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Collection #31

Marc Rubin Collection

Record:31
Date:1940 - 2007 (Bulk 1978 - 1992)
Size:3 feet 5 inches

Provenance

This collection was donated by Marc Rubin to the Archive 1993. Additional records were donated by his partner, Peter Fisher, in August 2009 and September 2012.

Scope and Content

The collection contains publications, flyers, correspondence from organizations and events with which Marc Rubin was involved. It also contains personal papers regarding both Rubin himself and Marty Robinson. There is significant material from the Gay Teachers Association and the Marches on Washington 1979 and 1987. The collection also features a large amount of material on the Institute for the Protection of Gay Youth, North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), National Lesbian and Gay Task Force and Stonewall 25 Steering Committee. In addition, there are assorted writings, poetry, and an unpublished book of poems. Finally, there are embroidered jeans and denim jackets.

History or Bio

Marc Rubin was born Aril 2, 1932, died February 28, 2007 at the age of 74. Marc Rubin was a founding member of the Gay Teachers Association. He also was a founder of the Institute for the Protection of Lesbian and Gay Youth, later known as the Hettrick-Martin Institute. He was Active in the Lavender Hill Mob and ACT UP. Marc Rubin was an educator and longtime political activist, involved in gay causes since 1969. For many years before, he was active in the Reform Democratic Party through the Bolivar Douglas Club. He was involved in the Freedom Summer in Mississippi, teaching at the Freedom School in Shaw, Mississippi. After Stonewall, he joined the Gay Liberation Front. Soon after, he left that organization for the newly formed Gay Activists Alliance. He met his partner, Peter Fisher at GAA. He was joint author with Pete Fisher of the book “Special Teachers/Special Boys” ©1979, St. Martin’s Press, Inc., NY, NY. He wrote poetry from 1954 to 1969 and 1970-1974 with at least one poem published.His partner of 36 years, Peter Fisher, added more boxes to Marc’s collection in August 2009 and September 2012. There are also papers about/by Marc in the Peter Fisher Collection.

Folder List

Box 1

1. ACT-UP [Aids Coalition to Unleash Power, 1988-1990]
2. Bronx Science Reunion [Bronx Science High School, 1982]
3. GTA and Conference [Gay Teachers Association, 1981]
4. City Council Intros [Gay Rights Bills 1978-1986]
5. GAA [Gay Activists Alliance, 1972]
6. GTA [Gay Teachers Association, 1975-1981]
7. GTA and Gay Teachers [Gay Teachers Association, 1974-1980]
8. GTA Newsletters [Gay Teachers Association 1979-1989]
9. Gays and Government; Family Protection Act [1981]
10. Gay Clippings started 5/85 [all material 1985]
11. Gay Clippings 4/83 [two items, 1983 & 1984]
12. Gays and Media [1980]
13. Gays and Political Parties [1980-1981]

Box 2

14. Gay Special Events and Publications “Gay Media Alliance” [1978-1983]
15. March on Washington and Coalition [1979]
16. Institute for the Protection of Lesbian and Gay Youth and Harvey Milk Center [1981 & 1985]
17. NAMBLA newsletters [North American Man Boy Love Association, 1980-1984]
18. March on Washington Quilt/ AIDS Walk [1987]
19. NAMBLA Newsletters [North American Man Boy Love Association, 1983-1986]
20. Memorial Tribute Marc Rubin, June 10, 2007
21. Internet printouts

Box 3

22. Retirement July 1, 1987 New York City Schools (beneficiary “daughter”)
23. Scrapbook weavings & yarns
24. Seward Park High School, New York,, NY report 1986
25. Photographs of Thailand & friend Kampan Seanpan (Joi)
26. Passport November 10, 1988 Tourist Visa to Thailand 1989 -1997 Correspondence with friend Kampan Seanpan (Joi)
27. Correspondence medical prostate cancer 2002 (from “Thailand son” Benjy Rubin)
28. National Gay Task Force 1974-1975
29. Gay Activist Alliance 1974-1975 (includes GAA membership cards (includes testimony of Pete Fisher before General Welfare Committee City Council 1974)
30. Gay Teachers Association 1976
31. Photographs (Marc in school and students in Morningside Park)
32. Letter Peter to Marc about relationship in 1992
33. Commencement Bronx High School 1950
34. Bachelor of Arts Queens College 1954
35. Thesis for Master of Arts Brooklyn College 1957
36. Master of Arts Degree, Brooklyn College, Morris M. Rubin 1957
37. Notes on poetry 1954-1960

Box 4

38. Notebook “Personal M.R.” 1949-1950
39. Stonewall 25 New York Committee, National Steering Committee 1993-1994 (map of march routes)
40. Stonewall 25 U.S. Organizing & Outreach Kit 2nd edition
41. National March on Washington 1979
42. Poetry 1959-1960
43. Poetry 1970 – 1974
44. Publication “Mouth of the Dragon, A Poetry Journal of Male Love” 1974
45. Correspondence from daughter Beth (White) 1967
46. Correspondence 1964
47. Poetry 1954-1969
48. Poetry 1968-1969
49. Sketch Book/Journal
50. Journal 1969
51. Journal 1967
52. Short Story (no date)
53. Journal 1967-1968

Box 5

54. Sketch Pad & Notes 1968
55. Photographs March on Washington (no date)
56. Diary Trip Abroad 1923 Bertha Rubin
57. Correspondence January 1940 Berth Rubin to David Rubin trip to Tuscon, stop in Chicago
58. Correspondence February/March 1940 Bertha Rubin in Tuscon to David Rubin (some notes by Morris (Marc)
59. Correspondence May/June 1940 Bertha Rubin in Tuscon to David Rubin (some notes by Morris (Marc)
60. Advertisements for dress designer Mrs. B. Weiss maternal grandmother to Marc
61. Correspondence 1972 from Professor
62. Digital Photographs
63. “Stations Poems by March Rubin” publication 1974
64. Graduation Certificate Elementary School 1946

Box 6

65. Two banners (Lambda & Marijuana leaf) with dozens of buttons Pride & political.
66. Buttons GAA(4): Gay Teachers (3); March on Washington 1979 (2); March on Washington 1987 (4); PS 77 “Mark”; Lambda belt buckle; GAA patch
67. Jacket “Lambda Team” Coach
68. Needle point from Marty [Robinson]
69. Embroidered jeans “Gay Teacher”, ‘GAA” and others
70. Faded denim jacket with glued in cord “Stonewall ’69”
71. Embroidered & studded denim jacket

Box 7

72. Poetry [1981-2006]
73. Writings [1987-2001. Assorted correspondences and writings.]
74. [Photos. One undated copy negative and assorted pictures developed in 2000.]
75. M.R. [Marc Rubin, 1973-1992, Undated. Cards, correspondences and other papers.]
76. [M.R. Marc Rubin, 1992-2005. Cards, correspondences, receipts, and other documents/papers.]
77. Marty Robinson [1976-1998. Correspondences and both legal and financial documents.]
78. [Address & Note Books. Two address books and one medium sized notebook.]
79. Memorials [1985-1993.]