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Thomas H. Crim, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: Q105

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas H. Crim, Jr. papers consist of news clippings, correspondence, and photographs, 1984-1993. The majority of the collection consists of editorials, articles, and letters to the editor from the Augusta Chronicle, and documents Crim's opposition to the Chronicle's stance on gay rights, and, to a lesser extent, smokers' rights. The photographs depict an Augusta Pride Parade. The contents of the collection had been assembled as a scrapbook by Crim.

Dates

  • 1984-1993

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. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note about Thomas Crim

Thomas H. Crim, Jr. was born in Kentucky on June 7, 1918 and graduated from Louisville Male High School in 1935. He then moved to Evans, Georgia, a suburb of Augusta. From 1984-1993, he wrote to the Augusta Chronicle to defend both gay rights and smokers' rights to columnists, most notably Dartmouth College professor Jeffrey Hart. Crim died in Evans, Georgia on April 4, 2000 at the age of 81.

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Thomas H. Crim, Jr. (1918-2000) lived in Evans, Georgia, from around 1935. The majority of his papers consists of editorials, articles, and letters to the editor from the Augusta Chronicle, and documents Crim's opposition to the Chronicle's stance on gay rights, and, to a lesser extent, smokers' rights.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mari Banks, June 16, 2012.

Online Availability:

The entirety of the Thomas H. Crim, Jr. papers have been digitized and are available online at the Georgia State University Library Digital Collections, LGBTQ Collection page.

Related Archival Materials

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  3. Jeff Graham oral history interview, August 8 and September 25, 2014. (Q101.11). Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project
  4. Gender and Sexuality Oral History Project, 2011- (Q101)

Collection Transfer Note

This collection was previously designated W105, but was assigned collection number Q105 with the formationĀ of the Gender and Sexuality Collection in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Courtney Nix at the item level, August 2012.
Title
Thomas H. Crim, Jr.:
Subtitle
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
August 2012
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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