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Dave Hayward papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1104

Scope and Content

This collection contains programs, flyers, and clippings collected by Dave Hayward from LGBTQ events in the Atlanta area including Atlanta Pride, museum exhibits, film screenings, musical and theatrical performances, and religious meetings.


  • 1991-2010, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Dave Hayward is a journalist and actor who wrote for publications including The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Frontiers, People, and Backstage Magazine. In 1972 he helped organize the first official Atlanta Gay Pride March. As a part of the Georgia Gay Liberation Front, he has been involved in every Atlanta Pride since, serving as Grand Marshal in 2016. He and his former partner, Greg James, created the first two Atlanta LGBTQ film festivals, the first of which opened in 1979. After the 1988 Democratic National Convention, Hayward co-founded the first Atlanta chapter of ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. Since 2002, he has coordinated Touching Up Our Roots, Inc.: Georgia’s LGBT History Project, which he co-founded with Berl Boykin. Hayward wrote the 50 year narrative for an LGBT themed exhibit at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and launched the LGBT Institute at the Center in 2015. He currently serves on the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Global Advisory Board.


0.83 linear ft. (two document cases, one vinyl record)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Music recording is on LP vinyl and can be made accessible only through conversion to digital surrogates. Patrons who request access to the audio content in this collection are responsible for digital conversion costs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2015

Related Archival Materials

Dave Hayward, Q136, Gender and Sexuality Collections. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Dave Hayward papers
Hannah Givens
November 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305