LGBT History

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Mattachine Society Letter
1969-1996

Joseph W. Burns donated these materials in 2013 as the first contribution of historical documents to the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project. These materials reflect his involvement in gay rights activism in rural Pennsylvania, beginning with a 1969 letter from the New York Mattachine...

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Sam Deetz with Pink Triangle pin, 1976
1975-1976

These materials were donated by Sam Deetz, founder of Susquehanna Valley Gays United in Northumberland, PA in 1976. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings documenting gay rights issues and activism primarily in the Sunbury, PA area from 1975-1976. This collection also includes Deetz’s...

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OC 2013.3, Folder 16
1890-1986

Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) was an Illinois-born pianist. At fifteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music in Chicago. There he met Margaret Anderson, editor of the Little Review. Tanner then moved to New York City where he performed in musical salons and accompanied many musical...

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Dickinson Woman's Newsletter (Fall 1973)
Fall 1973

The Dickinson Women’s Newsletter is produced by the Advisory and Planning Committee on Women's Programs and provides details on upcoming events, including Dr. Barbara Varchol’s talk on human sexuality and a workshop on career exploration. 

Women's Resource Center Newsletter (May 1978)
May 1978

The Women's Resource Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Resource Committee of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • Update on the status on the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment....
Leaving Europe for the United States by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this essay, pianist Allen Tanner recalls the end of his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner writes: "The parting--at the station--was dreafully tragic--for his face bore the quiet, withdrawn anguish I had seen only a few times before...of a...

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F47

Subject: LGBT History, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Essays and Dissertations

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Letter from Allen Tanner to Margaret Anderson
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to Margaret Anderson about their first meeting in Chicago. He also discusses her past relationships with fellow editor of the Little Review Jane Heap, and opera singer Georgette LeBlanc.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F5

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Letter from Allen Tanner to Parker Tyler
Undated

In this draft letter, Allen Tanner writes to author Parker Tyler to assist Tyler in writing his book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner discusses the dissolution of his and...

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Life with Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In this draft, Allen Tanner describes in great detail his relationship with his partner of 12 years, Russian artist Pavel Tchelitchew. Tanner also discusses Tchelitchew's relationship with English poet Edith Sitwell. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F48

Subject: LGBT History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

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Notes on Gay Life in Chicago during the 1910s by Allen Tanner
Undated

Allen Tanner recalls his impressions of gay life (camp) in Chicago during the 1910s including the origin of the use of the word "drag." Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B4, F41

Subject: LGBT History

Format: Notes and Notebooks

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Notes on Parker Tyler’s The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew by Allen Tanner
Undated

In these notes, Allen Tanner writes about his feelings regarding  the way Pavel Tchelitchew and Edith Sitwell are remembered in Parker Tyler's book The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew.

Location: MC 2013.3, B2, F6

Subject: LGBT History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Notes and Notebooks

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