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Alli Royce Soble photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS409
Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of LGBTQ+ events and nightclubs taken by Alli Royce Soble. Images depict the annual Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade, the Easter Drag Races sponsored by the Armory, and a drag show at My Sister's Room. Of special note are photographs of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation in Washington, D.C. All images were taken in Atlanta, Georgia, unless otherwise noted.

Dates: 1993-2000

Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing visual arts materials

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Collection number: ahc.VIS412
Scope and Contents This collection contains items collected and donated to the Atlanta History Center by the Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing (ALGHT). Photographs include staff and events at Tower Lounge, a lesbian bar in the Little Five Points neighborhood; ALGHT's table at the Atlanta Pride Festival, where "The Time of Our Lives," an exhibition about LGBTQ+ history in Atlanta between the 1940s and 1990s, was on display; Olympics Out of Cobb protests, including one at the Atlanta Committee for the...
Dates: approximately 1988-1995

Billy Jones papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1106
Scope and Content

This collection contains magazine and news clippings collected by Mr. Jones that relate to Atlanta's gay clubs, performers, and members of the LGBTQ community. Some clippings more directly reflect Jones's participation in the community, including his judging of drag pageants. The collection also contains correspondence, personal documents, and travel brochures created and collected by Jones.

Dates: 1928-2003, undated; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1995

Billy Jones visual arts materials

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Collection number: ahc.VIS419
Scope and Contents This collection includes photos of the LGBTQ+ community, events at LGBTQ+ bars and drag venues, drag queens, female impersonators, performers, male actresses, bar owners, and others. Also included are autographed photographs of actors, many of which are inscribed to Jones. Of special note are photographs of Billy Jones as Phyllis Killer and Shirley Temple Jones, the Phyllis Killer Oscar Awards, and Jones at the Atlanta Pride Parade. Locations are unknown unless otherwise noted; however,...
Dates: approximately 1950-2002, undated

Black and White Men Together records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS903
Scope and Content The collection consists of: a full set of monthly BWMT/Atlanta newsletters; newsletters of the National Association of Black and White Men Together and of affiliated chapters from around the country; papers regarding steering committee business and special projects undertaken by BWMT/Atlanta; convention materials, reports and correspondence generated by the National Association and its regional conferences; miscellaneous flyers, brochures, and publications from outside organizations involved...
Dates: 1982-1996

Frances A. Pici visual arts materials

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Collection number: ahc.VIS418
Scope and Contents This collection contains color slides and videos of LGBTQ+ activist events, performances, and sports. Included are images of two Atlanta lesbian softball teams, the Lorlei Ladies and the Tower Hotshots, as well as materials related to the Red Dyke Theatre and Lucina's Music performance venues. Also included are two activist events related to the Equal Rights Amendment (labeled as a picnic) and a gay rights march, both in Atlanta, Georgia. The videos depict performances by members of the Red...
Dates: approximately 1975-1990

Holton Mastin diaries

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1143
Scope and Content This collection contains personal and professional correspondence, legal documents, and political writings, including text of speeches and letters to the editor of local newspapers that reflect Henry Alexander's activism in the Republican Party during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Legal and professional documents include Alexander’s affiliation with the American Bar Association, correspondence to the General Assembly and with the Fifth District of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs....
Dates: 1960-2008, undated

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Serial Collection

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Collection number: ahc.MSS991
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection contains lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) serial publications. The majority of the serials are local or regional publications and a few national publications with topics of interest pertaining to the Atlanta or Southeast LGBT community. Topics generally addressed political, social, and advocacy interests. Issues of The Advocate, Cruise, David Atlanta, ETC, and Southern Voice comprise the bulk of the collection. Cruise and David Atlanta primarily advertise arts...
Dates: 1970-2004

Liz Throop and B. Joy Wasson visual arts materials

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Collection number: ahc.VIS417
Scope and Contents This collection contains slides and photographs related to LGBTQ+ history in Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. Included are negatives of the Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History Thing's (ALGHT) table at the 1993 Atlanta Pride Festival, where "The Time of Our Lives," an exhibition about LGBTQ+ history in Atlanta between the 1940s and 1990s, was on display; slides of the 1977 protest in Colony Square against Anita Bryant during the Miss National Teenager pageant after she was named as...
Dates: 1977-1993, undated

Martin Padgett visual arts materials

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Collection number: ahc.VIS416
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials used by Martin Padgett in research for his book A Night at the Sweet Gum Head: Drag, Drugs, Disco, and Atlanta’s Gay Revolution. Items include photos of staff and drag performers, primarily John Greenwell (1950- ) as Rachel Wells, at Sweet Gum Head, a prominent drag and gay bar at 2284 Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, from 1971 to 1981; a poster promoting the Phoenix Affair II, a charity show...
Dates: 1972-1983

Richard Kavanaugh photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS420
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs of Richard Kavanaugh's personal life and professional career. The personal images are primarily in the photo albums and depict parties at Kavanaugh's residence on East Morningside Drive in Atlanta, Georgia. Albums also highlight Kavanaugh with friends, including many of them in Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Many the photo albums also contain images related to Kavanaugh's professional career as an editor for ...
Dates: approximately 1960-2007

Southern Voice records

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Collection number: ahc.MSS1016
Scope and Content This collection contains editorial planning records and subject files for stories published by Southern Voice. These files include editorial planning meeting notes, story assignments, camera-ready art, and subject files on national and regional issues of crime, health, lifestyle, and politics concerning the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender community. The camera-ready art consists of photographs and graphics used in conjunction with published...
Dates: 1982-2007 undated

The Jewel Box Revue

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Collection number: ahc.MSS796f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a booklet advertising The Jewel Box Revue. The booklet primarily contains photographs of the performers both in and out of drag; in one section the author encourages the reader to match fully-costumed performers to photos of their more conventionally-attired selves. Of particular note is mention that there was only one woman performer in the Revue, Storme DeLarverie.

Dates: approximately 1960

Vicki Vara papers

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Collection number: 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

Wesley Chenault papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS809f
Scope and Content This collection contains documents pertaining to LGBT issues in Atlanta. Materials include pamphlets from the 2007 Southern Comfort Transgender Conference, advertisements for Atlanta drag performances, a 1981 menu for Prince George Inn (a historically gay restaurant), and an invitation to a 1999 wedding between two women, Melinda McBride and Kristal Manning. Notably, many of the Southern Comfort Conference pamphlets advertise products and treatments, like cosmetic surgery and professional...
Dates: 1965-2007, undated

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