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LGBTQ collection

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0107

Scope and Contents

The LGBTQ Collection is an artificial collection consisting of materials from the following donors: Joanne Abel, Carol Anderson, Betsy Barton, Nancy Blood, Richard Dillwood and Carrie Hart, Durham County Library North Carolina Collection, Meredith Emmett, Joseph Fedrowitz, Mindy Fraiser, Amy Glaser, Lucy Harris, Luke Hirst, Holly Jordan, Collin Lee (on behalf of the Queer Coalition), Deirdre Lutz, Carol Place, Kym Register, Cris Rivera, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University, Steve Schewel, Allan Troxler, and Jaye Vaughn. The materials reflect the activism of the LGBTQ community of Durham and the Triangle area and concern primarily the following events: the April 12, 1981, Little River beatings and aftermath; the 1986-1988 Gay Pride marches, the 1986 push to recall Mayor Wilbur "Wib" Gulley for proclaiming a week dedicated to anti-discrimination and the LGBTQ community's campaign against the recall, the 1993 March on Washington, and the 2012 protests against Amendment One, which proposed to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional in North Carolina. They consist of newspaper clippings from such publications as the Durham Morning Herald, the New York Times, the Independent Weekly, The Front Page, and Indy Week; photographs; videos of events; oral histories; meeting files; flyers; scrapbooks; and posters.

Dates

  • 1972 - 2016

Conditions Governing Access

Some photographs are restricted from use until 2022 due to privacy issues. Please see a staff member for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

While we know the LGBTQ community existed in Durham before the 1970s, little documentation exists. This collection documents the community as it moved more into the public eye, particularly after the Little River beatings on April 12, 1981. Durham County Library North Carolina Collection staff and community partners have created a website exhibit that details the history of the community in Durham that can be found here: durhamlgbtqhistory.org

Extent

9 Linear Feet (15 boxes: 14 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders)

3 Gigabytes (1 file directory containing 4 files)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is organized by donor in the following series: Series 1: Joanne Abel. Series 2: Carol Anderson. Series 3: Betsy Barton. Series 4: Nancy Blood. Series 5: Richard Dillwood and Carrie Hart. Series 6: Durham County Library North Carolina Collection. Series 7: Meredith Emmett. Series 8: Joseph Fedrowitz. Series 9: Mindy Fraiser. Series 10: Amy Glaser. Series 11: Lucy Harris. Series 12: Luke Hirst. Series 13: Holly Jordan. Series 14: Collin Lee (on behalf of the Queer Coalition). Series 15. Deirdre Lutz. Series 16: Carol Place. Series 17: Kym Register. Series 18: Cris Rivera. Series 19: Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University. Series 20: Steve Schewel. Series 21: Allan Troxler. Series 22: Jaye Vaughn.

Within each donor’s files, materials are organized either alphabetically or in the order in which they were received. Periodicals are arranged chronologically by publication date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joanne Abel, Carol Anderson, Betsy Barton, Nancy Blood, Richard Dillwood and Carrie Hart, Durham County Library North Carolina Collection, Meredith Emmett, Joseph Fedrowitz, Mindy Fraiser, Amy Glaser, Lucy Harris, Luke Hirst, Holly Jordan, Collin Lee (on behalf of the Queer Coalition), Deirdre Lutz, Carol Place, Kym Register, Cris Rivera, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University, Steve Schewel, Allan Troxler, and Jaye Vaughn

Related Materials

Steve Schewel Papers (NCC.0231)

Related Materials

Wib Gulley Papers (NCC.0232)

Title
Finding Aid for the LGBTQ Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Cale McCammon; Kristen Merryman and Lindsey Smith. Updated by Barbara Ilie, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Finding aid authored by Cale McCammon; Kristen Merryman and Lindsey Smith. Updated by Barbara Ilie, April 2021.
  • Gift Agreements

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

Contact:
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States
919-560-0171