The Sharmat Papers document gay women’s athletics in the 1980s and 90s, including Gay Women’s Athletic Club party flyers, newsletter and certificate of incorporation (January 24, 1990); Federation of Gay Games newsletters and oganizing materials; game and player stats of New York women softball players (1983) and editorial “In Defense of Pitchers”; Federation of Gay Games Roster (January 15, 1995); film negatives of Gay Games and Team NY event; 5 autographed softballs.
The collection also includes 3 journals and an AIDS caretaking story (gay woman caring for a gay man); the journals include Sharmat’s account of a publicly-visible court case from the early 2000s about child visitation rights against her female ex-partner, as well as a related clip from the Lesbian and Gay New York News.
1. Gay Women’s Athletic Club (GWAC) & Team NY
2. The Navigator by Lee Sharmat (Story)
3. Journal, Lee Sharmat’s School of Hard Knocks
4. Journal, July 92
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