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Tea Time records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-2
The Tea Time Papers span the years 1991 to 1994. The materials represent the organization's office files.

The materials provide a look at the gay Asian/Pacific Islander community, as well as interaction between Tea Time and other gay Asian/Pacific Islander groups and non-Asian-American gay organizations.

A folder-level collection inventory is provided below.

Dates

  • 1991 - 1993

Creator

General Physical Description note

1 record carton

Conditions Governing Access Note

Restrictions apply to some of the photographs; otherwise, access to the collection is unrestricted. Contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia for more information.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Tea Time: An Organization for Asian and Pacific Islander Gay and Bisexual Men was founded in Philadelphia in May 1991 as an organization for sexual-minority women and men of Asian/Pacific Islander descent. In May 1992, it changed its primary focus to gay men and committed itself to HIV education in the Asian sexual-minority community. The organization's officers formally disbanded Tea Time in October 1994. Tea Time records, 1991-1994, document activities sponsored by Tea Time. In addition to materials specifically about Tea Time, the files include mailings from other gay Asian/Pacific Islander groups and non-Asian-specific gay groups around the United States.

Biographical/Historical Note

Tea Time was founded in Philadelphia in May 1991 as an organization for sexual minority women and men of Asian/Pacific Islander descent and changed its focus in May 1992 to primarily Asian gay men and committed themselves to HIV education to the Asian sexual minority community. The officers officially disbanded the organization in October 1994.

Location Note

Collections 6

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Gift of Tea Time, 1993.

Separated Materials Note

One promotional poster for "Adam Film World 1991 Directory Gay Adult Video" and 1/4-inch of periodicals were removed to elsewhere in the Archives. 1/8-inch of duplicate materials have been discarded.

For additional information about Tea Time, see its newsletter, Sticky Rice, in the General Ephemera collection.

General Physical Description note

1 record carton

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
Title
Tea Time records, 1991-1993
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Teri Kelley, May 3, 1995
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center Repository

Contact:
1315 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA 19107
215-732-2220