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.GLAMA. Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America

 Record Group
Identifier: .GLAMA

Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Lavender Ladies Collection

Identifier: MS-0196
Scope and Contents The Lavender Ladies Collection was donated to the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid- America by decision of the organization’s board members in June of 2011. It consists of materials collected by club members over time, including local, regional, and national publications; books; sound recordings; audio-visual materials; and t-shirts. While some of the books were added to LaBudde Special Collections (searchable in the Library’s online catalog), the bulk were subsequently donated to the...
Dates: 1957 - 2009

Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City (LGCCKC) Collection

Identifier: MS-0167
Scope and Contents The LGCCKC Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in February 2010 by Dan Melton, former Treasurer and Development Officer of the organization. The collection contains a great deal of documentation related the early history of the Center, including Board minutes, Friends of the Community Center minutes, and a Board Notebook. In addition, there is a large amount of material related to Out in Westport and other outreach activities, and a good collection of Center...
Dates: 1968 - 2008

Linda Wilson Collection

Identifier: MS-0252
Scope and Contents The Linda Wilson Collection was gifted to the GLAMA Collection in LaBudde Special Collections by Linda Wilson in January 2014. The bulk of the collection comprises materials related to Wilson’s affiliation with Willow Productions, a council of CrossCurrents Culture Unlimited. Included are artist’s packets, Willow Productions’ business materials, and other organizations Wilson has actively participated in. Highlights of the collection are various posters of diverse events along with...
Dates: 1963 - 2010

Marc Hein Collection

Identifier: MS-0179
Scope and Contents The Marc Hein Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in July, 2010 by his sister, Louanne Hein. The collection features a variety of writing by Hein, including samples of his two published columns, a myriad of correspondence, and two diaries. He kept three separate scrapbooks: one of his writing; one featuring his Pride-related activities; and one documenting his Gay Games experience. The collection also contains an array of newspaper and magazine clippings, detailing...
Dates: 1977 - 1994

Mark Sappington Collection

Identifier: MS-0225
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1987 - 1990

Martin Shapiro Collection

Identifier: MS-0241
Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of material generated by the Gay People’s Union and Gay Community Services. These include newsletters, promotional materials, and documents related to the structure of the GPU. In addition there are items from the 1976 Republican Convention and from the University of Kansas gay and lesbian student group. Included with the collection contents are handwritten annotations by the donor which contextualize the material.

Dates: 1974 - 1977

Melinda Ryder Collection

Identifier: MS-0304
Scope and Contents The Melinda Ryder Collection is comprised of promotional material related to the career of the long-time Kansas City female impersonator. It features posters, cards, flyers, and other ephemera documenting her career throughout the 2000s. It also includes a large number of greeting cards from a wide-range of well-wishers, and the “thank you” cards give an indication of Winter’s and Nelson’s charitable activities. The collection also includes a small number of photographs, print and...
Dates: 1979 - 2019

Michael Boles Collection

Identifier: MS-0209
Scope and Contents Photos in UMKC Digital Special CollectionsThe Michael Boles Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in April 2012 by Michael Boles. The collection consists of 119 color images on 35mm slide format, dating from 1962-1969. They feature patrons of and performers at local Kansas City nightclubs - including the Colony Club & Forest Ballroom, 1962-1969.Related collection: Robert...
Dates: 1962 - 1969

Mid-America Freedom Band Collection

Identifier: MS-0265
Scope and Contents The Mid America Freedom Band Collection was donated by the Kansas City-based organization in January 2015 and 2018. Dating 2003 onward, the collection primarily consists of programs from MAFB concerts as well as promotional posters and flyers. Also included is select organizational information such as handbooks and by-laws from certain years, donation mailers, MAFB performances on DVD and CD formats, and miscellaneous ephemera and memorabilia such as two MAFB banners used at Pride events and...
Dates: 2002 - 2015

Miriam Hennosy Collection

Identifier: MS-0208
Scope and Contents The Miriam Hennosy Collection was a gift of Miriam Hennosy in March 2012. The collection contains newsletters, internal documents, correspondence, and posters regarding the Human Rights Project in Kansas City, MO, from the years 1994-1997, when Hennosy was a board member. There are also various documents pertaining to other pro-civil rights groups, such as GLAAD, NGLTF, HRC, and the Four Freedoms Democratic Club, as well as a number of flyers, publications, articles, posters, and political...
Dates: 1990 - 2000

Nancie Thomas Collection

Identifier: MS-0321
Scope and Contents

The Nancie Thomas collection consists of newspapers, mailers, fliers, invitations, tickets, promotional ephemera and memorabilia, business and membership cards, T-shirts, and photographs related to the Kansas City LGBTQ+ community. Emphasis is on items related to Kansas City gay and lesbian bars and their sponsored events in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Dates: 1977 - 2016

Olene Crowley Collection

Identifier: MS-0229
Scope and Contents The Olene Trust Crowley Collection was gifted in Fall 2012 to the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America (GLAMA) by Crowley.The Crowley collection dates from the 1960s to 1980s, and includes photographs and printed materials printed by and/or relating to the establishments and performers at various Kansas City bars/night clubs, including: the Jewel Box, Cat Balleu, Yum Yum Club, Pink Garter, Trocadero Club, and Arabian Nights (aka “The Tent”). Included are photographs of Crowley...
Dates: 1959 - 1997

Pat Billings Collection

Identifier: MS-0290
Scope and Contents

The Pat Billings Collection was a gift of Lea Hopkins in March 2022. It is largely comprised of visual aids, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards and certificate.

Dates: 1983-2009

PFLAG-KC Collection

Identifier: MS-0189
Scope and Contents The PFLAG-KC Collection was a gift of Paul Hough on behalf of the Board of the Kansas City Chapter of PFLAG, in March 2011. The Collection contains a near-comprehensive set (spanning 1994-2009) of the Monthly Newsletters from the KC Chapter of PFLAG, as well as a few from other regional Chapters. There are also many Flyers, Brochures, Booklets, and other documents pertaining to Frequently Asked Questions and General Information regarding LGBT issues, as well as LGBT Resources and information...
Dates: 1977 - 2010

Ray Still Collection

Identifier: MS-0242
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of one photograph and four award plaques. The photograph includes all the performers, and is autographed with their stage names. One of the plaques lists both the stage names and the given names of the troupe members.

Dates: 1990 - 1994

Robert Heishman Collection

Identifier: MS-0411
Scope and Contents Photos in UMKC Digital Special CollectionsThe Robert Heishman Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in September 2012 by Robert Heishman. The collection contains images featuring patrons of and performers at local Kansas City nightclubs - including the Colony Club & Forest Ballroom, 1959-1967. GLAMA houses digital scans only (originals retained by owner).Related...
Dates: 1959 - 1967

Ross Freese Collection

Identifier: MS-0246
Scope and Contents

The collection consists entirely of five works by artist Joseph Keehn from his "Wig Portrait Series". The art pieces depict wig cutouts culled from source material, including original Jewel Box Lounge advertisements, and rendered with hair dye on stained wood panels.

Dates: Undated

Scoop Phillips Collection

Identifier: MS-0163
Scope and Contents The Scoop Phillips Collection was gifted in December 2009 to LaBudde Special Collections by Jim Phillips, his brother. The collection dates from 1966 to 1992 and contains primarily material related to the gay community in Kansas City, including a number of essays Phillips published while at Park College that address various aspects of gay life in Kansas City and the Midwest. Also included are local and national publications, materials related to the Pink Triangle Political Coalition, and...
Dates: 1966 - 1992

Steven Case Collection

Identifier: MS-0306
Content Description

The Steven Case Collection was a gift of Case in September 2018 and consists of personal and professional correspondence, court filings, witness deposition transcripts, newspaper clips, position statements, presentation resources, and other materials related to the Annie on My Mind case, especially the involvement of Steven Case; it also includes two maps.

Dates: 1969 - 1999

Steven R. Pierce Collection

Identifier: MS-0180
Scope and Contents The Steven R. Pierce Collection was gifted in July 2010 to LaBudde Special Collections by Pierce. The collection ranges in dates from 1983-1993 and contains a plethora of information dealing with the AIDS epidemic during a period when there was much trepidation and ignorance regarding this disease. The materials within this collection are focused on education; myth busting and bringing overall awareness to the forefront.Numerous entities came together to fight not only for the...
Dates: 1980 - 1999