Mark Segal Papers
NMAH.AC.1422

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1422
Creators:
Segal, Mark,, 1951-
Dates:
circa 1960-2017
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
16 cubic feet
18 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The papers document the life, activism, and publishing activities of LGBT activist Mark Segal. The collection includes articles and clippings; photographs; letters between Segal and elected officials, members of the news media, entertainers and others; papers documenting an Elton John benefit concert that Segal arranged; papers documenting a senior housing center for aging gay people, which Segal was involved in; papers relating to the Gay Liberation Front organization; programs from events; newsletters; and such things as posters and bumper stickers promoting LGBT rights.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The collection is unarranged.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
An activist, journalist, and publisher, Segal participated in and often organized a range of groups, protests, legal actions, and other activities in support of gay rights. He became well known for his very public acts of civil disobedience. He started and currently runs the influential newspaper, Philadelphia Gay News.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Mark Segal Papers, ca. 1960-2017, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use note
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.

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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu