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Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing papers and publications

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS773

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers and publications related to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Atlanta, Georgia. Series I includes gay and lesbian publications from Atlanta,the Southeast, and nationwide. Series II consists of business and organization papers pertaining to gay rights and AIDS. Series III includes personal papers of gay and lesbian activists in Atlanta and Georgia.

Dates

  • 1957-2002, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Although it is assumed that Atlanta has always had a gay and lesbian population, the gay community did not become active politically and socially until after the 1969 Stonewall incident in New York City, considered a landmark in the gay rights movement. Since then, the gay community in Atlanta has organized itself into political and social organizations, becoming active in the city as a group. Additional historical information has not been determined.

Extent

63.1 linear ft. (59 document cases; 28 half document cases; 14 oversize boxes; 1 oversize folder; 2 cassette tapes)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: I. Publications, II. Organizations, and III. Personal Papers.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio recordings are on audio cassettes and can be made accessible only through conversion to digital audio. Patrons who request access to the audio content in this collection are responsible for digital conversion costs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994 with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Terry Bird collection of Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing, Inc. Records, Q144, Gender and Sexuality Collections. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta. https://archivesspace.library.gsu.edu//repositories/2/resources/1563

Richard Rhodes papers, Q138, Gender and Sexuality Collections. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta. https://archivesspace.library.gsu.edu//repositories/2/resources/1478

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2014.
Title
Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing papers and publications
Author
Laura Starratt, Andrew Young, and Josh Hogan
Date
November 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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