ATLANTA GAY MEN'S CHORUS.
Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus records, 1981-2012

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/d7gf4


Descriptive Summary

Creator:Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.
Title: Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus records, 1981-2012
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1251
Extent:22 linear ft. (35 boxes) and 3 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Records of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, including various administrative records, printed material, photographs, and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2005.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus records, 1981-2012, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Historical Note

The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus (AGMC) is a nonprofit performing arts organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded in 1981 by Jeffrey D. McIntyre, who served as its first Artistic Director. The AGMC is led by a Board of Directors and a staff that includes an executive director and a conductor. Also included in the leadership are the assistant conductor, a president, and music and section leaders. The AGMC's mission statement explains that the chorus presents high-quality and thought-provoking musical entertainment that appeals to a diverse audience, creates a positive image of the LGBTQ community, and promotes equality for all persons.

The group is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) and their concert season includes a holiday concert in early December at The Cathedral of St. Phillip in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta; a spring concert in late April; and a Pride concert in July. In addition to their concerts, they are active in the annual Atlanta Gay Pride parade. The Chorus has performed at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Hall, The Robert Ferst Center for the Performing Arts, the Atlanta Civic Center, Emory University, and Agnes Scott College. They have also performed at benefits for victims of the September 11th attacks and Hurricane Katrina; for charitable organizations such as the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Food Bank, and AIDS Athens; and for community service events such as First Night Atlanta, AIDS Walk Atlanta, the Human Rights Campaign Annual Dinner, Toys for Tots, and The Toy Party

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus, from 1981-2012 and includes administrative records, as well as promotional materials for concerts and other performances. The administrative files include board minutes, bylaws, directories, fundraising materials, and member packets. Promotional materials documenting the activities of the organization include concert programs, newsletters, and posters. The collection also contains scrapbooks, photographs, and audio and video recordings of the group's performances. There are documents relating to the 25th anniversary of the Chorus, as well as records of the group's work with the Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA) and the organization's charitable and community programs including parades and walks.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Concert programs, Pride
2 - Newsletters
3 - Media and recording
4 - Board records/Bylaws
5 - Advertisements
6 - Concert programs, holiday
7 - Concert programs, spring
8 - Miscellaneous concert
9 - Directories
10 - Directors and accompanists
11 - Twenty-fifth Jubilee display, photographs and captions
12 - Fundraising
13 - Memorials/clubs
14 - Photographs
15 - Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA)
16 - Twenty-fifth Jubilee display
17 - Twenty-fifth Jubilee
18 - Production, stage
19 - "The Mountain," annual planning retreat
20 - Parades and walks
21 - Photographs
22 - Membership biographical materials, meeting announcements, and new member packets
23 - Archives committee
24 - Administrative materials and letterhead
25 - Archives Committee
26 - Administrative materials and letterheads
27 - Photograph albums/program binders
28 - Newsletters
29 - Scrapbook, loose pages/Archives committee
30 - Scrapbooks
31 - Audiovisual material and photographs
32 - Audiovisual material
33 - Audiovisual material
OP1 - Posters
OP2 - Posters
OP3 - Posters
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