LGBT History Project: LGBT-001 Joseph W. Burns Collection

Mattachine Society Letter
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1968 - 2015; Bulk Dates 1970 - 1980

Joseph W. Burns started to donate these materials in 2013 as the first contribution of historical documents to the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project.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, and document, LGBTQ+ activism in Central PA.

This collection contains materials from 1968 – 2015, but the bulk of the materials focus on LGBTQ+ activism from 1970 – 1980. There are 14 Series which highlight LGBTQ+ activist organizations, legislation, publications, photographs, personal/miscellaneous items, media, and artifacts, as well as Subject Files regarding people, organizations, or issues related to LGBTQ+ activism. Materials include documents, photos, a cassette tape, and multiple artifacts.

Gift of Joseph W. Burns
LGBT-001 Joseph W. Burns Collection
Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections