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Collection #106

Richard Dworkin Papers

Date:1990s - 2000s
Size:5 inches


Deposited by Richard Dworkin.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence sent to Richard Dworkins, as Director of Tops and Bottoms Records, from aspiring LGBT musicians, friends, and colleagues. There are also tape cassettes and CDs of music samples and a VHS cassette c1997 of an amateur media talk show. The VHS has been transferred to DVD and the audio cassettes and CDs have been transferred to a server. Additionally there are flyers and handouts of LGBT shows and events in the NYC area. As well as a selection of flyers for events and organizations with information about AIDS.

History or Bio

Richard Dworkin is a drummer and president of Significant Other Inc (a.k.a. Significant Other Records) established in 1988 in New York City. Mr. Dworkin appears as Director for Tops and Bottoms Records in correspondences sent to him, however, there is no information on this company. He is closely associated with Michael Callen a fellow musician often producing Callen’s work. The Center Archives is also in possession of Michael Callen’s papers (collection no. 010).

Folder List

Box 1

1. AIDS – Event/News Handouts
2. Correspondence
3. LGBT Event/News Handouts


1. Bri-Guys Media Surf
(video blog, includes poor quality footage of Bette Midler at the Continental Baths)


1. Emily Schoen (Cassette)

2. Light of Freedom Project (Cassette)
3. Helen Hooke Band (Cassette)
4. Poetry & All That Jazz by Ruth Weiss Vol. 1 (Cassette)
5. Poetry & All That Jazz by Ruth Weiss Vol. 2 (Cassette)
6. Laurie & Rick Williams (Cassette)
7. Sensible Footwear (Cassette)
8. Joshua (Cassette)
9. Contractions (Cassette)
10. Bobby Henslee (Cassette)
11. A Tale of Two (Cassette)
12. Liz Swados (Cassette)
13. George Brandl (Cassette)
14. Rus McCoy/Romonovsky & Phillips (Cassette)
15. Jesse Hultberg (Cassette)
16. Steven Ossana (Cassette)
17. Burundanga (Cassette)
18. Band of Weeds (Cassette)
19. Maureen Kelly Sond demo (CD)
20. Jon gilbert Leavitt Songwriting demo (CD)
21. Richard Anthony (CD)