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[Letter from Sarah T. Hughes to Norma Payne]

Description: 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.
Date: February 23, 1982
Creator: Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Campbell B. Read to Station Manager of KVTT-FM 91.7, "Request for Equal Time" - May 14, 1983]

Description: 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.
Date: May 14, 1983
Creator: Read, Campbell B.
Item Type: Letter

[Clipping: "Childlike fascination: condemnation by Falwell igniting sales of Tinky Winky dolls, creating gay icon", Page 19A]

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Dallas Morning News, Page 19A, dated March 3, 1999. The article discusses Jerry Falwell's comments on the possible homosexuality of Tinky Winky, one of the characters from "Teletubbies", the British children's TV show. The article includes a color photograph of Tinky Winky and Dipsy, another "Teletubbies" character.
Date: March 3, 1999
Creator: Egerton, Brooks
Item Type: Clipping

[Speech by Sarah T. Hughes on being a female lawyer]

Description: Typescript of undated speech by Sarah T. Hughes discussing her experiences and people's expectations of her as a woman in the legal profession while practicing in Dallas. She gives her views on different aspects of the legal profession, including specialization, civil and criminal practice, winning and losing cases, and her enjoyment of appellate work and research in preparing cases on appeal. Before concluding the speech, Ms. Hughes describes her enjoyment of political participation via the legal profession. She also expresses her interest in campaigning for public office and entering politics in the future.
Date: [1928..1930]
Creator: Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985
Item Type: Text

[Letter from H. Clem Mueller, M.D. of Alert Citizens of Texas, Inc. to "Concerned Texan"]

Description: 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.
Date: [1983, 1984]
Creator: Alert Citizens of Texas, Inc.
Item Type: Letter

["November 22, 1963" by Sarah T. Hughes, with Lyndon B. Johnson first day of issue cover]

Description: Typescript by United States District Judge Sarah T. Hughes recounting her experiences on November 22, 1963, following President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. Judge Hughes describes the scene aboard Air Force One at Love Field as she administered the presidential oath of office to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. She concludes by expressing her confidence in President Johnson's character and his ability to lead the country in the aftermath of the assassination. In addition to Judge Hughes's narrative, the first page of the typescript serves as a first day of issue cover of a United States postage stamp featuring Lyndon B. Johnson, first authorized for use on August 27, 1973. The postal frank on the first page, below the stamp, reads "AUSTIN, AUG. 27, 1973, TX" and "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE".
Date: August 27, 1973
Creator: Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985
Item Type: Text

[Transcript of radio interview (listener call-in) on KVTT 91.7 FM, Dallas, Texas (national broadcast)]

Description: Typed transcript of a radio interview between host Marlin Maddoux and his guest, psychologist Dr. Paul Cameron, on the "Point of View" talk show via the Christian radio station KVTT 91.7 FM in Dallas, Texas. In the interview, Maddoux and Cameron discuss the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS among homosexuals, gay rights, and other issues related to homosexuality from a conservative Christian perspective. Maddoux and Cameron also take calls and answer questions from listeners of the show.
Date: 198u-07-31
Creator: Maddoux, Marlin & Cameron, Paul
Item Type: Text

[Close up of Journal of Hugh Callaway]

Description: Close-up view of a page in Hugh Callaway's journal. The entry contains an account of an attack in which Callaway was attacked and severely beaten as part of a hate crime which targeted gays in Dallas; Callaway's friend was murdered during the incident.
Date: October 1991
Creator: Callaway, Hugh
Item Type: Text

[Close up of Journal of Hugh Callaway]

Description: Close-up view of a page in Hugh Callaway's journal. The entry contains an account of an attack in which Callaway was attacked and severely beaten as part of a hate crime which targeted gays in Dallas; Callaway's friend was murdered during the incident.
Date: October 1991
Creator: Callaway, Hugh
Item Type: Text

[Dallas poster from the March On Washington (stamp close up)]

Description: Detail view of the lower-right part of a "Dallas" poster. There is a pink circle with the text "I was COUNTED! April 25th, 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation." "1993" is written below the circle and signatures are partially visible on the poster background.
Date: April 1993
Item Type: Poster

[Cheer Dallas Megaphone]

Description: White megaphone with a blue and red logo for Cheer Dallas in the center. Decorative blue and red stars are below the logo in a ring around the wide end of the megaphone.
Date: unknown

[Lifetime Membership Award]

Description: Plaque that has a black background with gold lettering, mounted on wood. An image of a staff with a treble clef and music notes is at the top. Text below says "This Lifetime Membership is presented to John Thomas in appreciation and recognition of outstanding service to the Turtle Creek Chorale since the first season in 1980."
Date: [1995 ..1998]

[Lifetime Membership Award]

Description: Plaque that has a black background with gold lettering, mounted on wood. An image of a staff with a treble clef and music notes is at the top. Text below says "This Lifetime Membership is presented to John Thomas in appreciation and recognition of outstanding service to the Turtle Creek Chorale since the first season in 1980."
Date: [1995 ..1998]

[Clipping: Club offers latest drugs for AIDS]

Description: Continuation of an article from The Dallas Morning News discussing alternative treatments used by AIDS and HIV-positive patients supplied by the Dallas Buyer's Club. It includes a photograph of Ron Woodroof, the founder of the Dallas Buyer's Club, posing with a selection of pills and bottles. Portions of several other articles are on the back of the clipping.
Date: May 17, 1989
Item Type: Clipping

[Front of the AIDS Resource Center.]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Gay Community center in Dallas, TX. Signs in the window discuss and inform the public about AIDS testing and issues. A handwritten note on the back says: "AIDS Resource Center & Billboards."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Phil Johnson at a Pride Parade]

Description: Photograph of Phil Johnson holding a flag and waving at a Gay Pride Parade in Dallas. The flag has a tag that reads "aerobics," and Phil is wearing an all-white outfit. A crowd of onlookers stand near the sidewalk behind him.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gay Pride Parade Rally in Dallas]

Description: A photograph of a Gay Pride Parade held in Dallas, Texas on June 24th, 1972. Numerous people are holding signs promoting Gay Pride as they march on a street.
Date: June 24, 1972
Item Type: Photograph