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Folder 2

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Contains 1 Collection or Record:

Black and white photographs (3 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in.) of Charles Allyn Weeks, his Dutch boyfriend, and their dog Parké, by photographer Ben van Eck, undated

 File — Folder: 2
Scope and Contents The Weeks collection is divided into two files: letters and photographs. In the eleven letters (written 1963-1964) addressed to his lover Charles Allyn Weeks of Berlin, New Jersey, the young Dutchman enumerates his frustrations with his university coursework and the gay bar scene in Amsterdam. He also reflects on current events, such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He describes his struggle with anxiety and its somatic manifestations, which lead him to seek help from a...