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Guide to the Lee Snider Photograph Collection
ca. 1977-2009
 MSS.248


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Collection processed by Ashley Todd, 2009; Brent Phillips, 2009

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 26, 2021
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Snider, Lee
Title: Lee Snider Photograph Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1977-2009
Quantity: 1.25 Linear Feet in 5 binders, and 1 half manuscript box
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.248

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Biographical / Historical

Lee Snider has been a successful professional photographer for four decades. His work has appeared in major magazines, newspapers, and in countless books, calendars, and other forms of editorial media.

Lee's work is represented by a number of top stock photography agencies including Getty, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, The Image Works, Deposit Photos, Alamy, and Corbis. He has an extensive library of images from Asia, especially China and Thailand, Canada, Europe, and the USA and specializes in travel photography. His business associate and partner is Xu Lei, originally from Sichuan Province, China.

Included in Lee's photo journalism coverage are images from many seminal events in the New York City LGBT community's history starting in 1977 when he first commenced his career as a photographer.

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Scope and Content note

The Lee Snider Photograph Collection is comprised of black and white prints, color slides, and photo cds documenting AIDS activism and Gay Pride, primarily in New York City, from 1977 through 2009.

Arrangement note

Each Series is arranged chronologically by event, when possible, based on information provided by the creator. Each event is separated by a piece of paper stating a brief description of the event and its date. Unspecified events are filed chronologically by their date. In the instance that only a general date is provided, the event is filed at the end of that time period. All undated and unidentified pieces are located in an "unidentified" file at the end of the series.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Black and White Prints
  2. Series II: Color Slides
  3. Series III: Photo CDs

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Redgrave, Lynn, 1943-
  • Appuzo, Virginia
  • Callan, Michael
  • Crisp, Quentin
  • Allen, Peter L., 1957-
  • Daly, Tyne
  • Kramer, Larry
  • White, Edmund, 1940-
  • Duane, Thomas K., 1955-
  • Horne, Marilyn
  • Fierstein, Harvey, 1954-
  • Earle, Brent Nicholson
  • Hunter, Joyce
  • Randall, Tony

Document Type

  • Photograph Disks.
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Black-and-white photographs.
  • Color slides.
  • Photographs.

Subject Organizations

  • ACT UP (Organization)
  • Queer Nation (Organization)
  • Cathedral Project (organization)
  • AIDS Walk

Subject Topics

  • Gay men -- United States.
  • Gay activists -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • AIDS activists -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Lesbians -- United States
  • Photographers -- United States.
  • Gays in popular culture.
  • Activism (LGBTQ)
  • Photography -- United States.

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.).
  • Paris (France)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • United States |x Armed Forces |x Gays.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Lee Snider Photograph Collection; MSS 248; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

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Container List

Series I: Black and White Prints, 1977-1994

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Hudson River "Gay Piers", 1977

General

1 page black and white photographs

April 1977
Box: 1 Everard Baths on 28th Street, NYC, after May 22 fire, May 1977

General

1 page black and white photographs

May 1977
Box: 1 "Main Man" sign, January 1978

General

1 page black and white photographs

January 1978
Box: 1 Hudson River "Gay Piers", 1978

General

2 pages black and white photographs

June 1978
Box: 1 "Cheap" billboard at Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue, March 1979

General

1 page black and white photographs

March 1979
Box: 1 Hudson River "Gay Piers", 1980

General

1 page black and white photographs

May 1980
Box: 1 Edmund White, 1980

General

3 pages black and white photographs

1980
Box: 1 Gay area of Les Tuilleries / Seine River Quay, Paris, France 1981

General

2 pages black and white photographs

1981
Box: 1 Gay Expo at a Hudson Street school, 1982

General

1 page black and white photographs

1982
Box: 1 Hudson River "Gay Piers", 1983

General

1 page black and white phtotgraphs

June 1983
Box: 1 First AIDS memorial service in New York City, Central Park bandshell, June 1983

General

4 pages black and white photographs

June 13, 1983
Box: 1 Ass Trick, Village gay bar, NYC, 1983

General

1 page black and white photographs

1983
Box: 1 The New St. Marks baths, The Anvil self-induced closure, J's, the Mineshaft closure, the Adonis Theater marquee, the Show Palace Theatre marquee, Eros theater marquee, November 1985

General

10 pages black and white photographs

November, 1985
Box: 1 Demonstration at City Hall, November, 1985

General

16 pages black and white photographs

November 15, 1985
Box: 1 GLADL Rally at NY Post, December, 1985

General

5 pages black and white photographs

December 1, 1985
Box: 1 The Adonis Theater marquee, the Show Palace Theatre marquee, March 1986

General

2 pages black and white photographs

March 1986
Box: 1 Waiting at City Hall during the Gay Rights Bill Hearing, March 1986

General

1 page black and white photographs

March 11, 1986
Box: 1 Rally Supporting the Gay Rights Bills, March 1986

General

6 pages black and white photographs

March 18, 1986
Box: 1 Waiting at City Hall for the Results of the Gay Rights Bill Vote, March 1986

General

9 pages black and white photographs

March 20, 1986
Box: 1 Protest at the National Review, April 1986

General

9 pages black and white photographs

April 30, 1986
Box: 1 AIDS Walk 1986; Virginia Apuzzo, Peter Allen

General

2 pages black and white photographs

1986
Box: 2 Rally Opposing Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger, August 1986

General

13 pages black and white photographs

August 11, 1986
Box: 2 Opening Ceremonies of the Liberty Games Gay Softball Tournament, August 1986

General

6 pages black and white photographs

August 24, 1986
Box: 2 Joyce Hunter, 1986

General

1 page black and white photographs

1986
Box: 2 The Adonis Theater, 1986

General

1 page black and white photographs

1986
Box: 2 Everard Spa closure, 1986

General

1 page black and white photographs

1986
Box: 2 Demonstration on Wall Street, March 1987

General

4 pages black and white photographs

March 3, 1987
Box: 2 AIDS Walk 1987; Joel Grey, Lynn Redgrave

General

2 pages black and white photographs

May 1987
Box: 2 Brent Nicholson Earle

General

2 pages black and white photographs

undated
Box: 2 Demonstration at St. Patrick's Cathedral, March 1988

General

5 pages black and white photographs

March 6, 1988
Box: 2 ACT UP Demonstration on Wall Street, March 1988

General

6 pages black and white photographs

March 24, 1988
Box: 2 St. Patrick's Cathedral, Easter 1988

General

2 pages black and white photographs

April 3, 1988
Box: 2 Cathedral Project, May 1988

General

2 pages black and white photographs

May 1, 1988
Box: 2 ACT UP Rally at City Hall Park, May 1988

General

6 pages black and white photographs

May 2, 1988
Box: 2 ACT UP Demonstration in Harlem, May 1988

General

6 pages black and white photographs

May 3, 1988
Box: 2 ACT UP Demonstration at the International Building, May 1988

General

6 pages black and white photographs

May 5, 1988
Box: 2 ACTUP Demonstration at the Plaza Hotel, May 1988

General

3 pages black and white photographs

May 6, 1988
Box: 2 Cathedral Project, August 1988

General

2 pages black and white photographs

August 7, 1988
Box: 2 St. Patrick's Cathedral, October 1988

General

4 pages black and white photographs

October 2, 1988
Box: 3 Cathedral Project, November 1988

General

4 pages black and white photographs

November 6, 1988
Box: 3 Press conference, Mayor Ed Koch, 1988

General

3 pages black and white photographs

1988
Box: 3 PWA Health Group Conference, March 1989

General

7 pages black and white photographs

March 6, 1989
Box: 3 ACT UP Demonstration at Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, March 1989

General

7 pages black and white photographs

March 28, 1989
Box: 3 Demonstration at COSMO Awards Ceremony, April 1989

General

2 pages black and white photographs

April 26, 1989
Box: 3 ACT UP Demonstration at Housing Resources Administration-NYC, September 1989

General

4 pages black and white photographs

September 5, 1989
Box: 3 ACT UP Demonstration at the New York Stock Exchange, September 1989

General

11 pages black and white photographs

September 14, 1989
Box: 3 The Cathedral Project parade at St. Patrick's Cathedral, October 1989

General

6 pages black and white photographs

October 30, 1989
Box: 3 ACT UP Demonstration at Trump Tower, NYC, October 1989

General

9 pages black and white photographs

October 31, 1989
Box: 3 ACT UP Demonstration at St. Patrick's Cathedral, December 1989

General

11 pages black and white photographs

December 10, 1989
Box: 3 Queer Nation demonstration, June 1990

General

1 page black and white photographs

June 23, 1990
Box: 3 Protest at Channel 13/WNET-TV, November 1990

General

1 page black and white photographs

November 1990
Box: 3 ACT UP Protest at St. Patrick's Cathedral, December 1990

General

6 pages black and white photographs

December 9, 1990
Box: 4 "Lift the Ban" against gays in the military rally, 1991

General

6 pages black and white photographs

1991
Box: 4 AIDS Walk 1991; Tyne Daly, Marilyn Horne

General

4 pages black and white photographs

1991
Box: 4 GLAAD/Queer Nation Demonstration Against Carter-Wallace, November 1991

General

7 pages black and white photographs

November 7, 1991
Box: 4 GMHC: "Ten Days, Ten Deeds," November 1991

General

2 pages black and white photographs

November 25, 1991
Box: 4 GMHC: "Ten Days, Ten Deeds," November, 1991

General

4 pages black and whote photographs

November 26, 1991
Box: 4 ILGO Members in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 1992

General

4 pages black and white photographs

March 17, 1992
Box: 4 ACT UP Members in the "United for AIDS Action" Demonstration, July 1992

General

12 pages black and white photographs

July 14, 1992
Box: 4 George Segal's "Gay Liberation" scultpure after installation, NYC, 1992

General

1 page black and white photographs

1992
Box: 4 AIDS Walk 1993; Tony Randall

General

1 page black and white photographs

1993
Box: 4 AIDS Walk 1994; Joan Rivers, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Jeff Richardson, Jon Stewart, cast of Broadway's "Carousel"

General

4 pages black and white photographs

1994
Box: 4 Quentin Crisp

General

1 page black and white photographs

undated
Box: 4 Harvey Fierstein

General

1 page black and white photographs

undated
Box: 4 Demonstration in front of NY Telephone, NYC

General

1 page black and white photographs

undated
Box: 4 Unidentified

General

16 pages black and white photographs

undated

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Series II: Color Slides, 1986-2004

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 NYC: AIDS Walk 1986

General

1 page, 8 color slides

May 18, 1986
Box: 5 NYC: AIDS Walk 1987

General

1 page, 8 color slides

May 17, 1987
Box: 5 March on Washington, DC, October 1987

General

1 page, 17 color slides

October 10-11, 1987
Box: 5 AIDS Quilt: NYC Pier 92, June 1988

General

1 page, 14 color slides

June 21, 1988
Box: 5 AIDS Quilt: NYC's Central Park, June 1988

General

1 page, 12 color slides

June 25, 1988
Box: 5 NYC: Gay Pride March, June 1990

General

1 page, 20 color slides

June 1990
Box: 5 NYC: AIDS Walk, May 1990

General

1 page, 6 color slides

May 20, 1990
Box: 5 NYC: AIDS Walk, May 1991

General

1 page, 14 color slides

May 1991
Box: 5 NYC: AIDS Walk, May 1993

General

1 page, 20 color slides

May 2, 1993
Box: 5 NYC: AIDS Walk, 1994

General

2 pages, 31 color slides

1994
Box: 5 Stonewall 25 March: NYC, June 1994

General

1 page, 13 color slides

June 26, 1994
Box: 5 Names Project AIDS Quilt: Washington, DC, December 1996

General

1 page, 12 color slides

December 12, 1996
Box: 5 NYC: Gay Pride Parade, June 2002

General

4 pages, 78 color slides

June 30, 2002
Box: 5 NYC: Gay Pride, June 2004

General

5 pages, 86 color slides

June 27, 2004

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Series III: Photo CDs, 2005-2009

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 NYC: Gay Pride 2005

General

252 photos

June 2005
Box: 6 Folder : 2 NYC: Gay Pride Parade 2008

General

160 photos

June 29, 2008
Box: 6 Folder : 3 NYC: Gay Pride Parade 2009

General

282 photos

June 28, 2009

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