Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer collection, 1969-2019

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/czf0n

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer collection, 1969-2019
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1249
Extent: 1.75 linear feet (3 boxes), 1 bound volume (BV), 4 oversized papers boxes (OP), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), and AV Masters: 2 linear feet
Abstract:Artificially created collection of materials relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.

Additional Physical Form

Selected items from this collection are available digitally to researchers in the Emory Digital Collections repository.


Purchase, 2013, with subsequent gifts and purchases.


[after identification of item(s)], Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Sarah Quigley, 2013.

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Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer collection is an artificially created collection of single items relating to the history of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. It consists of printed ephemera, promotional material, photographs, posters, and other items related to LGBTQ life in Atlanta and across the United States. It also consists of scrapbooks created by Willis Bivins which contain photographs and printed material from Georgia as well as a poster highlighting the divide between white and African American jobs in gay bars. The scrapbooks document the history of the Gay Liberation Movement and various gay pride celebrations, including the first pride march in New York City, June 1970.

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Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 4 Armorettes Homecoming award, Ursula Quilfo, 1997
OP1 2 Armorettes Homecoming collage (AID Atlanta), Ursula Quilfo, 1997
1 5 Armorettes Homecoming photographs, 1996-1997, 2004
1 6 Armorettes calendars, 1995-1996
OP2 1 Armorettes photograph, no date
OP2 2 The Armory calendar, 1997
1 9 Atlanta Venture Sports, program binder, no date
1 3 The Beige Room (San Francisco, California) advertisements, circa 1950
OBV1 - Bivins, Willis, scrapbook: "Life Has Been Your Art," 1974-2011, including photographs of gay pride celebrations and drag shows, as well as printed material about issues such as gay marriage.
BV1 - Bivins, Willis, scrapbook: "Willis' Gay Liberation Journey," 1969-2010, including photographs of gay pride celebrations, including the first pride march in New York City in June 1970, as well as newspaper clippings and printed material such as "Gay Liberation" and "The Gay Manifesto."
1 2 Black Cat Café business card (San Francisco, California), circa 1960
2 - Bubba D. Licious, bobble head doll, no date
1 7 Bubba D. Licious, photograph, no date
1 8 Eula Mae's Beauty, Bait and Tackle program cover and cast list, no date
1 14 Karposi's sarcoma, brochures, 1982
OP4 - May Tag, Hans Vrable glass sculpture, no date
1 15 National Lesbian Conference, Decatur, Georgia, 1991
1 13 Our Founding Valentines Event, 2019

Correspondence and a program relating to planning the 2019 Our Founding Valentines event, an event hosted by Atlanta Pride and Touching up Our Roots to honor leaders and change makers in the Atlanta-area LGBTQ community.

1 1 "Paris" in America standee advertisement (San Francisco, California), circa 1950
1 - Peg's Place 'Stop the Cover-Up" Flier, 1979
1 12 Photographs, 1986-1991

Images include candid and promotional images including head shots of Mr. Gay USA and Ms. Gay USA (Cezanne, Kimbol Purkerson, darryl Lanza, Chuck Roverson, Michael Andrews, Natasha Edwards, Todd Wentz), the Armory Dream Girls, Tommie Ross, Sable Chanel, the Burkharts Boys, Mark Ambrosy, Amber Richards, Kelly Ray, Bubba D Licious, Tina DeVore and Motion, Charlie Brown Bailey, Ce Ce Duvall, Leigh Michaels (Ms. Louisianna USA), Dianna Hutton (Ms. USA), Coti Collins, Patti Kakes Hotalanta River Expo, Jessica Jacksason, Indigo Girls, Charlie Brown (The Bitch of the East), Tory Beatty, and Viki Williams.

2 - Pins, no date
2 - Pins, no date

Collection of pins donated by Julia Brock and Teresa Bramlette Reeves include 33 pins on AIDS awareness circa 1980s and 1990s

1 11 Programs, 1982-1986
OP3 1 Quilfo, Ursula, AID activists t-shirts, no date
OP4 - Quilfo, Ursula, award, Hans Vrable glass sculpture, no date
OP1 1 This is a Phenomenal Photograph, poster (Atlanta, Georgia), circa 1987