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Koelsch (William A.) Papers
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Personal, project, and subject files Series 1. 1942-2014

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, transcripts, clippings, programs, fliers, guides, biographical information, and photographs documenting the projects, activities, history, and personal interests of William Koelsch, 1942-2014. Projects, activities, and output related to Koelsch's writing career are documented in the Publishing-related records series.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 2, Folder 33

A. Nolder Gay collection donation and provenance materials 2013-2014

Box 2, Folder 36

Association of American Geographers talk, "Gays, Lesbians, and Gay/Lesbians Studies in Geography" 1992

Box 2, Folder 35

Association of American Geographers talk, "Reading Between the Spaces in George Chauncey" 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 3

Biographical information 1974-2014

Scope and Contents

Includes a curriculum vitae (2014), horoscope (1974), the autobiographical article "Through the Looking Glass: 'A Nolder Gay' Meets 'The Movement,'" and clippings.
Box 1, Folder 5

Boston Archives Project 1974

Box 1, Folder 6

Buddies' Thanksgiving dinners 1982-1985

Box 1, Folder 7

Coro Allegro 1992-1998

Box 1, Folder 8

Educational material circa 1992

Box 1, Folder 9

Exodus Center 1976-1992

Box 1, Folder 11

Gay Boston subject file 1980-1988

Box 1, Folder 17

Intregrity/Boston 1977-1986

Box 1, Folder 18

Integrity convention, Boston 1980

Box 1, Folder 19

Integrity convention, Boston, self-guided walking tour 1980

Box 1, Folder 20

International Gay and Lesbian Archives 1980-1994

Box 1, Folder 21

Interview transcript Summer 1983

Box 1, Folder 23

Ludwig II postcards and information undated

Box 1, Folder 24

National Gay Archives and Library Committee 1975-1977

Box 1, Folder 25

New England Gay Conference 1975

Box 1, Folder 26

New England NAMES Project 1988

Box 1, Folder 27

Obituaries and memorial service materials of friends and acquaintances 1977-2006

Box 2, Folder 34

Photographs 1942-1998

Scope and Contents

Seventeen photographic prints of Koelsch at different times of his life. Includes images of his longtime partner "A. Younger Gay" and their cat Mischief.
Box 1, Folder 28

Price, Lucien, subject file 1943-1992

Box 1, Folder 29

Sermon: Boston Metropolitan Community Church August 1974

Box 1, Folder 30

Sermon: Service of Light, Pakachoag Church 1994

Box 1, Folder 31

Talks to gay groups 1987, undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Trinity Church Lesbian and Gay Fellowship 1995-1998

 

Publishing-related records Series 2. 1954-2013

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Column articles and manuscripts published by William Koelsch, primarily under the pseudonym A. Nolder Gay, as well as the administrative records of his writing-related projects, 1954-2013. The bulk of the administrative records consists of correspondence, including with Barbara Gittings for the Gay Book Award and The Gay Experience book project. The administrative records also includes clippings, editorial material, published works, and fliers.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three sections: 1) Column articles, 2) Manuscripts, and 3) Administrative records.
 

Column articles 1973-1989

Box 1, Folder 39-41

Gay Community News 1973-1975

Box 1, Folder 42

Gay Community News and Esplanade 1976

Box 1, Folder 43-45

Esplanade 1977-1979

Box 1, Folder 46-47

Integrity Forum 1980-1982

Box 1, Folder 48-52

Bay Windows 1983-1987

Box 1, Folder 53

Bay Windows, never published 1988

Box 1, Folder 54

The Pastoral Staff 1989

 

Manuscripts 1978-1992

 

Some of My Best Friends 1985-1992

Box 1, Folder 55

Correspondence and fliers 1985-1990

Box 1, Folder 56-57

Manuscripts 1988

Box 1, Folder 58

Reviews and other materials 1991-1992

Box 1, Folder 59

Signed books 1990

Box 1, Folder 60

"Two Days," original version 1980

 

The View from the Closet 1978-1987

Box 1, Folder 61

Books (1 signed, 1 unsigned) 1978

Box 1, Folder 62

Fan letters 1978-1987

Box 1, Folder 63

Reviews 1978-1979

 

Administrative records 1954-2013

Box 1, Folder 1

Alyson Features Syndicate 1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 2

American Library Association, Gay Task Force, Gay Book Award 1979-1987

Box 1, Folder 4

Bay Windows, correspondence 1983-1991

Box 1, Folder 10

A Gay Biography, 6th edition 1974-1980

Box 1, Folder 12

Gay Caucus of authors, booksellers, and publishers 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 13

Gay Community News, 30th anniversary celebration 2003

Box 1, Folder 14

Gay Community News and Esplanade, correspondence 1975-1979

Box 1, Folder 15-16

The Gay Experience book project 1982-1986

Box 1, Folder 22

LGBT history textbook project 1954-2013

Box 1, Folder 33-38

Union Park Press, correspondence 1978-1994

 

Correspondence files Series 3. 1974-2014

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Primarily letters, postcards, and greeting cards documenting the correspondence between Koelsch and others. Includes clippings, fliers, press releases, and other materials.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order, with fan letters and miscellaneous correspondence listed at the end.
Box 1, Folder 64

Canfield, Bill 1990-1998

Box 1, Folder 65

Charles, Right Reverend Otis 1994-1997

Box 1, Folder 66

Denneny, Michael 1981

Box 2, Folder 1

Ferguson, Stephen 1974

Box 2, Folder 2

Fisette, Jay 1996

Box 2, Folder 3

Frank, Barney 1978

Box 2, Folder 4

Freedman, Estelle 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 5

Gallup, Grant 1976-1985

Box 2, Folder 6-8

Gittings, Barbara 1975-2006

Box 2, Folder 9

Graves, John 1975-1998

Box 2, Folder 10

Guiet, Michel 1978

Box 2, Folder 11

Hansen, Bert 1984-1985

Box 2, Folder 12

Hurley, Tom 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 13

Kepner, Jim 1980-1992

Box 2, Folder 14

Lotman, Loretta 1975-1978

Box 2, Folder 15

Manners, Robert J. 1993-1998

Box 2, Folder 16

McNaught, Brian 1979-1997

Box 2, Folder 17

Monette, Paul 1988-1995

Box 2, Folder 18

Morgan, Kyle 2012-2014

Box 2, Folder 19

Noble, Elaine 1974-1977

Box 2, Folder 20

Philips, Walter 1984-1995

Box 2, Folder 21

Preston, John 1984-1987

Box 2, Folder 22

Revson, James 1974-1988

Box 2, Folder 23

Rofes, Eric 1992

Box 2, Folder 24

Saslow, James 1976-1995

Box 2, Folder 25

Scondras, David 1985

Box 2, Folder 26

Weinrich, James D. 1977-1997

Box 2, Folder 27

Williams, Walter 1980

Box 2, Folder 28

Wood, James 1983

Box 2, Folder 29

Fan letters 1974-1984

Box 2, Folder 30-32

Miscellaneous correspondence, A-Z 1975-1998