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Collection #40

Jon Nalley Papers

Record:40
Date:1972 - 1993
Size:8 feet

Provenance

This collection of personal papers of Jon Nalley was donated by him on May 05, 1995. It arrived in 7 cartons and 1 trash bag, the trash bag contained several oversized artists drawing pads. Upon further inspection the artists drawing pads were scrapbooks of flyers, letters, cards, etc.

Scope and Content

Personal papers, mostly scrap books and similar materials with lots of correspondence from friends,& other politicians,cards, post cards of events in Mr Nalley’s life. At this writing I am certain there are gaps in this collection that pertain to his life as a political person I, however, do not have a sense of what the gaps are except that, the collection doesn’t seem large enough to encompass his whole political life.

History or Bio

Jon Nalley is an AIDS Activist a member of ACT UP/New York. Mr. Nalley ran and was elected to the Community School Board #3 as an openly Gay candidate. He was the founding member of the Michigan State University Gay and Lesbian Alumni (GALA). He also organized a twenty year anniversary of the Kent State University National Guard shootings. The Memorial was held here in New York. Mr Jon Nalley is an avid letter writer. This collection of his papers contains numerous letters to and from many friends and colleagues. He was also a member of Gay Friends and Neighbors of Brooklyn. He also enjoyed going to the theater, concerts and Off – Broadway productions with friends and family.

Folder List

Box 1

[ Scrap Book ] Sept. 1984 My trip to Holland
[ Scrap Book ] October 1987 Trip to Luxembourg, Holland, Germany
[ Scrap Book ] 1989 [ Scrap Book ] 1990
[ Scrap Book ] 1990 – 91 Trip to Netherlands

Box 2

1. [ Miscellaneous ]
2. 1982 – 1983
3. 1984
4. [ Correspondence ]
5.  Correspondence with (Greg) Evan Miracle 1982 – 1986
6. Correspondence with Gregg Miracle
7. 1991

Box 3

8. [ Misc. ]
9. 1985 [ from same 3 ring binder with 1986 ]
10. 1986 [ from same 3 ring binder with 1985 ]
11. 1987 [ from same 3 ring binder with 1988 ]
12. 1988 [ from same 3 ring binder with 1987 ]
13. 1992
14. 1993
15.  Chronological file 1994
16. ACT – UP is Watching [ 3 ring binder ]

Box 4

17. [ International information ]
18. [ Exhibitions that he attended ]
19. Michigan Stuff [ flyers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, regarding GALA, Gay and Lesbian Alumni ].
20. [ Letters and Memorials from friends ]
21. Brooklyn Stuff GFN / Lambda Ind. Demos / Sister City
22. [ More correspondence folder # 1 ]
23. [ More correspondence folder #2 ]
24. [ The ACT-Up Women’s Caucus, Women and AIDS Handbook ]
25. Milk film [ Harvey Milk ]
26. [ Miscellaneous stuff; ACT-UP, Gay Lesbian independant Democrats flyers, letters, post cards ]
27. Unitarian Universalist Stuff
28. [ Miscellaneous, ACT-UP, Target City Hall, etc. ]
29. My Fall term 1979 eng 213 Writing work portfolio.
30. Paper on Gay Neighborhoods
31. Pressures of the Flesh [ Stage play by Roger De Gennaro ]
32. Village Independent Democrats

Box 5

33. [ Correspondence June 20, 1978 – March 30, 1985 ]
34. [ Correspondence June 25, 1987 – Jan. 12, 1991 ]
35. The AIDS crisis is not over [ an article Jon Nalley wrote ]
36. Press clippings / Coupures De Presse
37. “Wet Holes / Wet Dreams” [ & correspondence ]
38. Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association [ GALHA ]
39. [ ACT-UP, & other correspondence ]
40. [ ACT -UP flyers, correspondence ]
41. Pratt [ Institute ]
42. More Pratt
43. [ ACT-UP, other correspondence ]
44. [ Newspaper articles, correspondence ]
45. Net GALA [ Gay and Lesbian Alumni ]
46. Other GALA [ Gay and Lesbian Alumni ] Newsletters, Brochures
47. A His & Herstory of Queer Activism
48. [ Articles written by Jon Nalley ]
49. [ Correspondence regarding Memorial of Kent State Students killed May 4, 1970 ]
50. [ Playbills from plays, concerts, etc. Jon saw with friends and his Mother over a period of time 1985 – 1989 ]
51. [ Correspondence 1980 – 1992 from Dan Jones, Homer, Arnie, Bill Baker, Faith, Darryl, & Gerard ]
52. [ Correspondence from Stacey Sherman, Anne Cohen, Eric Williams, Mary Parker, Bruce Van Kergen 1982 ]

Box 6

53. NYC Community School Board Elections 1993 [ folder #1 ]
54. NYC Community School Board Elections 1993 [ folder #2 ]
55. NYC Community School Board Elections 1993 [ folder #3 ] (Oversize removed to flat file)
56. Resistance Conspiracy Case / including Lesbian Political Prisoners

Box 7

57. Constituent Correspondence [ folder #1 ]
58. Constituent Correspondence [ folder #2 ]
59. [ 4 artists drawing pads made into scrapbooks Medium size ]

Box 8

60. [ 2 artists drawing pads made into scrapbooks Large size ]