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David Jackson Collection

Identifier: MS-0166

Scope and Contents

The David Jackson Collection was gifted in Spring 2010 to LaBudde Special Collections by Jackson. The collection dates from 1996 to 2007, and focuses primarily on the work of the Kansas City-based Norman Institute (later the National Institute for Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Education), founded by Dr. Terry L. Norman, author of Just Tell the Truth: Questions Families Ask When Gay Married Men Come Out (1998). The Institute dealt with issues related to gender orientation, with a mission “to add momentum to the shift in global consciousness toward societal acceptance of orientational diversity”. To achieve this mission, the Institute identified and disseminated factual information about gender orientation and concerned itself with “the healing of individuals and families struggling with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender issues”. The Institute published an online magazine,, which was edited by David Jackson. The collection contains materials related to the work of the Institute and of Dr. Norman, particularly with regard to his writings. It also includes printed versions of the online publications, as well as a number of local LGBT publications that featured and/or advertised the work of Dr. Norman and the Institute.


  • 1996 - 2007


Conditions Governing Use

Donor has transferred copyright of materials they have created


2 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 3 containers.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: Stuart Hinds.
LaBudde: Summer 2010.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository