LGBT History Project: LGBT-010 Larry Wilson Collection
These materials document several gay bars that operated in the Harrisburg, PA area, namely The Archives Nightclub and Restaurant (1983), La Rose Rouge,(1978-1992), Neptune’s Lounge (1972), Paper Moon, and the Shadows bar (1980-1984). These items take the form of bar memorabilia, photographs, and video recordings. The donor of this collection, Larry Wilson, owned the Shadows Bar and The Archives Nightclub and Restaurant. This collection also includes trophies, plaques, and buttons highlighting the Harrisburg Hustler’s volleyball team, which Larry Wilson sponsored from 1981-1987. In addition, it includes an anniversary pin from the Pennsmen organization. The Pennsmen is an organization for GLBT individuals with an interest in the leather/rubber/fetish lifestyle. The group was founded in South Central PA in 1977.
This collection is part of the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project. To learn more about this project and to view all of the collections in this project, please see this page.