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  • Lilli Vincenz papers,


  • Correspondence, journals, speeches, writings, interviews, surveys and questionnaires, academic files, organizational files, biographical material, Vincenz family papers, press clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating primarily to Vincenz's life as a gay civil rights activist, her work to support and empower lesbians and gay men, and her documentation of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. Files on the Community for Creative Self-Development (originally the Program for Creative Self-Development) founded and directed by Vincenz and her partner, Nancy Ruth Davis, include minutes and materials relating to conferences, courses, retreats, and workshops on topics such as gay dating, gay history, and homophobia. Also includes typescripts of Vincenz's column for GAY newspaper, New York, N.Y., and material pertaining to Frank Kameny and his 1971 campaign for delegate from the District of Columbia to the U.S. Congress, the Gay Women's Open House, the Whitman-Walker Clinic Empowerment Group for People Living with AIDS, and Vincenz's films documenting early gay rights events and other aspects of the gay rights movement.


  • Vincenz, Lilli


  • -  Davis, Nancy Ruth
  • -  Kameny, Frank,--1925-2011
  • -  Community for Creative Self-Development
  • -  Gay Women's Open House
  • -  Program for Creative Self-Development
  • -  Whitman-Walker Clinic.--Empowerment Group for People Living with AIDS
  • -  Civil rights
  • -  Civil rights movements
  • -  Dating (Social customs)
  • -  Gay couples
  • -  Gay men
  • -  Gay newspapers--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Gay rights
  • -  Homophobia
  • -  Homosexuality
  • -  Homosexuality--Societies, etc
  • -  Lesbians
  • -  Political campaigns--Washington (D.C.)
  • -  Vincenz family
  • -  GAY (New York, N.Y.)


  • -  Arranged by type of material, and alphabetically and chronologically therein.
  • -  Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Container number, Lilli Vincenz Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • -  Gift, Lilli Vincenz, 2013.
  • -  Audiovisual materials transferred to Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
  • -  Some photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Gay rights activist, psychotherapist, and documentary filmmaker. Born 1937; died 2023.
  • -  Collection material in English with some French and German.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at


  • 10,500 items.
  • 32 containers plus 1 oversize.
  • 12.8 linear feet.


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  • mm2013085786

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