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In the Life Archive (ITLA) miscellaneous collections.

Title
In the Life Archive (ITLA) miscellaneous collections.
Publication
1950s-2010, bulk 1990 - 1999.
Supplementary Content
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box E1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box E1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box ER1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box ER1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box ER2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box ER2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box ER3Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box ER3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box ER4Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box ER4Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box ER5Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box ER5Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box ER6Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box ER6Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I3Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I3Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I4Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I4Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I5Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I5Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I6Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I6Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I7Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I7Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I8Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I8Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I9Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I9Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I10Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I10Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box I11Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box I11Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box MP1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box MP1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box MP2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 736 box MP2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

Details

Additional Authors
Fullwood, Steven G.,
Description
17.92 linear feet (43 boxes)
Subjects
Note
  • The In the Life Archive (ITLA), originally known as the Black Gay and Lesbian Archive (BGLA), was created by Steven Fullwood in 1999, to aid in the documentation and preservation of cultural materials produced by and about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer people of African descent. In 2004, the collection was donated to the Schombuurg Center for Research in Black Culture, and it was renamed around 2013. The name ITLA was inspired by "In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology", edited by Joe Beam (1986). The ITLA contains materials dating from the mid-1950s to the present, documenting the experiences of LGBTQ men and women of African descent primarily in the United States, with some files for London and several countries in Africa.
  • The boxes in each series are labeled with the first initial of that series and the box number; for example, Individuals box 1 is I1.
Source (note)
  • Materials acquired by Steven G. Fullwood, former Associate Curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and donated to the Schomburg Center in 2004.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Each of the following collections, which fall under the Individual collections group of ITLA, is found in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Assotto Saint papers, Sc MG 556 Black Men's Xchange records, Sc MG 800 Cheryl Clarke papers, Sc MG 642 Donna Allegra papers, Sc MG 792 Essex Hemphill/Wayson Jones collection, Sc MG 832 Gay Men of African Descent records, Sc MG 688 Glenn Carrington papers, Sc MG 89 Gregory Victorianne papers, Sc MG 793 House/Ballroom files, Sc MG 893 Ira Jeffries papers, Sc MG 794 Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement records, Sc MG 902 James Witherspoon papers, Sc MG 791 Jewelle Gomez papers, Sc MG 790 Joan Jett Blakk/Lick Bush '92 archive, Sc MG 897 Joseph Beam papers, Sc MG 455 Kevin McGruder papers, Sc MG 368 Melvin Dixon papers, Sc MG 468 Other Countries records, Sc MG 627 R. Bryant Smith papers, Sc MG 789 Roy Gonzalves papers, Sc MG 753 StoryCorps Black LGBTQ archive, Sc MG 931 Thomas Glave papers, Sc MG 836 Wallace Bass Boyd journals, Sc MG 813
Call Number
Sc MG 736
Title
In the Life Archive (ITLA) miscellaneous collections.
Production
1950s-2010, bulk 1990 - 1999.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
The archive is divided into two main groups: (1) Individual collections, whch include collections on individuals, such as Donna Allegra and Kevin McGruder; organizations, such as Other Countries; and research collections and (2) Miscellaneous collections, which include one-to-three folder collections containing a variety of original and printed materials including manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, correspondence, letters, reviews, and clippings. This finding aid describes the Miscellaneous collections. The bulk dates are the 1990s, but there is information about underdocumented individuals, organizations, and subjects from the 1980s, when many organizations formed in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis. These Miscellaneous collections cover productive periods for the Black LGBT movement, documenting the Black gay and lesbian renaissance for the 1980s, as well as the 1990s and 2000s. The collection also contains HIV/AIDS information designed to reach African American communities, during the late 1980s through the present, created primarily by white institutions and the state and federal government, as well Black AIDS service organizations instituted in the mid-1980s and early 1990s. Many individuals, organizations, and subjects featured in the archive are well-known but there is also information on not as well-known individuals and organizations from a variety of areas including hip-hop, female impersonators, and virtually all areas of the performing arts.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Each of the following collections, which fall under the Individual collections group of ITLA, is found in the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Assotto Saint papers, Sc MG 556 Black Men's Xchange records, Sc MG 800 Cheryl Clarke papers, Sc MG 642 Donna Allegra papers, Sc MG 792 Essex Hemphill/Wayson Jones collection, Sc MG 832 Gay Men of African Descent records, Sc MG 688 Glenn Carrington papers, Sc MG 89 Gregory Victorianne papers, Sc MG 793 House/Ballroom files, Sc MG 893 Ira Jeffries papers, Sc MG 794 Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement records, Sc MG 902 James Witherspoon papers, Sc MG 791 Jewelle Gomez papers, Sc MG 790 Joan Jett Blakk/Lick Bush '92 archive, Sc MG 897 Joseph Beam papers, Sc MG 455 Kevin McGruder papers, Sc MG 368 Melvin Dixon papers, Sc MG 468 Other Countries records, Sc MG 627 R. Bryant Smith papers, Sc MG 789 Roy Gonzalves papers, Sc MG 753 StoryCorps Black LGBTQ archive, Sc MG 931 Thomas Glave papers, Sc MG 836 Wallace Bass Boyd journals, Sc MG 813
Source
Materials acquired by Steven G. Fullwood, former Associate Curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and donated to the Schomburg Center in 2004.
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Added Author
Fullwood, Steven G., collector.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 736
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