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LGBTQ Collection

Title: LGBTQ Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1972, 1981-2013
Extent of Materials: 5 Hollinger boxes, 1 flat box (20.5″x16″), oversized materials (3.5 linear feet)
Location:
Date of Accession: 2010-2013
Donor: Joanne Abel, Carol Anderson, Meredith Emmett, Joseph Fedrowitz, Lucy Harris, Luke Hirst, Collin Lee (on behalf of the Queer Coalition), Carol Place, Kym Register, Cris Rivera, Steve Schewel, and Allan Troxler
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR
Processor: Cale McCammon
Description:
Subject Headings: Gay communities–North Carolina–Durham–History–20th century.
Gay liberation movement.
Gulley, Wilbur.
Hate crimes–North Carolina.
Photographs.
Protest movements.
Same-sex marriage–Law and legislation.
Scrapbooks.
Abstract:
Scope and Content: The LGBT Collection is an artificial collection consisting of materials from the following donors: Joanne Abel, Carol Anderson, Meredith Emmett, Joseph Fedrowitz, Lucy Harris, Luke Hirst, Collin Lee (on behalf of the Queer Coalition), Carol Place, Kym Register, Cris Rivera, Steve Schewel, and Allan Troxler. The materials reflect the activism of the LGBTQ community of Durham and the Triangle area and concern primarily the following areas: the April 12, 1981, Little River beatings and aftermath, the 1986-1988 Gay Pride marches, the 1986 push to recall Mayor Wilbur “Wib” Gulley for proclaiming a week dedicated to anti-discrimination and the LGBTQ community’s campaign against the recall, and the 2012 protests against Amendment One, which proposed to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional in North Carolina. They consist of newspaper clippings from such publications as the Durham Morning Herald, The New York Times, The Independent Weekly, The Front Page, and Indy Week; photographs; VHS tapes; meeting files; flyers; scrapbooks; and posters.
Materials donated by Joanne Abel consist of a scrapbook that compiles newspaper clippings, photographs, and articles documenting the events of 1986, including the Durham County Library’s controversial Gay Pride display, the 1986 Gay Pride march, and the Gulley recall. Abel also donated seasonal issues, price listings, and updates of the women’s music catalog Ladyslipper.
Materials donated by Carol Anderson consist of newspaper clippings and petitions concerning the Gulley recall.
Materials donated by Meredith Emmett consist of a scrapbook, flyers, photographs, and VHS tapes documenting the 1986 to 1988 Durham Gay Pride marches. They also include newspaper clippings concerning the Gay Pride marches and the Gulley recall, as well as Triangle Lesbian and Gay Alliance meetings notes and files concerning the planning of the marches.
Materials donated by Joseph Fedrowitz consist of two oversized posters that advertize the Raleigh Gay Pride marches of 1987 and 1989.
Materials donated by Lucy Harris consist of event flyers, programs, and newspaper clippings that announce LGBTQ musical and theatrical performances.
Materials donated by Luke Hirst consist of a CD version of Meredith Emmett’s VHS tapes documenting the 1986 Gay Pride March, pamphlets directed toward Spanish speakers in the LGBTQ community, Amendment One protest buttons and posters written to CD, and periodicals.
Materials donated by Carol Place consist of the Travis Place catalogs, which feature women’s cotton underwear. Place, Ginger Travis, and Georgann Eubanks founded the mail order company in 1983.
Materials donated by Collin Lee on behalf of the Queer Coalition consist of notes, posters, and pamphlets of the Queer Coalition’s meetings and social events.
Materials donated by Kym Register consist of promotional posters for concerts the Duke Coffeehouse and, most notably, the Pinhook where a concert was held in protest of Amendment One.
Materials donated by Cris Rivera document the protests against Amendment One through flyers, pamphlets, stickers, and newspaper clippings.
Materials donated by Steve Schewel consist of newspaper clippings and organizational records that concern the planning behind and the events surrounding the campaign against the Gulley recall.
Materials donated by Allan Troxler consist of photographs and newspaper clippings that document the LGBTQ protests in response to the Little River beatings. They also include newspaper clippings, buttons, and posters concerning Durham Gay Pride marches during the 1980s, the protests against Amendment One, and various musical performances. Troxler designed many of the posters and buttons himself.
Related Materials:
Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Biographical/Historical Note: “The Little River beatings occurred on April 12, 1981, when a group of men assaulted sunbathers on the Little River who they believed to be homosexual, resulting in one death.
Wilbur “”Wib”” Gulley was elected mayor of Durham in 1985. His service was characterized by infrastructure, cultural, and environmental initiatives. In 1986, he drew tremendous backlash for issuing a proclamation to dedicate a week to anti-discrimination and for endorsing a Gay Pride march. Those who opposed the motion called for his recall, but his opponents failed to gather enough signatures.
Ladyslipper began in 1976 as a comprehensive guide to women’s recordings. In 1996, the catalog went from print to online. Ladyslipper also operates as a small independent record label. As of 2013, the catalog contains listings for approximately 15,000 artists.”
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection: 1. Joanne Abel, Carol Anderson, and Meredith Emmett Materials
2. Lucy Harris, Luke Hirst, Carol Place, Queer Coalition, Kym Register, Cris Rivera, Steve Schewel, and Allan Troxler Materials
3. Items Separated – Joanne Abel, Ladyslipper Catalogs, 1988-1996
4. Items Separated – Joanne Abel, Ladyslipper Catalogs, 1997-2002
5. Items Separated – Meredith Emmett, Luke Hirst, Queer Coalition, and Allan Troxler Materials
6. Oversized Materials
7. Oversized Map Case Materials
Container List
Box 1
Joanne Abel
1. Loose Scrapbook Materials: Articles Concerning Durham County Library Gay Pride Month Display 1972, 1986
2. Loose Scrapbook Materials: Flyers and Invitations 1986
3. Loose Scrapbook Materials: Letters 1986
4. Loose Scrapbook Materials: Meeting Notes 1986
5. Loose Scrapbook Materials: Newspaper Clippings 1986
6. Photographs circa 1986
Carol Anderson
7. Campaign against the Recall of Mayor Gulley Petition 1986
8. Miscellaneous Materials Concerning Gulley Recall 1986
9. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Gulley Recall 1986
Meredith Emmett
10. 1986 Gay Pride March: Ads and Flyers 1986
11. 1986 Gay Pride March: Durham Citizens for Responsible Leadership Statement 1986
12. 1986 Gay Pride March: Triangle Lesbian and Gay Committee Materials 1986
13. 1987 Gay Pride March: Ads and Flyers 1987
14. 1987 Gay Pride March: Triangle Lesbian and Gay Alliance Meeting Files 1987
15. 1988 Gay Pride March: Ads and Flyers 1988
16. Durham Citizens for Responsible Leadership Notes and Drafts Concerning Citizens for Traditional Moral Government 1986
17. Gay Pride March Scrapbook 1986-1987
18. Little River Beatings Protest Negatives and Composite Sheets 1981
19. Little River Beatings Protest Photograph 1981
20. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Gay Pride Marches 1986-1989
21. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Gulley Recall 1986
22. Newspaper Clippings: Miscellaneous 1982, 1986-1988
23. Triangle Lesbian and Gay Alliance Letters 1986-1988
23. Triangle Lesbian and Gay Alliance Miscellaneous Ads and Flyers 1986-1988
24. Triangle Lesbian and Gay Alliance Press Release 1987
25. Triangle Lesbian and Gay Alliance: Testimony before the Human Relations Committee on Violence and Discrimination 1988
26. Report of the Resolution Committee, Durham County Democratic Party 1986
27. Southeastern Lesbian and Gay Conference Keynote Address 1988
28. “What’s Wrong with North Carolina’s ‘Crime against Nature Law?’” Handout circa 1986
Box 2
Lucy Harris
1. Event Flyers and Programs 1996
2. The Newsletter 1989-1991
3. Newspaper Clippings Concerning LGBTQ Music late 1980s-1999
4. Safe Sex Brochure 1992
Luke Hirst
5. Amendment One Homemade Protest Signs CD 2012
44 JPEG photographs of homemade signs protesting Amendment One around Durham.
6. Articles and Periodicals 1988, 2001, 2011, 2013
Includes photocopy of Ian K. Lekus’ article “Health Care, the AIDS Crisis, and the Politics of Community: The North Carolina Lesbian andGay Health Project, 1982-1996″ from Modern American Queer History, found in Box 3. 1986
7. Spanish-Speaking Community Pamphlets circa 2012
Carol Place
9. Travis Place Catalogs 1985-1993
Queer Coalition
10. Event Posters and Pamphlets 2009-2011
11. Meeting Notes 2009
Kym Register
12. Go! Magazine: The Music Issue 2008
13. Promotional Concert Materials circa 2008
Cris Rivera
14. Campaign against Amendment One Flyers and Pamphlets 2012
15. Campaign against Amendment One Stickers 2012
16. Coalition to Protect NC Families Donations 2012
17. Liberty Newsletter of the ACLU 2012
18. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Amendment One 2012
Steve Schewel
19. Campaign against the Recall of Mayor Gulley Solicitation 1986
20. Campaign against the Recall of Mayor Gulley: Various Orgainzational Records and Mailing Lists 1986
21. Citizens for Traditional Moral Government Report of Contributions 1986
22. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Gulley Recall 1986
23. Press Releases Concerning Gulley Recall and Editorials 1986
Allan Troxler
24. Directory of Progressive Organizations in Durham 1989
25. Gay Pride March Letters 1981, 2010
26. Gay Pride March Posters and Flyers 1981-1987
27. “A Lovely Walk” Booklet 2012
28. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Gay Pride Marches 1981, 1986-1987
29. Newspaper Clippings Concerning Little River Beatings 1981
30. Photographs of Little River Beatings Protests and Marches 1981
31. Press Statements Concerning Little River Beatings 1981
Box 3 – Items Separated: Joanne Abel, Ladyslipper Catalogs
Seasonal price lists, updates, and issues of the women’s music catalog Ladyslipper
1. 1988-1990
2. 1991-1992
3. 1992-1993
4. 1994-1995
5. 1995-1996
Box 4 – Items Separated: Joanne Abel, Ladyslipper Catalogs
Seasonal price lists, updates, and issues of the women’s music catalog Ladyslipper
1. 1996-1997
2. 1997-1998
3. 1998-1999
4. 1999-2000
5. 2001
6. 2002
Box 5 – Items Separated
Meredith Emmett
Gay Pride March VHS Tapes circa 1986
Gay Pride March Video on CD
Digital versions of Meredith Emmett’s VHS tapes documenting the 1986 Gay Pride March
Luke Hirst
1. Amendment One Protest Buttons 2012
2. Modern American Queer History 2001
Photocopy of Ian K. Lekus’ article “Health care, the AIDS Crisis, and the Politics of Community: The North Carolina Lesbian andGay Health Project, 1982-1996″ placed in Articles and Periodicals folder of Box 2
Queer Coalition
“Queerzilla” Labels circa 2009
Humorous labels that may have been used to decorate a poster or as labels in a party setting.
Allan Troxler
3. Gay Pride March and Recall Buttons circa 1986
Box 6 – Oversized
Joanne Abel
1. Scrapbook 1986
2. Loose Scrapbook Pages 1-6 1986
3. Loose Scrapbook Pages 7-12 1986
Oversized LadyslipperIssues
Fall-Winter, 1983-1984
Fall-Winter, 1990-1991
Spring 1991 Update
Fall-Winter, 1991-1992
Fall-Winter, 1992-1993
Spring 1993 Update
Meredith Emmett
4. National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights Poster circa 1987
Kym Register
5. Concert Posters 2007-2012
Cris Rivera
6. Campaign against Amendment One Display 2012
Allan Troxler
7. Oversized Photographs of Little River Beatings Protests 1981
8. Oversized Posters 1981, 2012
Map Case – Oversized
Joseph Fedrowitz
Gay Pride March Posters 1987, 1989
Queer Coalition
Event Posters and Meetings Notes 2009