Testing the Limits records 1987-1995 1988-1990

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Testing the Limits records 1987-1995 1988-1990

Testing the Limits was a video collective formed in New York in 1987 to document AIDS activism. The collective produced a short work, , in 1987 and a feature-length documentary in 1991. The collective's final production was a four-part documentary which chronicled the gay and lesbian struggle for civil rights. The Testing the Limits Records consist of both organizational records and video footage shot by the collective. Of the over two thousand videos in the collection, 127 videos are currently available for viewing. Testing the Limits: NYC Voices From the Front The Question of Equality

7 linear feet; 16 boxes and 2197 videotapes

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Testing the Limits was a video collective formed in New York in 1987 to document AIDS activism. The collective produced its seminal work Testing the Limits: NYC, in 1987 and a feature-length documentary, Voices from the Front, in 1991. The collective's final production was a four-part documentary, The Question of Equality, which chronicled the gay and lesbian struggle for civil rights. From the description of Testing the Limits records, 1987-1995 (bulk 1988-1...

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