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"Au Courant" photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-23
This collection consists of photographs from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) magazine Au Courant. Some of the photographs chosen for specific issues are in folders by issue number; other photographs, probably from the "stock photos" of Au Courant, are in folders by subject; other photographs are unsorted and still in the original developers' envelopes. Some photographs are labeled. There are some negatives and a few slides as well.

This collection also contains a few text-based files, including a folder of story ideas, clippings from other newspapers on topics of LGBT interest, and press kits.

Dates

  • 1990 - 1997

Creator

General Physical Description note

18 record cartons

Conditions Governing Access Note

Contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia for information about accessing this collection.

Extent

22.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Au Courant was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) news publication which began production in 1982 and ceased production in 2000. The Au Courant photographs, 1990-1997, consist of photographs taken for use in the publication.

Biographical/Historical Note

Au Courant was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) news publication which began production in 1982. It was published from 1996-1997 under the title Pride Weekly. Joe Farrell and Colleen O'Connell took over the serial in 1997, and ceased its publication in 2000.

Bibliography:

Shaffer, Gwen. "Au Revoir, Au Courant." Philadelphia City Paper, June 8-15, 2000. Accessed June 29, 2012. http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/060800/cb.onmedia1.shtml

Location Note

Collections 17 and 18

General Physical Description note

18 record cartons

Processing Information Note

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) 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 accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia directly for more information.
Title
"Au Courant" photographs, 1990-1997
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
Description rules
dacs
Sponsor
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. 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