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American Civil Liberties Union Mid-Chapter Records, 1968-1984 (C1735)
0.4 cubic feet

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The records of the ACLU, Mid-Missouri Chapter, a civil rights organization, consist of case files, correspondence, and meeting minutes.

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Jacqui Banaszynski Papers, 1974-2000 (CA6200)
5 cubic feet

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Papers of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and journalism educator who worked for several Midwest and Pacific Northwest newspapers. Includes articles, research materials, interview notes, correspondence, and datebooks.

Mary Jane Barnett Papers, 1913-1997 (CG0004)
1.6 cubic feet

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The collection contains correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, business-related trade journals, a Narcotic Register, and miscellaneous papers for Mary Jane "Miss Jane" Barnett and her life and business partner, Elaine "Tommie" Davis.

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Michael Cave Papers, 1944-1997 (C2157)
7.6 cubic feet, 21 audio cassettes, 62 audio tapes, 27 video cassettes, 1 compact disk, and 1 record

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The Michael Cave Papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, business records, audiovisual material, and the compositions of Cave, a pianist and composer born in Missouri.

Tom Chorlton Papers, 1960s-2010s (CA5803)
37.75 cubic feet, 29 video cassettes, 2 audio cassettes, 1 audio tape

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The papers of an educator, political activist, and gay rights advocate include correspondence, meeting and event material, clippings, photograph albums, and miscellaneous records and personal papers. Also included is research material and drafts for Chorlton’s book The First American Republic.

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John M. Dalton Papers, 1921-1965 (C2417)
130.3 cubic feet, 1 CD

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Personal and official papers of a Democratic governor of Missouri, 1961-1965. Includes some material from his term as Missouri attorney general.

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Victor Estevez Collection, 1982-1996 (C4261)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders), 1 oversize volume

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The papers of Victor Estevez contain material from organizations Estevez was a member of, newspaper clippings related to HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ activism, and personal papers. It also contains the papers of Carl Megl, a friend of Estevez and the first student at the University of Missouri, Columbia, to die of AIDS related complications.

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James Ferguson Collection, 1988 (S0880)
0.25 cubic foot, 1 folder

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The James Ferguson collection contains one book, "Vandeventer Nites," by St. Louisan Jerrold Rabuska, documenting LGBTQ nightlife in the Vandeventer neighborhood.

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Michael Ford Papers, 1989-1994 (S0882)
2 cubic feet

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This collection contains correspondence, newsletters, and ephemera of Michael Ford, a broadcaster for the St. Louis area gay and lesbian community.

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Harold Linden Forester Papers, 1925-2007 (S0265)
2.5 cubic feet

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The Harold Linden Forester Papers contain identification and travel documents, maps, illustrations, pamphlets, newsletters, postcards, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, newspaper clippings, academic materials, and military records. The materials date from 1925-2008 and pertain to Forester’s military service during World War II, his undergraduate years at the University of Southern California, his numerous jobs, his world travels, and his lifelong medical problems stemming from a wartime injury. The papers also contain information about the Forester family and Lawrence County, Missouri. Materials of interest include wartime letters from Forester to family members and friends, firsthand recollections of the Battle of Peleliu, and a scrapbook featuring photographs of the Forester family in Lawrence County, Missouri.

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Sheila Gibbons Papers, 1964-2016 (CA5927)
6.75 cubic feet, 3 computer disks, 4 audio cassettes, 4 video cassettes, 1 DVD

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Newsletters, newspaper clippings, columns, journal articles, conferences proceedings, and research papers concerning women and the media. Issues covered include marketing, women in film, news coverage of women, pornography, and women journalists.

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History Senior Seminar Papers Collection, 1992-1993 (S0723)
0.25 cubic foot, 12 folders

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This collection contains the academic papers of 12 students of the 1992 and 1993 History Senior Seminar 393, taught by Dr. Gerda Ray of the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Topics vary from broad historical perspectives to studies of specific St. Louis ethnic communities.

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Integrity, Inc. Collection, 1984-1985 (K0194)
0.2 c.f. (3 folders)

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Scattered issues of a newsletter of Integrity, Inc., a ministry of the Episcopal Church to the Gay and Lesbian community. Kansas City chapter formed in 1984.

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Kansas City "Alternate News" Collection, 1982-1985 (K0193)
0.57 c.f. (16 folders)

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Scattered issues of a weekly newsletter published in Kansas City, MO, directed to the gay and lesbian community.

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Lesbian Alliance of St. Louis Records, 1973-1979 (S0129)
0.15 cubic foot, 4 folders

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This St. Louis based lesbian-feminist organization sponsored a newsletter, previously a magazine, both titled Moonstorm; workshops; a speakers' bureau; and a women's coffee house. The collection includes publications, programs, posters, and literature.

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Lesbian and Gay News Telegraph Records, 1981-1990 (S0445)
1 cubic foot, 3 microfilm rolls, 1 audio tape

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The Lesbian and Gay News-Telegraph was a local LGBTQ newspaper founded in 1981 to encourage communication with St. Louis' LGBTQ community. The Lesbian Gay News Telegraph reported on local, regional, and national issues affecting the LGBTQ community and also published a calendar and directory of gay organizations. The collection contains unpublished articles, newspaper clippings, newsletters, a poster, and issues of the Gay-News Telegraph. Also included in the collection is an oral history interview with Gay News-Telegraph editor, Jim Thomas.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Project Records, 1966-2015 (S1038)
17 cubic feet

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This collections contains artifacts, publications, pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community in St. Louis.

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LGBTQIA+ Periodicals Library Collection, 1986-2014 (S1177)
5 cubic feet

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The LGBTQIA+ Periodicals Library Collection contains national publications pertaining to LGBTQIA+ parenting, political and legal groups, travel, and HIV/AIDS.

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Brian Mahieu Papers, 2000s-2010s (CA6465)
0.2 cubic feet, 2 oversize items

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Personal papers of a plein air landscape painter from Central Missouri include writings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous material.

Barbara J. McGough Papers, 1945-2011 (S1099)
12 cubic feet

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The Barbara J. McGough Papers contains correspondence, photographs, calendars, scrapbooks, and newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to her activism in the LGBTQ and feminist movements in St. Louis and the Midwest. Interspersed in the collection are newsletters and pamphlets produced by LGBTQ businesses and groups, including Moonstrom, as well as McGough’s handwritten notes documenting the connections and networks she made throughout her life. The collection is arranged chronologically according to the order McGough maintained her papers, except for boxes 10-13, which contain weekly planners, scrapbooks, ephemera, and additional materials not included in the original donation. The materials in these boxes are arranged chronologically by type. The materials in this collection date from 1945 to 2011.

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Ann Bryan Mariano McKay Papers, c. 1892-2009 (C4009)
16.25 cubic feet, 26 audio cassettes, 1 film, 10 rolls of microfilm, 1 computer disc

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The papers of Ann Bryan Mariano McKay, a journalist and Vietnam War correspondent, consist primarily of material relating to her work on the independent newspaper, Overseas Weekly, and include newspapers, newspaper copy, photographs, correspondence, and legal materials regarding a lawsuit over distribution of the newspaper in Vietnam. Other materials in the collection document her work with Vietnamese orphanages, as well as various aspects of both her personal and professional life, including a return trip to Vietnam in 1995 with her adopted daughter.

Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis Records, 1970-2011 (S0543)
17 cubic feet

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The Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis was founded on October 28, 1972, with a primary mission of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the gay and lesbian community of St. Louis. Materials include administrative files, publications, artifacts, correspondence, and conference materials, which reflect many of the activities of the church and some of its members since its founding, as well as information concerning the gay and lesbian community in St. Louis.

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Mid-Continent Life Services Corporation Records, 1975-1978 (S0050)
3 cubic feet, 82 folders

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The records of the Mid-Continent Life Services Corporation contains meeting minutes, articles of corporation, bylaws, correspondence, and newsletters of a gay social services organization offering social activities, newsletters, and a telephone hotline from 1975 to 1978. Materials of interest include telephone hotline logs, including the time of the call received, as well as the types of referrals for calls received from October 1975 to October 1978. All names have in the logs have been redacted.

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Missouri Coalition for Correctional Justice Records, 1973-1982 (C3911)
1 cubic foot

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Records of an organization that had the purpose of educating the public on prison conditions and promoting programs of education and rehabilitation in cooperation with the Missouri State Division of Corrections. MCCJ was a cooperative effort of many organizations and individuals but, Dr. J. Noel Heermance, professor of English at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, was the director and driving force.

Missouri Lives Oral History Project Records, 2014-2018 (C4249)
0.02 cubic feet (1 folder), 19 CDs, 1 DVD

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The collection consists of interviews with a wide array of Missourians who have had an interesting personal history and life. The collection consists of digitally recorded interviews, transcripts, and ephemera.

Missouri National Organization for Women Records, 1967-1982 (C0781)
5.5 cubic feet, 2 video cassettes

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Records of Missouri state chapter of the National Organization for Women. Contains financial records, conference materials, meeting minutes, city chapter materials, membership lists, correspondence, newsletters, publicity materials, and project files.

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New Directions for News Research Project Papers, 1972-1988 (C3901)
7.4 cubic feet, 1 audio cassette

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Papers consist of newspaper clippings, research data, reports, and correspondence documenting a research project that analyzed U.S. newspaper coverage of several women's issues and events of the 1970s and published its findings in a 1983 report. Virginia R. Allen was director, Catherine East was issues specialist, and Dorothy Misener Jurney was media specialist on the project.

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Outlook St. Louis, Collection, 1994-1995 (S1046)
0.04 cubic foot, 7 videotapes

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This collection contains Videotapes of Outlook St. Louis, a WHSL-TV and cable access television program for the LGBTQ community. The program featured episodes that focused on political and cultural events relevant to LGBTQ community.

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Personal Rights of Missourians (PROMO) Records, 1984-2003 (S0960)
10 cubic feet

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The Personal Rights of Missourians (PROMO) Records contain meeting minutes, newsletters, legislative materials, and subject files pertaining to PROMO's mission to protect the rights of LGBTQ Missourians. Subjects of interest include Pride St. Louis, HIV/AIDS, same-sex parenting, and sex education.

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Prisoner Advocacy and Education Project Records, 1971-1982 (C2636)
6 cubic feet, 2 audio cassettes

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Records of a Columbia, Missouri, organization, which advocated prison reform and prisoner rights and sought to educate the public on prison conditions. Sponsored by KOPN Radio. Collection includes records of Zebra Sunrise radio program, correspondence from inmates, inmate periodicals and literary journals, and subject files on prisons, prisoners, and the criminal justice system. See also Collection No. 3111.

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Privacy Rights Education Project (PREP) Records, 1990-2000 (S0738)
1 cubic foot, 57 folders

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The St. Louis-based Privacy Rights Education Project (PREP) formed in July 1986 as a response to the United States Supreme Court's decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, which upheld Georgia's anti-sodomy law. PREP's mission is to further the cause of privacy rights for gay and lesbians in the United States. The collection contains handbooks, flyers, news releases, newsletters, and meeting minutes, reflecting this mission.

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SLAM! Magazine Collection, 1995-2000 (S0992)
0.4 cubic feet

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This collection contains issues of SLAM magazine, an underground LGBTQ publication.

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St. Louis Lesbian and Gay Archives Collection, 1972-1999 (S0545)
19.8 cubic feet

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This collection contains publications, t-shirts, buttons, flyers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, charters, by-laws of gay organizations, letters to legislators, and other ephemera documenting the activities of the gay and lesbian community in St. Louis. Included this collection are publications from other parts of the country and national organizations. Several of the St. Louis publications are complete, or near-complete runs.

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St. Louis Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration Committee Records, 1983-1992 (S0544)
0 .8 cubic feet, 18 folders, 1 audio tape, 1 microfilm roll

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The Pride Committee is responsible for the annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Fest in June. The records consist of a donation of Pride Guides from all across the United States, gay and lesbian publications, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. The microfilmed portion of the collection was loaned for copying and consists of general meetings and board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, financial reports, and miscellaneous announcements. The microfilm is restricted.

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St. Louis Women's Choir Records, 1986-1990 (S0977)
0.25 cubic feet

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The St. Louis Women's Choir Records contain concert programs, a philosophy statement, and retreat materials.

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Helen Stephens Collection, 1931-1995 (C3552)
6.0 cubic feet (290 folders), 4 volumes, 100 oversize items

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The papers of the 1936 Olympic track champion contain her Olympic diary, correspondence, publicity clippings, posters, photographs, and other materials related to her long athletic career, both professional and recreational. Newsletters from her employers, Curlee Clothing Company, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, and the Defense Mapping Agency, along with some personal documents, are also included.

Nan Sweet HerStory Project, 1988 (S0865)
3 audio tapes

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This collection consists of interviews Nan Sweet conducted with four politically active members of the St. Louis lesbian community, including Georgia King and Laura Ann Moore.

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Peter Tamony Collection, 1890-1985 (C3939)
877.6 cubic feet, 14 audio discs, 89 audio tapes, 2 audio cassettes

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Correspondence, articles, research files, personal papers, audio tapes, and word files of a noted etymologist and neologist of San Francisco. The collection primarily relates to the study of American colloquial language and neologisms but also includes rare jazz journals and materials on sports.

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University of Missouri-St. Louis Women's Studies Program Collection, 1949-1988 (S0489)
5 cubic feet, 240 folders

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This collection contains newspapers, magazines, articles, posters, conventions notes, and newsletters from across the United States, focusing on women-oriented issues and feminist-lesbian literature. Publications of interest include several lesbian-feminist publications such as Off Our Backs, Lesbian Connection, DYKE, The Lesbian Tide, and Moonstorm.

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Lisa Wagaman Papers, 1974-1992 (S0542)
6.4 cubic feet, 112 folders

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The Lisa Wagaman papers contain meeting minutes, publications, buttons, posters, flyers, t-shirts, and newspapers relating to her activism in St. Louis's LGBTQ community. Also included in this collection are early records of the Mid-Continent Life Services, Inc.

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Carla Weitzel Papers, 1970-1999 (C2154)
1.8 cubic feet, 6 audio cassettes

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The papers of Carla Weitzel, a sociology graduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, consist of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, posters, pamphlets, photographs, and miscellaneous materials. The materials document civil rights issues, particularly the anti-apartheid and divestment movement that occurred on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus during the mid-1980s.

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Arnold M. Zwicky Papers, 1960s-1990s (CA5781)
24 cubic feet

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Correspondence, teaching and research materials, and administrative records of a professor of linguistics.