LGBT History Project: LGBT-081 Robert ''Bob'' Deibler Collection

Schlegel Who's Who Award and Pennsmen Pin
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Robert “Bob” Deibler was born on January 20, 1940 in upper Paxton Township in Dauphin County, PA. He graduated from Millersburg Area High School and went on to attend Bloomsburg University with majors in social science and English, and later became a teacher. Deibler was an active member in two men’s clubs, the Pennsmen and the Satyr Men. After meeting his long-term partner, Ronn Fink, in 1985 and retiring from teaching in 1991, Deibler decided to move to Harrisburg, PA. While in Harrisburg, Deibler supported Fink in the running of the Bare Wall, a gift shop and video rental store and local landmark for the gay community in Harrisburg.

Within this collection, the papers of Richard Schlegel are also included. Deibler and Schlegel where distant family relatives, with their mothers being first cousins. Deibler kept Schlegel’s records for future reference.

Gift of Robert ''Bob'' Deibler
LGBT-081 Robert ''Bob'' Deibler Collection
Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections