1970-1979

What is Le-Hi-Ho Flyer
1960s to 1980s

This collection documents the earliest known organizational history of the LGBTQ+ community in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region. The Lehigh Valley Homophile Society ("Le-Hi-Ho") held its first meeting on June 22, 1969. The goal of the group...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: Lehigh Valley Homophile Organization (Le-Hi-Ho)

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Memorabilia from Larry Wilson
1972 - 2013

These materials document several LGBTQ+ bars that operated in the Harrisburg, PA area, namely The Archives Nightclub and Restaurant (1983), La Rose Rouge (1978-1992), Neptune’s Lounge (1972), and the Shadows bar (1980-1984). These items take the...

Neptune's Lounge Matchbook
circa 1972

White matchbook from the Netpunes Lounge in Harrisburg, PA.

Collection: LGBT-006 - Anonymous

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Neptune's Lounge Matchbook
circa 1972

White and blue matchbooks from the Neptune's Lounge in Harrisburg, PA.

Collection: LGBT-013 - Selvey

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Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks) Mutual Interest Groups Flyer - circa 1974
circa 1974

Founded in December of 1974, the Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading, PA (GCS Berks) was a LGBTQ+ activist organization in the Berks County area and a fundamental part of the Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus. 

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Club 1031 Matchbook
circa 1975

White matchbok from Club 1031 in Harrisburg, PA.

Collection: LGBT-006 - Anonymous

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Rural Gay Caucus Flyer - circa 1975
circa 1975

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities. The newsletter was used as outreach to the...

Gay Era (Lancaster, PA) - February 1975
February 1975

The Gay Era was a newspaper that reported news of interest from around the United States, with a specific focus on the news surrounding the gay community in Central PA, and provided a central forum for gay communities that were spread out across...

Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks) Newsletter - April 1975
April 1975

Founded in December of 1974, the Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading, PA (GCS Berks) was a LGBTQ+ activist organization in the Berks County area and a fundamental part of the Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus. The...

Bicentennial Conference on Gays and the Federal Government Registration and Schedule - October 1975
October 1975

Registration and schedule for the Bicentennial Conference on Gays and the Federal Government Conference in Washington D.C. on October 10-14, 1975. 

Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks) Newsletter - November 1975
November 1975

Founded in December of 1974, the Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading, PA (GCS Berks) was a LGBTQ+ activist organization in the Berks County area and a fundamental part of the Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus. The...

PA Rural Gay Caucus Report - November 1975
November 1975

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus is an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities. The report/newsletter was used as outreach to...

Letter to Susquehanna Valley Gay Organization (SVGU) from Sam Deetz - November 27, 1975
November 27, 1975

Letter from Sam Deetz to members of the Susquehanna Valley Gay Organization (SVGU) about Gay Lobby Day planning.

Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks) Newsletter - December [1975]
December [1975]

Founded in December of 1974, the Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading, PA (GCS Berks) was a LGBTQ+ activist organization in the Berks County area and a fundamental part of the Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus. The...

Dignity/Central PA, Brochure - circa 1976
circa 1976

Brochure explaining Dignity/Central PA's mission. Dignity is:
- a forum for human concerns
- a seeking for greater self
- knowledge and wisdom
- an affirmation of one's sexual orientation in faith
- personal ministry...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: Dignity/Central PA

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Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading (GCS Berks) Speakers Bureau Memo - circa 1976
circa 1976

Founded in December of 1974, the Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading, PA (GCS Berks) was a LGBTQ+ activist organization in the Berks County area and a fundamental part of the Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus. 

Memo announcing...

Gay Lobby Day Committee Recruitment Flyers - 1976
1976

This is a collection of recruitment flyers and letters created by the Gay Lobby Day Committee for Gay Lobby Day held on March 23, 1976.

Gay Lobby Day Informal Report Packet - 1976
1976

This is a copy of the informal report of Gay Lobby Day that was held on March 23, 1976 in Harrisburg, PA. There are also two correspondences included between William F. Hollabaugh to Artemis House, asking about lobbying suggestions and if the Gay...

GCS Berks Gay Liberation Stamp Design - 1976
1976

Founded in December of 1974, the Gay Coordinating Society of Berks County, Reading, PA (GCS Berks) was a LGBTQ+ activist organization in the Berks County area and a fundamental part of the Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus. This Gay Liberation Stamp...

PA Rural Gay Caucus at Philadelphia Pride Parade - 1976
1976

Photograph of members of PA Rural Gay Caucus with their banner at the 1976 Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade. Sam Deetz on right. Photograph by Bari Lee Weaver.

PA Rural Gay Caucus Chart - 1976
1976

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus was “an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities."

Flow chart of how information spreads...

Collection: LGBT-001 - Burns

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Organizations: PA Rural Gay Caucus

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PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislative Committee Report - 1976
1976

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus was “an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities.” The report was used as a...

PA Rural Gay Caucus Legislator Visit Evaluation Sheet - 1976
1976

The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus was “an association of interested individuals and groups, formed with the objective of promulgating the concerns and freedoms of gay people and all sexual minorities.”

This a form used to evaluate...

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