Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus records, 1981-2012

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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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

Special restrictions apply: In process collection. As of June 9, 2015, this collection is closed to researchers for processing.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


Gift, 2005.


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


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.