Series VIII: Norris (Bud) Minard, 1989-2011

Scope and Contents

This series documents the life of Norris “Bud” Minard. It

includes letters to family, speeches detailing his life story and

the challenges he overcame as a gay man. It includes diaries

and memories written by Bud. It also includes details on his

assault in 1989. Other topics include domestic partnership,

events, the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus, AIDS/HIV, and

LBGTQ inclusive churches.

Biographical Note

Norris “Bud” Minard was devoted to the Spiritus Christi

Church and Open Arms MCC. He loved and supported the

arts – he underwrote the Jason and DeMarco concerts. Minard

sang in choirs all his life. He was in the choir at Spiritus

Christi. He was also an activist for the LBGTQ community,

participating in events and donating to the Rochester Gay

Men’s Chorus, Shoulders To Stand On, and many others.

Conditions Governing Access:

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the folder titled “Assault, 1998” have been restricted

in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Contact the City

Historian for information on access to the restricted protion

of this series. This folder will become un-restricted on August

14, 2066.

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

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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.

Processing Information:

Processing Information

There are two folders titled “Assault, 1989.” The restricted

information is in an envelope labeled “RESTRICTED

ACCESS.” Access is restricted to this envelope because it

contains medical and legal records. HIPAA regulations require

medical records to be sealed for 50 years past the patient’s date

of death.


”Bud Minard Passes at 89.” The Empty Closet 504, September


Title/Description Instances

Assault, 1989 box 1 folder 44

Assault – RESTRICTED ACCESS, 1989 box 1 folder 48

Correspondence, 1994, 2014 box 1 folder 45

Correspondence and speeches, 1992-1994, 2011 box 1 folder 46

Diary, 2007, 2009 box 1 folder 47

Early education, 1956-1964 box 2 folder 1

LifeBio 101 class, 2007-2009 box 2 folder 2-3

Published materials, 1956-2016 box 2 folder 4

Miscellaneous, 1991-1995, 2004 box 2 folder 5

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