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Collection #44

James Burke Papers

Record:44
Date:1970 - 1996
Size:10 inches

Provenance

This collection of papers was donated by James Burke on November 13, 1995 and was added to again in January of 1996 with a note attached more to come. His lover’s papers are also here in collection #042 Daniel Krumholtz Papers. Added to again May 22 & 23, 1996.

Use Restrictions

No names may be published unless (1) they are publicly known as gay or, (2) their permission has been obtained, or (3) they are deceased. Restrictions are only in regards to publication; any researcher may view or copy any document in the collection.

Scope and Content

This collection of James Burke’s papers contain a moderate amount of documentation of the showing of the Quilt in New York. Mr. Burke worked at organizing the volunteers to staff the setting up, the taking down and the reading of the names on the Quilt while it was being shown in New York. It also contains some correspondence, and his enrollment in at least one (1) drug protocol for a person with AIDS.

History or Bio

James Burke is a gay man who was born November 10, 1954 in Brewster, New York. He moved to the city in October 1972. He worked as a grants / fundraising writer until 1995. He received his degree from Hunter College, his degree is in English / with an emphasis on writing. He worked for a time as a bartender at both The Saint and the River Club. He lived with his lover of eleven months Daniel Krumholtz, in the village, until Mr. Krumholtz’ death on October 5, 1990.

Folder List

Box 1

1.  Quilt Display – program & such
2. Wes Cronk Memorial
3.  NYMQ Correspondence [ New York Memorial Quilt ]
4. NYMQ press clippings [ New York Memorial Quilt ]
5. NYMQ forms [ New York Memorial Quilt ]
6. Quilt display – flyer
7. Quilt display – Volunteer Assignments
8.  Quilt display – Readers of names / Names read
9. Early volunteers info
10. Quilt display – volunteer info
11. Phone #’s / Addresses of volunteers
12. Names Project stuff

Box 2

13. [ Miscellaneous items, posters, calendar, flyers ]
14. [ The Only Gay Male Handbook by James A. Serafini, Ph.d. a manuscript never finished or published ]
15. [ Heritage of Pride Membership List Address / Telephone Listing Aug. 10, 1987 ]
16. [ AIDS Ride information ]
17. [ Colorado State University information ]
18. [ Gay Men’s Health Crisis AIDS Dance-A-Thon information ]
19. [ Spiritual Healing Program ]
20. [ Gay Men’s Health Crisis information ]
21. Columbia Study [ drug protocol ]
22. [ Miscellaneous correspondence ]
23. [ The Mount Sinai Medical Center information ]
24. [ Amfar, Out, PFLAG, Lambda Legal Defense, Brothers for Sisters, AIDS Walk information added 5/22/96 ]
25. [ Twilo, SFB, Mix, Marla Glen and other club invitations added 5/23/96 ]
26. [ AIDS information and invitations added 5/23/96 ]
27. [ Heritage of Pride certificate, cartoons, sticker added 5/23/96 ]