Vicki Vara papers
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.
- 1977-2005, undated
- Vara, Vicki (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2016.
- Vicki Vara papers
- Hannah Givens
- September 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.