Preliminary Guide to the Lightning Brown Papers, 1983-1985

Collection Overview

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.

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Collection Details

Collection Number
Lightning Brown papers
Brown, Lightning
3 Linear Feet, 1500 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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How to Cite

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

Contents of the Collection

Apr. 1984 - Dec. 1984
Box 1
Mar. 1983 - Feb. 1985
Box 1
Feb. 1984 - Mar. 1985
Box 1
May 1984 - June 1984
Box 1
May 1984
Box 1
Jan. 1984 - Mar. 1984
Box 1
Dec. 1984 - Feb. 1985
Box 1
Feb. 1984 - Oct. 1984
Box 1
Oct. 1984 - Dec. 1984
Box 1
Oct. 1984
Box 1
July 1984 - Nov. 1984
Box 2
Jan. 1983 - Apr. 1984
Box 2
Dec. 1983 - Aug. 1984
Box 2
Mar. 1984 - Nov. 1984
Box 2
Jan. 1984 - Aug. 1984
Box 2
June 1984 - Dec. 1984
Box 2

Historical Note

Gay rights activist and the first openly gay candidate for public office in North Carolina, resident of Chapel Hill (Orange Co.), N.C.

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The Lightning Brown Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 1999.

Processing Information

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.