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D.C. Front Runners records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2318

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, announcements, flyers, race results, membership records, and financial records documenting the D.C. Front Runners organization between 1981 and 2003. It also contains newsletters documenting other Front Runners organizations in cities in the United States and abroad.

Dates

  • 1981-2003

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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 / Historical

The D.C. Front Runners in a running, walking, and social club for Washington, D.C.'s LGBT community. It was founded in 1981 and is one of dozens of Front Runners clubs in the United States and abroad. The first Front Runners organization was formed in San Francisco in 1978, as a running club with a name inspired by Patricia Nell Warren's novel The Front Runner. The D.C. Front Runners organizes weekly walks and runs, sponsors local running events, and sends runners to local and national races.

Extent

6.5 Linear Feet (12 document boxes and one flat box)

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains photographs, correspondence, announcements, flyers, race results, membership records, and financial records documenting the D.C. Front Runners organization between 1981 and 2003. The D.C. Front Runners in a running, walking, and social club for Washington, D.C.'s LGBT community. It was founded in 1981 and is one of dozens of Front Runners clubs in the United States and abroad. The first Front Runners organization was formed in San Francisco in 1978, as a running club with a name inspired by Patricia Nell Warren's novel The Front Runner. The D.C. Front Runners organizes weekly walks and runs, sponsors local running events, and sends runners to local and national races.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: Newsletters; Events; Membership; Financial; and Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of D.C. Front Runners, 2013 (2013.022)
Title
Guide to the D.C. Front Runners records, 1981-2003
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2013
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

Contact:
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Washington 20052 United States of America