The Actual Collections identified as being in the Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Community Dialogues can be accessed through the following contacts.

For collections at the Rochester Central Public Library: Rochester Public Library
Local History & Genealogy Division
(585) 428-8370
lochist@libraryweb.org

For collections at Out Alliance or Cornell:
Evelyn Bailey
Out Alliance
(585)244-8640
evelynb@outalliance.org

For Video collection:
Gerry Szymanski
Out Alliance Library Team
(585)244-8640
gszymanski@esm.rochester.edu
gerry.szymanski@gmail.com

Collection 1: John Altieri Papers

  • Title: Community Response to A Recurring Crisis: HIV/AIDS
  • Record Holder: John Altieri
  • Humanity Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies Subtopic: Health

Description: HIV/AIDS reference and resources for Rochester community; news and scientific journal coverage of HIV/AIDS; project information on MSM Project; t-shirts from various events and organizations; other reference on gay community; 1973-2007 HIV/AIDS reference and resources for Rochester community; HIV/AIDS reference and resources from organizations outside of Rochester; poster and programs from various events and organizations; other reference on gay community; 1984–2014

To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide Go to 1 John Altieri Papers Here

Collection 2: Anti-Violence Programs

  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Humanity Theme: Civic, Political, Community Studies Subtopic: Health

Description: This is an advocacy program of the Out Alliance to provide support for LGBTQ victims of domestic violence, spousal abuse, harassment in the workplace, and violent assaults. The anti-Violence Program archives consists of planning sessions for educational workshops on domestic violence, advocacy strategies, and logs of hot.

To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide Go to 2 Anti-Violence Programs Here

Collection 3: Backstreets Photo Collections

  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political and Community Studies. Subtopic: Gender and Sexuality

Description: 111 photographs depicting a range of drag performers who appeared at Backstreets, a popular venue in the 1980s

To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide Go to 3 Backstreets Photo Collections Here

Collection 4: Pam Barres Collection 1991-1998

  • Record Holder: Pam Barres
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality Subtopic: Sexual Identity

Description: Transgender newsletters from groups outside of Rochester Journal of the Boulton & Park Society Issues, The EON Accord, issues; Same-Sex Couple Adoption in Monroe County, New York, 1993-1996.

To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide Go to 4 Pam Barres Collections 1991-1998 Here

Collection 5: Pat Cloonan Collection

  • Record Holder: Pat Cloonan
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, Community Studies Subtopic: Community

Description: Paper Volumes: Let Freedom Ring, Gay games. Paper files: Gay Rights Papers.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide Go to 5 Pat Cloonan Collections here

Collection 6: Sue Cowell Collection

  • Record Holder: Sue Cowell
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies Subtopic: Health

Description: Sue Cowell was a mover and shaker. Her curriculum vitae read as a Who’s Who in Rochester. Beginning as a nurse practitioner at U of R, she worked to open the first AIDS Clinic at St. Mary’s, founded AIDS Rochester, and served on the Rochester Area Task Force On AIDS. She was a political activist who organized and ran Tim Mains’ first and subsequent campaigns, worked on Louise Slaughter’s Campaign, was a delegate to the 1996 and 2000 Democratic Conventions, founding member of ESPA in Upstate NY, and served as president of the Gay Alliance Board and as Executive Director.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – Go to 6 Pat Cloonan Collections here

Collection 7: Cross dresser/Transvestite Newsletters

  • Record Holder: Rochester Central Public Library Archive
  • Location: Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Critical Cultural Studies, Communications and Linguistics Studies, Humanities Education – Subtopic: Gender and Sexuality

Description: 10 years of Newsletters from the Cross dresser Rochester Community.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – Go to 7 Cross dresser/Transvestite Newsletters here

Collection 8: David Emert and Jon Templin Collection

  • Record Holder:David Emert and Jon Templin
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Cultural Studies – Subtopic: Community Culture

Description: Ephemera: Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus Programs and Posters, ImageOut festival programs, pin collection and Names Project booklet, Pink Flamingos and Purple Hearts Conference Program

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 8 David Emert and Jon Templin Collection here

Collection 9: Empty Closet Photograph Collection

  • Dialogue Session 3
  • Title: Gay Liberation Fronts – Rochester and Upstate, NY
  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Out Alliance – Subtopic: Humanities Education; Cultural Studies; Civic, Political, and Community Studies

Description: Photographic Prints – B&W. 3386 paper newspaper photographs from the years 1974-2004 from the archives of the Empty Closet (EC), published by the Out Alliance since 1974.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 9 Empty Closet Photograph Collection here

Collection 10: Joan Giuffre Collection, 1977-2000

  • Record Holder: Rochester Central Public Library Archive
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality – Subtopic: Literary Humanities Sociology, Women’s Studies

Description: Video Cassettes and Discs. Black Rose Productions – Plays on LGBT issues. Lesbian business, GAGV, and gay community organization materials. Women’s year Conference in Houston, 1977.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – Go to 10 Joan Giuffre Collection, 1977-2000 here

Collection 11: Green Thursday Tapes 1972-1974 – Radio Program on WCMF

  • Dialogue Session 3
  • Title: Gay Liberation Fronts – Rochester and Upstate, NY
  • Record Holder: University of Rochester Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • Location: University of Rochester
  • Humanities Theme: Communications and Linguistics – Subtopic: Humanities Education

Description: Sound Discs. Bruce Jewel hosted Lesbian Nation and Green Thursday – Midnight-1pm. The first radio program on a commercial station in the United States geared exclusively to the LGBT community.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – Go to 11 Green Thursday Tapes 1972-1974 – Radio Program on WCMF here

Collection 12: Helping People with AIDS – HPA

  • Record Holder: Smithsonian Museum of American History Archive
  • Location: Smithsonian
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies Linguistics – Subtopic: Health

Description: Meeting agendas and minutes, Grass roots organization to raise money for PWAs, AIDS Rochester, and CHN.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 12 Helping People with AIDS – HPA here

Collection 13: Kevin Indovino

  • Record Holder: Kevin Indovino
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Humanities Education; Civic, Political, Community Studies – Subtopic: Gender and Sexuality; Health

Description: AIDS Remembrance Garden Collection, 1990-2004; Portfolio 1 – AIDS Remembrance Garden oversized planning drawings and layout, additional ephemera c. 1992-1999; Box – AIDS Remembrance Garden administrative information, legal/tax documents, Book of Life information, correspondence, programs, news clippings, drawings, photographs, and related ephemera c. 1990-2004.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 13 Kevin Indovino here

Collection 14: R. Kasprzyk AKA Nancy Ann Howes Collection

  • Record Holder: Nancy Ann Howes
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Civic Political and Community Studies – Subtopic: Gender and Sexuality

Description: Photographic scrapbooks and binders; Rochester CD (crossdresser) Network, scrapbooks, accessories, pictures of women; 10 years of newsletters

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 14 R. Kasprzyk AKA Nancy Ann Howes Collection here

Collection 15: Lambda Amateur Radio Club

  • Record Holder: Lambda Amateur
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Communications and Linguistics – Subtopic: Humanities Education, Cultural Studies

Description: The Lambda Amateur Radio Club (LARC), established in 1984, was the first international organization for LGBT amateur radio operators. LARC is an international, non-profit organization of amateur radio operators (hams), short wave radio listeners, and persons interested in amateur radio, electronics and computers most of whom are members of sexual minorities.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 15 Lambda Amateur Radio Club here

Collection 16: Anthony Mascioli Collection

  • Record Holder:Mascioli Family
  • Location: Brockport
  • Humanities Theme: Literary Humanities – Subtopic: Cultural Studies, Sexuality

Description: Anthony Mascioli was born in Rochester, NY and moved to New York City and with his cousin Robert DeBenedictus opened the Wall Street Sauna and the West Side Sauna. His entrepreneurial spirit encouraged and supported many people to reach for the stars and t never gives up. This collection also provides a view of gay bath house culture.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 16 Anthony Mascioli Collection here

Collection 17: Norris “Bud” Minard Collection

  • Record Holder: Norris “Bud” Minard
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Cultural Studies – Subtopic:Music

Description: Personal memories, memorabilia of gay community events, news clippings, correspondence, and notes. Bud supported the musical duo, Jason and DeMarco, getting them to come to Rochester often. Jason and DeMarco met in 2001 in Hollywood, California. Before launching their duo act, DeMarco was a lead in the international touring company of the musical “California Dream Men” and Jason was a Christian artist in mainline traditional Gospel groups and then as a solo artist touring mostly though Metropolitan Community Church, gay-accepting churches. The duo released their first album together, The Spirit of Christmas, in 2002 followed by 2003’s Songs for the Spirit. In 2004, they appeared on the cover of The Advocate magazine with their new album Spirit Pop.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 17 Norris “Bud” Minard Collection here

Collection 18: Miss Gay Rochester Pageant Video Tapes

  • Record Holder: Wayne Esposito
  • Location:Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality – Subtopic:

Description: 30 videotapes documenting thirty years of “Miss Gay Rochester,” an annual pageant that for many years was a key social event within the community which also document most of the region’s drag performers in the modern era.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 18 Miss Gay Rochester Pageant Video Tapes here

Collection 19: Pat Karen to Kathleen Moleski – 19th century views of sexuality

  • Record Holder:Rochester Public Library Archive
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies – Subtopic: Community

Description: Sonnets to Duse and other poems, Black is… Black Ain’t Biography of Marion Piggs, The Black List, Boston Marriage, and Cultural news, Rainbow Confusion’s the Out List, Queers in history, Notable Lesbians of All Color list.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 19 Pat Karen to Kathleen Moleski – 19th century views of sexuality here

Collection 20: Karen Monast Collection

  • Record Holder:Karen Monast
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies – Subtopic: Political

Description: Ephemera. 1993 March on Washington and marriage equality materials. Clothing, pins, memorabilia, photographs of 1993 March on Washington; clothing, pins, stickers, photographs on Marriage Equality New York and GAGV. Also, three books c. 1990-2014

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 20 Karen Monast Collection here

Collection 21: John Noble Collection

  • Record Holder: John Noble
  • Location: Cornell – Gender and Sexuality Archives
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality – Subtopic: Civic, Political and Community Studies, Cultural Studies

Description: Documents the CETA controversy, Dignity-Integrity history, founding member of The Empire Bears, a variety of gay newsletters, and a collection of periodicals including the Advocate, Body Politic, New York Native, etc. NYS Lesbian and Gay Lobby. Rochester Gay Task Force. Rochester Lesbian and Political Caucus. Serial collections – Gay Community News (Boston), The Native (biweekly NYCity).

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 21 Collections: John Noble Collection here

Collection 22: Tom Privitere Papers

  • Record Holder: Tom Privitere
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Humanities Education – Subtopic: Civic, Political and Community Studies

Description: Pride at Work, Domestic partnership papers, GLSEN, Rainbow Democrats, One Nation Rally, Equality Leadership Conference, ESPA papers.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 22 Tom Privitere Papers here

Collection 23: Kathy Reilly Papers

  • Record Holder: Kathy Reilly
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies – Subtopic: Gender and sexuality, sociology, women’s studies

Description: Top free materials [legal documents, news articles, newspapers, newsletters, notes, photographs, handouts, flyers, other reference]; C.L.A.W. (Challenging Laws and Attitudes against Women) materials [brochures, letters, membership information, publicity, reference]; 1984-1991

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 23 Kathy Reilly Papers here

Collection 24: Rainbow SAGE

  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality – Subtopic: Civic, Political, and Community Studies; Cultural Studies

Description: Photographic prints – B&W and Color. SAGE Rochester, a program of the Out Alliance, is a voice for Rochester’s older gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex adults. SAGE archives consist of scrapbooks, organizational records, event flyers

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 24 Collections: Rainbow SAGE here

Collection 25: Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS

  • Record Holder: Rich Fowler
  • Location: Trillium
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies – Subtopic: Health

Description: All records relate to Rochester Are Task Force on AIDS (RATFA) events, history, and financials. These three boxes of records came into holding at Trillium from Finger Lake Health Systems Agency in 2013.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 25 Rochester Area Task Force on AIDS here

Collection 26: Rochester Custom Leathers

  • Record Holder: Rochester Central Public Library Archive
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Communications and Linguistics – Subtopic: Electronic Communication

Description: Ephemera. Began the multi-com internet connection for gay men.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 26 Rochester Custom Leathers here

Collection 27: Tim Sally

  • Record Holder: Tim Sally
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality, Humanities Education – Subtopic: Cultural Studies; Civic, Political, and Community Studies,

Description: Campaign materials for Tim O. Mains. Pamphlets for gay rights organizations and projects. 1978-1984, AIDS proclamations, info and events 1983-1984. Diversity and inclusion papers 2008.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 27 Tim Sally here

Collection 28: Shoulders to Stand On – Documentary

  • Dialogue Session 1
  • Title: Stonewall Uprising
  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: All themes included – Subtopic: All themes included

Description: Meeting agendas and minutes, fundraising activities, filming dates, interviewees

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 28 Shoulders to Stand On – Documentary here

Collection 29: Rev. Walter Szymanski Collection

  • Record Holder: Rev. Walter Szymanski
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Humanities Education – Subtopic: Cultural Education

Description: Correspondence to begin his ministry to member to the Episcopal and Catholic Churches who were also gay. Dignity – Integrity Rochester related papers 1977-1983. Dignity/Integrity was charted in 1975. The Rochester chapter of D/I is the only chapter which is both Episcopal and Catholic.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 29 Rev. Walter Szymanski Collection here

Collection 30: Anne Tischer and Bess Watts – Social Science

  • Record Holder: Anne Tischer and Bess Watts
  • Location: Rochester Central Public Library
  • Humanities Theme: Gender and Sexuality – Subtopic: Humanities Education; Civic, Political, and Community Studies

Description: Marriage Equality Collection, Organization material for MENY, posters, signs, pins, pictures, stickers. Gay rights issues and resources, 1984-2013 [4” expandable folder, contains news articles, publications, resource information, meeting minutes, annotations]; interior folders include: chronological files, 2010-2013 Pride At Work papers, Family Portrait Storytelling Project photos.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 30 Anne Tischer and Bess Watts – Social Science here

Collection 31: Video Collections

  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: All themes included – Subtopic: All themes included

Description: Video Cassettes and discs. Out Alliance – commercial and local documentary videos. Outlandish, ImageOut.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 31 Video Collections here

Collection 32: Whitey LeBlanc

  • Dialogue Session 3
  • Title: Gay Liberation Fronts – Rochester and Upstate, NY
  • Record Holder: Whitney LeBlanc
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies – Subtopic: Cultural Studies

Description: Notes and planning information for GAGV Community Picnics in Monroe County, c. 1974-1980

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 32 Whitey LeBlanc here

Collection 33: Youth Group

  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, and Community Studies – Subtopic: Cultural Studies

Description: The Gay Alliance Youth Program is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ youths, ages 13-20, to reach their fullest potential by providing a safe environment in which to explore their identity, learn important life skills and to develop and practice leadership skills. Youth Program archives consist of agendas and minutes of their leadership team, planning for events, such as the Day of Silence and Coming Out Day.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 33 Youth Group here

Collection 34: Magazine Serial Collections

  • Dialogue Session 1
  • Title: Stonewall Uprising
  • Record Holder: Out Alliance
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: All themes included – Subtopic: All themes included

Description: Paper Volumes. Advocate, Out etc.

To see To see Survey of Contents/Finding Aide – 34 Magazine Serial Collections here

Collection 35: Tim Judd Collections

  • Dialogue Session 3
  • Title: Gay Liberation Fronts – Rochester and Upstate, NY
  • Record Holder: Tim Judd
  • Location: Out Alliance
  • Humanities Theme: Civic, Political, Community

Description: The Tim Judd Papers contain oral histories, interviews, research papers, correspondence, newspapers, articles, and ephemera related to the early years of the Gay Liberation Front (1964–2005), as well as a magazine, photographs, and pins related to the Rochester Leather Community (1988–2007).