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Donald V.S. Harley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll2014-028

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.

Dates

  • 1976-2013

Creator

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.

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet (2 archive boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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.

Separated Materials

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.

Deaccessed

Non LGBT fliers, stickers, general tourist guides, bags, and posters.

Processing Information

A portion of the collection was formerly housed in boxes A237 and A238. Collection was processed by Kyle Morgan, 2014.

Title
Finding Aid to the Donald V. S. Harley Papers, 1976-2013
Status
Completed
Author
Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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