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Guide to the MRNY Downtown Clubbing Collection MSS.523

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 20, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Peter Sohmer to include new containers and folder numbers for offsite prep  , September 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Doyle, Robert
Creator: Thompson, Mark
Title: MRNY Downtown Clubbing Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1978-2012
Abstract: Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle are the founders and editors of MRNY, an online style and travel magazine. Beginning in 1998  MRNY focused on documenting the nightlife tailored to LGBTQA culture and society. Both Thompson and Doyle are avid photographers and documented the nightlife culture in downtown New York City; Miami, Florida; and Montreal, Quebec, Canada between 2002 to 2014 on the  MRNY Nightlife branch of  MRNY. The MRNY Downtown Clubbing Collection consists of publications, ephemera, and other materials collected by Mark Thompson and Robert Doyle documenting their experiences in the New York City downtown nightlife scenes from 1978-2010. The collection includes flyers, members club cards, pins, matchbooks, and magazines, as well as playbills, posters, festival guides, and books related to gay culture in America from 1987 to 2012. Information booklets from festivals in Miami and Montreal, as well as Broadway playbills from the 1990s are particularly well-represented. Collection material before 1995 primarily reflects downtown New York City nightlife while material from the 2000s emphasizes music festivals outside of the city.
Quantity: 5.75 Linear Feet in 12 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, and 1 flat box.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.523