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[Response: If Not Now, When?]
A filled out response form from Among Friend's agreeing to participate in National Coming Out Day and publicly come out while also encouraging others to do the same. The form has handwritten notes on the back.
[Informational Letter: Community Outreach Center]
An informational letter from the Community Outreach Center listing out programs and events that are aimed at offering assistance to people with HIV/AIDS. This letter was sent to Dennis Vercher at the Dallas Voice, an LGBT publication.
[Letter: Jean Nelson]
A letter from Texas Representative, John Bryant, to Jean Nelson expressing his condolences for the loss of her son.
[Letter from Marion Flynt to Ray Bankston]
Photocopy of a letter from Marion Flynt to Ray Bankston saying that he is attaching copies of registration papers for horses Bar Jez, Jewels Leo Bars, and Rey Jay.
[Handwritten Poem: American History]
A handwritten poem, possibly written by Bill Nelson, announcing the emergence of a new era followed by describing early America, the political atmosphere, and ideals that were present in that time period.
[Handwritten Letter: Dearest Bill]
A letter from Bill Nelson's mother, Jean Nelson, expressing the pride and love she has for her son.
[Letter: From William Waybourn]
A letter from William Waybourn to Jean Nelson discussing life and Ms. Nelson's recent trip. The letter is followed by Mr. Waybourn advocating for the use of therapy dogs to help veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflict who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
[Letter: Jean Nelson - Condolences]
A letter from Texas Representative, Craig Washington, to Jean Nelson expressing his sorrow at hearing of her son's death.
[Letter: Bill Nelson, Triland]
A letter from Bill Nelson's campaign addressing zoning issue that Dallas neighborhoods are facing.
[Email: Stories]
An email from Sue G. Highland to Allison Sitton, Cathy Thomas, Jackie Oncken thanking them for their willingness to share their stories with a congregation.
[Letter: Bill Nelson, City Council]
A letter from Bill Nelson to his aunt and uncle, thanking them for contributing to the campaign.
[Letter: Jean Nelson - Tribute to Son]
A letter from John Bryant, a member of the House of Representatives, to Jean Nelson that accompanies a framed copy of the tribute to her son that appeared in the Congressional Record.
[To Family and Friends of Bill Nelson]
Al Lipscomb, Dallas council member, expressing his condolences to the friends and family of Bill Nelson after his death.
[Letter to David Phleeger]
Draft letter to David Phleeger that explains and discusses the ways the MCC Church is working to become more inclusive and modern.
[Anouncement for the 10th International Conference on AIDS]
Announcement for the 10th International Conference on Aids held in Yokohama, Japan. This conference marked the "first time that researchers, public health officials, service providers and activists" would gather in an Asian nation for the Conference.
[Letter from Maurice Brigance to Dennis Vercher - July 30, 1994]
Typed letter from Maurice Brigantine, III to Dallas Voice editor Dennis Vercher requesting support for the second annual Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Art Show at the Dallas Public Library titled "Beyond Pink and Blue."
[Letter to State Board of Examiners of Psychologists]
Photocopy of a letter to the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists requesting that psychologist Paul Cameron be charged with violating the American Psychologist Association's Ethical Principals for Psychologists due to his publications on homosexuality.
[Letter from Byrd Moore Williams, Jr. to Irene Biffle Williams, July 14, 1916]
Letter from Byrd Moore Williams, Jr. to his wife, Irene Biffle Williams discussing their troubled relationship.
[Letter from Mary Alice Williams to Byrd Moore Williams, Jr., December 2, 1907]
Letter from Mary Alice Williams to her son, Byrd Williams, Jr., discussing his upcoming Christmas present, his bible reading study, and his brother, Charles.
[Letter from Byrd Moore Williams, Jr. to Mary Alice Williams, April 22, 1906]
Letter from Byrd Williams, Jr. to his mother, Mary Alice Williams, discussing a ceremony at the University of Texas, a drawing of a Native American, and photos that his brother, Charles (Chas) has sold.
[Letter from Irene Biffle Williams to Byrd Williams, Jr., August 23, 1923]
Letter from Irene Williams to Byrd Williams, Jr., discussing surgery for their sons B.M. and John, how much it cost, and their need for money. She says the money is not for her but the children and discusses their past relationship.
[Letter from Johnathan Theodore Biffle to Byrd Moore Williams, Jr., August 14, 1923]
Letter from Johnathan Biffle to his son-in-law, Byrd Williams, Jr., regarding the relationship between Byrd Williams, Jr. and Irene Biffle Williams.
[Letter from Mary Alice Williams to Byrd Moore Williams, Jr., November 21, 1906]
Letter to Byrd Williams, Jr. from his mother discussing the incoming winter weather, holiday plans, and others visiting from out of town.
[Letter from Irene Biffle Williams to Byrd Moore Williams, Jr., April 3, 1912]
Letter from Irene Williams to Byrd Williams, Jr. discussing their feet hurting and Irene going to a party with another boy.
[Letter from Lew to Mr. Byrd Williams - November 6, 1955]
Letter from "Lew" at Stewart Studios in Bay City, Texas to Byrd Williams of Fort Worth, requesting that Williams share tips about his customer service practices in his photography career, from which Lew intends to write an article.
[Letter from Mrs. B. M. Williams to B. M. Williams, Jr. - February 24, 1907]
Letter from Mrs. B.M. Williams of Gainesville to her son, describing events that have happened at home, including health of family members, the farming business, the weather, and a torrential hail storm. It includes the original envelope, addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams, Jr. in El Paso, Texas.
[Letter from Mrs. B. M. Willliams to B. M. Williams, Jr. - November 5, 1907]
Letter from Mrs. B. M. Williams of Gainesville, Texas to her son B. M. Williams, Jr., discussing previous letters, normal household goings on, church gossip, and domestic chores such as gardening. It includes an envelope addressed to Byrd M. Williams, Jr. in Ogden, Utah.
[Letter from Johnson to his brother - October 27, 1906]
Letter from "Johnson" to his brother, written on University of Texas at Austin letterhead. The writer discusses getting his friend a job, and references their previous correspondence, asking what the friend might want the writer to send. The envelope is addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams in El Paso, but a handwritten note on the back says: "Opened by mistake by B. M. Williams - 720 N. Florence." The postmarks on the envelope are from El Paso, TX and Austin, TX.
[Letter from Chestnut Bluff - June 12, 1887]
Letter to and from unnamed individuals, in which the writer discusses the prevalence of scarlet fever in their hometown of Dyersburg. It also includes an account of the possible sickness of the writer's son, and ends with her calling for the doctor.
[Letter from Byrd to Irene - February 22, 1912]
Letter from Byrd to a friend named Irene, in which Byrd suggests remedies for Irene's recent sickness and appears to be responding to Irene's recent letters regarding friends in El Paso, going to see shows, and working to earn money for a trousseau.
[Letter from Phil Johnson to Circle of Friends board members]
Letter from Phil Johnson on Circle of Friends letterhead, written to board members. It includes a brief description and history of the organization and a proposed change to the organizational documents to change the title from "By-Laws" to "Bi-Laws."
[Letter to Phil Johnson - October 4, 1994]
Letter from the Foundation for Human Understanding (AIDS Resource Center) to Phil Johnson announcing the opening of the Phil Johnson Archives and Research Library at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
[Letter from Mark White to Richard Peeples - July 7, 1977]
Letter from Mark White, Secretary of State, to Richard Peeples accepting the articles of incorporation for the Dallas Gay Political Caucus.
[Letter from Hugh Callaway to Frederick Kirby - February 3, 1994]
Letter from Hugh Callaway to one of the killers of his friend, Thanh "Tom" expressing his anger about Kirby's actions.
[Letter to the Editor from Ann Brown - 1983]
Letter from Ann Brown to members of the Dallas Gay Alliance concerning issues during 1983 centering around the AIDS epidemic and the Texas Freedom Festival.
[Letter from Irene Williams to B. M. Williams, February 11, 1923]
Letter from Irene Williams to her husband, complaining that he has not been writing to her and updating him on family and local news. She also enclosed clippings of four newspaper articles on various topics related to El Paso, Texas. The envelope is addressed to Mr. B. M. Williams in Long Beach, California.
[Letter from Frederick Kirby to Hugh Callaway - February 22, 1994]
Letter from Frederick Kirby, one of the killers of Hugh Callaway's friend (Thanh Nguyen), asking Callaway to give the inmate a second chance. It includes the envelope addressed to Callaway.
[Letter from William Waybourn and Dallas Gay Alliance]
Letter from William Waybourn to members of the Dallas Gay Alliance responding to critical remarks made by Don Baker.
[Letter from Ronald Woodroof to William Waybourn - September 6, 1988]
Photocopy of a letter from Ronald D. Woodroof to William Waybourn, president of Dallas Gay Alliance, regarding the pneumococcal vaccine. It includes a copy of a press release from the Dallas County Health Department regarding the vaccine.
[Letter from Donald J. Maison, Jr. to Ronald Woodroof - September 7, 1988]
Photocopy of a letter from Donald J. Maison, Jr. to Ronald D. Woodroof clarifying legal advice that he provided to Woodroof regarding a civil action case. He also mentions a phone call regarding a drug protocol that they had discussed. The subject line reads "Dallas Gay Alliance, Inc., et al. vs. Dallas County Hospital District, et al., Civil Action Number CA 3-88-1394-H, In the United States District Court for the Northern District Texas - Dallas Division."
[Letter from Jerry Falwell on keeping Old Time Gospel Hour on air]
Letter from Jerry Falwell on his opposition to homosexuality and asking for support in keeping his "Old-Time Gospel Hour" television program on the air. Falwell writes that the Old Time Gospel Hour "is one of the few major ministries in America crying out against militant homosexuals" (p. 1). The letter is printed on what appears to be lined yellow notepad paper.
[Letter from Sarah T. Hughes to Norma Payne]
Letter from United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes to Ms. Norma Payne, in response to a previous letter from Ms. Payne regarding bias against women in law school admission and in the legal profession in general. Judge Hughes describes her admission to and graduation from law school. She writes about the discrimination, or lack thereof, that she encountered as a woman in the law profession and in her later legislative and judicial career.
[Letter from Campbell B. Read to Station Manager of KVTT-FM 91.7, "Request for Equal Time" - May 14, 1983]
Letter from Campbell B. Read, Ph.D. to the Station Manager of the Christian radio station KVTT 91.7 FM in Dallas. Dr. Read is requesting equal time to respond to certain claims made by Dr. Paul Cameron, Dr. Clem Mueller, and a vice officer of the Dallas Police Department on the "Point of View" talk radio program on May 13, 1983. The topic of the talk show was the health aspects of homosexual behavior. Read writes that the Federal Communications Commission requires that radio stations give equal time for rebuttal if "questionable, if not slanderous, statements are made about [minority] groups". Read, who holds a Ph. D. in Statistics, challenges the claims made by the guests on the talk show and claims that their comments about the gay community were indeed slanderous.
[Letter from Jerry Falwell and Liberty Alliance on re-activating Moral Majority]
Letter from Jerry Falwell and the Liberty Alliance asking Falwell's supporters if he should "re-activate the Moral Majority to help bring this nation back to moral sanity" (p. 3). In the letter, Falwell identifies contemporary events in the news which he considers to be evidence of America's moral decline and "the agenda of the homosexuals, abortionists, feminists, New Agers and humanists" (p. 1). Following the letter, there are copies of newspaper clippings of stories that concern Falwell and his supporters, including the issues of abortion and homosexuality. In an "Important Note", Falwell offers to send a VHS videotape of his documentary "The Truth About Aids and Clinton's Hidden Agenda" in exchange for "a gift of at least $35". Finally, the letter includes a "Reply Form to Jerry Falwell" with the question "Should I re-activate MORAL MAJORITY to help bring this nation back to moral sanity?" and an envelope addressed to the Liberty Alliance in Madison Heights, Virginia.
[Letter from H. Clem Mueller, M.D. of Alert Citizens of Texas, Inc. to "Concerned Texan"]
Letter from H. Clem Mueller, M.D. of Alert Citizens of Texas, Inc. to supporters of the corporation "who are concerned about the various threats posed by homosexual conduct to the normal citizens of this State" (p. 3). "BEWARE" is written in red ink on the first page of the letter. In the letter, Mueller cites various studies and statistics about the "Gay Plague" (i.e., AIDS) and includes other warnings about how "homosexuality is extremely dangerous from a public health standpoint" (p. 2). The letter encourages readers to express their concerns about the "Gay Plague" to the Texas Legislature, and asks for financial contributions from the organization's supporters.
[Letter from J. A. Nimmo to H. S. Moore, July 22, 1875]
Letter from J. A. Nimmo to Henry Moore discussing farm crops and the weather as well as details about the "steam works" that Moore has requested. He also talks about a device that he is thinking of patenting and local news including ways to bring more immigrants to the area and the health of his family and others in the area.
[Letter from Cora M. Dodson to Mary Ann Moore and Family, November 24, 1907]
Letter from Cora M. Dodson to Mary Ann Moore and family discussing a recent visit with them. Cora and Madeline have now returned home safely and remembers her trip fondly. There is an envelope addressed to Mrs. Mary Moore, Route 4, Box 25, McKinney, Texas. It is postmarked Dallas, Texas, November 24, 1907, and there is a postmark for McKinney on November 25 on the back.
[Letter to Charles B. Moore, August 1863]
Letters to Charles B. Moore written during the Civil War. In the letter, the author discusses the lives of several family members and friends and how the war is affecting them. He also discusses his allegiance to the Union as well as the sides that many of his friends and family decided to take.
[Letter from the Mountzire Society]
Letter regarding the creation of a society in support of prohibition. The letter discusses the name (Mountzire Society) and organization of the society including the purpose, meeting times, membership, officers, and governance documents. The letter also includes a list of current subscribers who are members of the society.
[Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 6, 1865]
Letter from H. S. Moore to Charles Moore discussing family news, farming conditions and crops, news related to the Civil War, and news related to local events and people in Mill Creek, Arkansas.