Scope and arrangement
The Gran Fury Collection contains examples of Gran Fury's artwork in the form of posters, stickers, fliers, printed ads, billboards and bus signs, as well as photograph and slide reproductions. Included also are a small amount of correspondence, textual accompaniments for artwork, copies of publications in which Gran Fury's work appeared, a sound recording of a Gran Fury press conference, and a videotaped interview with three group members. The collection dates from 1987 through 1995.
This collection documents the activities of an artists' collective significant to the history of AIDS activism, primarily focusing on the artwork produced rather than on the running of the organization. A good sense of the political and social atmosphere of the time is captured in both the artwork and the printed material Gran Fury collected in response to its work.
The Gran Fury collection is arranged in four series:
- 1987-1995, n.d.1 box 9 oversize folders 9 oversize items
- 1988-1991, n.d.6 folders
- 1988-19942 Boxes
The Publications series contains books, exhibition catalogs, entire periodicals, and press clippings collected by Gran Fury that report on and respond to their artwork in activist, art, and popular media publications.
- circa 1989, 19912 sound files 2 video cassettes