Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

© 2012 Fales Library and Special Collections logo

Guide to the Alan Klein Papers
ca. 1980-1995
 MSS 118 MSS 118

Fales Library and Special Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2596

© 2012 Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Processed by: Matt Moore, 2001.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 15, 2012
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Alan Klein Papers are a part of the Downtown Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU Libraries, housing nearly 200,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel, and the post-1975 Downtown New York scene.

The Alan Klein Papers are a diverse collection of materials, including correspondence, fact sheets, flyers, healthcare reports, minutes, periodicals, press clippings, T-shirts and other materials, which collectively document the activities of Act Up (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and Queer Nation, as well as the social and political issues central to their causes. Throughout the processing of these papers, Klein's original folder groupings and titles were maintained as much as possible. These folders were then filed alphabetically under the series titles Act Up, Queer Nation, AIDS, and General Files based on the content of their materials.


Folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into six series.

  1. Series I: Act Up
  2. Series II: Queer Nation
  3. Series III: AIDS
  4. Series IV: General Files
  5. Series V: Periodicals
  6. Series VI: T-Shirts