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THP-JQMB-Z.pdf
This is the digitized twenty-sixth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "Z." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-XY.pdf
This is the digitized twenty-fifth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letters "X" and "Y." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search…

THP-JQMB-W.pdf
This is the digitized twenty-fourth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "W." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-V.pdf
This is the digitized twenty-third volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "V." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-U.pdf
This is the digitized twenty-second volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "U." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-T.pdf
This is the digitized twenty-first volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "T." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-S.pdf
This is the digitized twentieth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "S." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-R.pdf
This is the digitized nineteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "R." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-Q.pdf
This is the digitized eighteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "Q." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

THP-JQMB-P.pdf
This is the digitized seventeenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "P." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

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Photograph by Elsa Dorfman of Robert John Quinn and the Memorial Books of obituaries and memorials to individuals, many of whom died of AIDS or AIDS-related illnesses. About this collection: Many of the obituaries and memorials in this collection of…

THP-JQMB-O.pdf
This is the digitized sixteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "O." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

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THP-JQMB-N.pdf
This is the digitized fifteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "N." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for…

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THP-JQMB-Mc.pdf
This is the digitized fourteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the "Mc" (Quinn compiled these separately from the rest of the names…

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THP-JQMB-M.pdf
This is the digitized thirteenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "M" (excluding names that start with "Mc," which he compiled…

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THP-JQMB-L.pdf
This is the digitized twelfth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "L." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-K.pdf
This is the digitized eleventh volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "K." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-J.pdf
This is the digitized tenth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "J." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-I.pdf
This is the digitized ninth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "I." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-H.pdf
This is the digitized eighth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "H." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-G.pdf
This is the digitized seventh volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "G." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-F.pdf
This is the digitized sixth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "F." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-E.pdf
This is the digitized second volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "E." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-D.pdf
This is the digitized fourth volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "D." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-C.pdf
This is the digitized third volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "C." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-B.pdf
This is the digitized second volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "B." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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THP-JQMB-A.pdf
This is the digitized first volume, or binder, of John Quinn's Memorial Books. This volume largely includes obituaries of individuals with a last name that starts with the letter "A." See the index at the end of the PDF file to search for specific…

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Coll.121 - Greater Boston Business Council Collection.pdf
The Greater Boston Business Council is a non-profit organization which began in 1990 to foster and promote the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) business and professional community in the greater Boston area, thereby contributing to the…

Coll.31 - Dignity Collection Finding Aid.pdf
The LGBTQ Religious Archives Collection has been created over the years by The History Project and consist of various letters, flyers, newletters and program books from various queer religious groups. The materials have been collected by board…

Coll. 86 - Fran's Place Collection Finding Aid.pdf
One of the oldest bars in Massachusetts, Fran's place had a long and vibrant life in the city of Lynn. John Collin's opened the tavern in sometime in the 1920's (the exact date is not known). In 1940 the business was passed on to John's parents, Fran…

Coll. 54- Black and White Men Together [BWMT - MACT] .pdf
Men of All Colors Together/Boston (BWMT/Boston; MACT/Boston), founded under the name “Black and White Men Together/Boston” in 1980 is the Boston chapter of the National Association of Black and White Men Together (known as the “International…

Coll.127 - Gays for Patsy.pdf
Gays for Patsy (GFP) is a Boston-based, nonprofit, all-volunteer organization made up of Country/Western dance enthusiasts. They mission is to share the joy of country-western dancing while raising funds for groups serving those in need.
Founded in…

Coll.072 - Older Lesbian Energy (OLE) Collection.pdf
OLE (an acronym for Older Lesbian Energy) is a social organization for lesbian women over age 40. Founded in 1980 by Toni Schiff and Anita Fast, OLE grew out of Schiff's 1979 master's thesis for Goddard-Cambridge School of Social Change, "The…

Billy Callum Gay Pride NYC-2.jpg
Billy died at age 35 yrs. in 1985 in Boston. In this photo he is 20 years of age (1970) at his first Gay Pride Parade in NYC. He was an aspiring actor going to the Circle in the Square acting school. Billy died of AIDS in Boston on October 3, 1985. …

Coll.43 - InNewsWeekly (Publication) Finding Aid.pdf
In Newsweekly, known as IN Newsweekly or in newsweekly during some of its publication, was a LGBT newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts. It began in 1991 as IN Boston and became IN Newsweekly in 1993 when it merged with other publications, and…

Gaylaxian Coll 94 FInding Aid .pdf
In February, 1986, Franklin Hummel and John Dumas formed a social group centered originally in Massachusetts but later including New Hampshire, for gay people and their friends who were interested in science fiction and fantasy. The group met…

Coll.123 Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project Finding Aid.pdf
The Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project (LGBTQ-DVP) was founded in 1994, by a victim of domestic violence when he was repeatedly denied services by mainstream domestic violence shelters in his attempt to leave his abusive partner. The organization…

Coll. 50 BAGLY Finding Aid.pdf
The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, (BAGLY) is a youth led, adult supported social support organization, committed to social justice, and creating, programs, policies and services in support of the LGBTQ youth…

Coll #073 Joyce Crowder Collection.pdf
Joyce Crowder (September 4, 1935 – April 4, 2010) was a nurse and ordained minister of the United Church of Christ. She worked to protect the rights of gay and lesbian nurses through her membership in the Gay Nurses’ Alliance and as secretary for…

Coll.137 - Gay Nurses Alliance Finding Aid.docx
The Gay Nurses’ Alliance (GNA) of Boston was founded in 1978 and its history can be traced to the Pennsylvania Nurses’ Association (PNA) which was founded in 1973 in Philadelphia by David Waldron and Carolyn Innes. Waldron and Innes wanted to…

Coll.146 - Black Gay and Lesbian Collection.docx
The collection was given to The History Project by an anonymous donor in April 2017, at an event at Fenway Health. The materials, which were left in two cloth bags, and three archival magazine boxes were not arranged in any discernible order. After…

Coll  #033 GLAD066.pdf
Attorney John Ward founded the non-profit legal rights organization, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) in 1978. It grew out of the Boston/Boise Committee, a group organized in December 1977 to defend the rights of gay men arrested in…

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This Certified Copy of Birth Record is for Charles Shively. It notes his birth date on December 8, 1937, in Stonelick Twp., Clermont County, Ohio, to Florence Lillian Potrafke and Mearl Carlton Shively of Batavia Ohio. The certificate notes…

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Sympathy card from Lou Costa in Billerica to Gordon Copeland, November 2, 1990

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This letter, from Carol to “Dad Copeland,” is written in cursive with red ink, on stationery decorated with a hunting dog in the top left corner. It is likely that “Skip” is Gordon, and Carol is Skip’s wife, writing to her father-in-law. …

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This letter was filed in Gordon Copeland’s correspondence folder in the Charles Shively archives. Written by hand in cursive, with faded pencil, on yellowed stationary, it is addressed “Dear Skip,” and is not signed or dated. However the…

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In this letter, Allan gives his condolences about the death of a mutual friend or family member named Michael, and passes on a message to Judy and (another) Gordon ("I really feel bad and ... I wish them the best of luck"). He asks "How is everyone…

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In this Valentine's Day card, Allan writes "Gordon, I hope we're still good friends. Let the past be the past, life isn't long enough. Only think of the future. Love, Allan." The greeting card's pre-printed message reads "Valentine, you are... the…

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Valentine's Day card from Allan Searcy to Gordon Copeland, not dated. "To Gordon, my sweetest Valentine :) "

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Allan writes to Gordon from Spain - he didn't like Morocco, but he loves Spain, and he toured a champagne distillery. Dated October 18, 1974.

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In this letter, Allan writes "I think there is something you should know. I am now going with somebody, and have been for a couple of months now. I think it is only fair that you should know this. I still think of you as a great friend (I always…

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Birthday card from Allan to Gordon, apologizing for it being a couple days late, dated June 20, 1974.

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Greeting card from Allan to Gordon with a conch shell on the front. Allan asks how Gordon's Easter was and says his was "boring. Like every day." Dated April 17, 1974.

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In this letter, Allan apologizes for not spending more time with Gordon when he was home ("my mother was sick, what could I do!?") and asks him to say hello to Chuck (Charles Shively?) and again complains about Ricky's lack of correspondence. Dated…

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Allan writes to Gordon from Charleston, SC ("not AWOL"). In this letter Allan refers to a prior decision to "get out of the Navy" - "to get out on you know what," but says that he has now changed his mind: "I figured it wasn't worth it... So I told…

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In this letter, Allan writes "it sounds like my *hotline* was right about what was happening downtown," asks about Flo, complains that Ricky didn't write him back, and tells Gordon to say hi to Red (Ricky's friend). Dated June 7, 1973

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Allan Searcy writes from his ship in the Navy to Gordon Copeland, and asks about their mutual friends ("everyone in town") and asks him to say hello to Ricky. Dated May 4, 1973.

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Allan Searcy was Gordon's boyfriend for a time. Allan wrote to Gordon from various posts in the Navy. This letter is dated May 17, 1973. Allan notes that "It seems every day I mature more. Damn by the time I am 19 I'll be 30," shares praise he…

Autographed photograph of playwright Robert W. Russell, addressed to Gordon
This black and white glossy studio portrait has the inscription "To Gordon, A kind & sincere friend, Fondly, Bob. 'Take Me Along!'" Robert W. Russell was an American playwright who co-wrote the book (aka libretto) for the 1959 musical "Take Me Along"…

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photograph of Gordon bartending

Coll.31 - Dignity Collection Finding Aid.pdf
Dignity Boston was founded in 1972 as a local chapter of Dignity/USA, which started in Los Angeles in 1969, first as a counseling group, then a support group for LGBTQ Catholics. Dignity/USA has been a national independent nonprofit organization…

Coll #018 David Peterson Collection.pdf
David Peterson came from a conservative family in Indiana. In 1965 Peterson came to the Boston area to attend MIT. One of the first organizations he became involved with was the Homophile Union of Boston (HUB). It was in those years he became friends…