Charles "Charley" Shively, born in 1937, is a gay activist known for his 1977 Boston Pride keynote where he burned several documents, including his Harvard degree and pages from the Bible. He was founder of Fag Rag, a scholar of gay history, and a poet.
The collection consists of 9 boxes that have been arranged topically based on Charlie Shively's organizational techniques are divided into fourteen series. The Shively collection contains a variety of printed media including newspaper articles, (original and photocopied,) poetry magazines, serials, and books. The collection also consists of academic course materials including employment reviews, teaching evaluations, and business correspondence, personal correspondence, and speeches.
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2016 Honorees Susan Ryan-Vollmar and Corey Yarbrough
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Right: Boston deejay Anthony Porter talks about his early years; going to clubs in early 70s to cruise tearooms and The Art Cinema; going to The Other Side at age 14 (1971); moving out to live on Beacon Hill at age 16; going to the 1270 in 1972 and noticing Jimmy Stuard's music.
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