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Guide to the David McDaniel and Richard Redlon Papers, 1980-1990

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Redlon, Richard
Creator: McDaniel, David A.
Title: David McDaniel and Richard Redlon Papers
Dates: 1980-1990
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract: The David McDaniel and Richard Redlon Papers consist cheifly of correspondence between the two men after graduation from Vassar College. Of particular interest is the description of gay life and culture in the 1980s, with some discussion of AIDS in the later letters.
Forms of Materials: correspondence, photographs, and postcards

Biographical Note

David A. McDaniel (VC 1979) and Richard O. Redlon Jr. (VC 1980) began their friendship while students at Vassar. McDaniel became associate librarian at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Redlon was an historic preservationist and an architecture critic for a Boston magazine. Both men died of AIDS, McDaniel in March 1990, Redlon in December 1993.

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Scope and Content Note

The David McDaniel and Richard Redlon Papers consist cheifly of correspondence between the two men after graduation from Vassar College. Of particular interest is the description of gay life and culture in the 1980s, with some discussion of AIDS in the later letters.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay culture -- United States
  • Gay men

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Encoding Information

Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 24 Feb 2009.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David McDaniel and Richard Redlon Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections Staff, 9 Sept 2005.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Eric Marcus, December 1998.

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Container List

Folder 1.1 Biography, collection notes and photographs
Folder 1.2 1980
Folder 1.3 1981
Folder 1.4 1982
Folder 1.5 Jan-May 1983
Folder 1.6 Jun-Dec 1983
Folder 1.7 1984
Folder 1.8 Jan-Jun 1985
Folder 1.9 Jul-Dec 1985
Folder 2.1 1986
Folder 2.2 1987
Folder 2.3 1988
Folder 2.4 1989
Folder 2.5 1990
Folder 2.6 undated

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