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Karen Peper video recordings

 Collection
Identifier: Coll2021-013

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises video recordings (1979-2005) from filmmaker and attorney, Karen Peper, documenting a variety of LGBT-related events from the 1980s to the early 2000s, particularly LGBT community activities in Michigan. The collection includes footage from the Marches on Washington for LGBT rights, Gay Games events, the national tour of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, lesbian weddings, protest demonstrations, pride parades, and other events. Notably, the materials highlight the history of LGBT communities in Michigan, in places such as Detroit, Lansing, Ferndale, Belleville, Royal Oak, and Huron Township, among others. Topics documented in this collection include the groundbreaking for the Affirmations LGBT community center, lesbian weddings, women's music concerts, Metropolitan Community Church activities, the 1992 murder of lesbian couple Susan Pittmann and Christine Puckett, and 1991 demonstrations protesting discriminatory practices at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Belleville, MI.

Dates

  • 1979-2005

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.

Extent

14.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 1 film reel.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Video recordings (1979-2005) from filmmaker and attorney, Karen Peper, documenting a variety of LGBT-related events from the 1980s to the early 2000s, particularly LGBT community activities in Michigan. The collection includes footage from the Marches on Washington for LGBT rights, Gay Games events, the national tour of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, lesbian weddings, protest demonstrations, pride parades, and other events.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Karen Peper, July 2018.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, 2021.

Title
Finding aid to the Karen Peper video recordings, 1979-2005
Status
Completed
Author
Loni Shibuyama
Date
© 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

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

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