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Daniel Easton Gay Games correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS1149

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 11 matted letters sent to Dan Easton concerning the location of the 1998 Gay Games. These letters were written by representatives of various non-profit organizations and government offices to support the selection of Atlanta as the 1998 location of the Gay Games. These organizations and offices include The King Center, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Georgia Governor’s Office, Atlanta Mayor’s Office, Atlanta Theater Coalition, Paralympics, Carter Center, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, American Civil Liberties Union, and Joining Hearts to Create a Home. This collection also includes unused name badges with the logo of the 1998 Gay Games.


  • 1993, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Daniel Ray Easton (1954- ) was born in Vinton, Ohio. Easton graduated from North Gallia High School in 1968. He attended Rio Grande University in Rio Grande, Ohio, graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and business. In 1980, he began his studies at the Dale Carnegie Institute, graduating in 1982. In 1993, Easton served as President and Chairman of Atlanta Gaymes, Inc., an organization that assisted in organizing the Gay Games, a sport and cultural event that promoted sexual diversity. In 2003 Easton became the owner of Three Springs Realty, LLC.


1 linear ft. (one oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2007

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Daniel Easton Gay Games correspondence
Karissa Kang
July 2018
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