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Diane Hugs papers
2001-26  
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Description
Diane Hugaert, known in her activist and literary life as Diane Hugs, was a prominent early member of the Wry Crips, a disabled women’s theater group with close ties to the disability rights movement. Much of the collection consists of Hugs’ detailed and emotional diaries (kept from 1982 to 2001), which chronicle her relationships, her activism, the progression of her illness, and her work to recover from childhood trauma.
Background
Diane Hugaert, known in her activist and literary life as Diane Hugs, was a prominent early member of the Wry Crips, a disabled women’s theater group with close ties to the disability rights movement. Hugs, who had multiple sclerosis (MS) and experienced dissociative episodes as a result of childhood sexual abuse, was the first coordinator and a board member of the group. She had worked with and advocated for people with disabilities before becoming disabled herself.
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Restrictions
Copyright to material has been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the exception of material related to an allegation of sexual abuse in Hugs’ community, which has been restricted; redacted copies are available.