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American Civil Liberties Union, Greater Philadelphia Branch book production files for "Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania"

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-22
Abstract

The American Civil Liberties Union is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and protecting individual rights and freedoms. The American Civil Liberties Union Greater Philadelphia Branch book production files for Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania, 1973-1981, are comprised of chapter drafts, correspondence, and financial records relating to the publication of the handbook.

Dates: 1973 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1981

"Au Courant" photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-23
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.

Dates: 1990 - 1997

Barbara Gittings and Kay Tobin Lahusen collection

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-3
Abstract Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) was an active member of the LGBT rights movement from the 1960s until her death. She worked as editor of The Ladder: A Lesbian Review. In the early 1970s, she was instrumental in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness. Kay Tobin Lahusen (b. 1930) is a photojournalist, editor, author of The Gay Crusaders, and an active member of the gay and...
Dates: 1950 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1975

"Box of vintage gay zines" and "Queer elders project" collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-69
Abstract

This collection began as a box of LGBT magazines, chapbooks, and other material that was left on the side of the road for trash collection in Burlington, Vermont in November of 2018 and subsequently went on to be the subject of a successful gallery exhibit and Instagram account. This collection is made up of three series: Series I includes the contents of the found box, Series II includes the preserved Instagram account, and Series III includes materials related to the exhibit.

Dates: 1969-1991, 2019

Congregation Beth Ahavah records

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-6
Abstract

Beth Ahavah was founded in 1975 as an LGBT synagogue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beth Ahavah is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism and still active as of 2012. The Beth Ahavah records, 1974-1987, consist of administrative records (correspondence), membership records, financial records, and event/program records.

Dates: 1974 - 1987

Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Philadelphia records

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-47
Abstract

The Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Philadelphia operated at a series of locations in the city from 1973 to 1998. It aimed to provide information, counseling, and referrals to the gay and lesbian community via a call-in phone line. The Switchboard records are comprised of a range of business-related organizational materials dating from the mid 1970s through the late 1990s.

Dates: mid 1970s-1998

Harry R. Eberlin photographs

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-4
Abstract Harry R. Eberlin was a prolific photographer who began documenting Philadelphia's lesbian and gay community in the early 1970s. Eberlin contributed photographs to several Philadelphia gay publications, including The Gay Alternative and the Philadelphia Gay News. In the mid 1970s, he was active in such organizations as the Gay Media Project. The Harry R. Eberlin photographs include approximately 100 images of lesbian and gay public events...
Dates: circa 1972-1980

Jo Hofmann photographs

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-12
Abstract

This collection consists of copies of approximately 70 photographs of feminist or gay/lesbian public events in Philadelphia during the 1970s. The original images were 35mm photographic negatives. The copies exist in digital form on a CD, and inkjet prints were made of some of the images.

Dates: circa 1970s

Steven Capsuto book research files for "Alternate Channels"

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-19
Abstract

Steven Capsuto is the author of Alternate Channels: The Uncensored Story of Gay and Lesbian Images on Radio and Television, 1930s to the Present (New York: Ballantine, 2000). The Steven Capsuto book research files for Alternate Channels, circa 1998-2001, are comprised of research materials, outlines, notes, and drafts of his book.

Dates: circa 1998-2001

William Way LGBT Community Center clippings file

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-34
Abstract

The William Way LGBT Community Center clippings file, 1979-2012, consists of clippings related to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues collected by volunteers of the William Way Community Center.

Dates: 1979-2012

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