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MSS 192


Gay Life Collection, 1978-


This collection consists of printed material and memorabilia, mainly from gay organizations in Boise, Idaho, beginning in 1978.  Includes programs from Elm Awards and Les Bois Awards ceremonies and annual Gay Pride Day magazines.  Additions are expected on a regular basis.  See also the collection of theater programs from Spontaneous Productions (MSS 188) and records of Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors (MSS 211) and The Community Center, Inc. (MSS 241).  Programs from the coronations of the Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Idaho are found in the Doug Flanders "Martini" collection (MSS 245).

 

Box 1: Miscellaneous documents

Folder    1            The Community Center: Articles of Incorporation, 1983
Folder    2            Your Family, Friends, and Neighbors: Annual newsletters (1998, 2000-2003)
Folder    3            Imperial Sovereign Gem Court of Boise, Idaho: History (as of 2005)
Folder    4            Mr., Miss, Ms. Gay Idaho Foundation: Bylaws, 1992 and 1996

Folder    5            Sunday's Children, Inc.: Articles of incorporation, 1981
Folder    6            Elm Awards, 1978-1982

Folder    7            Elm Awards programs, 1999-2002
Folder    8            Elm Awards programs, 2004, 2006
Folder    9            Les Bois Awards programs, 2009
Folder    10          Boise City employment policy: Timeline of lobbying, 1999-2004
Folder    11          Boise City employment policy: Council emails, 2003-2004
Folder    12          Treasure Valley Pride Association, Inc., 2001
Folder    13          Northwest LGBTA Youth Conference for Hope (Boise), 2011
Folder    14          Idaho AIDS Foundation annual report, 1990


 

Box 2: Newspaper Inserts

Flyers, brochures, etc. distributed as inserts with Boise’s gay newspaper, under its various names (The PaperOutDiversity)

Folder    1            1984-1985
Folder    2            1986
Folder    3            1987
Folder    4            1988-1989
Folder    5            1990
Folder    6            1991
Folder    7            1992
Folder    8            1998-2002
Folder    9            Diversity: Barbara Gittings autograph, 2004
Folder 10             Diversity: Michael Cunningham autograph, 2004

  

Box 3:  Handbills and Flyers   

Handbills, flyers, brochures, etc., promoting events and organizations

Folder   1            1997
Folder   2            1998
Folder   3            1999
Folder   4            2000
Folder   5            2001
Folder   6            2002
Folder   7            2003
Folder   8            2004
Folder   9            2005
Folder 10            2006
Folder 11            2007
Folder 12            2008
Folder 13            2009
Folder 14            2010

Folder 15            2011

 

Box 4:  Boise Gay Pride Programs and Magazines   

Annual publications issued by the organizers of Gay Pride events in Boise

1990    First Annual Gay & Lesbian Freedom Day / June 23, 1990 / Boise, Idaho
1991    Second Annual Gay & Lesbian Freedom Day
1992    The Third Annual Gay & Lesbian Freedom Day…Program
1993    The Fourth Annual Gay & Lesbian Freedom Day….Program
1994    The Fifth Annual Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Freedom Day…Program
1995    The Sixth Annual Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Freedom Day…Program
1996    From Silence to Celebration / The Official Publication of the Seventh Annual…
1997    Absolutely Idaho / The Official Publication of the Eighth Annual…
1998    Pride 1998 Magazine
1999    1999 Idaho Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Magazine
2000    Queer (ish) 2000
2001    2001, A Queer Odyssey
2002    Pride Magazine 2002
2003    Peace Through Pride
2004    Out 4 Justice / Boise Pride 2004
2005    Pride ’05 (single sheet); Boise Weekly issue “Pride 2005”
2006    Pride Boise 06
2007    2007 Boise Pride Schedule (one sheet)
2008    (no publication)
2009    (no publication)
2010    Idaho Pride Magazine 

2011    (no publication)


  

Box 5: Memorabilia

Elm Awards plaques, 1981  (2)
Gay Pride buttons, 1996-
YFFN buttons 

  

Box 6: Buttons

Buttons obtained from various sources relating mainly to gay events and issues in Boise and Idaho, including Pride and Coronation.  Includes “Support Your Local Policewomen” from the 1978 firing of seven Boise female police employees.

 

Box 7: Photos

Album of photos from 1992 Pride parade in Boise, 1992, taken by Debbie Graham

Album of photos from 1997 Pride parade in Boise, 1997, taken by Debbie Graham

 

Box T-1: Miscellaneous T-Shirts

(1994)  Decline to Sign / No on One Coalition
(1994)  Lesbian Avengers [from Proposition One Campaign]
(1997)   DuToit / City Council  [James DuToit candidacy for Boise City Council)

  

Box T-1:  Gay Pride T-shirts

T-shirts from the annual Gay Pride celebrations in Boise
(1987)  Pride 87  Boise, Idaho /  The Community Center
(1990)  Together We Can Make a Difference
(1991)  Annual Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day 2      Boise, Idaho
             Unity Equals Freedom
(1991)  Second Annual Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day, Boise, Idaho  June 22, 1991
            Unity=Freedom
(1992)  Third  Annual Gay and Lesbian Freedom Parade, June 13, 1992  Boise, Idaho
             A Simple Matter of Justice    [both grey and white]
(1993)  A Family of Pride  (copyright Jen Ray 1993)    [white]
(1993)  A Family of Pride  (copyright Jen Ray 1993)    [blue]

 

Box T-2: Gay Pride T-Shirts

(1994) Heritage of Pride / Quest for Freedom
(1995)  Idaho Pride  A Tapestry of Diversity
(1996)  7th Annual Pride Week     Boise, Idaho    1996
(1997)  Absolutely Idaho   Pride 1997
(1998)  Pride, Boise, Idaho    Lesbian, Transgendered, Bisexual, and Gay Parade
              Pride 98   Boise, Idaho

(1999)  Ten Years of Idaho Pride  1999
(2000)  Y2Gay 2000   Pride   July 15, 2000
(2001)  Queer as Idaho
(2002)  Be Yourself   Change the World
(2003)  Peace Through Pride

(2004)  Out 4 Justice

(2005)  Boise Pride   Live Out Proud

(2006)  Pride Boise 06

(2007)  Boise Pride  June 9, oh-seven

 

Oversize Drawer

Miscellaneous items

 




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