1980-1989

 Dignity and Pink Triangle Pins
1976-1983

This collection contains monthly newsletters produced by the Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg in 1981, and an assortment of buttons documenting LGBTQ+ events and issues.

PA Gay and Lancaster City Human Relations Commission Pins
undated

Mark Stoner was born in 1959, grew up, and currently lives in Lancaster, PA, where he has worked as a graphic designer for the past 30 years. He came out as gay early in his college years at Penn State University and became involved in Lancaster’...

Lily White & Company Promotional Material
1982-1997

Founded by Paul Foltz in 1982, Lily White and Company was a south central Pennsylvania organization composed of entertainers and female impersonators. Lily White and Company produced numerous shows and performances throughout central Pennsylvania...

LGBT History Project: LGBT-045 Ray Myers Collection
1989 to 1997

Ray Myers was a member of the Lily White & Company. He was a performer, choreographer, and during the 1994 season held a “member-at-large” position. This collection includes “Lilygrams,” which were programs created by Lily White & Company...

DVD Mix Tapes
1981 - 1988

These audio recordings are copies of mixed tapes that a Harrisburg resident made in the 1980s for the former La Rose Rouge Bar at 400 North Second Street.

Collection: LGBT-047 - Anonymous

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LGBT History Project: LGBT-054 Martha ''Marty'' Tornblom Collection
1987 - 2007

Marths ''Marty'' Tornblom was born in Utah and was raised in the greater Salt Lake City area as a member of the Mormon Church. She decided to get a degree in education, which led her to teaching. She moved with her family to Harrisburg in 1980,...

LGBT History Project: LGBT-080 Peg & Delma Welch Collection
1989 - 2013

Peg (Stoppard) Welch was born in December 1951 near Chester County, Pennsylvania. Peg was a young mother of two and worked at various jobs until joining Parents Without Partners where she met her second husband, Phil. With his help, Peg was able...

LGBT History Project: LGBT-084 Altland's Ranch Collection
1985 - 2016

Opened in 1966 in the small town of Spring Grove, PA, Altland’s Ranch was the first official LGBTQ+ bar in the York area, and was the longest running LGBTQ+ bar in the county. Altland’s Ranch was abspace for the LGBTQ+ community to make their own...

Picture of Sam Deetz
1975 - 2010

Samuel Deetz was born in Quakertown, PA on April 21, 1951 and was one of eight children. His father was a minister, so his family moved from place to place throughout his childhood, until they came back to Central PA where Deetz finished high...

Feminist and Activism Buttons
circa 1970 - circa 1993

This collection contains an informational flyer on The Lesbian Connection, LGBTQ+ and feminist activist buttons and pins, and LGBTQ+ artist vinyl records.

Dignity/Central PA Anniversary and Holiday Bulletin
1980 - 1986

Richard H. Hause was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, on May 21, 1947, and moved to Harrisburg after he graduated from high school in 1965. After coming out to his family when he was eighteen, Richard began working for the State Government in...

Various items with Valerio's artwork
1980 - 1994

These materials contain artwork designed by Lawrence Valerio for LGBT events and organizations in Central PA, including Dignity of Central PA, a forum for human concerns, a place of seeking for greater self, knowledge, and wisdom, an affirmation...

Unity Festival 1990 Advertisement and Staff T-shirt
1989 - 1992

This collection contains materials from the Harrisburg Men’s Chorus, and the 1989 and 1990 Unity Festivals, precursors to the Central PA Pride Fest. Unity Festival materials include planning documents, advertisements, and letters for Unity...

Gay Switchboard of Harrisburg Items
1979, 1980 - 2009

Colin Kreitzer was born in 1947 in Enola, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Wormleysburg, PA with his parents and his younger sister. He attended West Chester College (now West Chester University) and moved to Harrisburg in 1977, where he began...

PFLAG Event Flyer and Newsletter
1980 - 1998

Gloria Jackie Schulze was born on November 25, 1934 in Huntington, WV. She graduated from high school and attended John Marshall University (now known as Marshall University) where she received her degree in Journalism.

After her son Rick...

The Pink Triangle Coalition Items
1975, 1980 - 2013

There materials were donated at the Lancaster PA Pride event in June 2013. The collection represents the contributions of Mark Stoner and Mary Merriman, and documents LGBTQ+ issues and activism in Lancaster County, PA.

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LGBT History Project Logo
1940 - 2017

Joseph F. Christ was born in 1927 with Klinefelter Syndrome and assigned male at birth. The seventh of eight children, Christ was placed into an orphanage during the Great Depression until the age 18. Two weeks later, Christ was drafted into the...

Allegro Bar Passes
circa 1980

This collection contains two bar passes to The Allegro Bar that was located in Baltimore, MD.

Dignity/Central PA program
1946, 1970 - 2017

John Barns was born in Perry County, PA. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1960 and then joined the Pennsylvania National Guard during the Vietnam War, where he was in the armored tank division. After discharging from the military, Barns...

Gay Trivia Game
circa 1985, 1991

This collection contains a 1991 Gay and Lesbian Guide to Central PA from the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard of Harrisburg (GLSH) and a Gay Trivia Game. O’Leary also donated a run of The Advocate magazine, from 1985 – 1991, which is housed...

March on Washington Poster
1987

This collection contains a poster for the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, October 11, 1987.

Collection: LGBT-082 - Meiser

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Activist Buttons
1928 - 2015; Bulk Dates 1970 - 1996

Johnson and Maser met in 1975 through a mutual friend. As a couple, they saw how AIDS was affecting their community and became active in local AIDS Awareness organizations, the Lancaster AIDS Project, and the Betty Finney House, which helped...

Various Publications in LGBT-060 Jan Brittan Collection
1971 - 1994

Jan Brittan graduated from Dickinson College in 1971. This collection contains LGBTQ+ periodicals and articles. Brittan also donated books, which are listed in a separate PDF Appendix.

Items from LGBT-037 John Folby Collection
1980 - 2009

John Folby was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The eldest of five children, Folby was raised in a “very strict Roman Catholic, Irish-Italian family.” At age twenty-five, he relocated to Harrisburg with his partner. Shortly after moving to...

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