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Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers, 1920-2010 | University Archives

By Ashley Rankin

Collection Overview

Title: Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers, 1920-2010Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates:1990-2009
ID: 01/AR0762
Primary Creator: Fairchild, Betty (1921 - 2010)
Extent: 16.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type.
Date Acquired: 10/00/2013. More info below under Accruals.
Subjects: AIDS (Disease) -- United States, Diaries -- Authorship, Diarists, Fairchild, Betty, Gays -- United States -- Family relationships, Parents of gays -- United States
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection contains artist books, journals, memoirs, papers, photo albums, photos, scrapbooks, and writing books from Betty Fairchild.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A majority of this collection is comprised of the journals and written works authored and compiled by Betty Fairchild; dream journals, personal recollections, fictional tales, and descriptions of experiences in Hawai'i, Korea, and Bolinas are all included. Additionally, stories written during Ms. Fairchild's period of LGBT activism can be read. After a personal move, Ms. Fairchild discarded many of her writings and poems up until 1981, therfore the collection does not include any of her earliest works and begins in the mid-80s.

Biographical Note

Betty (Allen) Fairchild was born September 4, 1921 to Dwight and Adelma Allen in Niagara Falls, New York and died November 7, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. She married Bill Fairchild at the age of 20 and had five children, Michael, Blaine, Brian, Barbara, and Elizabeth. She was involved in Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAGL) and additionally co-authored Now That You Know – A Parent's Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children which was one of the first books to address the issues for parents through the coming out process.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2013-35
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Betty Fairchild
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials: Resource Center LGBT Collection, Dallas Voice Archives
Preferred Citation: Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was revised in September 2017 by Hailey LaRock to clarify the collection content, amend spelling errors and dates, and add other missing information.
Other Note: Publications were transferred to Rare Book and Texana Collection.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.
 
Box 1: Betty's Book of Things, 2006-2009Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50407
Box 1: Betty's Book of Things # 1, 2008Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: Betty's Book of Things # 1 Part 2, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: Betty's Book of Things # 2, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: Betty's Book of Things # 3, 2009Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: Betty's Book of Things # 4, 2008-2009Add to your cart.
 
Box 2: Numbered Books, 1983-1987Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50406
Folder 1: Explanation of the Journals, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: List of Journals, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 3: Book Number 25: The Mysterious Beauty of the Unknown, 1983-09-08-1984-04-07Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: Book Number 26: Dreaming of Hawai’i…Living in San Fran, 1984-04-08-1984-12-31Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: Book Number 27: A Record of Transitions, Changes…and Certain Good Thoughts, 1985-01-01-1985-01-23Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: Book Number 28: What’s up? What’s coming up? What’s coming up for me ??...Indeed, 1985-02-24-1985-07-27Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: Book Number 29: Living…Though It! Loving…through it!, 1985-07-25-1986-03-07Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: Book Number 30: Crystal Visions…gaze within the crystal – and see the colors of your dreams., 1986-03-08-1987-03-08Add to your cart.
 
Box 3: Numbered Books, 1987-1994Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50405
Folder 1: Book Number 31: A New Day…A New Way, 1987-03-09-1988-01-01Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Book Number 32: Whither the Road Goeth...A New Day…A New Way, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Book Number 33: Transitions and Miracles, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Book Number 34: at Home with Christine and Jean, 1989-01-18-1989-05-12Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Book Number 35: A Series of Ups and Downs - wherein some downs give way…and others become "ups", 1989-05-13-1989-10-14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Book Number 36: Ups and Downs (Life Goes On), 1989-10-14-1990-06-13Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Book Number 37: Change and Movement, 1990-06-14-1990-12-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Book Number 38: Blossom Days, Crystal Nights and on into my writing life, 1991-01-01-1991-10-03Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Book Number 39a: The Move, 1992-01-08-1992-01-31Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Book Number 40, 1992-05-01-1992-08-07Add to your cart.
This journal is titled book number 40: No title, but combines with Writing Book 4.
Folder 11: Book Number 41: A Book en compassing Discoveries and Release Creativity (and Writing Book 5), 1992-08-07-1992-12-07Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Book Number 42: Discoveries (and Writing Book 6), 1992-12-08-1993-05-11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Book Number 43: Completing Volume I, 1993-05-12-1993-09-11Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Book Number 44: A Deepening of Love, 1993-09-12-1993-12-20Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Book Number 45: a short recounting of -Miracles, Changes, and music, 1993-12-22-1994-02-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Book Number 46: Changes and Adventures!, 1994-02-09-1994-08-08Add to your cart.
 
Box 4: Numbered Books, 1994-2006Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50404
Folder 1: Book Number 46: Changes and Adventures, 1994-02-09-1994-08-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Book Number 47: Music and more than Music and Wide Vistas come into being, 1994-08-09-1995-04-20Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Book Number 48: Too humorous to mention, 1995-04-20-1996-04-16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Book Number 49: the Ice Pond, indeed! (Brr), 1996-04-16-1997-02-18Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Book Number 50: Changes, Discovery, Creativity, Joy! Music, Art, Happiness, 1997-02-19-1997-08-16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Book Number 51: 10 weeks of Living, 1997-08-17-1997-10-24Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Book Number 52: Moving On…and then some, 1997-10-24-1998-06-24Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Book Number 53: First Year in Arizona, 1998-06-30-1999-06-30Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Book Number 54: Changes, Events, and Emotions, 1999-07-01-1999-11-17Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Book Number 55: on the continuing path to comfort, joy, active life, and Love (Great changes noted herein!), 1999-11-17-2000-10-21Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Book Number 56, 2000-10-24-2001-04-29Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Book Number 57: A Journal of Joy, Transformation, and Love, 2001-04-30-2001-07-12Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Book Number 58, 2001-07-13-2002-12-14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Book Number 59, 2003-07-09-2006-06-10Add to your cart.
 
Box 5: Titled Journals and Writing Books, 1978-2009Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50403
Folder 1: Titled Journal: Components of Personal Powers: Self-worth, self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-love, 1993-01-26-1993-04-13Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Titled Journal: Fresh Start Journal, 2006-11-20Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Titled Journal: Healing, 2005-12-31-2006-09-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Titled Journal: Memorial Services for Brian Allen Fairchild, 2008-09-15-2009-02-03Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Titled Journal: Psychic Awareness and Self Discovery, 1992-09-21-1992-12-14Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Titled Journal: Morning Pages: and much more, 2007-01-01-2008-12-07Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Titled Journal: Recollections, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Titled Journal: Road Trip with Ellie: and more, 2005-08-05-2006-10-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Titled Journal: The Shadynook Journal Part 1, 1883-04-13-1883-07-09Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Titled Journal: The Shadynook Journal Part 2, 1883-07-31-1884-07-03Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Titled Journal: Visions of Elder Garden, 2006Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Writing Book #2, 1991-10-11-1991-11-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Writing Book #3, 1991-11-10-1992-01-09Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Writing Book #4, 1992-03-22-1992-07-26Add to your cart.
 
Box 6: Writing Books, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50402
Folder 1: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty I, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty II, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty III, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty IV, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Niki I, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Niki II, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Niki III, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
 
Box 7: Titled Memoirs and Stories, 1939-2008Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50401
Folder 1: Titled Memoir: A Life in the Days of … Volume I, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Titled Memoir: A Life in the Days of … Volume I, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Titled Memoir: A Life in the Days of … Volume II, 1939-1950Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Titled Story: Alphabet Soup Collection: Short Pieces on Serious Subjects and Trivial Pursuits, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Titled Memoir: Around the Fire, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Titled Memoir: Brian's Notebook, 2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Titled Memoir: Giving it Up, 1988Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Titled Memoir: The Korea Story, 1954Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Titled Memoir: Late Spring, 1981-1994Add to your cart.
 
Box 8: Titled Memoirs and Stories, 1920s-2001Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50400
Folder 1: Titled Memoir: Memories in Hawaii, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Titled Memoir: O. Bolinasi, 1981-06 - 1981-12Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Titled Memoir: Potpourri plus Odds 'n' Ends, 1930-1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Titled Story: Saved from the Trash Barrel, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Titled Memoir: Theodora's Story: In her own words, 1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Titled Memoir: Theodora's Materials, 1992Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Titled Memoir: Tithing and Me, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Titled Memoir: Two Weeks on the Road, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Titled Memoir: Trip Originals, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Titled Memoir: Up to 75 Years of Sexual History, c. 1920s-1990sAdd to your cart.
 
Box 9: Papers, 1931-2010Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50399
Folder 1: Betty Allen's Poem Book, c.1931-1932Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: A Day at the Spa (Society for the Proliferation of Anxiety), 2003-2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Awards, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Correspondence, 2001-2009Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Correspondence, 2001-2009Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Menus, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: New Writings, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Personal Journaling Course, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Poems, 2001-2007Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Poems and Quotes, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Stories, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Short Writings, 1999-2004Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Short Writings - Monday Morning Class, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: The Old Woman Who Made Calendars, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Newspaper Clippings, 2010Add to your cart.
 
Series 2: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
 
Box 10: PhotosAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50398
Folder 1: Photos - Brian, c. 1949-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Photos - Loose Prints, 1954-2005Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Photos - Loose Prints, 1974-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Photos - Loose Prints, 1976-1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Photos - Emerson Street, c. 1960s-1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Photos - My Children, c. 1980sAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Photos - PFLAG Convention, 1984Add to your cart.
This folder contains photos of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gay (PFLAG) Convention.
Folder 8: Photos - African Pics from Bets, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Photos - San Francisco, 1990-09-04Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Photos - Pictures to Keep Miscellaneous, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Photos - San Francisco Days; Party Pictures, 1991-09-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Photos - D.C., 1993-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Negatives - No Title, 1993-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Photos - Lincoln Way San Francisco, 1993-1996Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Photos - House Explosion 19th Avenue San Francisco, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Photos - San Francisco, 1998-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 17: Photos - Photos of Art, 1998-10-25Add to your cart.
 
Folder 18: Photos - Desert Crest, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
 
Folder 19: Negatives - No Title, 1999-06-01Add to your cart.
 
Folder 20: Photos - Spring and Summer, 1999Add to your cart.
 
Folder 21: Photos - Jackson Hotel Wyoming Summer, 1999Add to your cart.
 
Folder 22: Negatives - No Title, 1999-10-28Add to your cart.
 
Folder 23: Negatives - At Faster, Camping, 2001-05Add to your cart.
 
Folder 24: Photos - Santa Fe Trip, 2000-06-17 - 2000-06-19Add to your cart.
 
Folder 25: Photos - At Home in Dallas, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 26: Photos - Niki's and I's trip of the South and East Coast, 2001-05Add to your cart.
 
Folder 27: Photos - Caddo Lake, 2001-09-01-2001-09-04Add to your cart.
 
Folder 28: Photos - C'mon Party, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 29: Photos - Brian and Friends and Places in Michigan, 2001Add to your cart.
 
Folder 30: Photos - Michigan on Clean Lake, 2002Add to your cart.
 
Folder 31: Photos - Brian visit 2003 Fossil Rim, Clean Lake Michigan, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
 
Folder 32: Photos - Brian’s Visit at Bets' House Dallas, 2003-10Add to your cart.
 
Folder 33: Photos - Trip Pictures, 2005-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 34: Negatives - No Title, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 35: Negatives - No Title, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 36: Photos - Elizabeth Fairchild, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 37: Photos - Framed Photo, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 38: Photos - Loose Prints, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 39: Photos - Loose Prints, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 40: Photos - Loose Prints, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 41: Photos - Sedna, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 42: Photos - Trip, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 43: Photos - Vine Street, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 44: Transparencies - No Title, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 45: Photos - No Title, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 46: Photos - No Title, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Box 11: Photo Albums, 1968-1984Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50397
Folder 1: Photo Album: Painting Subjects, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Photo Album: Maui No Ka 'Oi (Maui is the Best), 1984-01-10-1984-04-06Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Photo Album: Europe, 1968Add to your cart.
 
Box 12: Scrapbooks, 1991-2006Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50396
Folder 1: Scrapbook: My Gay World Part I, 1986Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Scrapbook: My Gay World Part II, 1974-1990Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Scrapbook: My Gay World (Book News) Part III, undatedAdd to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Scrapbook: My Gay World (Book News), 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Scrapbook: The Great 70th Birthday Party Part I, 1991-09-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Scrapbook: The Great 70th Birthday Party Part II, 1991-09-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Scrapbook: The Great 70th Birthday Party Part III, 1991-09-08Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Scrapbook: Happy 80th Birthday Niki, 2002-2006Add to your cart.
 
Series 3: Visual ArtAdd to your cart.
 
Box 13: Art BooksAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 50395
Folder 1: Sketch Book I, 1997-06-11-1997-09-12Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Sketch Book II, 1997-10-15-1997-06-26Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Sketch Book III, 1997-06-10-1999-03-16Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Art Notebook, 1997-06-06-1997-06-19Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Art Records, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
 
Box 14: Art FoliosAdd to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706643
Folder 1: Self Portraits, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Figure Drawing, 1997-06-21-1997-08-13Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Figure Drawing Classwork, 1997Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Painting Sketchbook, 1998Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Still Life, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
 
Box 15: Watercolor Calendar, 1998-2007Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 706484

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