August 24, 1993 [Party]
September 1, 1995
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Pataki-Albany Demonstration- Negatives 1996-1999
June 7, 1996; July 1, 1996
Box: 16 Folder : 14 [Governer Pataki Protest]
June 7, 1996
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Act Up Week: Tom Duane Outweek March 1997
March 1997
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Hate Crime Press Conference
March 30, 1997
Box: 16 Drawer : 17 Wall Street Demonstration
March 30, 1997
Box: 16 Folder : 18 [Queer Rights Now]
January 11, 1998
Box: 16 Folder : 19 June 4, 1998 [Political Funeral Steve Michael]
June 9, 1998
Box: 16 Folder : 20 [Staging HIV Surveillance, Contact Sheet]
August 24, 1998
Box: 16 Folder : 21 [Matthew Shepard Protest]
January 29, 1999
Box: 16 Folder : 22 [undated and miscellaneous]
[undated]
Box: 16 Folder : 23 [Tim Bailey Act Up Funeral, Washington DC]
July 1, 1993

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Series III: Press, Promotion, and Adminstrative Files

Scope and Content

Series III: Press, Promotion, and Adminstrative Files includes articles and magazines featuring Bytsura's work, as well as promotional materials and objects such as t-shirts, a hat and buttons, and a few administrative items such as budgets.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Action No. 36
December 1995
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Act Up Invoices
1993-1997
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Aids Entertainment Weekly [Act Up Paris]
June 6, 1995
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Aids Treatment News Issue No. 269
April 18, 1997
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Beautiful Thing: A New Play [Postcard]
1999
Box: 17 Folder : 6 The Birth and Evolution of a New Social Movement Organization: Act Up, Phillip B. Lott University of West Florida
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Body Positive: December 1993; March 1994; May 1994; August 1994
January 18, 1994; 1993-1994
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Body Positive: October 1994; November 1994; February 1995; March 1995; May 1995; July 1995
1994-1995
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Bravo Pour Votre Combat [Act Up Paris]
June 1995
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Grant/Gallery
1991-1998; undated
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Project
November 4, 1992; June 1, 1993; February 9, 1994; February 10, 1994; September 19, 1994; November 1, 1994; april 12, 1997; July 15, 1997; [undated]
Box: 17 Folder : 12 [Exhibition Comments and Signature Book]
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 1 HX- The Totally Biased Politically Incorrect Party Paper: Issue no. 407
June 25, 1999
Box: 18 Folder : 2 HX- The Totally Biased Politically Incorrect Party Paper: Issue No. 402 and Issue No. 415
May 21, 1999; August 20, 1999
Box: 18 Folder : 3 HX- The Totally Biased Politically Incorrect Party Paper: Issue No. 416
August 27, 1999
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Mandate
July 1992
Box: 18 Folder : 5 National Gallery of Australia
December 13, 1991
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Newsweek: Lesbians "What if a cure is far off?"
June 21, 1993
Box: 18 Folder : 7 New York Magazine [Article with Bytsura Photo]
June 15, 1998; June 22, 1998
Box: 18 Folder : 8 New York Magazine: Act Up Twenty-Five Years On
April 2, 2012
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Next Magazine vol. 8 Issue 24
December 22, 2000
Box: 18 Folder : 10 NYQ no. 7 United in Anger Quba Libre!
December 8, 1991
Box: 18 Folder : 11 [Phone Number Lists]
February 3, 1992, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Proposal: Action in front of the Argentine Consulate
1991
Box: 18 Folder : 13 PWA Newsline Issue 77
June 1992
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Rome Gay News no. 35-29
February 1992
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Shout! Magazine vol. 1 Issue 2
December 6, 1993
Box: 18 Folder : 16 SIDA Ahora # 11
Summer 1992
Box: 18 Folder : 17 [Stand Up Harlem Administrative Papers]
1993, undated
Box: 18 Folder : 18 Travel Tickets
May 7, 1993; May 1997; April 1997; June 1997; [undated]
Box: 18 Folder : 19 United in Anger [Budget and Miscellaneous]
November 5, 1993; January 18, 1994; [undated]
Box: 18 Folder : 20 Welcome to NY: Stonewall 25 [Newspaper]
June 1994
Box: 18 Folder : 21 Yell Zine
undated

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Series IV: Ephemera

Scope and Content

Series IV: Ephemera includes a hat, t-shirts, stickers, pins and postcards.

Subseries A: T-Shirts and Hat

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0001 Act Up New York [Green]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0002 Act Up New York [Red]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0003 Act Up Miami [Black and White]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0004 Act Up [Sleeveless; Black and White]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0005 Act Up New York [Purple]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0006 Act Up New York [Sleeveless; Red]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0007 Act Up [Sleeveless; Black and White]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0008 Act Up Atlanta [Multi-colored]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0009 Act Up New York [Sleeveless; Green]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0010 Ignorance= Fear, Keith Harring Design [Yellow]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0011 Art For Activism Limited Edition 1Act Up
undated
Box: 19 Object : 313.2.0012 Be Here for the Cure: San Francisco Aids Foundation
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0013 Red Hot and Blue: A benefit for Aids Research and Relief
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0014 Aidsgate
undated
Box: 19 Object : 313.2.0015 Culture Alone Can't: Condoms Can
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0016 Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0017 Read My Lips
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0018 Read My Lips [darker]
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0019 Men Use Condoms or Beat It
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0020 Les Femmes Aussi Meurent Du Sida
undated
Box: 19 Object : ID: 313.2.0021 Silence = Death
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0022 Silence = Death [Sleeveless]
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0023 Blind Silence = Death Action = Life
undated
Box: 20 Object : 313.2.0024 The Parliament Confirms that Danish Efforts Against Aids Will Continue to be Based on Autonomy: Berlin 1993
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0025 PositHIV Frauen Power
undated
Box: 20 Object : 313.2.0026 Intercambio de Agujas Limpias [Sida]
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0027 Solo se vive una vez [Sida]
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0028 Servicios Medicos Nuestro Derecho
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0029 Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations Berlin AIDS Conference 1993
1993
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0030 Yo Tengo Sida
undated
Box: 20 Object : 313.2.0031 Aids Sida No Neen Non Nao Nej Oxi Nein
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0032 Ignorance is your enemy: Act Up Paris
undated
Box: 20 Object : ID: 313.2.0033 Act Up Hat
undated

Subseries B : Buttons, Stickers, and Postcards

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 22 Compact Disc: Blind: Silence = Death; Action = Life
1992
Box: 24 Buttons, Stickers, and Postcards
undated

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OVERSIZE Series I: Portraits

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Agosto, Moises
December 10, 1990
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Bailey, Tim
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Bennett, Anthony
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Bennett, Mona
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Blotcher, Jay
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Brand, Charles
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Contini, Alan
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Corbin, Marc [Miami]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Cunningham, Tom
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 9 d'Adesky, Anne-Christine
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 3 DiPaulo, Joey
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Episalla, Joy
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Ewing, Larry Reece
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Farber, Robert
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Fell, Blair
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Fons, Christopher
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Garanca, Frank Ruth
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 14 Garcia, Robert
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Gekeler, Corinna
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Getty, Jeff
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Geyer, Hans-Jorg
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Goldberg, Ron
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Graham, Jeff; Stinner, Peter [Atlanta]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Gray, Natasha
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Greenough, Dene; Martin, Floyd
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Groom, Neil
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Hammerstaedt, Bettina [Berlin]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Haneef, Balil
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Haner, Hal
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 20 Hensler, Rebecca
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Hilferty, Robert
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 21 Hulse, Jimmy
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Kramer, Larry
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Lopez, Louis; Sawyer, Eric
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Magenti, Marie
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Marks, Joe
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Mazyck, Joyce
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 24 McKean, Aldyn
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 25 Mendez, Juan
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 26 Meyhdert [Amsterdam]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 27 Nicholson-Earle, Brent
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 28 Northrop, Anne
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Oscar [Ft. Lauderdale]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Otter, Kathy
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 29 Palmer, Marvin
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 30 Payan, Ilka
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Phillips, Suzanne
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Pierre
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 31 Provenzano, Jim
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 32 Robinson, Dave
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 33 Rollerina
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 34 [Sara and Nadine]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Schillow, Manfred
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 21 Seggerman, Maryann
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 35 Sigman, Carl
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 36 Signorile, Michelangelo
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 37 Simon, Gloria
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 22 Sissyfag, Luke
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 38 St. Angelo, Madrid
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 23 Stodgell, Terry and Desiree [Father Daughter San Francisco]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 24 Teigeler, David [Amsterdam]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 39 Tigger
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 25 Turkott, Jim
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 26 Turner, Wayne and Steve
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 27 [Unidentified Portraits]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 40 Vasquez, Robert
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 28 Vellay, Cleevus
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 29 Vitale, Bruno
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 30 Vlasveld, Lizet
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 41 Voelker, John
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 42 Wagner, Jim
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 43 Wieder, Harry
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 44 Wiggins, Michael
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 31 Williams, Cheryl [Atlanta]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 45 (Mixed Materials (31142054896678)) Wolfe, Maxine
undated
Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 47 [Bush Demonstration]
undated
Box: 22 Folder : 32 Unidentified Demonstrations
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 46 Zwickler, Phil
undated

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OVERSIZE Series III: Promotion and Press

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 33 The All-Greed Journal [Mock Newspaper]; City Aids Actions
1997
Box: 22 Folder : 34 LGNY- Lesbian and Gay New York: Issue 100
February 25, 1999
Box: 22 Folder : 35 LISP- A Collection of Anecdotes and True Stories, Fully Illustrated
Summer 1995
Box: 21 Folder : 48 [Lyrics and Letterhead]
undated
Box: 21 Folder : 49 The New York Times Magazine
November 28, 1993

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OVERSIZE Series IV: Ephemera

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 36 Act Up International Posters
1993
Box: 22 Folder : 37 'Crack Kills' Poster
undated

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