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Pick pocket scam - fag bars, undated

 File — Box: 27, Folder: 19

Collection Scope and Content

From the Collection:

This collection contains the reporter records for Lou Chibbaro. The materials date from 1980-2001 with the bulk in the 1990s. The subjects covered are extremely varied and reflect the interests of the Gay and Lesbian community in Washington DC for approximately a twenty-year time span. These subjects include AIDS, political action, legal battles, celebrities, military service, hate crimes, and religion.


  • undated

Restrictions on Access

Every folder in this collection has been review by Special Collections staff. Staff have removed any documents with the designations "off the record" or "not for attribution". Any documents found with either of these designations is closed for 50 years from date of creation. If no date of creation was identified the date of donation was used. A separation form has been placed in the file and the restricted documents are currently in a parallel filing system in a restricted box.

In the case of entire interviews marked "not for attribution", the Special Collections staff may on occasion make photocopies of the original and redact the names of the individual(s) providing the information. When a patron finds a separation sheet that indicates the document was marked "not for attribution" please inquire about receiving a redacted copy. The redacted copy will then be placed in the publicly available folder.

If the "not for attribution" restriction only covered a portion of the interview then the closed portion will be treated as the "off the record" documents are treated and will remain closed for 50 years from date of creation. This will ensue the privacy of the interviewee.


From the Collection: 36.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Historic Context note

The term fag used in this folder title was generated by the creator of the materials and is not subject to editing as it is often historically relevant to know what terminology was used by the creator of archives. Staff of the SCRC know this term is offensive to researchers. Staff consult the resource Homosaurus is an international linked data vocabulary of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) terms. when identifying homophobic terminology. This note is to acknowledge the offensive nature of this term and to explain how it came to be in the description. This is a version of the finding aid prior to this revision work Pre-revision Feb. 2022 finding aid of Washington Blade Lou Chibbaro senior reporter files

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America