.GLAMA. Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
A gift of Dr. Robert Minor in August 2012, this collection largely comprises issues of the Kansas and Kansas City editions of The Liberty Press, most of them featuring Minor’s syndicated column “Minor Details.” A few other periodicals, along with videotapes and a large poster, round out the collection.
The DeDe DeVille Collection consists of a wide range of local Kansas City-area periodicals, many of which feature Ms. DeVille in some form or fashion. The remainder of Ms. DeVille’s collection, which includes costumes and props, are housed at the Kansas City Museum.
The June 2015 addendum contains Periodicals; Circulars; Newspaper & Magazine selections and clippings; various Programs and Theatre posters.
The Echo (Linda J. Ray) and Karin A. McAdams Collection was a gift of Echo and McAdams in July 2011. Contained in the collection are two scrapbooks, featuring a wide array of Newspaper Clippings, Magazine Articles, Flyers, Photographs, and Programs dating from 1976-1983, and featuring LGBT rights and women’s issues. A few miscellaneous items are also featured, including two Gay Games medals and a necklace.
The Jim Wanser Collection covers in depth the forming of the UMKC LGBT Initiative and its development into the LGBT Office, as well as the founding of the Kansas City Chapter of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Documents include Advisory Board minutes, drafts, programs, correspondence, outreach, and educational resources, spanning from 1992 to 2013. Series are broken into two main areas: the LGBT Office (first ten series) and GLAAD (last series).
The Kathy Ruth Neal and Susan Sanders Collection was a gift of Susan Sanders in May 2013. The bulk of the collection consists of cartoons drawn by Neal during the years of 1989-1991, some of which were published in issues of Alternate News, and offer an often cheeky and irreverent commentary on LGBT lifestyles. A few other documents and items fill out the collection, including some writings by Sanders and LGBT memorabilia.
The Mark Sappington Collection was a gift of Mark Sappington in June 2012. Contained in the collection are various documents related to the organization International Front Runners, notably the Kansas City, Chicago, and Minneapolis/St. Paul chapters. These documents provide details of the membership and events from the late 1980s and early 1990s.