Manuscripts and Archives Division
- .84 linear foot (2 boxes); 32 videotapes.
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In order to protect the privacy of individual persons, some correspondence is restricted until the year 2020.
Randy Wicker was a leader of the homophile movement in NewYork in the 1960's and a gay rights activist during the early days of the gay liberation movement. As public relations director of the Homosexual League of New York (an organizational title apparently invented for publicitypurposes) he was instrumental in breaking down the taboo against the discussion of homosexuality by the mainstream media. His papers, dated 1958 to 1993, consist of correspondence, miscellaneous papers and printed ephemera,reflecting Mr. Wicker's efforts as a gay activist in New York to focus public attention upon the status of gay men and lesbians in America, and to win understanding and support for their cause.
Controlled Access Terms
- Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee.
- Homosexual League of New York.
- Gay activists -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Gay liberation movement -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Gay rights -- United States.
- Homosexuality -- United States -- History -- 20th century.