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Lg Ms 45 Howard Solomon Collection, Anthony Marvullo May 2018

Lg Ms 45 Howard Solomon Collection, Anthony Marvullo

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The Howard Solomon Collection documents the art, activism, and scholarship of Howard Solomon, spanning the late 1960s to 2017.

Because Howard was the scholar-in-residence from 2002 to 2008, much of the material acts as a survey of the larger LGBTQ+ Collection. See Appendix C for a full list of cross-referenced papers, archives, and collections.


Lg Ms 13 Equalitymaine Archives Finding Aid, Karin A. France Apr 2018

Lg Ms 13 Equalitymaine Archives Finding Aid, Karin A. France

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The Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance (MLGPA) was formed in 1984 to advocate for LGBT issues and to educate the public, media, and politicians about them. Now known as EqualityMaine, over the last twenty-five years, the organization has worked to secure civil rights legislation, pass hate crimes protection laws, promote workplace equality and ensure responsible HIV/AIDS policies. The Archives contains organizational records of MLGPA and EqualityMaine, and other materials.

Date Range:

1984-2009

Size of Collection:

14.5 ft.


Lg Ms 35 Ryan Conrad Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Apr 2018

Lg Ms 35 Ryan Conrad Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Ryan Conrad is a radical queer activist. He is co-founder of Naughty North, an inter-generational radical queer/trans direct action collective in Maine. He participates as a volunteer, board member, and/or advisor for a number of community organizing groups, including EquityFund (board member 2008-present), Outright Lewiston/Auburn (Special Projects Coordinator and volunteer advisor, 2006-present), Maine HIV Prevention Community Planning Group (2009-present), and Maine Video Activist Network (co-founder and volunteer, 2006-present), among others. Conrad curated the June 2009 exhibition "Future of the Past: Reviving the Queer Archives" at Maine College of Art. The Collection contains materials related to radical ...


Lg Ms 23 Roland Blais Papers Finding Aid, Julie Cismoski Mar 2018

Lg Ms 23 Roland Blais Papers Finding Aid, Julie Cismoski

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Roland Blais was born in Rumford, Maine in 1939, and knew by the time he was in high school that he was "different". He saved money and moved to Los Angeles in 1958, where he got a job with Broadway Department Store, and went to gay bars for the first time. He joined the Navy and served from 1959 to 1963, leaving with an honorable discharge. He then enlisted in the Army, serving 1963-1966, stationed at Walsrode, Germany, working with missiles. He returned to the United States, retrieving the car he bought in Germany from Newark Port, New Jersey ...


Lg Ms 24 Lgbt Rights Legislation Collection Finding Aid, Julie Cismoski Mar 2018

Lg Ms 24 Lgbt Rights Legislation Collection Finding Aid, Julie Cismoski

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The Collection contains materials related to LGBT rights legislation from 1978 to 1995, gathered by Prof. Erica Rand of Bates College. The bulk of the Collection is copies of press articles, with a press kit and campaign materials from Equal Protection Lewiston. The legislation covered includes Proposition 6, also known as The Briggs Initiative, in California in 1978; the 1992 Human Rights Ordinance in Portland, Maine; the Lewiston Anti-Discrimination Ordinance in 1993; and the statewide referendum, Question 1, in 1995. Some articles on LGBT issues other than rights legislation are included.

Date Range:

1978-1995

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0.5 ...


Lg Ms 44 Lewiston-Auburn Gay Youth Collection, Naomi Hawkes Sep 2017

Lg Ms 44 Lewiston-Auburn Gay Youth Collection, Naomi Hawkes

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Provenance: The Lewiston/Auburn Gay Youth Collection was donated in August, 2008 by Heidi Conn, a former Guidance Counselor at Edward Little High School. Additional materials were donated by Ryan Conrad, the Edward Little Gay Straight Alliance, Penny Sargent, and Sarah Holmes. The Lewiston Auburn Gay Youth Collection contains print material and photographs of activities of Outright Lewiston/ Auburn and the Edward Little High School Gay Straight Alliance between the years 2008 and 2011.

Ownership and Literary Rights: The Lewiston/ Auburn Gay Youth Collection are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong ...


Lg Ms 43 Aids Lodging House Archives, Anthony Marvullo Aug 2017

Lg Ms 43 Aids Lodging House Archives, Anthony Marvullo

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Provenance: The AIDS Lodging House Archives were donated by Shawn LeGrega on September 3, 2014.

Restrictions on Access: Some materials are restricted until 2081 to protect privacy rights.


Lg Ms 42 Am Chofshi Archives, Anthony Marvullo Aug 2017

Lg Ms 42 Am Chofshi Archives, Anthony Marvullo

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Administrative Information

Provenance:

The Am Chofshi Archives were donated by Gail Kass and Susan Horowitz in 2004. Kass was Am Chofshi’s treasurer and as such these archives contain financial documents and fundraising materials, some of which are restricted.

Total Boxes: 3

Linear Feet: 4.25


Lg Ms 10 Rochow Papers Finding Aid, Bjorn Swenson, Susannah Clark, Anthony Marvullo Jun 2017

Lg Ms 10 Rochow Papers Finding Aid, Bjorn Swenson, Susannah Clark, Anthony Marvullo

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Eugene Rochow was an early member and served on the board of the Matlovich Society, a Portland-based organization that provided an educational and cultural forum for the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community during the 1990s. The Papers document the Matlovich Society between 1991 and 1996 and other organizations and events in the LGBT community. The majority of the papers in this collection are records of the Matlovich Society which Rochow retained after the organization ceased in 1999. The collection also includes documents related to Equal Protection Portland, an initiative in 1992 to pass and protect a ...


Lg Ms 07 Sturgis Haskins Papers Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan, Dani Y. Fazio, Anthony Marvullo May 2017

Lg Ms 07 Sturgis Haskins Papers Finding Aid, Siobain C. Monahan, Dani Y. Fazio, Anthony Marvullo

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Sturgis Haskins was a long-time activist in Gay and Lesbian communities, and was one of the organizers of the annual Maine Gay Symposium started in 1974 at University of Maine, Orono. Haskins was a co- founder in 1973 of the Wilde-Stein Club, the first openly Gay student organization at the University of Maine in Orono. The Papers contain material documenting Haskins’ personal life, pamphlets, correspondence, memorabilia, and information on organizations in which Haskins was interested, and clippings covering topics relating to the Gay and Lesbian communities and homosexuality.

Date Range:

1966-1999

Size of Collection:

24 ft.


Lg Ms 41 Jean Vermette Papers, Anthony Marvullo Jun 2016

Lg Ms 41 Jean Vermette Papers, Anthony Marvullo

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Provenance: The Jean Vermette Papers were donated by Jean Vermette in 2009. Ownership & Literary Rights: The Jean Vermette Papers are the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the Head of Special Collections. Cite as: Jean Vermette Papers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries. Restriction on Access: Some materials are restricted until the year 2061 to protect privacy rights.

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Lg Ms 40 Harbor Masters Archives Finding Aid, Natalie Hill Dec 2015

Lg Ms 40 Harbor Masters Archives Finding Aid, Natalie Hill

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Harbor Masters of Portland, Maine, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization whose members share an interest in the leather/levi lifestyle. The organization was originally incorporated in Maine in 1984 to serve as a social club for like-minded gay males. However, members of any sex are allowed to join Harbor Masters. The club was founded with the goals of promoting fellowship among and tolerance for individuals interested in the leather lifestyle and continues to work toward those goals.

Over time, the Harbor Masters took on a more active role in New England’s LGBT community. The organization has regularly participated ...


Lg Ms 34 Gayla Archives Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix Apr 2015

Lg Ms 34 Gayla Archives Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix

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GAYLA is a brotherhood of gay and bisexual men, “expressly designed to provide mutual support, nurturance, friendship, loving, and mentoring of one another,” in order to maximize personal and collective growth. It meets annually for a week in the summer at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine. The brothers sustain their spirit through the year by organizing periodic winter reunions, area social events and pot-lucks; publishing a newsletter; and establishing a virtual network through email and a GAYLA brothers only Yahoo group. The Archives contains documents and artifacts from the annual conferences, including photographs, audio cassettes, video cassettes, schedules, planning ...


Lg Ms 38 Frances Peabody Papers Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas, Christina E. Walker Mar 2015

Lg Ms 38 Frances Peabody Papers Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas, Christina E. Walker

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Frannie Peabody was one of Maine's leading AIDS activists. Best known in Maine and nationally for her exceptional leadership in the AIDS epidemic, she also gave significant service on historic preservation, child welfare, and gay rights issues. She was a founder of Portland’s The AIDS Project and of the Frannie Peabody Center (formerly Peabody House), as well as of Greater Portland Landmarks. The Papers contain Peabody's personal papers, including her work with The AIDS Project and bereavement counseling.

Date Range:

1981-1999

Size of Collection:

24.5 ft.


Lg Ms 39 Maine Frontrunners Archives Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Jan 2015

Lg Ms 39 Maine Frontrunners Archives Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Maine Frontrunners was founded April Fool’s Day, 1995, inspired by the enthusiastic leadership of the legendary runner John Bean. The group has run Saturday mornings since then, through all kinds of weather. The Maine group is part of International Front Runners, an affiliation of GLBT running/walking clubs that have organized in many of the larger cities around the world. Inspired by Patricia Nell Warren's novel The Front Runner, the first Front Runner club began in San Francisco in 1974, and other FR clubs quickly began forming in the United States and then in Canada and abroad ...


Lg Ms 37 Penny Rich Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas Dec 2014

Lg Ms 37 Penny Rich Collection Finding Aid, Katharine Renolds Thomas

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Records and artifacts documenting the Maine Lesbian Gay Film Festival and Women's Community Project of Portland

Date Range:

1980s-1990s

Size of Collection:

7 ft.


Lg Ms 36 Michael Rossetti Collection Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix Nov 2014

Lg Ms 36 Michael Rossetti Collection Finding Aid, Megan Hendrix

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Michael Rossetti was chiefly responsible for creating and running Southern Maine Pride, and was the grandmaster at the 2006 Pride festival. The Papers contain records and artifacts documenting Southern Maine Pride and other Gay and Lesbian events from the 1980s to 2000.

Date Range:

1980s-2000

Size of Collection:

4 ft.


Lg Ms 33 Dawn Fortune Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker Sep 2014

Lg Ms 33 Dawn Fortune Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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Dawn Fortune revitalized the Gay-Straight People's Alliance and ran the student newspaper at theUniversity of Maine at Farmington in the early 1990s. The Papers contains photographs and contactsheets, 2 folders of Pride materials, 4 VHS videos of programs/events by GASPP, a Central Maine Needs Assessment of LGBT teens compiled in 1996 by Fortune for the group Equal Rights For All (ERFA), and an essay Fortune wrote in 1988 entitled 'AIDS kills.'

Date Range:

1988-2002

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Lg Ms 32 Marty Sabol Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker May 2014

Lg Ms 32 Marty Sabol Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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Marty Sabol manages the Infectious Disease Program at the Public Health Division of the Portland Department of Health and Human Services. He oversees prevention efforts and healthcare services related to sexually transmitted and vaccine preventable diseases in the Portland area. He has served as vice-president of the Maine Public Health Association, as an advisor to the Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation and as a member of the GLBT Caucus of Public Health Workers with the American Public Health Association. In 1984, Sabol co-founded the Maine Lesbian and Gay Political Alliance (MLGPA), now known as EqualityMaine, serving as ...


Lg Ms 22 Larry Bliss Collection Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz, Elizabeth Sistare May 2014

Lg Ms 22 Larry Bliss Collection Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz, Elizabeth Sistare

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Lawrence (Larry) Bliss was born and raised in California, lived in Maine for twenty years, and returned to California in 2011. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in History and Political Science and a Master's Degree in Urban Public Administration all from the University of California. He has worked as a middle school and high school teacher and coach and as Director of Career Services and Professional Life Development at the University of Southern Maine. He was elected to the Maine Senate in 2008, representing the 7th district, which includes his hometown of South Portland, as well as Cape ...


Lg Ms 31 Dale Mccormick Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker Apr 2014

Lg Ms 31 Dale Mccormick Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker

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Dale McCormick was the first woman in the country to complete a carpentry apprenticeship with the carpenter’s union and is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters local 1996, having been a carpenter and contractor for 30 years. In 1988, McCormick founded Women Unlimited, a program that successfully trains women on welfare to compete for high-paying jobs in trade and technical occupations. In 1984, McCormick helped found and became the first President of the Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance (now called EqualityMaine), which advocates statewide for civil rights and better treatment for lesbian/gay/bi/transgender/and ...


Lg Ms 27 Diane Elze Papers Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare, Nicholas Martin Apr 2014

Lg Ms 27 Diane Elze Papers Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare, Nicholas Martin

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A 1978 graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, Diane Elze began her volunteer career working for the YWCA Fair Harbor Shelter in Portland, Maine. She was an activist in the LGBT community in the Portland area in the 1980s and 1990s. Among other activities, she was a founding member of the Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance, worked on the AIDS Project, and founded the LGBT youth group, Outright. She also edited the newsletter Moving, The Newspaper of the Maine Association of Handicapped Persons and founded the statewide gay and lesbian newspaper, Our Paper. Elze earned a Master’s ...


Lg Ms 30 Allen Bernstein Collection Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare Mar 2014

Lg Ms 30 Allen Bernstein Collection Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare

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Allen Bernstein was born on June 19, 1913 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He holds a MA in Economics from the University of Chicago. Bernstein enlisted in the Army in 1940 and fought in WWII, doing clerical work in the U.S., until 1944 when he was dishonorably discharged for being openly gay. After the war he married a woman– who knew he was gay – and had two sons. He then moved to Maine to work for the Maine State Labor Department as a Labor market analyst. After retirement in 1978 he became involved in providing volunteer services to the ...


Lg Ms 29 Margaret Cruikshank Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker, Anthony Marvullo Jan 2014

Lg Ms 29 Margaret Cruikshank Papers Finding Aid, Christina E. Walker, Anthony Marvullo

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Margaret Cruikshank (b. 1940) has not only led a distinguished career in academia but is also the author of numerous works. Cruikshank’s earliest writings include reviews, essays and articles that have appeared in a variety of periodicals. Other publications include The Lesbian Path (1980), The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement (1992), and Learning to Be Old: Gender, Culture, and Aging (2003). After earning her Ph.D., Cruikshank began teaching English at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. In 1975, Cruikshank moved to Minnesota where she continued to teach university level English and also helped establish Mankato State University ...


Lg Ms 28 Robin Lambert Collection Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare Dec 2013

Lg Ms 28 Robin Lambert Collection Finding Aid, Elizabeth Sistare

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Robin Lambert was politically active in Maine for more than 40 years, was for many years the most prominent Republican to publicly support LGBT civil rights, and persuaded many in his party to join him in that struggle. He was one of the founders of the Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance (MLGPA)(now EqualityMaine) in 1984, and was twice recognized by MLGPA for his outstanding work for civil rights. As an early advocate of addressing the issues surrounding HIV and its impact on the state, Lambert was a founding member of both The Maine Health Foundation and The AIDS ...


Lg Ms 26 Michael Martin Papers Finding Aid, Nicholas Martin Nov 2013

Lg Ms 26 Michael Martin Papers Finding Aid, Nicholas Martin

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Print materials collected by this AIDS activist, primarily about the AIDS epidemic and treatment, including The AIDS Project in Maine.

Size of Collection:

1 ft.


Lg Ms 25 George Daniell Artwork Finding Aid, Susannah Clark Apr 2013

Lg Ms 25 George Daniell Artwork Finding Aid, Susannah Clark

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George Daniell, photographer and artist, lived the second half of his life in a coastal community near Bar Harbor, Maine. Originally from Yonkers, he worked as a freelance photographer in New York and Europe for most of his early career. In the 1930’s, he made his first visits to Monhegan Island and Grand Manan Island, capturing images in photographs and paintings. For many years he owned a house on Fire Island, and spent winters in Key West, and these locations also feature prominently in his work. He is best known for his photographic portraits of well-known artists and ...


Lg Ms 21 Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee Archives Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz Feb 2012

Lg Ms 21 Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee Archives Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz

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The Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee was formed in response to the February 1998 repeal of the civil rights law which had been enacted in May 1997. They organized a march, rally and fundraising entertainment event on Oct. 18, 1998. They followed these events with a vigil in memory of Mathew Shepard, with services held in several parts of the state on Oct. 18, 1998. The Committee also sponsored an "Interfaith Vigil Against Hate Violence" in Bangor on Oct. 7, 1999. The Archives contains some records of the Committee, blank cards representative of an effort to have people ...


Lg Ms 20 Equal Protection/Portland Archives Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz Nov 2011

Lg Ms 20 Equal Protection/Portland Archives Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz

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Equal Protection/Portland (EP/P) was a volunteer organization formed in Portland, Maine in 1992 that campaigned to uphold a Human Rights Ordinance passed by Portland’s City Council. Ultimately the ordinance was upheld in a referendum vote on November 3, 1992. That year was contentious for LGBT issues around the country and gay rights figured prominently in a presidential election for the first time in the race between Bill Clinton and George Bush. The Archives contains EP/P administrative files and campaign materials, such as flyers, brochures, press releases, survey results, audio recordings, and a bus banner. Articles ...


Lg Ms 19 Westbrook Citizens For Equal Rights Archives Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz Oct 2011

Lg Ms 19 Westbrook Citizens For Equal Rights Archives Finding Aid, Maeve Wachowicz

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Westbrook Citizens for Equal Rights (WCER) was a Political Action Committee (PAC) registered in Westbrook, Maine in June of 2002. WCER was formed to promote civil rights in Westbrook, and notably campaigned to uphold the Westbrook Human Rights Ordinance of 2002. The archives contain materials from both the “Vote Yes” and “Vote No” campaigns on the Human Rights Ordinance referendum, such as flyers, pamphlets, campaign signs and stickers, advertisements, volunteer instructions, and correspondence. There is also information on the 2003 election in Westbrook, and on similar ordinance campaigns in Falmouth, Maine, and in Kalamazoo and Traverse City, Michigan, in ...