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Robert Dardano papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2165

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains minutes, correspondence, flyers, publications, posters, candidate questionnaires, brochures, and other material. The material dates from 1985-2015. The material was collected by Robert Dardano in the course of his membership and active participation in the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance and the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. Dardano was involved with the election committees of both organizations, and the collection reflects that involvement. Of particular interest are questionnaires which were sent to candidates in location and national elections. The collection includes the questionnaires, the candidate responses, related correspondence, and materials related to the subsequent endorsement or ranking of the candidates. There are also the files related to Dardano's campaign for DC Democratic State Committee.

Dates

  • 1985-2015

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

Robert Dardano was active in several gay and lesbian civil rights organizations, including the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance and the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. He lived in Washington, D.C. and worked for the Library of Congress.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains minutes, correspondence, flyers, candidate questionnaires, brochures, and other material. The material dates from 1985-2015. The material was collected by Robert Dardano in the course of his membership and active participation in the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance and the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. Dardano was involved with the election committees of both organizations, and the collection reflects that involvement, as well as his own personal political files. Of particular interest are questionnaires which were sent to candidates in location and national elections.

Collection Organization

Organized into 4 series: Gay and Lesbian Activisists Alliance, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, Political files, and Publications and posters.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Robert Dardano in 2001 and added to in 2011, 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Title
Guide to the Robert Dardano papers, 1985-2015
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
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

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America