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Diana Davies photographs

Collection Data

Description
The collection consists of black and white photographic prints, color slides and negatives taken by Diana Davies during the late 1960's through the 1970's. The subjects include representatives of several New York gay and lesbian organizations including the Gay Liberation Front and Lavender Menace, and demonstrations, marches and meetings. Individuals photographed include Rita Mae Brown (activist and writer), Jill Johnston (writer and critic), Bob Kohler (co-founder of the Gay Liberation Front), and Kady Van Deurs (activist and writer). The collection also includes a small amount printed material.
Names
Davies, Diana, 1938- (Photographer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965 - 1978
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 732
Topics
Gay activists
Gay rights
Lesbian activists
Demonstrations -- New York (N.Y.)
Demonstrations -- New York (State)
Brown, Rita Mae
Johnston, Jill
Kady, 1927-
Kohler, Bob, 1926-2007
Gay Liberation Front (New York, N.Y.)
Lavender Menace
Genres
Photographs
Notes
Biographical/historical: Diana Davies, a photographer, began her career as a musician in the early 1960's. Her interest in pursuing photography as a profession began when she took pictures of fellow musicians. Since that time she has photographed a wide variety of subjects from individuals engaged in daily activities to demonstrations for gay and lesbian rights. Davies' photographs have been published in many newspapers, journals, books and magazines, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Life, and Sing Out!
Physical Description
Extent: 3.3 linear ft. (6 boxes)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14442517
MSS Unit ID: 732
Other local Identifier: archives_collections_732
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f7ffc990-c5ae-012f-eb75-58d385a7bc34
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