|2013's "From the Archives" Series
May 23: Letters from GCN's Prisoner Project
Founded in 1975, Bromfield Street Educational Foundation's Prisoner Project, which advocated for gay and lesbian prisoners, included a pen pal program that connected LGBT prisoners to LGBT correspondents outside of prison. Prisoners' requests for pen pals ran in Gay Community News. The collection of letters was donated to The History Project by Loie Hayes, a former editor at GCN, who had held onto the materials after Mike Riegle, who ran the project, died in 1992. THP Volunteer Jessica Holden will discuss these letters and the experience of processing this collection.
Jessica Holden is Special Projects Archivist in University Archives & Special Collections at UMass Boston.
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Previous From the Archives...
- April 25, 2103: The "What" and "Why" of Community Archives, presented by Caitlin Christian-Lamb, graduate student in Archives and History at Simmons College
- March 28, 2013: Queer and Present Dangers, presented by THP board member Ian Lekus
- February 28, 2013: New Collections from the Archives, presented by THP board members Andrew Elder and Libby Bouvier
- Sappho's Fire film screening, panel discussion, and reception
- Boston's Gay Life in the 50s and 60s
- The Boston Phoenix's 'One in Ten'
- Oral History Workshop
- Life's a Beach: Provincetown through the Decades
- Leather and ...Kink
- The History of the Gay and Lesbian Review
Items from the Tom Kanar collection, discussed on
Feb 28, 2013
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