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T-shirt 70. Black/white, "Election Protection, You Have the Right to Vote."/ "November 4th 08", November 4th, 2008

 Item — Box: Textiles 24
Identifier: IX

Scope and Contents of the Papers

From the Collection:

The Lorraine Fontana papers span from her birth certificate in 1947 to her endeavors in Atlanta in 2014, with the bulk of the papers documenting 1968-2010. These papers chronicle Fontana's school and college days in Queens, New York, her interests in spirituality, and her career as a civil rights and LGBT activist.

The papers comprise of articles, artwork, artifacts, agendas, brochures, correspondence, conference and workshop materials, employment documents, guides, minutes, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and toolkits as well as t-shirts and buttons. They document Fontana's activities as an activist with organizations such as VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), Atlanta Pride, Atlanta Lesbian Feminist Association, Lambda Legal, Queer Progressive Agenda, National Jury Project, National Lawyers Guild, Anti-Klan Project, Racism Action Project, and many other social justice causes.


  • Creation: November 4th, 2008


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access to some items is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation except in redacted form.


From the Collection: 53.33 Linear Feet (in 37 boxes; 28 textile boxes and 1 oversized box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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