33 Youth GAGV Box 1.docx

Records Inventory

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, New York

 

GAGV Youth Box 1: This box includes a book and binders with documents related to the GAGV Youth Program including mission statements, fliers, policies, minutes, agendas, articles, and forms.  Original organization has been preserved with materials organized in binders by subject.  Additional related youth program materials can be found in GAGV-OR-Box 1.  Inventory created February 13, 2017.

 

Book

Karnes, Frances A. and Suzanne M. Bean. Leadership for Students: A guide for young leaders. Prufrock Press Inc., 2010. [This book is from the Penfield High School Library Media Center]

 

GAGV Youth Program Adult Volunteer Manual Binder

Gay Alliance youth Program Mission Statement

Adult volunteer training materials

Procedures

Volunteer station information

 

GSA Resource Directory Binder

Fliers

By-laws (East High School Gay-Straight Alliance)

GLSEN Terminology List

Queer, Transgender Terminology

LGBT-Inclusive materials

Guide for Parents

Information on starting a gay-straight alliance

Trans resources

Legal information

School policies

Scholarship application

Information for teachers

Information for straight allies

 

Miscellaneous GAGV Youth Information Binder

Mission of the GAGV Youth Group

Guidelines

Emergency services

Resource listings

Fliers for special events

Youth group and GSA forms

Youth website information

 

Volunteer Binder

Volunteer applications (blank and completed)

Volunteer time sheets

Correspondence

Volunteer agreement forms

GAGV mission statements

 

Youth Advisory Council Binder

Youth Advisory Council applications (blank and completed)

Minutes

Agendas

Youth Program Binder

Youth Program Mission Statement

Issues/resolutions

Key research findings

National LGBT Youth Program spreadsheet

2009 GLSEN School Climate Survey

School Climate in New York Research Brief

Suicide risk and prevention for LGBT youth

Risk factors of GLB adolescents (article)

United Way Blue Print for Change

40developmental assets for adolescents

Youth-adult partnership materials

National LGBT Youth Program information

 

32 Whitey LeBlanc Series VII.doc

Series VII: Wilfred (Whitey) LeBlanc,

1974-1980

Scope and Contents

This series consists of materials collected by Wilfred (Whitey)

LeBlanc, former President of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee

Valley. The materials date between 1977 and 1980. The

materials consist of correspondence, budgets, expense reports,

and flyers for the annual Gay Alliance picnics. The materials

document the planning and expenses for the annual picnics

and the increased attendance from the first picnic to 1980.

Biographical Note

Wilfred (Whitey) LeBlanc moved to Rochester, New York

from New York City in 1965. LeBlanc was active in the Gay

Liberation Front on the University of Rochester campus,

and was instrumental in forming the Gay Alliance of the

Genesee Valley. LeBlanc served as the first president of the

Gay Alliance from July 1973 to January 1974. In March

1974, LeBlanc was selected as the chairperson of the Finance

Committee.

Conditions Governing Access:

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this

series.

Conditions Governing Use:

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by the Rochester Public Library. Copyright

of the papers may be held by the authors’, or authors’ heirs or

assigns. Researchers must obtain written permission of the

holder[s] of copyright and the Rochester Public Library before

publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most

papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual

procedures unless otherwise specified.

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Bibliography

“Whitie LeBlanc New Finance Chairperson.” The Empty

Closet 37, March 1974.

Title/Description Instances

GAGV picnic, 1977 box 1 folder 39

Picnic, 1978 box 1 folder 40

Picnic, 1979 box 1 folder 41

Picnic expenses, 1980 box 1 folder 42

Toga party, Undated box 1 folder 43

30 2017-021 Anne Tischer & Bess Watts Collect

Guide to the Anne Tischer and Bess Watts
Collection on Marriage Equality 2017.021
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 17, 2018.
English
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS
Records Inventory
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, New York
Finding aid created by A. Kiesl, July 2016
All records relate to Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS (RATFA) events, history, and
financials. These three boxes of records came into holding at Trillium from Finger Lakes Health
Systems Agency in 2013.
RATFA Box 1 Framed
and rolled paper awards, plaques, and official announcements
presented to RATFA.
● New York State Department of Health Outstanding Service Award for Rochester Area
Task Force, 2001 (plaque)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation with City of Rochester seal, 1988 (framed)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation with seal of Monroe County Executive, 1992 (framed)
● Monroe County Legislature Certificate of Recognition for Rochester Area Task Force on
AIDS, 1996 (framed)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation from Rochester Office of the Mayor, 1999 (framed)
● Certificate of Appreciation to RATFA from AIDS Rochester, Inc. 1994 (framed)
● Rays of Hope Conference Proclamation with City of Rochester seal, 1998 (framed)
● 10year
service commendation to RATFA with City of Rochester seal, 1994 (framed)
● Rays of Hope Conference Welcome Proclamation with City of Rochester seal, 1997
(framed)
● Plan for HIV/AIDS client cohort study, about 1994 (folder)
● Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency (FLHSA) work plan, 20002001
(folder)
● FLHSA overview for 20012002
(folder)
● FLHSA work plan, 20022003
(folder)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation Certificate from NYS Governor’s office, 2007 (paper
matted certificate)
● State of New York Legislative Resolution to declare HIV/AIDS public health emergency
in minority communities with seal of NYS Assembly, 2001 (paper mat)
● Commendation to RATFA from NYS Assembly, 1994 (framed)
RATFA Box 2 RATFA
records pertaining to tax and financial documentation.
*On loan to Evelyn Bailey: Local AIDS history (folder), 20 years of AIDS (folder)
● RATFA Admin, 19912004
(large red expanding folder)
Contains:
● Checking (Manila folder)
● Cert. Of inc. taxes (Manila folder)
● Tax exempt forms (Manila folder)
● Bylaws (Manila folder)
● Misc. (Manila folder)
● IRS (Manila folder)
● Year end planning (Manila folder)
● Work plan (Manila folder)
● New York State (Manila folder)
● Roster (Manila folder)
● AIDS institute network contract (Manila folder)
● M&t bank info (Manila folder)
● RATFA bank statements (Manila folder)
● 2010 taxesRATFA
(Manila folder)
● 2009 taxes (Manila folder)
● 2008 RATFA taxes financials (Manila folder)
● RATFA 2005 financials taxes (Manila folder)
● RATFA as tax issues (Manila folder)
● Taxes annual financial reports 19972003
(Manila folder)
● RATFA 2012 cash receipts (Manila folder)
● RATFA 2012 cash disbursements (Manila folder)
● 2011 taxesRATFA
(Manila folder)
● RATFA 2011 cash disbursements (Manila folder)
● From pats open files by window 9/16/10 LC
(Manila folder)
● RATFA 2010 disbursements (Manila folder)
● Meeting expense 2010 (Manila folder)
● Sign language 2010 (Manila folder)
● Reimbursables 2010 (Manila folder)
● Wegmans invoice 2010 (Manila folder)
● 2009 RATFA disbursements (Manila folder)
● HRI paid invoices (Manila folder)
● 2008 RATFA disbursements (Manila folder)
● 2008 invoices (Manila folder)
● RATFA city contracts (Large brown expanding folder)
Contains:
● AIDS city grant voucher Jan March 2007 (Manila folder)
● RATFA city 030298 August December 06 (Manila folder)
● City grant RATFA 20062007
(Manila folder)
● RATFA City 06 (Manila folder)
● RATFA City contract 0506
vouchers (Manila folder)
● RATFACity
of Rochester (Manila folder)
RATFA Box 3 Unidentified
pictures dating from about 19932007.
● 2 Kodak preservation disc CDs
● World AIDS Day proclamation from Office of NYS Governor Pataki, 2006 (rolled paper)
● Plastic Rubbermaid container with 17 photo envelopes containing photos and negatives
and small number of loose photos
● 1 3.5in
disk of photos, Kodak
● 34 envelopes (some from companies, other personal) of photos and negatives
● Small number of loose photographs and one photo Christmas card

29 Rev Walt Szymanski Series XI

Series XI: Rev. Walter Szymanski, 1974-1995

Scope and Contents

This series consists of papers written by Reverend Walter

Szymanski, an openly gay priest. The materials date between

1974 and 1993. The materials consist of articles written by

Szymanski.

Biographical Note

The Rev. Walter Szymanski was ordained to the priesthood

by Bishop Robert Spears in the Diocese of Rochester on June

24, 1973. He was named the first Canon for Gay and Lesbian

Ministries in Rochester in the 1970’s. Szymanski was a

Chaplain for the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, involved

in jail ministry, and a counselor at the Catholic Family Center.

He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a

doctorate in Divinity with a specialization in Psychotherapy.

Originally from Pittsburgh, he lived, served the church

and worked as a pastoral therapist in the Rochester, NY,

area for many years. When he returned to Pittsburgh, he

enrolled at CCAC to complete a certificate in drug and alcohol

counseling. He is now retired from Greenbriar Treatment

Center, where he worked as an addiction psychotherapist.

Walt currently serves as a member of the clergy at Calvary

Episcopal Church in Shadyside. He is active in the religious

community as well as in the secular community on a variety of

social justice issues. Walt was recently elected to the board of

the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute. He is a founding member of

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the gay and lesbian movement within the national Episcopal

Church.

Conditions Governing Access:

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this

series.

Conditions Governing Use:

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by the Rochester Public Library. Copyright

of the papers may be held by the authors’, or authors’ heirs or

assigns. Researchers must obtain written permission of the

holder[s] of copyright and the Rochester Public Library before

publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most

papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual

procedures unless otherwise specified.

Bibliography

“Alumni Class Notes.” Community College of Allegheny

County AlumNetNews 6, no. 1 (2011) : 10.

“Our Parish Life.” Calvary Episcopal Church

program, June 23, 2013. Accessed December

21, 2017. https://calvaryextra.weebly.com/

uploads/2/2/4/3/22431036/062313bulletin.pdf.

Title/Description Instances

Archival materials, 1974-1993 box 2 folder 12

27 Tim Sally Series X

Series X: Tim Sally, 1978-1985

Scope and Contents

This series documents the activities of Tim Sally, Rochester,

New York based LBGTQ activist. The majority of the

material is related to Sally’s campaign efforts to elect Tim

  1. Mains as a Rochester City Council member and includes

newspaper articles, correspondence, speeches, campaign

materials, and correspondence. Other topics include pamphlets

and flyers for gay rights organizations and projects such as,

churches position on the LGBTQ community, HIV/AIDS, and

a pamplet for teens thinking about coming out to their parents.

Biographical Note

Born and raised in Rochester, Tim Sally was active in the

1970’s and 1980’s with Dignity-Integrity, and was a cofounding

member of PFLAG/Rochester and AIDS/ Rochester.

In 1983 he moved to San Francisco to work for AIDS

organizations and since 1985, under the pseudonym of Tim

Hammond, he has researched circumcision customs and

advocated for protecting children’s genital autonomy. He

conducted two groundbreaking surveys of long-term harm

to men from infant circumcision, co-founded the National

Organization of Restoring Men, and produced ‘Whose Body,

Whose Rights? (a PBS documentary on circumcision), and cofounded

the Children’s Health and Human Rights Partnership

of Canada, as well as an activist group in Palm Springs,

California, where he now lives.

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Tim Hammond is a grassroots human rights activist who has

been involved in numerous social change movements. As a

teenager conscientiously opposed to fighting in Vietnam, he

wrote copious letters to Congress urging an immediate end to

the war.

Tim has been committed to Congressional passage of the

U.S. Peace Tax Fund Bill, which would re-direct the military

portion of one’s taxes (currently 50% of every dollar spent by

the U.S. government) toward life-sustaining human services.

He was active in raising public consciousness about women’s

rights and the need for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).

In 1987 Tim was among hundreds of men and women arrested

on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to protest its decision

to uphold states’ rights to legislate private sexual behavior

among consenting adults in their own home (a decision the

Court ultimately reversed in 2003).He was a member of the

Children’s Rights Network of Amnesty International/USA

and a member of the National Organization on Male Sexual

Victimization (now MaleSurvivor.org).

1976-1983 – Member of Dignity-Integrity/Rochester,

New York, a ministry to local Catholic and Episcopal

gays, lesbians, their families and friends. He served in

various volunteer capacities ranging from administrative

assistant, newsletter editor, fundraiser, hotline volunteer,

and special events coordinator.

1981 – Co-founding member of PFLAG (Parents and

Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

1982 – Organizer of the first annual Day of Remembrance

of gay/lesbian victims of the Holocaust.

1983 – Co-founder of AIDS Rochester.

1983 – Recipient of the Vinnie Cup, awarded annually

by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley for

outstanding service to the Rochester (NY) lesbian and

gay community.

1983 – Founding task force member of CREATE: Justice,

a project of the Presbytery of the Genesee Valley to

promote social justice issues affecting lesbians and gay

men.

1984-1987 – Administrative Assistant of the AIDS Health

Project, an agency of the University of California/San

Francisco providing psychosocial support to those with

AIDS and at-risk of infection.

1989 – Co-founded the National Organization of

Restoring Men (NORM), an international network of

groups offering moral and technical support to men

seeking foreskin restoration.

1992 – Founder of the National Organization to Halt the

Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males (NOHARMM),

a non-violent, educational and direct-action network of

men working together to end routine infant circumcision

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through a model of education and empowerment of other

men.

1993 – Survey

Coordinator of Awakenings: A

Preliminary Poll of Circumcised Men, an ongoing

grassroots investigation of the long-term adverse

physical, sexual and psychological outcomes to men of

infant circumcision.

1995 – Produced Whose Body, Whose Rights? A PBS

documentary.

1999 – Author, A Preliminary Poll of Men Circumcised

in Infancy or Childhood. British Journal of Urology

International (83, Suppl. 1) January 1999, pp. 85-92.

2012 – Co-founded the Children’s Health and Human

Rights Partnership of Canada with Kira Antinuk, BsN,

Christopher Guest, M.D. and David Saving. CHHRP is

Canada’s first non-profit organization to deal exclusively

with genital cutting of male, female and intersex children.

2015 – Presented findings from the 2011 Global Survey

of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) at the Symposium on

Genital Autonomy: Myths and Multiple Standards in

Frankfurt, Germany.

2016 – Discussed the findings from the 2011 Global

Survey of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) as a guest of

Stefan Molyneux on his popular YouTube channel.

2016 – Presented findings from the 2011 Global Survey

of Circumcision Harm (GSCH) at the International

Conference on Men’s Issues in London, England.

2017 – Lead author, Long-term adverse outcomes from

neonatal circumcision reported in a survey of 1,008 men:

An overview of health and human rights implications.

International Journal of Human Rights March 2017,

21(02), pp. 189-218.

Conditions Governing Access:

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this

series.

Conditions Governing Use:

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by the Rochester Public Library. Copyright

of the papers may be held by the authors’, or authors’ heirs or

assigns. Researchers must obtain written permission of the

holder[s] of copyright and the Rochester Public Library before

publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most

papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual

procedures unless otherwise specified.

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Bibliography

Hammond, Tim. “Tim Hammond.” Global Survey of

Circumcision Harm. Accessed December 21, 2017. http://

www.circumcisionharm.org/hammond%20cv.htm.

Jordan, Susan. “On Circumcision: The First of Two Interviews

with Intactivist Tim Sally.” The Empty Closet 505, October

2016.

Title/Description Instances

Campaign materials for Tim O. Mains for Rochester City Council,

1985

box 2 folder 8

Documents, 1983-1984 box 2 folder 9

News clippings on Tim O. Mains Council run and other gay rights

issues, 1985

box 2 folder 10

Pamphlets for gay rights organizations/projects, 1978-1984 box 2 folder 11

26 Rochester Custom Leathers

Rochester Custom Leathers and T-shirts

GAGV Records Surveyed, 1/31/2014, Box DCL002, DCL   combined with DCL 3

Box Title: “DCL002”

Contact:
GAGV

Types of Records:
Rochester Custom Leather Awards and Plaques

Scope: 1991 – 1998

Contents in Original Order:

Loose:
South Avenue Recreation Softball trophy, 1995
RCL, Paul Froehlich, Mr. Ohio Valley Leather plaque, 1998
RCL, ABATE plaque, 1996
RCL, Men’s Outreach Project, AIDS Rochester plaque, 1995
RCL, Rochester Rangers plaque, 1996
Utica Tri’s MC Participation plaque, 1991
Western Leather Weekend, Rochester Rams plaque, 1991
RCL, Larry Gazzilli MUNYL plaque, 1996
RCL photo
RCL, Paul Froehlich, Mr. Ohio Valley Leather Photo, 1998
RCL, Utica Tri’s MC plaque, 1998
RCL, American Brotherhood Weekend plaque, 1997
RCL, Centuar MC plaque, 1998

Folder RCL (Misc):
Photos
Newspaper review
Bumpersticker
Centaur MC Placard, 1996
City Newspaper Of Award, 1995
GAGV Bid From the Heart Thank You, 1994
Community Health Network, Mr. Safer Thank You, 1993
Centaur MC Certificate, 1997
Pantheon of Leather Award, 1997
Ottawa Knights, Mr. Leather Ottawa Hull Thank You, 1995
Ottawa Knights, Mr. Leather Ottawa Hull certificate, 1996
Ottawa Knights, Mr. Leather Ottawa Hull certificate, 1993
Community Health Network, Bowling Thank You, 1994
Utica Tri’s MC Thank You, 1993
AIDS Rochester Thank You, 1997
Utica Tri’s MC Thank You, 1995
Hartford Colts certificate, 1991
Ottawa Knights, Mr. Leather Ottawa Hull Thank You, 1994
United Cerebral Palsy Thank You, 1993
Community Health Network solicitation for donation, 1994
Community Health Network Thank You, 1993
Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church Thank You, 1993
UR Names Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt, Thank You, 1994
AIDS Rochester, Thank You, 1993
International S/M Leather Fetish Celebration Thank You, 1994
Ottawa Knights, Mr. Leather Ottawa Hull Thank You, 1995
PFLAG Thank You, 1994
Bijou Video Award, date unknown
Rochester Rangers certificate, 1997
Arc of Monroe County Thank You, 1995
West Irondequoit School Dist. Thank You, 1994
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAGV Records Surveyed, 2/14/2014, Box DCL003,  Combined with DCL 2

Box Title: “DCL003”

Contact:
GAGV

Types of Records:
GAGV T-Shirts

Scope: 2007?

Contents in Original Order:

Loose:
One Body Take Care T-Shirt and Postcard
GAGAV Youth “I Have The Right” T-Shirt (Lilac – 3)
GAGV Youth T-Shirt 2007
Day of Silence T-Shirt (Black – 2)
Day of Silence T-Shirt (Red)

25 RATFA Rich Fowler.pdf

Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS
Records Inventory
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, New York
Finding aid created by A. Kiesl, July 2016
All records relate to Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS (RATFA) events, history, and
financials. These three boxes of records came into holding at Trillium from Finger Lakes Health
Systems Agency in 2013.
RATFA Box 1 Framed
and rolled paper awards, plaques, and official announcements
presented to RATFA.
● New York State Department of Health Outstanding Service Award for Rochester Area
Task Force, 2001 (plaque)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation with City of Rochester seal, 1988 (framed)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation with seal of Monroe County Executive, 1992 (framed)
● Monroe County Legislature Certificate of Recognition for Rochester Area Task Force on
AIDS, 1996 (framed)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation from Rochester Office of the Mayor, 1999 (framed)
● Certificate of Appreciation to RATFA from AIDS Rochester, Inc. 1994 (framed)
● Rays of Hope Conference Proclamation with City of Rochester seal, 1998 (framed)
● 10year
service commendation to RATFA with City of Rochester seal, 1994 (framed)
● Rays of Hope Conference Welcome Proclamation with City of Rochester seal, 1997
(framed)
● Plan for HIV/AIDS client cohort study, about 1994 (folder)
● Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency (FLHSA) work plan, 20002001
(folder)
● FLHSA overview for 20012002
(folder)
● FLHSA work plan, 20022003
(folder)
● World AIDS Day Proclamation Certificate from NYS Governor’s office, 2007 (paper
matted certificate)
● State of New York Legislative Resolution to declare HIV/AIDS public health emergency
in minority communities with seal of NYS Assembly, 2001 (paper mat)
● Commendation to RATFA from NYS Assembly, 1994 (framed)
RATFA Box 2 RATFA
records pertaining to tax and financial documentation.
*On loan to Evelyn Bailey: Local AIDS history (folder), 20 years of AIDS (folder)
● RATFA Admin, 19912004
(large red expanding folder)
Contains:
● Checking (Manila folder)
● Cert. Of inc. taxes (Manila folder)
● Tax exempt forms (Manila folder)
● Bylaws (Manila folder)
● Misc. (Manila folder)
● IRS (Manila folder)
● Year end planning (Manila folder)
● Work plan (Manila folder)
● New York State (Manila folder)
● Roster (Manila folder)
● AIDS institute network contract (Manila folder)
● M&t bank info (Manila folder)
● RATFA bank statements (Manila folder)
● 2010 taxesRATFA
(Manila folder)
● 2009 taxes (Manila folder)
● 2008 RATFA taxes financials (Manila folder)
● RATFA 2005 financials taxes (Manila folder)
● RATFA as tax issues (Manila folder)
● Taxes annual financial reports 19972003
(Manila folder)
● RATFA 2012 cash receipts (Manila folder)
● RATFA 2012 cash disbursements (Manila folder)
● 2011 taxesRATFA
(Manila folder)
● RATFA 2011 cash disbursements (Manila folder)
● From pats open files by window 9/16/10 LC
(Manila folder)
● RATFA 2010 disbursements (Manila folder)
● Meeting expense 2010 (Manila folder)
● Sign language 2010 (Manila folder)
● Reimbursables 2010 (Manila folder)
● Wegmans invoice 2010 (Manila folder)
● 2009 RATFA disbursements (Manila folder)
● HRI paid invoices (Manila folder)
● 2008 RATFA disbursements (Manila folder)
● 2008 invoices (Manila folder)
● RATFA city contracts (Large brown expanding folder)
Contains:
● AIDS city grant voucher Jan March 2007 (Manila folder)
● RATFA city 030298 August December 06 (Manila folder)
● City grant RATFA 20062007
(Manila folder)
● RATFA City 06 (Manila folder)
● RATFA City contract 0506
vouchers (Manila folder)
● RATFACity
of Rochester (Manila folder)
RATFA Box 3 Unidentified
pictures dating from about 19932007.
● 2 Kodak preservation disc CDs
● World AIDS Day proclamation from Office of NYS Governor Pataki, 2006 (rolled paper)
● Plastic Rubbermaid container with 17 photo envelopes containing photos and negatives
and small number of loose photos
● 1 3.5in
disk of photos, Kodak
● 34 envelopes (some from companies, other personal) of photos and negatives
● Small number of loose photographs and one photo Christmas card

24 SAGE

GAGV Records Surveyed, September 28, 2016, Box – SAGE

 

Box Title: SAGE

 

Contact:

GAGV

 

Types of Records:

Financial/Miscellaneous

 

Scope:

This collection includes memorandums, correspondence, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, financial reports bylaws, merger agreements and an organizational chart regarding the merger between the Rainbow Seniors of Western New York and the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley.

 

Extent: 1 Cubic foot, 1 storage box.

 

Contents in original order

 

 

Containers

 

Binders:

 

Due Diligence Manual, 2010-2011

 

Loose papers in front pocket –

Includes task force meeting minutes, memorandums, subsidiary service agreement, certificate of merger between Rainbow Seniors and GAGV, and plan of merger.

 

Bound in Binder –

Table of Contents – rosters and membership – legal corporate documents – financial information – personnel information – funding contracts and program information – lease agreements, real estate, insurance and litigation —  corporate board and committee minutes – strategic plans, other policy documents and miscellaneous – Task force agreements and resolutions – task force minutes and correspondence.

 

Blue Folder –

Includes signed revocable proxies, draft copies with handwritten edits of annual meeting notices, Rainbow bylaws, revocable proxies, and subsidiary service agreement.  Folder also includes agreement to negotiate a corporate restructuring, memorandums, purpose and mission analysis, printed email correspondence regarding merger, task force meeting agendas and task force meeting minutes.

 

 

Black Binder, 2003-2008

 

Bound in Binder –

Financial reports [annual and monthly], event financial reports, strategic plans, and monthly board meeting minutes.

 

Loose papers in back pocket –

2008 organizational chart, correspondence regarding 2007 events, meetings and grants, 5 year plan, and “6 Visions for Rainbow Seniors of Western New York 5 Year Plan.”

 

Folders:

 

Prudential Insurance [3 Folders], 2008-2011

Grant #T809437, 2007

Committees, undated

 

 

Loose Papers:

 

New York State Office for the Aging 4 Year Plan on Aging, 2007

Lease Agreement email correspondence, 2006

Lease Agreements [2], 2007-2009

 

 

23 2017-020 Kathie Reilly papers-1.pdf

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Table of Contents
Summary Information …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
Biographical / Historical ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Scope and Contents ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Arrangement ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
Administrative Information ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
Controlled Access Headings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Bibliography ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
Collection Inventory ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

Summary Information
Repository: Local History & Genealogy Division
Source: Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley
Title: Kathie Reilly papers
ID: 2017.020
Date [inclusive]: 1984-1991
Physical Description: 1.0 Cubic Feet 2 clam shell document boxes, 1 over sized box.
Language of the
Material:
English
Mixed Materials
[box]:
1-2
Graphic Materials
[box]:
OS1
Abstract: This collection consists of the papers collected by Kathleen Reilly,
a women’s rights activist and one of the seven women dubbed the
“Rochester Topfree Seven” in 1986. The materials date between
1986 and 1991. The materials consist of news articles, newspapers,
newsletters, notes, photographs, brochures, legal documents, publicity,
membership information and reference for C.L.A.W. (Challenging
Laws and Attitudes against Women), and reference for the Topfree
movement.
Preferred Citation
Kathy Reilly Papers, [box#:folder#]. Local History and Genealogy Division, Central Library of
Rochester and Monroe County N.Y.
^ Return to Table of Contents
Biographical / Historical
Kathleen Reilly was born on April 29, 1946. Reilly is a women’s rights activist and part of the “Topfree
7”, the group of women arrested for “exposure of a person” in 1986.
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Topfree 7
On June 21, 1986, seven women removed their tops and bared their breasts in public during a picnic at
Rochester, New York’s Cobb Hill Park. They did so as an act of civil disobedience in protest against the
state law that requires women to wear tops in public. The women felt the law was discriminatory since
men can go topless in public. The 50 year old penal law 245.01, or “exposure of a person” law stated that
women in New York State could breastfeed infants in public, but could only go topless in public in very
specific circumstances that were deemed entertainment. It was illegal for women to show below the top
of the areola. The law did not restrict men from doing this. The seven women – Nikki Craft, Kathleen
Reilly, Ramona Santorelli, Mary Lou Schloss, Deborah Seymour, Elsie Joe Tooley, and Lynn Zicari
were arrested at Cobbs Hill Park and charged with violating the law. They appealed. Six years later, on
July 7, 1992, the seven were acquitted when the state’s highest court reversed penal law 245.01. The
court declared in unconstitutional and ruled that women have the right to go topless anywhere in public
that men can.
C.L.A.W. was founded in 1990. Challenging Laws and Attitudes against Women was originally part
of the Coalition for Topfree Equality. C.L.A.W. was formed because they wanted to focus on Topfree
Equality as a feminist issue and to have women making the decisions on actions, legal defense, and
publicity.
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the papers collected by Kathleen Reilly, a women’s rights activist and one
of the seven women dubbed by the media as the “Rochester Topfree Seven” in 1986. The materials
date between 1984 and 1991. The materials consist of news articles, newspapers, newsletters, notes,
photographs, brochures legal documents, publicity, membership information and reference for C.L.A.W.
(Challenging Laws and Attitudes against Women), and reference for the Topfree movement. The
materials document the fight for women to be able to remove their shirts in the same way that men
are legally allowed. It also documents the reasoning for why the women decided to protest the way
that they did. The collection documents the public opinion on the movement at that time and the legal
ramifications of the Topfree Seven’s actions.
The bulk of the materials are news articles and newspapers regarding the Topfree movement. The articles
consist of letters to the editor, coverage of the Topfree picnics, the trial of the “Rochester Topfree 7”, and
opinion pieces.
The materials also contain legal documents from the trial in 1986 and the appeal. The legal documents
consist of briefs, decisions, and motions. Any legal documentation that contains correspondence to or
from the Topfree 7’s attorneys as well as, any trial preparation have been removed from their original
location and placed in a restricted folder due to attorney-client privilege. These files will be restricted
until 75 years after the creation date.
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Arrangement
This collection consists of three boxes.
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Administrative Information
Publication Statement
Local History & Genealogy Division
115 South Ave.
Rochester 14604
585-428-8370
lochistref@libraryweb.org
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, 100 College Avenue, Suite
100, Rochester, New York 14607 on August 11, 2016 [Acquisition number 2017.020].
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the restricted folders in this collection have been restricted by the Local History and
Genealogy Division of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County N.Y. in order to protect
attorney-client privilege for 75 years after the document creation date. Contact the Local History and
Genealogy Division for information on access to the restricted folders of this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use in any current or future manifestations must be
obtained in writing from the Rochester Public Library Local History and Genealogy Division.
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Processing Information
This project was made possible by a grant from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York
State Archives, a program of the State Education Department.
Processing Information
This collection contained many duplicate newspaper articles. The archivist retained three copies of
duplicate articles. All other duplicates will be returned to the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley as
per the deed of gift form. All metal fasteners were removed from the collection. The archivist left
the collection in the original order in which it was donated. The folders that were unlabeled had a
title imposed by the archivist. There are two restricted folders in the collection. These folders contain
materials prepared in anticipation of litgation such as attorney-client notes and correspondence,
and testimony preparation and therefore will be resrticted for 75 years from the creation date. The
restricted files also contains a prisoner data report and bank statements. The prisoner data report
and bank statements are restricted due to the personal information on them such as, social security
numbers and bank account information.
Processing Information
According to deed of gift, any duplicates or items found unsuitable to the RPL collections and not
retained should be returned to the donor. Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, 100 College Ave., Suite
100, Rochester, New York 14607.
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Controlled Access Headings
• Rochester (N.Y.) — Social conditions
• Women’s rights — New York (State) — History
• Women — Social conditions — 20th century
• Women — Political activity — New York (State) — History.
• Women — Legal status, laws, etc. — New York (State) — History
• Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley
• Challenging Laws and Attitudes against Women (Rochester, NY)
• Coalition for Topfree Equality (Rochester, N.Y.)
Bibliography
Smith, Merril D. Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
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Collection Inventory
Title/Description Instances
C.L.A.W. finances, 1990 box 1 folder 1
C.L.A.W correspondence, 1990 box 1 folder 2
“Clothed with the Sun”, 1984, 1986-1987 box 1 folder 3
“The New Yorker”, March 19, 1990 box 1 folder 4
“The Event”, December 1986-February 1987 box 1 folder 5
’89, 1989 box 1 folder 6
News articles, 1989 box 1 folder 7
Susan David, 1986-1987, 1990 box 1 folder 8
C.L.A.W brochures, Undated box 1 folder 9
Challenging Laws and Attitudes against Women, 1990, undated box 1 folder 10
[Court decision], 1989 box 1 folder 11
Topfree, June 1987 box 1 folder 12
TBF, 1986-1987 box 1 folder 13
Proud’s peanut letter and ed, 1988 box 1 folder 14
TF speaks, 1988 box 1 folder 15
[Topfree Seven article draft], Undated box 1 folder 16
Invite letters, May 27, 1987 box 1 folder 17
D&C article on appeal and response letter, March 21, 1987-April 2,
1987
box 1 folder 18
“California Naturist” essay, Winter 1987 box 1 folder 19
Walz decision, December 1986 box 1 folder 20
Inaccurate editorial, December 19, 1986 box 1 folder 21
D & C on Relin appeal, December 20, 1986 box 1 folder 22
December 17, 1986, December 17, 1986 box 1 folder 23
December 16, 1986, December 16, 1986 box 1 folder 24
“Bare in Mind” An essay in feminism, October 1986 box 1 folder 25
Supp.mem., October 6, 1986
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box 1 folder 26
Supplemental Memorandum – Mary Lou, October 6, 1986 box 1 folder 27
T-U letter, October 20, 1986 box 1 folder 28
TE revised letter, October 10, 1986 box 1 folder 29
Times-Union misquote, September 17, 1986 box 1 folder 30
D&C first article, June 19, 1986 box 2 folder 1
T-U article, June 25, 1986 box 2 folder 2
T-U letters to the editor, July 3, 1986 box 2 folder 3
D&C, June 21-24, 1986 box 2 folder 4
Page 1B, July 9, 1986 box 2 folder 5
Letters D&C, July 10, 1986 box 2 folder 6
S13 D&C and press release, 1986 box 2 folder 7
T-U, September 7-8, 1986 box 2 folder 8
D&C front, September 18, 1986 box 2 folder 9
Times-Union and D&C articles, October 28-29, 1986 box 2 folder 10
Mass article, Undated box 2 folder 11
“Naturist Rochester” newsletter, June-August 1986 box 2 folder 12
Open Forum (misc. – crank calls), 1986 box 2 folder 13
Downtowners, June 25, 1986 box 2 folder 14
Downtowner, July 2, 1986 box 2 folder 15
Relin on female attorneys, September 1986 box 2 folder 16
Affadavit – David, July 18, 1986 box 2 folder 17
Briefs – September (David), August 13, 1986 box 2 folder 18
Brief; September – Mary Lou, August 12, 1986 box 2 folder 19
T.E (arguments in general), 1986-1988 box 2 folder 20
Topfree Equality Performance Picnic program, June 23, 1990 box 2 folder 21
Newspaper copies, 1988-1989 box 2 folder 22
Briefs, 1990-1991 box 2 folder 23
Surveys and polls, 1986 box 2 folder 24
Brochures, 1986, undated box 2 folder 25
5/23 to legislatures, 1988, undated box 2 folder 26
Notice of motion and notice of appeals, 1989-1990 box 2 folder 27
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Memorandums of law, 1986 box 2 folder 28
Court documents, 1986 box 2 folder 29
Walz decision, 1986 box 2 folder 30
Correspondence, 1986-1991 box 2 folder 31
Susan David notebooks, Undated box 2 folder 32
Restricted access – correspondence, 1989 box 2 folder 33
Restricted access – (my) testimony, September 17, 1986 box 2 folder 34
“The struggle for equal rights…” sign, Undated box OS1 item 1
Newspapers, July 1989 box OS1 folder 2
“The Empty Closet”, December 1989-January 1990 box OS1 folder 3
“City Newspaper”, June 1991-July 1991 box OS1 folder 4
“City Newspaper”, October 1986-March 1987 box OS1 folder 5
“Downtown – The Unbound Magazine”, July 16, 1986 box OS1 folder 6
“The Bulletin” The American Sunbathers Association, July 1986-
September 1988
box OS1 folder 7
“Monroe Doctrine”, October 20, 1986-December 8, 1986 box OS1 folder 8
“Bare in Mind”, November – December 1986 box OS1 folder 9

 

22 Privitere

Tom Privitere Papers

GAGV archives

Finding aid compiled September 2016 by AKiesl

 

Loose material:

  • Handwritten original box list
  • Fifth Column, February 1994 (newspaper)
  • Rally round team Rochester at the Gay Games in Amsterdam, Holland, August 1-8, 1998 (pamphlet)
  • Lesbian Connection, Winter catalog Volume 19, Issue 3, Nov/Dec 1996 (magazine)
  • Bundle (binder-clipped together) — newspaper articles, postcards, pamphlets, printed online articles, booklets about marriage equality/political
  • Bundle (rubber-banded together) — Loose group of folders, newsletters, and papers including Empire State Pride Agenda (2 copies each of 1995 and Summer 1998), printed email correspondence, Lobby Day 1998 (folder), Marriage Ambassadors (folder), 2008 LGBT Equality and Justice Day (folder), printed articles, Pride at Work annual reports, and Pride Month 2010 (folder)

 

Folders (manila folders enclosed with rubber bands):

  • Domestic Partner Packet — printed email correspondence, letters, and Xeroxed articles and information pertaining to statistics and Tom’s correspondence with local government to extend domestic partner benefits, no duplicates
  • Pride at Work — printed email correspondence, faxes, press releases, meeting minutes and agendas, research, informational pages, presentations and workshop notes, and several copies of “Pride at Work to battle workplace discrimination” article from The Communicator (Dec 2007/Jan 2008)
  • GLSEN Training materials — information and correspondence relating to this training, Respect for All workshop information, example of GLSEN training materials folder for participants
  • GLSEN — meeting minutes and notes, correspondence, information from Lamda Legal including issue of Fall 2002 newsletter, no duplicates
  • [unlabeled] — Rainbow Democrats meeting agendas and notes, correspondence, Rainbow Democratic Caucus bylaws, GLID (Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats) constitution (2 copies), Stonewall Democratic Club bylaws (2 copies), member names and addresses, newspaper articles, candidate information and questionnaires, Rainbow Democrats meeting flyer (several copies)
  • One Nation Rally 10/2/10 (also on cover in pencil: “Pride at Work had to ‘fight’ for recognition + inclusion at this national event in Washington”) — One Nation endorsement form, metro maps and information, talking points and D&C article about participation, day-of timeline, list of endorsers, remarks, One Nation information and planning correspondence
  • Equality Leadership Conferences (notes on cover) — flyers, programs and handouts from conferences 2004, 2006-2008, The State of the Workplace publication (2 copies of 2003, 1 copy of 2004)
  • GAGV Board (3 manila folders banded together from 2009–2011)
    • GAGV Board 2009 — board list, correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, Executive Director report, balance sheets
    • GAGV Board 2010 — meeting minutes and agendas, code of ethics, correspondence
    • GAGV Board 2011 — financial management policy, balance sheets, board candidate information, meeting minutes and agendas
  • Boy Scouts — correspondence, hate crimes report