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Vicki Vara papers

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS730f

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents, correspondence, and advertisements relating to Vicki Vara's management of Backstreet Atlanta. There are also full length LGBTQ publications, most of which contain ads for Backstreet.

Dates

  • 1977-2005, undated

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Vicki Vara (1954-) and her brother, Henry Vara, opened Backstreet Atlanta in 1975, an all hours gay dance club on Peachtree Street that became a nightlife landmark in the city. The siblings also owned the Armory, a gay bar in an adjacent building that became nationally known for its drag troupe, the Armorettes. Backstreet and the Armory closed in 2003. Additional historic info has not been determined.

Extent

3 folder(s)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2005

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2016.

Creator

Title
Vicki Vara papers
Author
Hannah Givens
Date
September 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040