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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.

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Color photograph of a dog.

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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.

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This packet contains a letter from a law firm, a document confirming that Charles received one fifth of the household goods from his deceased mother's home, and a Quit Claim Deed in which Charles grants ownership of his portion of his deceased…

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This newspaper clipping is an obituary for Florence L. Shively, the mother of Charles Shively. She had died on Monday September 16, 1996, so this clipping is probably not long after that.
It was probably run in a local paper, as the article on the…

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The cast of a Triangle Theater production of "Boys in the Band" standing in two rows by height, staring at the camera without smiling. The Triangle Theater Company was founded in 1979 by David M. Hough. Named for the pink triangles used to mark gay…

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This scan is of a xerox of a newspaper clipping that describes "a blaze at on the top floor at 135 Commonwealth Ave" in which "Gordon W. Copeland," (Charles' partner) "34, an occupant... was taken to City Hospital after being overcome by smoke. He…

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Bruce Voeller, Dr. Harold Brown, Ron Gold, and Nath Rockhill founded the National Gay Task Force in New York City in October, 1973. It was the first professionally led organization to lobby politically for lesbian and gay rights on the national…

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The first such march on the nation’s capital, the National Gay Rights March was galvanized by the assassination of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, an organizer, months before. Between 75,000 and 125,000 participants in the march demanded…

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A book/pamphlet prepared after Nancy Walker died in 1996 after a 21 year battle with breast cancer. The book includes selections from the writings of Nancy Walker, as well as several photographs (including two of Nancy).

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This legal document is regarding the sale of a property in Cambridge by Timothy and Evelyn Kelleher to Charles Shively, for $16,000 to be paid over 10 years with 9% interest.

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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…

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This is what appears to be a memorial announcement for Charles Shively's father, Mearl Shively, The text gives the dates of birth and death (December 15 1915-January 28 1970), as well as his occupation and union membership (3rd Shift Welder, Dept.…

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Members of the Combahee River Collective take part in a March for Bellana Borde (late 1979 or early 1980, according to information written on the back of the photograph) to protest police brutality directed at communities of color in Boston,…

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Men of All Colors Together Boston is the Boston chapter of the National Association of Black and White Men Together. Men of All Colors Together Boston was founded in 1980 and is the second-oldest national chapter and the oldest interracial gay group…

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AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs). ACT UP/Boston was founded in 1987 as a way to focus local efforts in support of the development of AIDS…

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Known by some as “The Great March,” the second national march was attended by close to 500,000 participants demanding legal recognition of lesbian and gay relationships, the repeal of sodomy laws, for federal laws banning discrimination, for the…

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George Nolley, co-chair of Men of All Colors Together, with a panel for the Names Project AIDS quilt commemorating the life of Michael O'Leary (1949-1986), one of the group's members, signed by Men of all Colors Together Boston. Men of All Colors…

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Various men on the beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts, with one man in a striped bathing suit smiling for the camera and posing with his hands over his head in a heart shape.

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Photograph of a man lying on the beach wearing shorts and a brimmed hat with feathers in it.

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A man wearing a wig and home-made outfit or dress sits on the beach and is wrapped in what appears to be an inflated beach float.

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A man in hat, sunglasses, and a feather boa lies on the beach in Provincetown, Mass.

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A man caught in mid-dance along the tide line on a beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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This item includes 2 pieces of paper: one, a draft of the poem typed on a typewriter with handwritten edits, and the second, a handwritten version of the poem (probably an earlier draft) on lined composition book paper. Both versions are dated 9 July…

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This article is from the Sunday Echo, June 21, 1959. The paper appears to be based in Fairfield Ohio. The article announces Charles' graduation magna cum laude from Harvard University, having majored in American History. The article notes that…

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This newspaper clipping is most likely from a local newspaper, as it describes Charles as a "Fairfield High School graduate." It briefly notes that Charles (son of Mr and Mrs Mearl Shively at 2117 Tuley Rd) made the undergraduate Dean's List at…

List of personal property referred to in Gordon Copeland's Last Will and Testament, signed April 5, 1985
This 1-page document is a list of personal property referred to in Gordon Copeland's Last Will and Testament, April 5, 1985. The list refers to 6 items (jewelry, a watch, and a pitcher) to be inherited by Gordon's sister, children, grandchildren, and…

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Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC), is New England’s first and largest AIDS service organization. AAC’s mission is to stop the epidemic and related health inequities by eliminating new infections, maximizing healthier…

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AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs). ACT UP/Boston was founded in 1987 as a way to focus local efforts in support of the development of AIDS…

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The third March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equal Rights and Liberation attracted up to 1,000,000 participants. The march was spearheaded by Urvashi Vaid of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, with marchers demanding full civil…

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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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This letter is from a law firm that was representing Charles' mother and presents a copy of his father's will and requests that Charles sign and return a waiver of notice and consent to probate.

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In this letter, Charles' mother, Florence, breaks the news that his brother "Butch" (Mearl C. Shively, Jr.) has gotten married to "an awfully nice girl" named Marilyn L. Edwards on March 6 (Marilyn's 19th birthday - year not given). Florence also…

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This letter from May 10, 2000 introduces Jack Cornett as the attorney retained to administer the estate of Charles' brother, Stephen C. Shively, and presents a Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration. The estate in…

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This letter is addressed to Charles Shively, and signed by the executive director of the Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. The letter states that John Mitzel has recommended Charles for membership, and describes the achievements and value of…

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This type-written letter, from Gordon Copeland (Charles' partner) to the Boston Veterans' Affairs office, requests "to activate a character of service determination to determine my access to VA benefits." The letter is dated July 3, 1979 - during…

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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. It is 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 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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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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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…

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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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This letter, dated September 27 1996, presents Charles Shively with a Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration, regarding the property at 1333 East Avenue in Hamilton Ohio that had previously belonged to Charles' mother.…

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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 stationery…

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Sylvia Sidney was a legendary drag performer in Boston.

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This is the Last Will and Testament of Mearl Avery Shively, Charles' grandfather. This will was signed by Mearl Avery and two witnesses, in Batavia Ohio, on July 30 1971. This date is a year after the death of Charles' father (Mearl Avery's son),…

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This document, dated April 5, 1985, is the Last Will and Testament (envelope and 4 page document) of Gordon W. Copeland, Jr. (Charles Shively's partner). Gordon left six precious items to his sister and younger descendants (the list is archived here…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 15, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews three young lesbians about their lives. The women talk about when they first realized they were lesbians, lack of support and acceptance from…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 4, 1988, host Peter Stickel interviews Will Hutchinson from the Greater Boston Lesbian & Gay Political Alliance. The interview begins with Hutchinson speaking about his educational…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on June 4, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Wendy Scott and Beth Leventhal about what they refer to as lesbian battering. Leventhal is also an advocate for battered lesbians and discusses…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on October 28, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Wall Street analyst Peter Hodge. Hodge talks about a breakthrough he made while being in seclusion for the last two and half years,
an…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 4, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Wall Street analyst Peter Hodge. This is part 2 of a two-part interview.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 4, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Wall Street analyst Peter Hodge. This is part 1 of a two-part interview.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on February 15, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Tom Sinclair and Patty Luccia from the National Alliance Party. The New Alliance Party was the only black-led, pro-LGBTQ political party in the…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 5, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Tom Englehart, government liaison to the Kushi Institute, about macrobiotics.

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on November 10, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews two men from the organization Gay Fathers of Greater Boston, Paul (the organization's president) and Tom (the organization's outreach…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 31, 1988, host Peter Stickel interviews Steve Carson, Minister of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). The MCC is a church aimed at including the gay community. The membership was…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 14, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Ray Dinoi, a social worker and therapist, about hemophilia and the AIDS crisis. Dinoi first explains that hemophilia is a disease that effects about…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 6, 1987, host Peter Stickel interviews Rudy Kikel, arts and entertainment editor for Bay Windows. Rudy Kikel talks about how he came to work at Bay Windows, a Boston-based LGBTQ…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 25, 1988, host Peter Stickel interviews Roselyn Bruyere from the Healing Light Center Church. This is an urban healing spiritual community in Glendale, California. They do work with…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on December 25, 1988, host Peter Stickel interviews Robert Barney from the Boston Gay Men's Chorus. Barney is the music director of the Chorus; he discusses the audition process, the new cohesive…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on February 19, 1989, for Black History Month, host Peter Stickel interviews Richard Tremblay and Dwight McGhee about what it is like to be an interracial couple. Tremblay and McGhee have been in…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on May 21, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Richard Giglio about the "From All Walks Of Life" walk to benefit AIDS services. Giglio describes the charity walk for AIDS, detailing the specifics…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on September 17, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Rhonda Lenair about healing. Lenair describes herself as a scientist who works with three separate elements in the body: bio-electrical,…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on December 29, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews psychotherapist Alan Tweedy from the Gay and Lesbian Counseling Service in Boston. Alan describes the services offered through this…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on January 1, 1989, host Peter Stickel interviews Paul White about gay life in Australia. They start the interview with a discussion about Australia in general, its size, population and…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on August 10, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Paul McMahon and Ralph Hodgdon, a gay couple who have been together for 31 years. The couple discuss how and why their relationship has lasted…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on August 3, 1986, host Peter Stickel interviews Paul McMahon and Ralph Hodgdon, a gay couple who have been together for 31 years. The couple talk about how they met, fell in love, and moved in…

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In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on November 10, 1985, host Dennis Iadarolla interviews musician Debbie Fier. This is part 1 of the interview, and part 2 is missing.
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