Gil Robison papers
Scope and Contents of the Papers
The Gil Robison papers, 1973-2011, consist of publications, legislative materials, pamphlets, handbooks and other materials relating to Gay life and AIDS in Atlanta.
- Creation: 1973-2011
- Robison, Gil (Gilmore C.), 1947- (Person)
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Collection is open for research use.
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Biography of Gil Robison
Gilbert C. (Gil) Robison was born in 1947, and moved with his parents from Scooba, Mississippi, to Atlanta in 1958. In the late 1960s, he moved to San Francisco and became active in the anti-war and civil rights movements. Founder of the original Atlanta Gay Center in 1976, Robison won election to the Fulton County Democratic Party Executive Committee in 1977. He ran for the Georgia House of Representatives in 1988, the first openly gay political candidate in the state. He worked on LGBTQ issues and cases related to the AIDS epidemic as an attorney.
5.9 Linear Feet (in 15 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
The Gil Robison papers, 1973-2011, consist of publications, legislative materials, pamphlets, handbooks and other materials relating to Gay life and AIDS in Atlanta. Gil Robison was a Gay Rights activist and political leader from Atlanta, Georgia.
The papers are arranged in alphabetical order.
Gil Robison originaly donated these materials to the Fulton County Public Library Downtown Branch. Kelly Cornwell facilitated the transfer to GSU Special Collections on 2017.
Donated by the Fulton County Public Libary 2017.
Processed by Holley Pernini, May 2019, and by Kathleen Campbell, Spring 2023.
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