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Paul Stone Atlanta Pride scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS1236

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three scrapbooks about Atlanta Pride created by Paul Stone, a board member of Atlanta Pride. Each scrapbook contains newspaper articles, letters, photographs, programs, posters, and other ephemera related to the 1991, 1992, and 1993 festivals. Of particular note is Atlanta Pride 20th anniversary memorabilia, t-shirt designs, and letters to elected officials asking for endorsement in the 1991 scrapbook. In addition, the 1992 scrapbook includes newspaper clippings about congressman Barney Frank (1940- ), the first openly gay representative, and the 1993 scrapbook includes an official commemorative program.


  • 1991-1993


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Biographical / Historical

Paul Stone grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, and graduated from Charleston Southern University. He was a member of numerous LGBTQ+ organizations in Atlanta, Georgia, including chairman of Atlanta Leather Pride, which awarded him the 1993 Southern Voice Community Award for Most Community Minded. In addition, he was an officer and board member of the Atlanta Lesbian and Gay Pride committee. The committee, later renamed the Atlanta Pride Committee, hosts the annual Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade. In 1971 Atlanta hosted its first Pride festival in Piedmont Park, where the event continued to be held in subsequent years. In addition to the festival, the Atlanta Pride committee holds fundraisers for community LGBTQ+ organizations, educates the Atlanta community about LGBTQ+ resources, and hosts programs that promote community relations.


2 linear ft. (one oversize box)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2020

Related Materials

Visual materials have been separated from the collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

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Content Advisory

This collection contains original unedited versions of all content. Some material may contain depictions of violence, offensive language, or negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. There may be instances of racist language and depictions, particularly regarding African Americans. These items are presented as part of the historical record for the purpose of education and research. The viewpoints expressed in this collection do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the Atlanta History Center or any of its officers, agents, employees, or volunteers.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2022.

Paul Stone Atlanta Pride scrapbooks
Maddy Long
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305