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Gay and Lesbian Archives, 1978-2007

Title
Gay and Lesbian Archives, 1978-2007
ID
MS 00043
Extent
0.42 Linear Feet
Scope and Contents
Advertisements, fliers, form letters, and promotional mailings from LGBT businesses and organizations sent to the Gay and Lesbian Archives located in Falls Church, Virginia. Material includes catalogs for magazine subscriptions, movies, books, and travel agencies; invitations and announcements for LGBT related events; flyers and newsletters from political and religious oriented LGBT groups; and form letters from the Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League. Many of the flyers and announcements are for events in the Washington, D.C. area. The Gay and Lesbian Archives of Falls Church, Virginia may be affiliated or also called the Washington, D.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives.  Some of the material contains nudity.
Arrangement
Material is organized into 2 catagories, catalogs and organizations, then alphabetically within each group.
Creators
Gay and Lesbian Archives, Falls Church (Va.)
Subjects
Advertising
Gay and lesbian studies--United States--History
Gay rights--United States--History--20th century
Newsletters
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs
Genres
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Pamphlets
Languages
English

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Preferred Citation
Gay and Lesbian Archives, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Updated by Anne Johnson in 2010. Inventory added to finding aid in February 2016 by Anne Johnson.
Collection Material Type:
Records
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