Coll. 020: Albert Wakefield and Marshall Belmaine Papers Finding Aid

Title

Coll. 020: Albert Wakefield and Marshall Belmaine Papers Finding Aid

Subject

Wakefield, Albert
Belmaine, Marshall

Description

The collection chronicles the lives of Albert Wakefield and Marshall Belmaine from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. There is military information about the service records of both men. Al Wakefield served in Vietnam and was decorated for service. Military materials span from the late 1950’s to the 1990’s. Some examples of art by Al are included in the collection. There are hardcopies and electronic records of letters and files pertaining to their lives. An art album containing examples of drawings by Al Wakefield of military service in Vietname is included in the collection. A button collection of buttons depicting the Motorcycle Club, the Vikings, is included in the collection.

Both Albert Wakefield and Marshall Belmaine, gay partners, were active in the gay scene in Boston in the 1970’s through the 1990’s. They formed gay men’s organizations, such as the Homophile Union, Papa Gayos, and “The Gay Co-op.” and motorcycle/leather clubs for gay men called the Vikings. Al Wakefield entered a program for PTSD sufferers around 1994. He worked as a janitor in an elementary school and left that job to enter a PTSD program. Marshall Belmaine served in Vietnam in the Marines, and Al Wakefield served in the Army, also in Vietnam. Marshall was injured in Vietnam in the Quang Tri Republic in Spring of 1967. One or both men are believed to now reside in Florida.

Rights

Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Identifier

THP-FA-020

Files

86a6fd6b0690ee8ebc24c325597b6e56.pdf

Citation

“Coll. 020: Albert Wakefield and Marshall Belmaine Papers Finding Aid,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed April 25, 2017, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/184.

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