Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers, 1920-2010
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Brief Description: 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.
Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0762
Created by: Fairchild, Betty (1921 - 2010)
Volume: 16.0 Boxes
Acquired: 10/00/2013. 2013-35
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type.
Biographical Note for Fairchild, Betty (1921 - 2010) : 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.
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Subject Index
AIDS (Disease)--United States
Diaries -- Authorship
Fairchild, Betty
Gays -- United States -- Family relationships
Parents of gays -- United States
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/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 Notes: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.
Acquisition Notes: Betty Fairchild  Gift
Related Materials: Resource Center LGBT Collection, Dallas Voice Archives
PreferredCitation: Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revisions: 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.