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Guide to the Dan Kirsch papers, 1975-2004

Abstract

Activist, community organizer, and theater director. Executive director of Charlotte's Lesbian and Gay Community Center. He also founded One Voice, a gay, lesbian and gay-affirmative chorus in Charlotte, NC, and OutCharlotte, an annual cultural festival that celebrated LGBT culture through theater, dance, music, visual art, film and video.

Collection documents the activities of Dan Kirsch and his work with various North Carolina gay and lesbian organizations. Organizations represented in the collection include One Voice, the N.C. Lesbian and Gay Pride Board, PELAG, Time Out Youth, OutCharlotte, NC Pride, and The Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Charlotte.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Kirsch, Dan
Title
Dan Kirsch papers 1975-2004
Language of Material
English
Extent
19.1 Linear Feet, 10,840 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2005-0037) (21 boxes) documents the activities of N.C. gay and lesbian organizations. Includes correspondence, newsletters, programs, flyers, and organizational material from One Voice; organizational material, correspondence, programs, invitations, minutes, registration records, financial records (bulk 1994) from Music & Message, the Gala Choruses Leadership Conference (Sept. 2-4, 1994 in Charlotte); correspondence, newsletters, clippings, financial records (1993-1996), minutes, and administrative records for the N.C. Lesbian and Gay Pride Board; fund raising material for the AIDS fund raiser Heart Strings (June 15, 1992), and Pelag benefit Our Family Celebration (Oct. 12, 1991); and files, promotional materials, newsletters, clippings, minutes, and financial records about a N.C. Lesbian and Gay Pride event, 1994. Also included are posters, t-shirts, 14 VHS video tapes, 1 CD-Rom, 50 photographs, and 25 slides.

Accession (2007-0079) (1600 items; 3 lin. ft.; dated 1991-2002) contains organization files and correspondence for Time Out Youth, an organization for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth; financial and organizational files for OutCharlotte (1995-1998); NC Pride files; conference materials; and clippings from local publications including the Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, and The Leader. Also included are 2 CD-Rs containing audio clips of interviews, 15 Hi8 video cassettes, 9 VHS tapes, 4 audio cassettes, and photographs. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Accession (2009-0173) (2500 items; 3.6 lin. ft.; dated 1999-2004) includes materials from the planning and construction of The Lesbian and Gay Community Center in Charlotte, NC. Also includes The Center program files, administrative materials, board meeting minutes, publicity, and volunteer information.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

The 2005 accession documents the activities of N.C. gay and lesbian organizations. Includes correspondence, newsletters, programs, flyers, and organizational material from One Voice; organizational material, correspondence, programs, invitations, minutes, registration records, financial records (bulk 1994) from Music & Message, the Gala Choruses Leadership Conference (Sept. 2-4, 1994 in Charlotte); correspondence, newsletters, clippings, financial records (1993-1996), minutes, and administrative records for the N.C. Lesbian and Gay Pride Board; fund raising material for the AIDS fund raiser Heart Strings (June 15, 1992), and Pelag benefit Our Family Celebration (Oct. 12, 1991); and files, promotional materials, newsletters, clippings, minutes, and financial records about a N.C. Lesbian and Gay Pride event, 1994. Also included are posters, t-shirts, 14 VHS video tapes, 1 CD-Rom, 50 photographs, and 25 slides.

One Voice membership, financial records, correspondence, and programs
Box 1
One Voice records
Box 2
GALA records
Box 2
One Voice records, advertisements, and printed material
Box 3
One Voice records, programs, and printed material
Box 4
NC Pride records
Box 5
GALA handbook
Box 5
NC Pride files and printed material
Box 6
NC Pride files, records and printed material
Box 7
NC Pride files and photographs
Box 8
NC Pride files, records and printed material
Box 9
NC Pride files, political and support group files, Heartstrings script, printed material
Box 10
Heartstrings and Our Family Celebration papers
Box 11
GALA files
Box 12
Music & Message files
Box 12
GALA and workshop files
Box 13
GALA, workshop, and conference files
Box 14
GALA files
Box 15
GALA conference files
Box 16
NC Pride files
Box 17
NC Pride files and related materials
(2 buttons; 3 drink insulators)
Box 18
One Voice files
Box 19
Videocassettes
(9 items)
Box 19
Compact disc
Box 19
T-shirts
(3 items)
Box 20
Painting
Box 20
Gay Pride files, 1994
Box 21
Videocassettes
(5 items)
Box 21

The 2007 addition (dated 1991-2002) contains organization files and correspondence for Time Out Youth, an organization for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth; financial and organizational files for OutCharlotte (1995-1998); NC Pride files; conference materials; and clippings from local publications including the Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing, and The Leader. Also included are 2 CD-Rs containing audio clips of interviews, 15 Hi8 video cassettes, 9 VHS tapes, 4 audio cassettes, and photographs.

OutCharlotte files, 1995-1997

Financial, workshop, board and committee files

Box 22
OutCharlotte files, 1997-1998

Financial, workshop, strategic plans, board and committee files

Box 23
Photographs
Box 24
Time Out Youth files
Box 24
Clippings
Box 24
Videocassettes
(9 VHS tapes; 15 Hi8 tapes)

[Technical Services staff need to reformat for use copies of videotapes before use.]

Box 25
Audiocassettes
(4 items)
Box 25
CD-Rs
(2 items)

[Technical Services staff need to reformat for use copies of audiocassettes before use.]

Box 25
Clippings
Box 26
The Bear Men of Charlotte calendar, 1992
Box 26

Addition (2009-0173) (2500 items; 3.6 lin. ft.; dated 1998-2004) includes materials from the planning and construction of The Lesbian and Gay Community Center in Charlotte, NC. Also includes The Center program files, administrative materials, board meeting minutes, publicity, and volunteer information.

Center Leadership Trust
Box 27
Center Leadership Sustainers
Box 27
Miscellaneous correspondence and photographs, 2003-2004
Box 27
Volunteers
Box 27
Originals/forms
Box 27
Center calendars of events, 2003
Box 27
Miscellaneous, 2001-2002 (2 folders)

Includes correspondence, city maps, essays and articles, sign-up sheets, photographs, event planning materials, and drafts from The Center.

Box 27
Miscellaneous, 2002

Includes contact and member lists, drafts of press releases, and correspondence.

Box 28
Center publications and newsletters, 2002
Box 28
Miscellaneous administration materials: job duties, internal policies, board applications
Box 28
Donor research, 1998-2003
Box 28
Community Center Kickoff, 2000-2001 (2 folders)
Box 28
Richard Florida event (UNC Charlotte), 2003
Box 28
National Gay and Lesbian Funding Partnership, 2004
Box 28
Other organization publications and brochures, 2003-2004
Box 28
Front and Center training packet
Box 28
Tenant meeting originals, 2003-2004
Box 28
Board files, 2002 (3 folders)
Box 28
Board files, 2003 (5 folders)
Box 28
Board files, 2004
Box 29
Press releases, 2002
Box 29
Programs and events
Box 29
Center film series, 2003
Box 29
Center art commission from John W. Love Jr. and Willie Little
Box 29
ReachOut/Creative Development and Support, 2001-2002
Box 29
Artists/Gallery
Box 29
Faith traditions, 2003
Box 29
Leadership Training Day, 2002
Box 29
Building 1401 central renovation
Box 29
Center construction, 2002
Box 30
Facilities, 2002
Box 30
Community center space
Box 30
Community Center Planning Committee, 1998-2002 (5 folders)
Box 30
Community Center Study/Planning Committee, 1999-2001
Box 31
Project transition to Center, 2002
Box 31
Center Leadership Trust
Box 31
City Council/County Commissioners, 2003
Box 31
Tenant correspondence, 2002
Box 31

Oversize

(1 folder)
Miscellaneous
Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

Activist, community organizer, and theater director. Executive director of Charlotte's Lesbian and Gay Community Center. He also founded One Voice, a gay, lesbian and gay-affirmative chorus in Charlotte, NC, and OutCharlotte, an annual cultural festival that celebrated LGBT culture through theater, dance, music, visual art, film and video.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dan Kirsch Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Dan Kirsch papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2005, 2007, and 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Christian Ferney, John Mayrose, Rubenstein Library staff, October 2007

Encoded by John Mayrose, October 2007

Updated by Meghan Lyon, August 2009

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.