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William Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2033

Collection Scope and Content

The William Wilson papers consists materials such as buttons, t-shirts, and printed material including programs for entertainment events and fundraisers. The material dates from 1978-97. Many of this material is from events that Mr. Williams attended. Many of the items are autographed by local and national celebrities, including former D.C. City Council member Polly Shackleton and Congressman Barney Frank. Most of the t-shirts and buttons have messages related to Gay pride, political activism, and the fight against AIDS.

Dates

  • 1978-1997

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Biographical Note

Mr. Wilson, a resident of the District from 1972-97, collected a number of t-shirts, political buttons, and programs relating to the Gay and Lesbian culture of the city.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

The William Wilson papers consists materials such as buttons, t-shirts, and printed material including programs for entertainment events and fundraisers. The material dates from 1978-97. Many of this material is from events that Mr. Williams attended. Many of the items are autographed by local and national celebrities, including former D.C. City Council member Polly Shackleton and Congressman Barney Frank. Most of the t-shirts and buttons have messages related to Gay pride, political activism, and the fight against AIDS.

Collection Organization

Organized into three series: Printed materials, T-shirts, and Buttons.

Acquisition Information

William Wilson donated the collection to the Gelman Library in 1998.

Collection note

Formerly Ephemera Collection 11
Title
Guide to the William Wilson papers, 1978-1997
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

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