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David B. Feinberg papers

Title
David B. Feinberg papers, 1976-1994.
Author
Feinberg, David B.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableMssCol 983Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
9.64 linear feet (22 boxes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Audio tapes.
  • Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • restricted until the year 2050.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Executor of estate retains copyright and literary rights to published writings.
Source (note)
  • Feinberg, David B. - Estate (via Wayne Kawadler, executor)
Biography (note)
  • David Barish Feinberg (1956-1994) was a writer and AIDS activist in New York City.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 983
Author
Feinberg, David B.
Title
David B. Feinberg papers, 1976-1994.
Summary
David Barish Feinberg (1956-1994) was a writer and AIDS activist in New York City. After graduating From M.I.T. in 1977, Feinberg lived briefly in Southern California before moving to New York City in 1979, where he earned a graduate degree in linguistics at New York University, and became a computer programmer for the Modern Language Association while writing in his spare time. His three published books are Eighty-Sixed (1989), Spontaneous Combustion (1991) and Queer and Loathing (1994). Diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1987, Feinberg was active in ACT UP for the next seven years. He died of AIDS-related illnesses in November 1994. The collection consists of correspondence, writings, other personal papers, and photographs of David Feinberg, mostly pertaining to his life in New York, as a writer and a gay man in the age of AIDS. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming from friends and relatives and concerns personal matters. Writings include novels, stories, articles and memoirs by Feinberg (and one box of writings by others) with many drafts and sketches for uncompleted works. The collection also contains printed materials about AIDS and ACT UP; personal files containing desk calendars for 1981 through 1993, financial records, and other items; photographs of gay rights demonstrations, parties, vacations, and family gatherings; and sound recordings.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
One letter, not by or directly pertaining to Feinberg, restricted until the year 2050.
Terms Of Use
Executor of estate retains copyright and literary rights to published writings.
Biography
David Barish Feinberg (1956-1994) was a writer and AIDS activist in New York City. After graduating From M.I.T. in 1977, Feinberg lived briefly in Southern California before moving to New York City in 1979, where he earned a graduate degree in linguistics at New York University, and became a computer programmer for the Modern Language Association while writing in his spare time. His three published books are Eighty-Sixed (1989), Spontaneous Combustion (1991) and Queer and Loathing (1994). Diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1987, Feinberg was active in ACT UP for the next seven years. He died of AIDS-related illnesses in November 1994.
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Political activists.
Added Author
Divant, Kay.
Dorris, Michael.
Erdrich, Louise.
Hersey, John, 1914-1993.
Klein, Dennis.
Kramer, Larry.
Weir, John, 1959-
Research Call Number
MssCol 983
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