Collection UQFL249 - Gay issues 1891-1994 : mainstream political and cultural perspective : a comprehensive archive and index

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Gay issues 1891-1994 : mainstream political and cultural perspective : a comprehensive archive and index


  • Bulk: 1974-1994 (Creation)

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44 parcels.

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Gay issues 1891-1994 : mainstream political and cultural perspective : a comprehensive archive and index / compiled by Greg Weir.
Collection alternatively titled as: Greg Weir Collection.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

From the creator.

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Scope and content

Files containing copies of press clippings, minutes of meetings, articles and reports, media releases, submissions, ministerial statements, newsletters, correspondence and ephemera. Compiled by Greg Weir during twenty years of political activism, the collection records the public debate on gay and lesbian issues, homosexual law reform, introduction of anti-discrimination legislation, the growth of gay awareness, AIDS, the links between gay issues and political change. Also vol. 7 contains a small amount of material about the peace movement and the Australian Labor Party. Weir's comprehensive indexes to the files are bound in a separate volume.

Accompanied by 184 35mm slides, depicting posters collected by Weir over approximately 25 years, which relate to rallies, events and other activities related to his interests. Also folder containing 3.5inch floppy discs with WordPerfect files of indexes.

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System of arrangement

The papers have been arranged into 25 sections or volumes by Weir, with a comprehensive index bound separately. Within each volume, documents are filed in chronological order and allocated a number. For example, Document 303-23 means Document 303 in 23rd volume.

Volume 1: Gay and lesbian issues, prior to 1974 (1 parcel)
Volume 2: Gay and lesbian issues, 1974-1975 (1 parcel)
Volume 3: Gay and lesbian issues, 1976 (2 parcels)
Volume 4: Gay and lesbian issues, 1977 (2 parcels)
Volume 5: Gay and lesbian issues, 1978 (2 parcels)
Volume 6: Gay and lesbian issues, 1979 (2 parcels)
Volume 7: Greg Weir - legal case ends and other 'non-gay' activities of the 1980s (2 parcels)
Volume 8: Gay and lesbian issues, 1980-1981 (1 parcel)
Volume 9: AIDS issues, 1981-1983 (1 parcel)
Volume 10: Gay and lesbian issues, 1982-1983 (1 parcel)
Volume 11: Gay and lesbian issues - 10th National Conference, 1984 (1 parcel)
Volume 12: Gay and lesbian issues - Keith Wright (ALP Queensland), 1984 (1 parcel)
Volume 13: AIDS and the Federal Election, 1984 (1 parcel)
Volume 14: Gay and lesbian issues - Queensland "Sturgess Inquiry", 1984-1987 (2 parcels)
Volume 15: AIDS issues - testing and tracing, 1985 (1 parcel)
Volume 16: Gay and lesbian issues - Queensland Liquor Acts, 1985 (1 parcel)
Volume 17: AIDS - general, 1985 (2 parcels)
Volume 18: AIDS - general, 1986 (1 parcel)
Volume 19: AIDS - Queensland National Campaign on AIDS education, 1986 (1 parcel)
Volume 20: AIDS - general, 1987 (2 parcels)
Volume 21: AIDS - Queensland Parliamentary Leadership, 1987 (1 parcel)
Volume 22: Gay and lesbian issues - organising models in Queensland, 1988-1989 (2 parcels)
Volume 23: Gay and lesbian issues - law reform Queensland, 1989-1990 (7 parcels)
Volume 24: Gay and lesbian issues - anti-discrimination, 1991 onwards (3 parcels)
Volume 25: Greg Weir - some personal correspondence, 1971-1994 (1 parcel)
Index (1 parcel)

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Conditions governing access

Unrestricted access, except access to Vols. 23, 24, 25, is restricted. Application for access to restricted material may be submitted to the Fryer Librarian for consideration.

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Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Existence and location of originals

Duplicate copies of the Weir Archive are held in National Library of Australia and Mitchell Library manuscript collections.

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OCLC Number

1058486465 ; 222659746

Libraries Australia ID

21260353 ; 62988443

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, AM, 24-Jan-2022.
Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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