Pickett, Harold Edward, 1947-1988.
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, files of Pickett and James B. Ferguson, photographs,realia, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1968-1987, ismostly incoming and concerns Pickett's political activism,journalism, and family matters. Writings, ca. 1970-1986, include manuscript drafts and typescripts of his poems andarticles, extensive clippings of articles and columns, andmiscellaneous editorial files pertaining to the New York City News. Personal files, 1965-1988, contain AIDS treatment diary kept by Pickett's friends during his finalillness; Pickett's notebooks describing his dreams; and EST seminars he attended; his academic records from HunterCollege; a "Memorial Book" prepared by his friends; and some photographs. James B. Ferguson files, 1977-1984, include clippings of his articles and reviews, photocopiesof his notes, and printed materials. Bulk of the collection consists of Pickett's subject files, ca. 1970-1986, which deal almost exclusively with gay themes. Filescontain correspondence, clippings, press releases and other printed ephemera.
Harold Edward Pickett (1947-1988) was a gay rights activist, journalist, poet, and editor. Pickett contributed poems and articles to gay newspapers and magazines in various U.S. cities. In 1980 he founded New York City News, a news magazine for the gay and lesbian community, and was editor/publisher until it ceased publication in 1985.
Controlled Access Terms
- Pickett, Harold Edward, 1947-1988.
- Hunter College -- Students.
- AIDS (Disease)
- American poetry -- 20th century.
- Gay liberation movement.
- Periodicals -- Publishing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Additional Creator Names
- Ferguson, James B.
- Smallwood, Randy.
- Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
- Gay Activists Alliance.
- Gay Anarchists (New York, N.Y.)
- Hunter College Lesbians Rising/Gay Men's Alliance.
- North American Man/Boy Love Association.
- New York City news (New York, N.Y. : 1980)