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Chronicling AIDS activists’ darkest days

Harvard project collects an oral history

Jay Blotcher, in his High Falls, N.Y. home, worked as the media coordinator for ACT UP in the 1990s. Jay Blotcher, in his High Falls, N.Y. home, worked as the media coordinator for ACT UP in the 1990s. (AMY TOENSING FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Martine Powers
Globe Staff / October 25, 2011

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Testimonies from more than 100 activists are part of the ACT UP Oral History Project, and they will now be at the Harvard College Library through a $500,000 bequest. The ACT UP project’s arrival at the nation’s largest college library represents a move to diversify the institution’s holdings, as well as the start of a sweeping undertaking to store archives digitally and make them available online.

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