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
Au Courant was a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) news publication which began production in 1982. It was published from 1996-1997 under the title Pride Weekly. Joe Farrell and Colleen O'Connell took over the serial in 1997, and ceased its publication in 2000.
Shaffer, Gwen. "Au Revoir, Au Courant." Philadelphia City Paper, June 8-15, 2000. Accessed June 29, 2012. http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/060800/cb.onmedia1.shtml
This collection consists of photographs from the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) magazine Au Courant. Some of the photographs chosen for specific issues are in folders by issue number; other photographs, probably from the "stock photos" of Au Courant, are in folders by subject; other photographs are unsorted and still in the original developers' envelopes. Some photographs are labeled. There are some negatives and a few slides as well.
This collection also contains a few text-based files, including a folder of story ideas, clippings from other newspapers on topics of LGBT interest, and press kits.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of a pilot project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) 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 accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives of Philadelphia directly for more information.
- John J. Wilcox, Jr. LGBT Archives, William Way LGBT Community Center
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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