Held at: John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center [Contact Us]1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Tea Time was founded in Philadelphia in May 1991 as an organization for sexual minority women and men of Asian/Pacific Islander descent and changed its focus in May 1992 to primarily Asian gay men and committed themselves to HIV education to the Asian sexual minority community. The officers officially disbanded the organization in October 1994.
The Tea Time Papers span the years 1991 to 1994. The materials represent the organization's office files.
The materials provide a look at the gay Asian/Pacific Islander community, as well as interaction between Tea Time and other gay Asian/Pacific Islander groups and non-Asian-American gay organizations.
A folder-level collection inventory is provided below.
Gift of Tea Time, 1993.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
One promotional poster for "Adam Film World 1991 Directory Gay Adult Video" and 1/4-inch of periodicals were removed to elsewhere in the Archives. 1/8-inch of duplicate materials have been discarded.
For additional information about Tea Time, see its newsletter, Sticky Rice, in the General Ephemera collection.
- John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Teri Kelley, May 3, 1995
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Access Restrictions
Restrictions apply to some of the photographs; otherwise, access to the collection is unrestricted. Contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia for more information.
The Chinese New Year Party was held at Shing Kee Restaurant, Philadelphia, February 1993.