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Gay, lesbian, and bisexual rights press photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 458 Oversize
The collection of gay, lesbian, and bisexual rights press photographs is comprised of images from protests and demonstrations in various United States cities. Many photographs have typewritten or handwritten captions on the back and some have press stamps.

Dates

  • 1976-1992

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact MSU Libraries Special Collections.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet (1 legal folder)

Biographical / Historical

The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights photographs were taken for various newspapers and press photo agencies, including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Detroit Free Press, Keystone Press Agency, Field Enterprises, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Boston Herald.

Some of the photos are credited to particular photographers, including:

Mike Adaskaveg, Bryan Alpert, Brian Alpert, Bierman, Bob Black, Barbara Haddock, Graff, Mark Ivins, and Jonathan Wiggs. Three of the photos from 1977 depict protests directed at the singer Anita Bryant. Bryant's campaign against an anti-discrimination ordinance in Dade County, Florida, turned into a nationwide anti-gay rights campaign. The Dade County ordinance was repealed due to Bryant's campaign. The gay community's counter-protest included a boycott of Florida Citrus products, since Bryant was their spokesperson at the time.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically by year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased from Tomberg Rare Books (Greenwich, Connecticut) in August 2014.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Sarah McLusky in 2015.
Title
Finding aid for the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights press photographs
Status
Cataloged
Author
Sarah McLusky
Date
July 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA
517.884.6471