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This is a small black and white studio portrait photograph of Charles Shively, possibly from the time of his enrollment at Harvard. He is wearing a coat and tie, glasses with heavy rims, and a serious expression.

This is a sepia-tone photograph of Gordon Copeland in a bar, later in life. He is wearing a swater with his name monogrammed onto the right breast. This is the photograph that Charles selected for Gordon's memorial service.

Color photograph of a dog.

This Kodak photo is a retouched, enlarged re-print of the original Polaroid of Gordon and his dog, featured in this archive. The back of the photo has a label that reads "Photo Retouched By Take Two Photocraft, 202 Mass. Avenue, Arlington, MA 02174."

Polaroid photograph of Gordon Copeland (Charles' partner) and his dog.

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This is the Memorial Service Program for Gordon William Copeland, Jr., Charles Shively's partner, on December 8, 1995, at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church. The front has a small black and white photograph of Gordon along with the dates of his birth…

A small Kodak photograph of what seems to be the Shively coat of arms.

This sepia-tone portrait photograph (headshot) is signed "Charles Allen Shively" with the date "[illegible] 1950." If this photograph is from 1950, Charles is 12 or 13 years old. He is wearing a white collar shirt. Blue ink from his signature has…

In this sepia-tone portrait photograph, Charles Shively in his childhood or adolescence and is wearing a button-up collar shirt with an irregular geometric pattern.

In this portrait photograph, Charles seems to be in his early teens. His shirt has a pale collar, back, and chest, with dark shoulders. He has a slight smile. The photograph may have been in black and white with color added.

In this portrait photo, Charles Shively as a child is wearing a white button-up shirt. The photograph may have been black and white with color added. It features his head and shoulders.

This appears to be 6 copies of the same photo on one strip (perhaps a school portrait), wallet-sized, at various levels of contrast. Charles Shively as a teen.

This appears to be a school portrait photo: a photograph of Charles as a teenager, only head and shoulders in the frame, wearing a white collar shirt. It was stored in a red pocket-sized cardboard booklet, with the handwritten date 1953-1954 on the…

A young man stands facing the camera in an empty field with trees at the edge, in front of a sign that states "NO VEHICLES ALLOWED." The back of the photograph is labeled in handwriting "Pvt. Roy J. Shively, Co # 207-64-1st, Camp Blanding, Fl,…

In this photograph, two men stand side by side against the outside of a building, each holding a baby. The two men are possibly Charles Shively's father (Mearl Carleton Shively) and Charles' uncle (Roy J. Shively).

Family Portrait
Probably Charles Shively as a child with his mother (Florence), father (Mearl Carlton Shively), and three other children - one brother (Stephen or Mearl Jr.), and sister (possibly Ilene or Jean) posing in a field in front of a car, in which another…

An elderly woman with white hair and glasses sits in a chair on the sidewalk in front of Gordon Copeland's florist shop ("Cope's Hope"). She is petting a German Shepard dog. Behind her stands Gordon Copeland with dark curly hair and sunglasses,…

In this photograph, Charles Shivley's partner, Gordon Copeland is standing outside his florist shop, Cope's Hope Florist.

This photograph shows two people and a dog standing outside a shop, which appears to be Cope's Hope Florist (Charles' partner's florist shop in Cambridge MA).

Stephen Harrington, Abe Rybeck, and Scottie Madden of the Theater Offensive standing in a row with five puppets. Each man is speaking into a microphone.

Abe Rybeck, fist raised and smiling, with his arm around a life-size puppet.

Mark Krone interviews John Mitzel for The History Project at Mitzel's bookstore, Calamus Books, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Coll.6 - Boston PRIDE Collection.pdf
The Boston Pride Collection consists of papers (some originals and some photocopies), photographs, and ephemera from 1970 to 2008 related to the Boston Pride March and Rally, as well as materials from various celebrations and events during Pride…

Ken and Brennan Kavanagh from their Royal Desert Safari.

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The House Pearl Boys. From left to right: Brennan, Johnny, and Alejandro.

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View of the front facade of a typical cape cottage with floral landscaping in the Provincetown, Mass.

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A color postcard of a summer street scene on Commercial Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Four men and one woman stand on the porch in front of Weathering Heights bar in Provincetown, Mass.

Six men in bathing suits stand arm-in-arm posing in a line on the beach in Provincetown, Mass. Another man kneels between them with his head poking out from between the middle men's hips.

A beach scene in Provincetown, Mass., in which Phil Baione sits on the shoulders of another and is seen throwing his hands up into the air. In the background of the photograph is a packed beach of onlookers and beach-goers.

The Gender Crash collection consists of one archival box (.5 linear feet). This box contains a series of folders centering on the monthly open mic Gender Crash, Butch Dyke Boy Productions, and the founder of both organizations, Gunner Scott. This…

Coll.58 - Fenway Community Health Collection.pdf
Fenway Community Health Center started in 1971 when a group of students and community activists started a weekly drop-in health clinic serving the diverse population of the Fenway neighborhood: gay men, the elderly, students, and low-income tenants.…

The collection consists of newspaper clippings and publications gathered during research for the Above + Beyond exhibit. Included are subject files relating to specific topics such as activism and minorities, which contain primarily newspaper…

The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) was formed in 2001. The organization focused initial efforts on adding a gender identity clause into the City of Boston’s non-discrimination ordinance in 2002. The group expanded to include a…

The collection consists of one record carton with materials consisting of GALA Newsletters and flyers. The collection is ongoing as Dorchester GALA is still in existence.

Coll.44 - AIDS Action Committee Finding Aid.pdf
The collection consists of publications, promotional material for events, and other documents relating to AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. The bulk of the collection consists of the publications, which include a pair of early newsletters from…

The finding aid is a document containing detailed information about this specific collection within The History Project archives. You can use the finding aid to determine whether information within this collection that has not be digitized is…

The finding aid is a document containing detailed information about this specific collection within The History Project archives. You can use the finding aid to determine whether information within this collection that has not be digitized is…

The Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth (GCGLY) was created by executive order on February 10, 1992 by Governor William Weld, in an effort to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth community. The Commission was…
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