Brian Bateman papers

MS 758

Collection area: Arizona Queer Archives

Collection dates: 1983 to 2016

About this collection

This collection is comprised of papers collected by Brian Bateman related to the Arizona Human Rights Fund (AHRH), an organization dedicated to protecting LGBTQ people in Arizona. In addition, this collection has materials describing a queer film campaign from 1991 titled Be True To Yourself, and a photocopied slide show on Arizona Queer Archive' Community Box Project. This collection is part of the Arizona Queer Archives (AQA), a community focused archive through the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. It was transferred to Special Collections in 2020.

Historical background

These papers were compiled by Brain Bateman, who has been a donor and member of numerous LGBTQ organizations. This collection contains is information and ephemera on Jim Toevs. Toevs is an openly gay man who ran for Arizona's 5th congressional district, and lost to republican incumbant Jim Kolbe.

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