The collection consists of photographs; articles by and about Brian Coyle; electoral materials documenting his unsuccessful senatorial, mayoral and city council campaigns, as well as his successful 1983 city council campaign; flyers; photocopies of family correspondence and greeting cards; and photocopies of articles, papers, photographs and drawings from Coylex2019;s childhood, high school and college years. A 1960s civil rights and anti-war activist who became the first openly gay Minneapolis City Council member, Brian Coyle died of AIDS on August 23, 1991.
3 archive cartons, 4 archive half-cartons, 1 records box, 2 oversize boxes, 1 shoebox. 5.3 linear feet.
Clippings, programs, flyers, posters, and VHS videotapes, of the works, theatrical performances, and appearances of Michael Kearns; a parent, playwright, producer, director, actor, author, and activist, who is openly gay and HIV-positive.
Photographic images, including prints, negatives, and color transparencies (slides), documenting the professional career and private life of Mary Whitlock between 1974 and 2008. The bulk of the collection consists of images taken by Whitlock in her capacity as a professional photographer, documenting the Los Angeles GLBT, in particular the lesbian, community between 1974 and approximately 1990. The collection also contains several albums documenting Whitlock's personal relationships with family and friends, and her life with her partner Nancy Rosenblum, as well as a small number of clippings, correspondence, brochures, fliers, and programs.
Photographs, negatives, correspondence, awards, clippings, audiocassettes, a videocassette, buttons, a banner, and memorabilia, circa 1940-2003, from lesbian activist, community organizer and social worker, Ester F. Bentley. The collection documents Bentley's professional career in community organizing in Kentucky and California, often working with disabled children. In particular, this collection also includes hundreds of photographs of Bentley and her friends and family throughout Bentley's life.
Financial statements, medical service receipts, correspondence, articles, flyers, eulogy texts, clippings, photograph, donation records and other material from the National New Orleans Memorial Fund (NNOMF), 1973-1974. The NNOMF was established in Los Angeles in 1973 to provide medical assistance and other support for victims of a fire that killed 32 patrons of a bar popular with the New Orleans gay and lesbian community.
Correspondence, memoranda, resolutions, flyers, articles, clippings, reports, sworn statements, newsletters, publicity, photographs, pamphlets, petitions, and ephemera documenting the activities of the Coors Boycott Committee (CBC), 1975-1997. Based in Los Angeles, the CBC advocated and coordinated gay and lesbian support for a boycott of Coors beer to protest the company's discriminatory employment and financial practices.
2.1 linear feet. 1 archive box + 2 archive cartons
Correspondence, screenplays, drafts, clippings, photographs, health records and other personal documents relating to gay screenwriter William J. Capobianco (1947-1992), who co-wrote Tenebrae (date unknown) and Medea (1978). The collection includes other screenplays and short story drafts, as well as correspondence with Joe Callahan and David Sherlock. Photographs document the retail store LA Leathers in Los Angeles.
Catalogs, order forms, booklists, clippings, press releases, receipts, newsletters, and correspondence documenting business activity, circa 1972-1990, of Elysian Fields, a largely mail-order bookseller specializing in out-of-print gay and lesbian literature. Located in Elmhurst, New York, Elysian Fields was operated by George Fisher, whose customers included individuals and institutions both domestic and international.
Correspondence, bylaws, reports, contractual agreements, newsletters, memoranda, financial documents, evaluation form, articles of incorporation, and mailing lists from the San Francisco-based National Free Clinic Council (NFCC), 1970-1974. Guided by the principle that "health care is a right, not a privilege," the NFCC coordinated the disbursement of Federal grants to a nationwide urban network of free community clinics, such as the Gay Community Services Center.
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