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Collection #115

Bob Nelson Papers

Date:1990 - 2007 (Bulk 1993 - 2005)
Size:1 foot


Bob Nelson donated this collection in October 2012.

Scope and Content

This collection includes records of finishing times and results, announcements, and press releases from LGBT related athletic events in which Bob Nelson participated, helped organize, and competed including the Gay Games, Front Runners, Boston to Provincetown Ride, Cycling, Gay Jocks, and Swim for Life.

History or Bio

Bob Nelson is a swimmer, cyclist, and runner active in LGBT athletics since the early 1990s. He and Debbie Bell started the Fast and Fabulous cycling club in 1994 as a committee of the Front Runners New York running club. Nelson has helped organize a number of athletic events and organizations.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Hour Swim
2. Swim for Life [printed material, Richard Steinberg tribute]
3. Gay Jocks: Gay Games III 1990
4. Front Runners
5. [Celebration “90 press packet]
6. Press Conference to Announce Impact of Gay Games IV/Unity “94 New York City Hall April 13, 1992
7. Gay Games IV [Press Release]
8. GG IV: Metrosource 1993, Columbia Newsletter 1993, Boys Town 1993 [Drafts for article submission]

Box 2

9. GG IV: Newsletter 1993 PR, mailings, clips [Living Proof correspondence, brochure]
10. GG IV: Newsletters, pre-mailings, clips 1994
11. GG IV Clips [stickers, ephemera]; GG VI [ephemera]
12. Gay Games V
13. Gay Games IV souvenirs
14. Triathlon [Multiple events, finishing times, photos, membership card]
15. Gay Games VII

Box 3

16. [Gay Games VI Newspaper]
17. Team NY Aquatics [Roster, News, Board of Directors, Newsletter]
18. Gay Jocks
19. USCF/ CRCA [United States Cycling Federation, Country Road Club Association]
20. Boston to P’Town Ride
21. Yoga