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Collection #32

Stonewall 25 New York Host Committee Records

Record:32
Date:1993 - 1994
Size:3 feet

Provenance

Materials donated by Marc Rubin a volunteer coordinator for Stonewall 25 New York Host Committee. The entire collection arrived in three boxes plus 1 roll of posters.One box was well organized the other two were not.

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

The collection is comprised of correspondence; housing forms; flyers; Committee minutes and agenda; press releases; petitions; and miscellaneous papers of the various. Committee members of Stonewall 25 Host Committee. Not every Committee Chair has given his or her papers to this collection ie: the Dance Committee is not represented.

History or Bio

This Committee was formed, in February 1991, to begin logistic organizing for the March and Rally. After the Stonewall 25 Northeast Regional meeting was held in Albany, New York in May 1993, new energy was pumped into the local host committee. This Committee had become mired in petty fighting and little achievement, according to Franklin Fry, Co-Chair of Stonewall 25. After, Pride 1993, local work expanded. In the summer of 1993 Tina Luongo and Casey Jones were elected Co-Chairs of the local SW25 Committee. The local committee, as it was known until the end of 1993, when it would change it’s name to Host Committee, took on additional tasks, such as, housing, hospitality and specific outreach to the New York City area. The Stonewall 25 Host Committee was never quite a success, according to Marc Rubin, because Gay Games took a great deal of the glory, money, time, and volunteers to produce, leaving little or none of the things Stonewall 25 needed to compete it’s tasks. Marc Rubin also stated that the March on Washington ’93 had taken its toll on those folks who could not make it to both events, and chose instead the Washington March. They then stayed in their home states instead of traveling across the states again for Stonewall 25.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Stonewall 25 housing (1/4″)
2. National Lit. (1/2″)
3. General Committee (1/2″)
4. Outreach (1/2″)
5. Hospitality (1/4″)
6. Volunteers (1/2″)
7. Mailings
8. Samples (3/4″)
9. Resources (1 1/4″)
10. Merchandise
11. Direct Action
12. Media
13. March Conf.
14. Masters:Lit.
15. Correspondence
16. International (1″)
17. Domestic Outreach
18. Related events
19. Fundraising (1/4″)
20. The Rally (1/2″)
21. The March
22. [ Committee agendas, minutes, newspaper articles,etc. ] (1″)
23. General (1″)
24. Sent NO’s (1/2″)
25. [ Housing Misc. ] (1 1/4″)
26. Directory (1/4″)
27. Scholarship Hosts (1/4″)
28. Outstanding Guests
29. Scholarship Guests (1/4″)
30. Housing A-Z ] (1″)
31. Hosts / NO!
32. Hosts / SW25 + ILGA (3/4″)
33. Hosts / SW25 (1 3/4″)
34. [ SW International March Misc. ] (1/4″)
35. [ Funds ? ]
36. [ Housing Chair ]
37. Outstanding Hosts
38. [ Outstanding Guests ] (1/4″)
39. Hosts (1″)
40. [ International Guests applications ] (1″)
41. Guests returns
42. [ Misc. Housing ]
43. M I A [ Missing in Action wall from 1993 March on Washington ]
44. Housing Data Base

Box 2

45. Marc Rubin [ correspondence ]
46. Media
47. SW25 Casey Jones [ mostly housing materials ]
48. Correspondence Positive & Negative [ incoming ]
49. [ Poster ]
50. [ Misc. Merchandise ]
51. Visa Letter [ from letter to United States Consulates ]
52. [ Information Misc. ]
53. [ Legal issues, etc. ]
54. [ Gay Games Information ]
55. [ Gay and Lesbian Youth Issues ]
56. [ International March on the United Nations ]
57. [ United States Steering Committee Meeting, Atlanta, Ga. ]
58. [ Here in Spirit, Direct Action Working Group ]
59. [ International Lesbian and Gay Association ]
60. [ Lesbian and Gay People of Color Steering Committee ]