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[Handwritten Letter: From Jean to Mike]
A handwritten letter from Jean Nelson to Mike Anglin about putting together a collection of media that documents Bill Nelson's life.
[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: 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).
[Email: Regarding Bill Nelson]
An email from Karen Estes to William Waybourn sharing a message she received from one of Bill Nelson's previous students.
[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 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: Nelson to Maison]
A letter from Don Maison, from the AIDS Service of Dallas, to Mary Klapperich, from the State Bar of Texas.
[Letter: From Martin to Maison]
A letter from Don Maison, from the AIDS Services of Dallas, to Jack Martin, from the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
[Letter: From Maison to Royal]
A letter from Don Maison, from the AIDS Service of Dallas, to Charlie Royal, from the State Bar of Texas, discussing the attached legal documents.
[Confidential Letter: Maison to Martin]
A confidential letter from Don Maison, from the AIDS Services of Dallas, to Jack Martin from the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
[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 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 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 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.
[Thank You Card: Jean to Mike]
A card from Jean Nelson to Mike thanking him, expressing her love and appreciation, and offering a gift.
[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.
[Condolences: Bill Hobby]
A letter from Texas Lieutenant Governor, William P. Hobby, sending his condolences to Jean Nelson after the death of her son.
[Fax: Handwritten Letter from Lori Palmer]
A faxed letter from Lori Palmer to Karen Estes or John Thomas to account for her inability to attend Bill Nelson's memorial service.
[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.
[Fax: Letter from Vic Basile]
A fax from Vic Basile to John Thomas reflecting on Bill Nelson's life and the relationship Basile had with him.
[Letter: Jean Nelson]
A letter from Texas Representative, John Bryant, to Jean Nelson expressing his condolences for the loss of her son.
[Letter: Jean Nelson - Condolences]
A letter from Texas Representative, Craig Washington, to Jean Nelson expressing his sorrow at hearing of her son's death.
[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.
[Card: From Jean to Mike]
A card from Jean Nelson to Mike thanking him for the breakfast and tour of his home.
[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 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 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.
[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.
[Letter: Bill Nelson, City Council]
A letter from Bill Nelson to his aunt and uncle, thanking them for contributing to the campaign.
[Letter: Bill Nelson, Triland]
A letter from Bill Nelson's campaign addressing zoning issue that Dallas neighborhoods are facing.
[Letter: Bill to Mike]
A letter from Bill Nelson to Mike discussing his time abroad on a cruise.
[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 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 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 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 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 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: Bill Nelson's Schedule]
A letter from Bill Nelson discussing his schedule and expressing some of his recent emotions and frustrations.
[Letter: From Bill to Attractive, Liberal, Decent Man]
A letter from Bill Nelson to one of his male friends, discussing Mike Anglin, John Thomas, and his travels.
[Letter: To William Nelson from John J. Santillo]
A letter from John J. Santillo to William Nelson informing Nelson that Charles Maples' letter will not be placed in Nelson's personal teaching file.
[Letter: To Charles Maples from John J. Santillo]
A letter to John J. Santillo from Charles Maples informing Santillo that Maples' letter of reprimand to William Nelson should be removed from Nelson's personal teaching file.
[Letter and Envelope: To Harriett Ehrhardt from Samuel W. Hudson, III]
A letter to Harriett Erhardt from Samuel W. Hudson, III questioning Erhardt over the recent reprimand of a school teacher, Bill Nelson, for their expression of the First Amendment. The letter is accompanied by the envelope it was sent in.
[Letter: To Herb Cooke from Ron Kessler]
A letter from Ron Kessler to Herb Cooke addressing the recent reprimand a teacher received for attending a political event.
[Letter of reprimand: From Chales Maples to William H. Nelson]
The formal letter of reprimand from the principal of Warren Travis White High School, Charles Maples, to Bill Nelson for appearing in a gay publication wearing a shirt that supported LGBT rights.
[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.
[Correspondence, undated]
This is a correspondence from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Charles B. Moore. The document includes a detailed genealogical account of the Wallace family history. The account includes family member's names and additional information about each member named in the correspondence.
[Fragmented Letter]
Letter does not say who it is for or who it is from. The author talks about what he has been eating. He has plenty of milk and mentions farming. He says that Claude wants to go, but the boss wants him to stay. He talks about being sick.
[Handwritten Letter: Dearest Bill]
A letter from Bill Nelson's mother, Jean Nelson, expressing the pride and love she has for her son.
[Handwritten Letter: Third Letter to Bill]
The third letter from Jean Nelson to her deceased son, Bill Nelson, reminiscing and expressing her sorrow.
[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.