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Guide to the Jeff Brosnan Collection MSS.568

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Creator: Brosnan, Jeff
Source - dnr: Brosnan, Jeff
Title: Jeff Brosnan Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1979-1998
Abstract: Jeff Brosnan was involved in the gay club scene in New York City during the 1970s through 1990s. The Jeff Brosnan Collection contains posters, t-shirts, scrapbooks, and promotional material from New York City, Fire Island, and Los Angeles clubs including The Saint, Flamingo, Roseland, Roxy, The Ritz, Ice Palace, and The Palladium. Of note are posters from The Saint/The Saint at Large from 1980 to the closing party in 1988. One scrapbook contains membership cards, club rules, clippings of articles, promotional flyers, invitations, and Brosnan's handwritten reminiscences on various clubs. The second scrapbook contains clippings of articles, pins, and flyers related to AIDS activism (including the AIDS Walk), as well as Brosnan's comments on the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s and 1990s and the impact it had on himself and his friends.
Quantity: 2.25 Linear Feet in 1 half manuscript box, 1 small flat box, 1 oversize flat box, and 1 flat-file folder
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 are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.568