In 1988 the New York Public Library acquired the International Gay Information Center Archives, a community based archive which held the records of several major New York activist organizations, including the Mattachine Society of New York (1955-1987), Gay Activists Alliance (1969-1981), and Gay Switchboard (1971-1997), as well as the many rare books and periodicals collected by those organizations. Since then, the Library has acquired the records of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (1982-), Gran Fury (1988-1994), ACT UP/NY (1987-), People With AIDS Coalition (1985-1993), Women’s Action Coalition (1992-1995), literary journals such as Thirteenth Moon (1973-) and Christopher Street That New Magazine (1976-1982), and flyers, newsletters, and mailings from approximately 400 organizations worldwide; posters and artwork; postcards, comic books and artifacts; and t-shirts, banners, and buttons. The collection includes thousands of issues of hard-to-find LGBT periodicals from more than 27 countries, as well as the personal papers of AIDS activists David Feinberg (1956-1994) and Lawrence Mass (b. 1940), novelist and Harlem Renaissance promoter Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964), gay bookstore owner Craig Rodwell (1940-1993), writer and literary critic Doris Grumbach (b. 1918), playwright Walter Porczak (1935-1984), Women’s Army Corps member Dorothee Gore (1908-1982), historians Jonathan Ned Katz (b. 1938) and Martin Duberman (b. 1930), film critic Vito Russo (1946-1990), and dramatist and writer Donald Vining (1917-1998).