Preliminary Guide to the Lightning Brown Papers, 1983-1985
Collection contains materials primarily related to the 1984 elections. They include correspondence with public officials (among others), articles, and studies. The materials reflect Brown's interest and involvement in the Democratic Party, national legislation, and issues regarding gay rights.
- Collection Number
- Lightning Brown papers
- Brown, Lightning
- 3 Linear Feet, 1500 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
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Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Lightning Brown Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Gay rights activist and the first openly gay candidate for public office in North Carolina, resident of Chapel Hill (Orange Co.), N.C.
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Elections -- North Carolina
- Gay rights -- United States
- Gay activists -- North Carolina
- Gays -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
- Homosexuality -- Law and legislation -- United States
The Lightning Brown Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1999.
Processed by Lisa Stark
Completed April 27, 2000
Encoded by Walt Evans
This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.