Donald V.S. Harley papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, prison records, receipts, legal records, notes, clippings, editorial drafts, and manuscripts of Donald Harley, 1976-2013. The materials primarily document Harley's trial and prison sentence for drug-related charges, but also include materials related to his personal life and activism.
- Harley, Donald V. S. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Biographical / Historical
Donald V.S. Harley is a longtime New York activist who volunteered for such groups as the Human Rights Campaign, Stonewall Foundation, and Heritage of Pride. Harley served time in prison for drug-related charges from 2012-2013.
0.6 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes)
Language of Materials
Correspondence, prison records, receipts, legal records, notes, clippings, editorial drafts, and manuscripts of Donald Harley, 1976-2013. The materials primarily document Harley's trial and prison sentence, but also include materials related to his personal life and activism.
Collection is arranged in two sections: 1) Personal papers and 2) Prison records.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection gifted by Donald Harley in multiple installments from 2005-2014.
New York Pride materials (circa 2008) separated to ONE Archives ephemera collection
Bead necklaces, purple wrist band, and condoms.
NERP [North East Regional Pride] Conference, Cape May, materials (March 2-4, 2007) separated to ONE Archives ephemera collection
Sticker of six flamingos (each a different color of the rainbow), and a square box and metal ball game with a pink triangle inside.
Separated to the ONE Archives ephemera collection
Lambda Legal tote bag.
Long Island Pride magnet, 8 x 6 inches, oval shape.
Separated to ONE Subject Files Collection
LGBT fliers, pamphlets, and promotional cards.
Separated to ONE Archives periodical collection
The Jersey Gaze, v.15, no.1, Summer 2006.
In Newsweekly, no.16, March 7, 2007.
Out in New Jersey, v.12, no.2, February-March 2007.
Passport, v.5, no.48, June 2007.
Winter, In Newsweekly's Guide to the Season for GLBT New Englanders, 2007.
Separated to ONE Archives program collection
Heritage of pride presents the official 2007 New York City Prideguide, 2007.
In 14th annual New England Pride Guide for Two Thousand Six, 2006.
Separated to ONE Archives pamphlet collection
Boston Pride, 2007.
Heritage of Pride, 2007.
Lambda Legal, 2007.
Separated to ONE Archives T-shirt collection
White T-shirt with blue text. Front: "EMPIRE STATE / PRIDE AGENDA." Back: WINNING / EQUALITY & JUSTICE / FOR LGBT NEW YORKERS / AND OUR FAMILIES / www.prideagenda.org." Circa 2008.
White tanktop with red text. Front: "A rapture STAFF / united for equality / lesbian gay bisexual + transgender pride / heritage of pride new York city 2007." Includes a Keith Harring drawing and a furry animal waving.
Green T-shirt with red text. Front: "A rapture STAFF / united for equality / lesbian gay bisexual + transgender pride / heritage of pride new York city 2007." Includes a Keith Harring drawing and a furry animal waving.
Purple T-shirt with white text. Front: "MANAGER / united for equality / lesbian gay bisexual + transgender pride / heritage of pride new York city 2007." Includes a Keith Harring drawing and a furry animal waving.
White polo shirt with red text. Front: "DANCE ON 21 THE PEIR / MANAGER." New York Pride. Undated.
Purple shirt with white text. Front: "THE FIGHT FOR Love + Life." Back: "LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL + TRANSGENDER PRIDE, NYC 2006 / pride." Sleeve: "Heritage of Pride" with a Keith Harring drawing.
White T-shirt with rectangular blue and red design with text inside. Front: "all other pride events are on!! / pridefest. / the 15th annual new york city / lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender / pride festival / DENIED / BY THE MAYOR'S OFFICE / take action!" Back: "freshdirect."
Blue T-shirt with white text. Back: "ASL / INTERPRETER / PRIDE STARTS HERE / THE RALLY."
Black T-shirt with white text. Front: "NERP [North East Regional Pride] CONFERENCE CAPE MAY / MARCH 2-4, 2007 / GETTING OUR BEARINGS." Includes a compass between the date and "getting our bearings" text.
Non LGBT fliers, stickers, general tourist guides, bags, and posters.
A portion of the collection was formerly housed in boxes A237 and A238. Collection was processed by Kyle Morgan, 2014.
- Finding Aid to the Donald V. S. Harley Papers, 1976-2013
- Kyle Morgan
- (c) 2014
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.