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Collection #46

Darrell Yates Rist Papers

Record:46
Date:1983 - 1994
Size:7 feet

Provenance

This collection was donated by Robert M. Cataldo.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the donor.

Scope and Content

This collection is principally successive manuscript versions of Rist’s book “Heartlands: A Gay Man’s Odyssey Across America.” There is also some correspondence with persons he wrote about in the book.

History or Bio

Darrell Raymond Yates – Rist was born February 26, 1948, and died December 23, 1993, of an AIDS related disease. In his life he was an actor, associate producer – director, script writer, and author. He helped found GLAAD and was an outspoken activist. He wrote Heartlands: A Gay Man’s Odyssey Across America.

Folder List

Box 1

1. [ Correspondence and releases for the book ]
2. Heartlands permissions
3. Heartlands First draft ( to end of South ) [ Ps. 1 – 456 ]
4. Heartlands First draft ( to end of South ) [ Ps. 457 – 620 ]
5. Heartlands First draft ( to end of South ) [ Ps. 621 – 823 ]
6. Original copy p. 346 – End [ Ps. 346 – 600 ]
7. Original copy p. 346 – End [ Ps. 601 – 791 ]
8. Heartlands ( First submission ) [Ps. 1 – 200 ]
9. Heartlands ( First submission ) [ Ps. 201 – 345 ]
10. Heartlands ( First submission ) [ Ps. 346 – 482 ]
11. Heartlands ( First submission ) [ Ps. 483 – 623 ]
12. Heartlands ( First submission ) [ Ps. 624 – 785 ]
13. Heartlands 1st Edit [ Title page – 134 ]
14. Heartlands 1st Edit [ 135 – 261 ]
15. Heartlands 1st Edit [ Ps. 262 – 481 ]
16. Heartlands 1st Edit [ Ps. 482 – 699 ]

Box 2

17. Heartlands 1st Edit [Ps.741 – 760, 766 – 785, 532 – 543, 190 – 200]
18. Heartlands 1st Edit [Ps. 347 – 363 – 384, 392 – 395]
19. Heartlands 1st Edit [Ps. 550 – 555, 593 – 603, 669 – 673, 683 – 691, 745 – 748]
20. Heartlands 1st Edit [Ps. 761-765, 386 – 412, 413 – 450, 451 – 480]
21. Heartlands 1st Edit [Ps. 505 -518, 519 – 527, 528 – 549, 556 – 592]
22. Heartlands 1st Edit [Ps. 604 -623, 668 – 739]
23. Deadmatter [ Title page – 184 ]
24. Deadmatter [ 185 – 425 ]
25. Deadmatter [ 426 – 643 ]
26. Heartlands submitted 1st Edit original [ Title page – 203 ]
27. Heartlands submitted 1st Edit original [ P 204 – 451 ]
28. Heartlands submitted 1st Edit original [ P.452 – 643 ]
29. Extra copy [ Title page – 232 ]
30. Extra copy [ Ps. 233 – 523 ]
31. Extra copy [ Ps. 524 – 643 ]
32. [ Newspaper articles & Magazine articles written by DYR ] Photograph of DYR with unknown student

Box 3

33. [ Note pads: New York, Paris ]
34. [ Note pads: Chicago III, IV, Detroit, Rochester ]
35. [ Note pads: Seattle (2ea), Colorado (4ea), Timetable, Gayellow pages ]
36. [ Note pads: St. Vincent’s (2ea), P-Town, Notes regarding TV Interview ]
37. [ Note pads: South Carolina, Washington, D.C.,a play, Intro 2, Notes from all over ]
38. [ Note pads: Hawaii (3ea) ]
39.  Note pads: Sex story, Sex study group, Hospital notes – Washington, D.C. Sisters by Gwatsky ]
40. [ Note pads: Robert Salomone notes, Arthur Tress at S. Harder / Twining, Jean Cocteau ]
41. [ Note pads: Bathhouse, fantasiafair, Cabaret ]
42. [ Address book A – L ]
43. [ Address book M – W ]

Box 4

44. [ Note pads: Maine and Canada ]
45. [ Note pads: Reno, Nv, New Mexico (2ea) ]
46. [ Note pads:San Francisco (4ea) ]
47. [ Note pads: San Francisco (2ea), New Mexico (2ea), New York (2ea), Louis Reeves II, Note to himself ]
48. [ Note pads: Boston Health Conference 1988, New York ]
49. [ Note pads: Denver, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Rodeo ]
50. [ Note pads: New York City (2ea) ]
51. [ Note pads: Los Angeles, California Men’s Colony, Pocatello Fort Hall, Salt Lake City ]
52. [ Note pads: Alaska (3ea), Hawaii (3ea) ]
53. [ Note pads: Mississippi (3ea), Nebraska, Chicago (ea) ]
54. [ Note pads: Puerto Rico (2ea), Slide notes, Personal Journal ]
55. [ Photographs of Nancy Regan’s interview ]
56. [ Senior High School photos, commencement program June 17, 1966 ]
57. Correspondence
58. [ Illustration and note ]
59. [ Correspondence ]
60. [ Correspondence ]
61. [ Photographs of Darrell, a friend, and a dog named Boo ]
62. [ Handwritten notes, etc. to Ducky from Bear ]
63. [ Photograph of Raymond Jacobs by Gene Bagnato ]
64. [ Correspondence, Currency, Memorial for Gregory M. Kolovakos, love notes for Bear, a pair of socks, Fishhook and jawbone ]
65. [ Notes from Bear to Ducky, photos of D.Y.R.,Drivers licence, Miscellaneous items ]

Box 5

66. Tom Roberts
67. Questions
68. P. W. Backup: New York Post- Going to Paris
69. P. W. Backup: Paris Match – SIDA
70. P. W. Backup: Penthouse – Forum
71. P. W. Backup: Q – Notes
72. P. W. Backup: Reporter – K. Haring Art
73. P. W. Backup: Village Voice
74. P. W. Backup: World Paper
75. Haring, Keith
76. Published work: Articles
77. Published work: Going To Paris
78. Published work: Nation – AIDS
79. Published work: Lectures
80. Published work: Reviews – Art
81. Published: Reviews – Books
82. Published work: Reviews – Film – TV
83. Published work: Scripts – Radio
84. P. W. Backup: Advocate – Pt. 1
85. P. W. Backup: Advocate – Pt. 2
86. P. W. Backup: Advocate – Pt. 3
87. P. W. Backup: Gay Life Handbook
88. P. W. Backup: Nation – Deadly OBS ( 89 )
89. P. W. Backup: Nation Gay Bashing
90. P. W. Backup: Nation – Born Gay?
91. P. W. Backup: New York Native
92. [ Miscellaneous notes, Correspondence, Faxs, Articles ]
93. [ Note pads: Cambridge, Mass., New England I, II, III, IV ]
94. [ Notes from Puerto Rico, Newspaper articles ]
95. [ Note pads: Virginia, Washington, D. C., West Virginia, Maryland, Penna. ]
96. [ Note pads: Texas (IV), Oklahoma (V), Arkansas (VI), Nashville (VII), Charlotte (VIII), Charlotte (IX) ]
97. [ Note pads: North Carolina (2ea), New York City, Cherry Grove, Words & Meanings ]
98. [ Train time tables, maps, etc. ]

Box 6

99. [ Miscellaneous Certificates, letter from a friend, letter from his Aunt and Uncle ]
100. [ Miscellaneous letters to the editor ]
101. [ Two of Mr. Rist’s Karate Certificates ]
102. Reviews: Film / Stage events
103. Heartlands: Interviews
104. P. W. Backup: New York Native – 85 Pt. 1
105. P. W. Backup: New York Native – 84 Pt. 2
106. P. W. Backup: New York Native – 84 Pt. 1
107. P. W. Backup: G M H C Newsletter – Volunteer
108. P. W. Backup: Gay Life
109. P. W. Backup: Gay Chicago
110. P. W. Backup: Film
111. P. W. Backup: Connection
112. P. W. Backup: Christopher Street – Pt. 1
113. P. W. Backup: Christopher Street – Pt. 2
114. Published work: Speeches
115. Published work: Scripts – TV
116. Leslie, Robbie
117. New York Native 85 Pt. 2A
118. New York Native 85 Pt. 2B
119. New York Native 85 Pt. 2C
120. Reviews: Books Barton – Jay, David
121. Reviews: Books Chandos: Boys Together
122. Reviews: Books Core, Philip
123. Reviews: Books NYN/CS Dorothy Farnan
124. Reviews: Books Gay, Peter
125. College Art Association 2/86
126. [ Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation shipping label ]
127. [ Center for American Culture Studies Program ]
128. [ New York Native Going To Paris To Live ]
129. [ Christopher Street: A Visit with Nancy Reagan ]

AUDIO TAPE LIST

1. KQED – San Francisco forum Gay America 22 Mar 1993
2. The Nation controversy about Rist article re: AIDS activism – Weekend All Things Considered with Margo Adler
3. Darrell Yates Rist interviews 2 Feb 1993, 16 May 1993
4. Darrell Yates – Rist New Mexico. Sunday 7 Apr 1991
5. DYR / WBAI 27 Jan 1989 8:30 A.M., Re: Nation article 13 Feb 1989.
6. Interview with DYR by R. Paul Martin, aired 6 Sep 1985 WBAI – NY.
7. Living & Dying 1987 [ Music compilation]
8. PFLAG
9. KQED KOB – FM DYR
10. Refuge Temple
11. Beyond the Anger of AIDS – DYR
12. Vinegar & Lace: A Tribute to Gay Activist and Artist Tommi Avicolli by Bert Wylen
13. Meltons & KKK
14. 700 Club 1/11/84, 2/12/85 #1
15. 700 Club 11 Jan 1984, 12 Feb 1985 #2
16. 700 Club – civil rights, 1985
17. Anti Jerry Falwell Demonstration, and Falwell Speech
18. WBAI Falwell at Town Hall Commentary, 11 Dec 1989
19. Study group 17 Feb 1989 #1
20. Study group 17 Feb 1989 #2
21. GLAAD Diner, Ted Weiss, Jesse Jackson, Bela Abzug
22. Dave Baum Radio Show, Chicago: Christian Coalition of Chicago re: Gay Rights Bill
23. Psychic consult for DYR by Rand Lee & The Family. 27 Sep 1990
24. Creating your own Universe Rand Lee & Family
25. Healing Your Diseases Rand Lee & Family
26. Interview by DYR Dominique Dormont at Hospital Percy
27. Interview by DYR with Dr. Willy Rosenbaum at Hospital Pite Salpetrietre
28. Interview by DYR with Tom at L’Institut Pasteur, Cambre #1
29. Interview by DYR with Tom at L’Institut Pasteur, Cambre #2
30. Defamation narrated by Harvey Fierstein, produced by GLAAD
31. Gregory Kolovrkos Memorial – NYC 6/15/90
32. Psychic Associates Rand Lee chnanneling Alexandra for DYR, 12 Jun 1987 #1
33. Psychic Associates Rand Lee Alexandra for DYR, 12 Jun 1987 #2
34. Psychic Consult Rand Lee, 6 Oct 1988 #1
35. Psychic Consult Rand Lee, 6 Oct 1988 #2
36. Fantasia Fair, WOMR Radio, Provincetown, 22 Oct 1982
37. Fantasia Fair, Provincetown, MA, Sociological Aspects of Crossdressing Seminar, 23 Oct 1982
38. Men’s Session, Paul Weyrich, National Christian Men’s Event, June 1986
39. Men’s Session, Dr. Edwin Louis Cole, National Christian Men’s Event, June 1986
40. Men’s Session, Ben Kinchlow, National Christian Men’s Event, June 1986
41. Petrow – Rist interview Re: Heartlands for Advocate, 6 Aug 1992
42. William F. Buckley interviews head of GMHC and DYR
43. DYR and Keith Haring #1
44. DYR and Keith Haring #2
45. Interview by DYR with Dorothy Farnam re: her book “Auden in Love,” 14 Aug 1984
46. Interview by DYR with Dr. J.B. Bruyet re: AIDS in france
47. Interview by DYR with Dr. Francoise Barre Sinaussi re: AIDS in France
48. Michael Clark, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 25 Oct 1986
49. Jason Deneault
50. Jason #2
51. Assotto Saint #2, 19 Nov 1988
52. Robbie Leslie (tape 1)
53. Willy Rosenbaum (tape 2)
54. Rabbi Berkowitz
55. Chuck Jones, 1989
56. Tom Roberts #1
57. Bob Hicky
58. Philip Core, discussion of Camp, #1
59. Philip Core, discussion of Camp, #2
60. Corinne / Jaini #1
61. Corinne / Jaini #2
62. Bruce Mailman
63. Chris Costas 1
64. Chris Costas #2
65. Focus on the Family interviews David St. Pierre
66. Robert Rosenkrantz prison interview, 19 Sep 1988 re: Gay murder of Steve Redmond
67. Robert Rosenkrantz prison interview, 20 Sep 1988 re: Gay murder of Steve Redmond
68. Robert Rosenkrantz prison interview, 20 Sep 1988 re: Gay murder of Steve Redmond, continued
69. Linda, discussion of drag and transvestites
70. Josephine 1 #1
71. Josephine 1 #2
72. Joann Cragg
73. Linda / Marilyn #2
74. Linda / Marilyn #3
75. Sonia
76. Benca Starrett
77. Sandy
78. Sandy (A), Sonya (B)
79. Pam (PTown) (Tom) Miller #1
80. Pam (PTown) (Tom) Miller #2
81. Merissa / Sandy
82. Diane 1 P.Town
83. Diane 2
84. Sonya and Cynthia
85. Barbara Starrett
86. George Stambolian
87. John Beldekas / Jane Teas
88. Steve Herbita #1
89. Brett / Bill Island Capers #1
90. Brett / Bill Island Capers #2
91. Brett / Dungeon on the Beach
92. Brett / Boy with One Ball
93. Dan Turner
94. D.C. Mini Fair [Interview with clothing store personel and others re: transvestites]
95. Vanessa
96. Tape Interview of Rist, 7 inch reel