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Gil Robison papers

 Collection
Identifier: Q168

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.

Dates

  • 1973-2011

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

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.

Extent

2.1 Linear Feet (in 5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Custodial History

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Fulton County Public Libary 2017.

Related Materials

Related Materials at Other Repositories

  1. Gil Robison Papers, MSS 1152, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Processing Information

Processed by Holley Pernini at the file level, May 2019.
Title
Gil Robison
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Hal Hansen
Date
June 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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