01/AR0938 Guide to the Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way) Testa, Nino Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way) Finding Aid Authors: Julie Judkins.

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2020-04-20
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Guide to the Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way) University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way) 2019 - 2020 2019 - 2020 01/AR0938 10.00 University of North Texas Special Collections
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Ten audio recordings of oral histories with figures related to the Dallas LGBTQ community. Dr. Nino Testa conducted these oral histories in support of his research.
Administrative History:

Dr. Nino Testa is the Associate Director of Women & Gender Studies at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Testa is a former The Dallas Way board member.

Duane Puryear contracted HIV at the age of 16 in 1981. He did not learn he was HIV-positive until 1987, when he was 22 years old. After his diagnosis Puryear volunteered with the AIDS Hotline of the Dallas AIDS Resource Center and sought out any opportunity to speak with young people about living with AIDS. In this way, he shaped countless lives for the better. Puryear’s friends remember him as a charismatic and positive person. His personal goal was to be the person who lived the longest with AIDS. He passed away in October 1991 having survived four serious bouts of AIDS complications.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2020-021

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way), University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

The Dallas Way Oral History Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection exists only in a digital format and must be viewed in The Portal to Texas History.

This collection exists only in a digital format in The Portal to Texas History. An Internet connection is required to view this collection.

Arrangement of Materials:

Arranged in two series to reflect the donor's original order: Duane Puryear and Other Interviews

Scope and Contents

The audio recordings in this collection cover topics related to the Dallas LGBTQ community, notably Duane Puryear’s life and LGBTQ and AIDS related charities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Detailed List of Contents id264564 Duane Puryear id264565 Martha and Doug Puryear, part 1 2019-07-30 Title:

Puryears, part 1

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: the couple's childhoods, how they met, and their careers and family life. The majority of the interview concerns Duane Puryear's life and legacy.

id264566 Martha and Doug Puryear, part 2 2019-08-17 Title:

Puryears, part 2

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: making a NAMES Project Memorial AIDS Quilt square for Duane (a re-creation of the square he made for himself, which was lost on an airplane flight), the grief support group the Puryears attended, Marilyn Hollingsworth and her husband, the composition and style of Duane's art, Duane's career goal to be an art educator, Duane's legacy, and a timeline of Duane's life, including where he lived throughout his life.

id264567 Dan Reich 2019-08 Title:

Dan Reich

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include Reich's career in museums and his friendship with Duane Puryear.

id264568 Terry Carmody 2020-02-14 Title:

Terry Carmody

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include Carmody's romantic relationship with Duane Puryear.

id264569 William Waybourn 2019-10-27 Title:

Waybourn

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: Waybourn's leadership roles with the Dallas Gay Alliance and the Resource Center Dallas, Gay Urban Truth Squad (GUTS) protests, the AIDS epidemic, and Waybourn's recollections of Resource Center Dallas volunteer Duane Puryear.

id264570 Other Interviews id264571 Steven (Steve) Atkinson 2019-02-17 Title:

Steve Atkinson

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: his childhood in Keller, Texas and his relationship with his family, his coming out as gay after a brief marriage to a woman, his views on religion and spirituality, and his volunteer work for Dallas LGBTQ organizations.

id264572 Mike Grossman 2019-03-31 Title:

Grossman

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: Grossman's early life in Minneapolis, his failed marriage to a woman, his long term relationship with his late partner George and his coming out as gay, his involvement with fundraisers for services to support the gay and lesbian community in Dallas, his friendship with Lory Masters, and his work with The Dallas Way and EDUCARE.

id264573 Finnigan (Finn) Jones 2019-04-28 Title:

Finn Jones

Scope and Contents

Jones, who was assigned the sex of female at birth and lived as Stacy Jeanette Jones for 42 years, discusses his upbringing, his career in the Coast Guard, the discrimination he faced as a lesbian, especially as a service member under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," his membership of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fort Worth, founding Trans-Cendence International, and being the first trans person to run for a position in the Texas House or any legislative election in Texas.

id264574 Betty King 2019-06-30 Title:

Betty King

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Betty King, born Betty Warren. She discusses her upbringing in a small, non-diverse town in Illinois, her educational and professional history, and her involvement with Gayline, the Resource Center, and the Coalition for Aging, LGBT.

id264575 David Hearn 2019-10-27 Title:

David Hearn

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include Hearn's upbringing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his coming out story, his career at J. C. Penney's, and his founding of the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund.