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Title
Arthur Bell interviews gay activists
Names
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Donor)
Bell, Arthur (Arthur Irving) (Interviewer)
Murphy, Eddie "Skull", 1926-1989 (Interviewee)
Kohler, Bob, 1926-2007 (Interviewee)
Collection

Arthur Bell Collection of Recorded Interviews, 1970-1980

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978 (Questionable)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LDC 52806
Shelf locator: *LTC 4537
Topics
Murphy, Eddie "Skull", 1926-1989
Kohler, Bob, 1926-2007
Gay activists -- United States
Gay rights
Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969
Young gay men -- United States
Gay liberation movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Genres
Interviews
Notes
Biographical/historical: Interviews by Arthur Bell, most probably conducted for his popular column "Bell tells" in the Village Voice.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger from information on original cassette.
Venue: Recorded [1978?] New York, N.Y.]
Additional physical form: Service compact disc (1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.) copied from archival original, available in *LDC 52806.
Acquisition: Gift; Bell Estate; 1990 NN-RHA.
Content: Forms part of Arthur Bell collection of recorded interviews, 1970-1980, *L (Special) 90-32.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (approximately 42 min.) : analog, stereo
Description
Tracks 1-4. Arthur Bell hosts panel discussion with young gay activists who live in New York and try to find their own place in the city at the end of the 1970's. They talk about Greenwich Village as the place that became a home to the largest gay and lesbian population in New York City, the place where they feel safe and secure. Track 5. Excerpt from the discussion with gay rights pioneer Bob Kohler. He talks about the rise of the gay movement after the Stonewall riots, a series of spontaneous and violent demonstrations by members of the gay community that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City that led to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. Tracks 6-9. Eddie "Skull" Murphy, a long-time doorman and bouncer at Mafia-owned gay bars since the 1950's, who was at the door the night of the infamous 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn, referred to Jennie and William Tobin in an interview with Arthur Bell for an article ("Skull Murphy: Double Agent") which appeared in the May 8, 1978 issue of the Village Voice.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19987664
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 11519d50-8a99-0131-1e9d-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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  • 1978: Created
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arthur Bell interviews gay activists" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/123dc930-8a99-0131-7b91-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Arthur Bell interviews gay activists" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 18, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/123dc930-8a99-0131-7b91-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

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Arthur Bell interviews gay activists