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Donald B. Rosenthal Papers

1982-2004

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Abstract

Documents twenty years of Dr. Rosenthal's research into the history of gay and lesbian activism and the AIDS crisis.

Summary

Creator:
Rosenthal, Donald B.,1937-
Date Coverage:
1982-2004
Quantity:
1.8 cubic ft. (about 1.8 boxes)

Donald B. Rosenthal (b. 1937) was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, where he studied and taught from 1964 to 1999. He served as Department Chairman for five of his 27 years as a full professor. His research interests included lesbian and gay community activism and the responses of New York State cities to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In 2000, he retired to Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Donald B. Rosenthal Papers include an extensive collection of interviews with Capital District activists, an assortment of print publications regarding AIDS, and a series of material documenting the activities of the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council (CDGLCC). The results of Rosenthal's research are represented by a collection of his own papers and lectures on gay activists' role in municipal politics and their responses to the spread of AIDS.

The collection is organized into 4 file series.

All items in this manuscript group were transferred to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.2006

Processed by: Devon Hedges in 2009.

Collection record created by: Nicholas Webb

Published: 2009 August

Converted to EAD with EADMachine 0.5, 2016 December

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Donald B. Rosenthal Papers, 1982-2004. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Rosenthal Papers).

Contents of Collection

This series contains material collected by Professor Rosenthal during the course of his research. It contains an extensive collection of transcriptions of Rosenthal's interviews with various Capital District gay and lesbian activists. Interview subjects include Albany Common Council member Keith St. John (the first openly gay African-American to be elected to public office in the United States), Father Ron Gerber of the Albany Damien Center, activist Libby Post, and numerous other individuals involved in the movement for gay and lesbian rights. They discuss matters such as the history of the GLBT community in the Capital District, its role in Albany municipal politics and New York State politics, and the impact of AIDS on the community. These transcriptions are arranged chronologically; an alphabetical index which cross-references names with dates is available in Box 1, Folder 1. The series also includes a file of publications on the AIDS crisis, including reports by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOHAI), other New York State agencies, and a number of federal agencies and private nonprofits.
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11Interview Transcripts (includes index to all transcripts)1988-1989

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12Interview Transcripts1990

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13Interview Transcripts1992

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14Interview Transcripts1994-1999

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15Publications - New York State Task Force on Bias-Related Violence1988

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16Publications - Needle Exchange Programs1995-1996

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21Publications - New York State Reports on AIDS, general1986-1991

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22Publications - New York State Department of Social Services - AIDS Update(Newsletter)1987-1992

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23Publications - New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOHAI) - Focus on AIDS in New York State(Newsletter)1991-1992

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24Publications - New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOHAI) - Reports1991-1994

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25Publications - New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute (NYSDOHAI) - Reports1994-1996

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31Publications - White House National AIDS Strategy1997

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32Publications - Federal, Private and Nonprofit Publications on AIDS Crisis1987-1992

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33Publications - Federal, Private and Nonprofit Publications on AIDS Crisis1990-1997
This series contains drafts and published copies of Dr. Rosenthal's academic work on the subjects of gay community activism and the AIDS crisis, including articles in Urban Affairs Review and Polityand an address to the American Political Science Association. Items are organized alphabetically by title.
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34"Albany Notes" (typescript)1994

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34Dilemmas in the Development of AIDS Service Organizations in Upstate New York." Address to American Political Science Association (typescript)1990

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34"Gay and Lesbian Political Mobilization and Regime Responsiveness in Four New York Cities." Urban Affairs ReviewVol. 32, No. 1 (article photocopy and 3 drafts)1996 September

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34"Who 'Owns' AIDS Service Organizations? Governance Accountability in Non-Profit Organizations." PolityVol. 29, No. 1 (offprint and 2 drafts)1996 Fall
This series contains several subject files related to various gay rights and AIDS prevention initiatives. Items within each file include leaflets, correspondence and news clippings.
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35AIDS Council of Northeastern New York1989-1995

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36Albany Human Rights Ordinance1992-1995

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37Empire State Pride Agenda1990-2001

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38Housing Works1993-1998

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39Organizations, Miscellaneous1988-1999

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310Rochester, NY1985-1997

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311Support Ministries, Inc./ Ahana House1992
This series consists of material related to the Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council (CDGLCC). It consists primarily of an extensive run of the Council's monthly periodical, Community, which is partial from 1982-1991 and 2001-2003 and complete from 1992-2000. (Note that several issues from the years 1999-2000 are housed in an oversized box at the end of the series.) The series also includes fliers and programs for events held by the Council, news clippings related to the Council and its members, a small assortment of administrative files, and issues of the Council's quarterly member newsletter, MemberNews.
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41 Community 1982-1991

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42 Community 1992

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43 Community 1993

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44 Community 1994

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45 Community 1995

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51 Community 1996

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52 Community 1997

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53 Community 1998

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54 Community 1999

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61 Community 2000-2003

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62Administrative Files1988-1998

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63Event Publications1989-2004

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64News Clippings1988-1997

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65Research notes; MemberNews1994-1997

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Oversized 71 Community 1999-2000