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Gary Fisher Papers, 1973-1997 GLC 51
GLC 51  
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Description
The collection contains the notebooks, diaries, journals, poems and short fiction of Gary Fisher, a gay African American man. It also includes the transcripts and excerpts used for Gary in Your Pocket, edited by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
Background
Gary Fisher was a gay African American man who enjoyed writing and drawing and was a dedicated diarist. He was born on June 19, 1961 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Fisher attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1979-1983 and studied English and creative writing. He died of AIDS at the age of 32 on February 22, 1994. After his death, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick edited portions of his journals, poems and stories in order to publish Gary in Your Pocket. Sedwick includes a full biography of Fisher at the end of Gary in Your Pocket.
Extent
3.5 boxes (3.5 cubic feet)
Restrictions
Copyright and literary rights retained by the Gary Fisher estate. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Hal Sedgwick.
Availability
The collection is open for research.