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1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY

Walter Wheeler Papers

1977-2005

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Abstract

This collection documents gay and lesbian publications with a particular emphasis on the Capital Region and Upstate New York. Material from New York City and neighboring states is also included.

Summary

Creator:
Wheeler, Walter, 1977-2005
Date Coverage:
1977-2005
Quantity:
2.66 cubic ft. (about 2.66 boxes)

Walter Richard Wheeler Jr. was born in Albany. Walt's professional career and home life were intertwined with labor advocacy for more than 40 years, starting in 1972 when he began working for Huyck Felt Company, formerly in Rensselaer and simultaneously became active in the United Textile Workers of America, Local 76. Walt worked for Tek-Hughes in Watervliet beginning in 1983 and joined Local 20468; eventually serving as president, member of the executive board and Negotiating Committee for the Local. Always modest and reticent when it came to taking credit for his work, he was a well-known fixture at conferences, demonstrations, strikes, contract negotiations and labor celebrations. Walt lost his voice to cancer in 1999; he used this experience to redouble his efforts in giving voice to the concerns of workers everywhere, using pen and paper as his tools. His stamina, integrity, dedication and determination were an inspiration to all who met him. The number of offices he held in local and statewide labor and advocacy groups was extensive. Among them, they include presidency of CDULSTC Local 76; member of the Executive Board of the Capital District Union Label and Service Trades Council; president of the Albany Labor Council Committee on Political Education; sergeant-at-arms of the Albany Central Federation of Labor; vice-president of the New York State Union Label and Service Trades Department; secretary-treasurer of the Capital District Union Label and Service Trades Council, AFL-CIO; first vice-president of the Albany, New York Central Federation of Labor; trustee of the Troy Area Labor Council; treasurer of the Capital District Labor Day Parade Committee; and president of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. Walt's work was recognized by his peers and public officials by numerous awards, honors and legislative resolutions. His legacy of community service includes his advocacy work and charitable projects including the City of Hope, the United Fund, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.

The publications range from professionally produced magazines to independently published zines. These publications are scheduled to be cataloged in Minerva, the University Libraries' online catalog. The collection also includes material often considered to be ephemeral such as handbills, flyers, advertising postcards, stickers, matchbooks, and other promotional material for various events and venues. Objects includes a condom packaged by the AIDS Council Project HOPE and a latex dental dam from the Women's Action Coalition both of which were used to promote safe sex.

The collection has no series, arranged chronologically.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives by Walter Wheeler.2005 December

Processed by: Tajon Rice in 2006-02.

Collection record created by: Mark Wolfe

Published: 2015

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Walter Wheeler Papers, 1977-2005. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Wheeler).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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11ACT (Albany Civic Theater)1996

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12 A.L.Y.S.O.N. 1989

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13 ASP (Albany Student Press) 2000-2001

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14 Amfar-AIDS Research 1998

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15 A&U 1991-1992

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16 A&U 1993, 1997

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17 A&U 1998, 2005

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18 Bay Windows 1986, 1997

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19 Bay Window 2005

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110 Bi Notes 1996-1997

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111 Capital Pride 2001, 2005

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112 CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Undated

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113 Center Happenings 2005

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114 Community 1989-1991

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115 Community 1991

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116 Community 1992

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117 Community 1993

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118 Community 1994

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119 Community 1994

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120 Community 1995

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121 Community 1996

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122 Community 1996

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123 CommUnity 1997

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124 CommUnity 1997

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125 CommUnity 1997-1998

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126 CommUnity 1998

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127 CommUnity 1999

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128 CommUnity 2004-2006

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129 Each of Us Inevitable 1977-1989

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130 Farm Undated

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131 The Fifty Column 1993

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132 Gay Community News 1996

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133 Gaynet 1992

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21 Gayzette, Greater Utica Lambda Foundation (GULF) 1991, 1994-1996

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22 GLBT-New Englands largest newspaper 2005

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23 The Griot Press 1996

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24 Human Rights Campaign 1997, 2000-2001

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25 Hurricane Girl 1998

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26 Hx 1990

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27 In Our Own Voices 2005

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28 In the Life-The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1993-1994

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29 In the Life -The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1995

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210 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1996

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211 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1996

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212 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1997

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213 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1997

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214 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1998

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215 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1998

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216 Inside Out Hudson Valley 2004-2005

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217 Inside Out Hudson Valley 2005

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218 Lambda Rising News 1994-1995

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219 The Lesbian and Gay Pink Pages, Gay Pride Issue 1992

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220 Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Newsweekly Au Courant 1996

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221 LGNY (Lesbian & Gays New York) 1997

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222 Love and Rage 1990

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223 Men Talk, Twin Cities Mens Center 1989

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224 Metroland 1995

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225 Metroline 1997

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226 Metroline 2005

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227 Metropolitan Community Church of the Hudson Valley 1999

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228 Next 1996, 1999

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229 Northeast Magazine 2005

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230 One in Ten 1995

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231 Out & About Undated

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232 Out in the Mountains 1998-1999

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233 People First, Rensselar Polytechnic Institute Undated

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234 PFLAG Pole 2001

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235 The Pink Paper 1997

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236 Positive Images 1992

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237 PWAlive, Newsletter by, for, and about People affected by AIDS 1989

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238 QNortheast 2005

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239 Queer Ramblings 2005

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240 Sapphos Isle 1992

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241 To Avoid Suffocation, Gull, #1-4 Undated

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242 Two Rivers 1996

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243 Venus Undated

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311. Womens Building News, (Albany) 1994-1996

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32 Womens Building News 1998-1999

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41Flyers, Handbills, Postcards, and Related Material1985-2005

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42Stickers1985-1995

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43Womens Action Coalition, Latex Dam1985-1995

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44Inside Out Hudson Valley, Matchbook1995-2005

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45AIDS Council Project HOPE, Condom19954-2005

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51ACT-UP!, Posters, undatedUndated

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52 Our Town 1997

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53 The Source 1993