1400 Washington AveAlbanyNY
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.

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

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Published: 2017-04-14 11:03:46 -0400

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Mark Wolfe, 2015

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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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1 1ACT (Albany Civic Theater)1996

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1 2 A.L.Y.S.O.N. 1989

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1 3 ASP (Albany Student Press) 2000-2001

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1 4 Amfar-AIDS Research 1998

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1 5 A&U 1991-1992

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1 6 A&U 1993, 1997

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1 7 A&U 1998, 2005

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1 8 Bay Windows 1986, 1997

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1 9 Bay Window 2005

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1 10 Bi Notes 1996-1997

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1 11 Capital Pride 2001, 2005

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1 12 CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Undated

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1 13 Center Happenings 2005

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1 14 Community 1989-1991

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1 15 Community 1991

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1 16 Community 1992

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1 17 Community 1993

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1 18 Community 1994

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1 19 Community 1994

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1 20 Community 1995

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1 21 Community 1996

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1 22 Community 1996

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1 23 CommUnity 1997

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1 24 CommUnity 1997

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1 25 CommUnity 1997-1998

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1 26 CommUnity 1998

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1 27 CommUnity 1999

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1 28 CommUnity 2004-2006

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1 29 Each of Us Inevitable 1977-1989

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1 30 Farm Undated

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1 31 The Fifty Column 1993

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1 32 Gay Community News 1996

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1 33 Gaynet 1992

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2 1 Gayzette, Greater Utica Lambda Foundation (GULF) 1991, 1994-1996

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2 2 GLBT-New Englands largest newspaper 2005

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2 3 The Griot Press 1996

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2 4 Human Rights Campaign 1997, 2000-2001

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2 5 Hurricane Girl 1998

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2 6 Hx 1990

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2 7 In Our Own Voices 2005

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2 8 In the Life-The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1993-1994

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2 9 In the Life -The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1995

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2 10 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1996

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2 11 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1996

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2 12 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1997

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2 13 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1997

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2 14 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1998

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2 15 In the Life - The Lesbian & Gay Newspaper of the Hudson Valley & Tri-State Area 1998

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2 16 Inside Out Hudson Valley 2004-2005

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2 17 Inside Out Hudson Valley 2005

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2 18 Lambda Rising News 1994-1995

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2 19 The Lesbian and Gay Pink Pages, Gay Pride Issue 1992

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2 20 Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Newsweekly Au Courant 1996

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2 21 LGNY (Lesbian & Gays New York) 1997

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2 22 Love and Rage 1990

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2 23 Men Talk, Twin Cities Mens Center 1989

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2 24 Metroland 1995

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2 25 Metroline 1997

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2 26 Metroline 2005

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2 27 Metropolitan Community Church of the Hudson Valley 1999

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2 28 Next 1996, 1999

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2 29 Northeast Magazine 2005

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2 30 One in Ten 1995

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2 31 Out & About Undated

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2 32 Out in the Mountains 1998-1999

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2 33 People First, Rensselar Polytechnic Institute Undated

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2 34 PFLAG Pole 2001

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2 35 The Pink Paper 1997

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2 36 Positive Images 1992

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2 37 PWAlive, Newsletter by, for, and about People affected by AIDS 1989

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2 38 QNortheast 2005

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2 39 Queer Ramblings 2005

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2 40 Sapphos Isle 1992

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2 41 To Avoid Suffocation, Gull, #1-4 Undated

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2 42 Two Rivers 1996

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2 43 Venus Undated

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3 11. Womens Building News, (Albany)1994-1996

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3 2 Womens Building News 1998-1999

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4 1Flyers, Handbills, Postcards, and Related Material1985-2005

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4 2Stickers1985-1995

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4 3Womens Action Coalition, Latex Dam1985-1995

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4 4Inside Out Hudson Valley, Matchbook1995-2005

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4 5AIDS Council Project HOPE, Condom19954-2005

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5 1ACT-UP!, Posters, undatedUndated

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5 2 Our Town 1997

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5 3 The Source 1993