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Sue Henry papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0478

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of materials created and collected by Sue Henry as proprietor of the Rising Moon Books & Beyond bookstore, Charlotte mayoral candidate, and member of a range of social and political organizations. Though particularly focused on gay and lesbian issues, the collection documents Henry's broad-based activism throughout the 1990s and includes numerous newsletters produced by Charlotte-area activist organizations. Materials include printed ephemera, clippings, newsletters, publications, and memorabilia.

Dates

  • 1992 - 2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sue Henry Papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical Note

Sue Henry is a gay rights pioneer in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1991, with support of life partner Barbara Parke, she opened the first gay and lesbian bookstore in the city for almost 20 years. In 1995, she ran as a write-in candidate for Charlotte mayor. In April 1997, after a run of Angels in America sparked protests against its gay content, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners eliminated local arts funding. Activists met in Henry’s bookstore to paint signs for their demonstrations. Rising Moon bookstore closed December 24th, 1997.

Extent

2.67 Linear Feet (4 document boxes, 1 records center box)

Overview

Sue Henry is a gay rights pioneer in Charlotte, North Carolina. The papers consist of materials created and collected by Sue Henry as proprietor of the Rising Moon Books & Beyond bookstore, Charlotte mayoral candidate, and member of a range of social and political organizations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Sue Henry, 2014 February.

Note

Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.
Title
Sue Henry Papers
Status
Completed
Date
2014 August
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated