Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights Press Photographs collection
Scope and Contents
The collection of gay, lesbian, and bisexual rights press photographs is comprised of images from protests and demonstrations in various United States cities. Some photographs have typewritten or handwritten descriptions on the back, and some include press stamps.
- 1970 - 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 the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.
Biographical / Historical
The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights photographs in this collection 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 photographs are credited to specific 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 The Dade County ordinance was repealed due to Bryant's campaign.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.
.5 Linear Feet (1 box) : 15 photographs
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically by year.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased from Tomberg Rare Books (Greenwich, Connecticut) in August 2014.
This collection was processed by Sarah McLusky in 2015.
- Finding aid for the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Rights Press Photographs collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Finding aid prepared by Sarah McLusky in 2015. Updated by Eli Landaverde in 2022.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- 2022-09-26: Finding aid revised to update title, description, and dates.