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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Information

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Subject and Genre Headings

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

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THE STEVEN F. DANSKY PAPERS (APAP-289), 1968-2013




Descriptive Summary

Title: The Steven F. Dansky Papers
Date: 1968-2013
Physical Characteristics: .66 cubic ft.
Abstract: The Steven F. Dansky Papers contains material pertaining to Dansky's role in the effeminist and gay liberation movements as well as his photography career.
Storage: The materials are located onsite in the department.
Language: The materials in the collection are in English.
Repository: M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University at Albany, SUNY

Biographical Sketch

Steven F. Dansky, a long-time political activist and writer, was a founder of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969. His writing spans more than three decades and has been cited in nearly every early book on gay liberation. As a committed profeminist, his writing has been reviewed in The New York Times by Martin Duberman and the Village Voice by Jill Johnston. He has written for Come Out!, The New York Free Press, I-Kon, Double-F: A Magazine of Effeminism, SoHo Weekly News, Basta, and Faggotry. As a poet, he has read at the Hunter College Gallery, Matrix Theater, I-Kon Bookstore, and A Different Drummer.

He had private psychotherapy practices in New York and Albany. He is the author of two books on HIV, Now Dare Everything: Tales of HIV-Related Psychotherapy (Haworth Press, 1994) and Nobody’s Children: Orphans of the HIV Epidemic (Haworth Press 1997). He has been involved in treating the HIV/AIDS pandemic since the early 1980s, practicing in diverse settings in the undeserved communities of New York City- Harlem; South Bronx; Jamaica; Queens; Sunset Park and East New York, Brooklyn. He has lectured on AIDS throughout the country, including POZ Life Expo, NY; Lesbian and Gay Health Conference, Atlanta, GA; and the V International Conference on AIDS, Montreal, Canada. His work on healthcare was published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice; Research Letter, Beth Israel Medical Center, NY; Canadian Family Physician; and GMHC Training Manual.

He is a graduate of the City University of New York, Hunter College School of Social Work and received additional training at the Institute for Human Identity, New York. He was an Instructor of Pediatrics, Albany Medical College and a guest lecturer at the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, SUNY.

As a photographer, he is a member of the Columbia Berkshire Craft Guild and, as a writer, the Berkshire Writers Room. Several book projects are in preparation, including a political memoir. He is on the Board of Directors of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

Note: The contents of the Biographical Sketch are taken nearly verbatim with only minor editing from the brochure, The Works of Steven F. Dansky, Box 2 Folder 4.

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Scope and Content Information

The collection includes magazines, newspapers. correspondence, photographs, and unpublished writings from Steven Dansky's work with the effeminist and gay liberation movement. The collection also contains the photographic works of Mr. Dansky including books, DVDs and flyers for his shows, lectures and receptions. Some records are retained in electronic form.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized chronologically. There are no series.

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Restrictions

Access

Access to this record group is unrestricted.

Copyright

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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Related Material

The archivist transferred several monographs to the book division of Special Collections. These titles: Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) written by Steven F. Dansky, A Book of Readings for Men Against Sexism edited by Jon Snodgrass, Come Out! selections from the radical gay liberation newspaper, edited by Steven Dansky, Perry Brass and John Knoebel, Great Gay in the Morning by the 25 to 6 Baking & Trucking Society, Hot August Night/1970: The Forgotten LGBT Riot by Steven Dansky, In public: studies from the street photographs by Steven Dansky, Nickel Empire: A Study of Coney Island by Stephen F. Dansky, On Bearing Witness by Stephen F. Dansky, Smash the Church, Smash the State! edited by Tommi Avicolli Mecca and Unbecoming Men published by Times Change Press will be catalogued and included at a later date in the University Library Catalog.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Dansky, Steven

Subjects

Community organization--New York (State)
Effeminist
Gay liberation movement
Gay rights--United States
Social action--New York (State)

Genres and Forms

Correspondence
DVDs
Electronic documents
Magazines (periodicals)
Newspapers
Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Steven F. Dansky Papers, 1968-2013. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Dansky Papers).

Acquisition Information

Steven F. Dansky donated his papers to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections in a series of donations in 2006-2007 and 2012-2013.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Kayla Misner and Amy C. Schindler
Date: © 2006 By the University at Albany, SUNY. All rights reserved.
Revision history: 2014 - 2012-2013 items donated by Mr. Dansky were interfiled, the finding aid was updated to reflect these changes, and an EAD finding aid was created by Jamie Brinkman.

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Container List

Box Folder
1 1 Peace/La Paz, 1968-1969
2 Basta/Enough, 1969
3-4 Come Out!, 1969-1972
5 Gay Liberation's First Birthday Celebration Invitation, 1970
6 “On Our Own, Gay Men in Consciousness-Raising Groups,” Position Paper, 1970
7 “Help Us Close Down This Play,” Flyer, 1970
8 Come Out!, 1970
9 Gay, 1970
10 Photographs, 1970-1973, 1976
DVD
1 Commemorative Photograph Collection, 1970-1997
Box Folder
1 11 “Hey Man,” Gay Flames Pamphlet No. 8, 1971
12 “Notes on Gay Males in Consciousness Raising”, 1971
13 The Flamming Faggots, 1972
14 Faggotry, 1972
15 Kenneth Pitchford, 1972, 1976
16 Double-F: A Magazine of Effeminism, 1972-1976
17 Adrienne Rich, Correspondence, 1974
18 SoHo Weekly News, 1975
19 Jane Alpert, Correspondence, 1975-1976
20 Erica Zimetbaum, Correpsondence, 1982
21 Out Week, 1989
22 Press Release, 1994
23 Marriage, 2004
24 CommUnity, September 2004
Box Folder
2 1 Robin Morgan, Blake Morgan, and Kenneth Pitchford Correspondence, September 11, 2004-February 2, 2008
2 Gertrude, 2006
3 The Effeminist Papers: The Making of a Male Profeminist, 2006
4 The Work of Steven F. Dansky, ca. 2006
5 On the Occasion of "From the Shadows to the Sunlight: The First Year of Gay Liberation, 2008
6 Draft of The Effeminist Moment:Thirty-Eight Years Later, 2008
7 Letter to the Editor, "Our Gay Marriage, for Love and for Principle," New York Times, 2008
DVD
2 Dansky interview with M. L. Bronson about the Gay Liberation Front, February 13, 2008
DVD
3 Faces Portratis-GLF Photo Exhibit, 2009
Box Folder
2 8 40 Years after Stonewall Part 2: Steven F. Dansky, Interview, 2009
9-10 The Gay & Lesbian Review, 2009-2013
11 "In Public: Studies from the Street," Exhibit Photos, 2010
DVD
4 "Bearing Witness" Lecture, 2010
DVD
5 "Bearing Witness" and "In Public", 2010
Box Folder
2 12 QVegas, June 2010
13 Postcards advertisements for Steven Dansky's Lectures and Shows, 2010
14 On Bearing Witness: Images & Reflections on the LGBT Movement, Slide Show Narration, ca. 2010
15 Flyer for Dansky's Gallery Exhibit and Reception, 2010
DVD
6 Gay Liberation Front Alive! at the NYPL, 2012
DVD
7 GLF 40th Anniversary Retrospective, 2012
DVD
8 On Bearing Witness: Images & Reflections of the LGBT Movement, 2012
DVD
9 Christopher Street Press Catalog, 2013
DVD
10 In Public - Studies from the Street, 2013
DVD
11 "18b: Aerosol Paintings of Las Vegas," KNPR Interview, 2013
DVD
12 LensWork Extended 101, featuring Steven Dansky 18b: Aerosol Paintings of Las Vegas, 2013
Box Folder
2 16 "On Anger: The Months After the Stonewall Rebellion", 2013

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