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Philadelphia (Pa.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

ACT UP Philadelphia records

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-27
Abstract

The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an activist group working to end the HIV/AIDS crisis through direct action. The ACT UP Philadelphia records, 1995-2000, consist of correspondence, meeting notes, and ephemera.

Dates: 1995 - 2000

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

Arnold H. Rosenberg letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-50
Abstract

Arnold H. Rosenberg (July 12, 1935-September 12, 2007) was an openly gay baker, entrepreneur, attorney, and administrator. In these letters addressed to his daughter Amy Rosenberg, Arnold Rosenberg describes his attempts to grow his small pastry business, his relationship with Joel Prybutok and Joel's daughter Sonya, and his everyday life as a wealthy resident of Center City, Philadelphia, and later San Francisco, going to dinners and enjoying films and museum trips.

Dates: 1977 - 1988

"Au Courant" photographs

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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

 Collection
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

Bill Way collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-16
Abstract William Way (1942-1988) worked as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and as an advocate for the Philadelphia LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community. The Bill Way collection, 1942-2004, is comprised of scrapbooks compiled by Way documenting his life, the LGBT community in Philadelphia, and City of Philadelphia redevelopment in the 1970s and 1980s. There are also materials relating to Way donated by various individuals, notably an oral history...
Dates: 1942 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1987

Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Alliance at Rutgers University subject files

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-30
Abstract In 1969 the Rutgers Homophile League, the first openly homosexual organization in New Jersey and the second on a college campus nationwide, was founded by student Lionel Cuffie. In 2012, there were at least ten LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) student groups at Rutgers. The Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Alliance at Rutgers University subject files, 1977-1995, is comprised of subject files on various LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) issues, including LGBT youth, psychology, hate...
Dates: 1977 - 1995

"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

Charles Allyn Weeks letters and photographs

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Identifier: Ms-Coll-49
Abstract

While abroad for work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the early 1960s, American Charles Allyn Weeks began a romantic relationship with a Dutch university student several years his junior. The Weeks collection is comprised of 11 letters sent from the Dutchman in Amsterdam to Weeks in Philadelphia, plus 15 black and white photographs of the pair with their poodle Parké taken in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dates: 1963-1964, undated

Claude A. Boyd papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-Coll-20
Abstract

Claude A. Boyd (d. circa 1985) was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based performance artist and musician. The Claude A. Boyd papers, 1966-1985, include drafts of music and lyrics as well as other performance related materials. There are also writings by Boyd's partner Jeff Davidson, including fiction and personal stories.

Dates: 1966 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1982