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LGBTQ. LGBTQ Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: LGBTQ

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Stephen W. Cagle papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0217
Abstract

The collection consists of the papers of Stephen W. Cagle, white proprietor of the gay business establishment Charleston Beach Bed & Breakfast at Folly Beach, South Carolina, with his domestic and business partner Charles S. Holt, white Air Force veteran. The papers include photographs, correspondence, and realia dating from 1989 to 2001.

Dates: 1989-2001

Linda G. Ketner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0216
Abstract The collection consists of the papers of Linda G. Ketner, philanthropist, political candidate, and activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights. The papers include reference and operating files and audiovisual and born-digital materials relating to Ketner’s 2008 campaign for South Carolina Congressional District 1. There are also working files and planning materials and audiovisual and born-digital materials relating to Ketner’s volunteer work with nonprofit...
Dates: 1988-2017

Lowcountry Gay & Lesbian Alliance (LGLA) records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0206
Abstract These records contain operating files, newsletters, and event files documenting the activities of the Lowcountry Gay & Lesbian Alliance (LGLA), a Charleston, S.C. nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and opposing discrimination. Topics include LGBTQ civil and legal rights including same-sex marriage, homophobia, and coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community. Materials also relate to LGLA’s partnerships with other...
Dates: 1991-2005

James T. Sears collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0207
Abstract This collection contains assorted ephemera, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting the research interests of James T. Sears, author of several books on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history in the South. The collection includes materials relating to female and male impersonators and LGBTQ music. Notable items include the typescript of a poem by Allen Ginsberg, a American flag belonging to openly gay airman Leonard Matlovich, and the signature of Sir...
Dates: circa 1908-2001

Metropolitan Community Church of Charleston (MCC) records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0209
Abstract Collection consists of the records of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Charleston, a mission of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC), from 1990-2009. UFMCC is a Christian church that welcomes members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Records include meeting minutes, bylaws, and financial information relating to the church’s activities, including worship services, the church food bank, and partnerships with...
Dates: 1990-2009

Reeves van Hettinga papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0210
Abstract Papers of Reeves van Hettinga, French-style chef and trompe l’oeil artist from 1860 to 2018. He spent most of his adult life in New York City before retiring to Charleston, South Carolina. The collection includes biographical materials, art, professional papers and photographs and genealogical materials documenting the van Hettinga and Jones families. There are also materials relating to his brother William, artist and founder of the Charleston newspaper Poor...
Dates: 1860-2018

We Are Family (WAF) records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0212
Abstract

Board meeting files, financial records, strategic planning files, correspondence, event files, resource files, and promotional materials documenting the activities of We Are Family (WAF), a North Charleston, South Carolina-based nonprofit organization that provides support, resources, and leadership development opportunities to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex (LGBTQI) and straight ally youth.

Dates: 1992-2015

Mary Jo Smith Fetzer papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0164
Abstract

The collection consists of the papers of Mary Jo Smith Fetzer, graphic artist and founding staff member of WCIV-TV in Charleston, South Carolina. The papers include photographs, correspondence, and artwork from Fetzer’s personal and professional life and materials belonging to her partner, M.E. Van Dyke.

Dates: circa 1870s-2006; Majority of material found within 1943-2006

James Polzois papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0215
Abstract

The collection consists of the papers of James Polzois, an artist who lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The papers include photographs, prints, and original artworks of Charleston area architecture and church organs. There are also photographs, correspondence, and military records documenting Polzois’ life. The papers also include Polzois’ writings and research files, with a special focus on his research into Denmark Vesey.

Dates: 1864-2018; Majority of material found within 1952-2018

Charlie Smith papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0218
Abstract This collection consists of the papers of Charlie Smith, white activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights, political candidate, and real estate broker. The papers include biographical material about Smith. There are also subject files and audiovisual materials from Smith’s political campaigns for Village Council in Miami Shores, Florida, and for South Carolina House District 119 in Charleston, South Carolina. There are professional papers relating to Smith’s...
Dates: 1936-2020