01/AR0762 Guide to the Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers Fairchild, Betty Finding Aid Authors: Ashley Rankin.

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Guide to the Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers 1920/2010 University Archives Overview of the Collection Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers 1920-2010 1990-2009 01/AR0762 Fairchild, Betty, 1921 - 2010 16.00 English University Archives This collection contains artist books, journals, memoirs, papers, photo albums, photos, scrapbooks, and writing books from Betty Fairchild.

Other Information:

Publications were transferred to Rare Book and Texana Collection.

Biographical Information:

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 Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Personal Name: Fairchild, Betty Topical Term: AIDS (Disease) -- United States Diaries -- Authorship Diarists Gays -- United States -- Family relationships Parents of gays -- United States
Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

2013-35

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:

Elizabeth "Betty" Fairchild Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Resource Center LGBT Collection, Dallas Voice Archives

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged by material type.

Scope and Contents

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.

Detailed List of Contents id69955 Papers id69958 1 Betty's Book of Things 2006-2009 50407 id70140 1 1 Betty's Book of Things # 1 2008 id70141 1 2 Betty's Book of Things # 1 Part 2 2006-2008 id70142 1 3 Betty's Book of Things # 2 2008-2009 id70143 1 4 Betty's Book of Things # 3 2009 id70144 1 5 Betty's Book of Things # 4 2008-2009 id69959 2 Numbered Books 1983-1987 50406 id70054 2 1 Explanation of the Journals undated id70055 2 2 List of Journals undated id70062 2 3 Book Number 25: The Mysterious Beauty of the Unknown 1983-09-08-1984-04-07 id70063 2 4 Book Number 26: Dreaming of Hawai’i…Living in San Fran 1984-04-08-1984-12-31 id70064 2 5 Book Number 27: A Record of Transitions, Changes…and Certain Good Thoughts 1985-01-01-1985-01-23 id70065 2 6 Book Number 28: What’s up? What’s coming up? What’s coming up for me ??...Indeed 1985-02-24-1985-07-27 id70066 2 7 Book Number 29: Living…Though It! Loving…through it! 1985-07-25-1986-03-07 id70067 2 8 Book Number 30: Crystal Visions…gaze within the crystal – and see the colors of your dreams. 1986-03-08-1987-03-08 id69960 3 Numbered Books 1987-1994 50405 id70068 3 1 Book Number 31: A New Day…A New Way 1987-03-09-1988-01-01 id70069 3 2 Book Number 32: Whither the Road Goeth...A New Day…A New Way 1998-01-17 - 1988-10-19 undated id70070 3 3 Book Number 33: Transitions and Miracles 1988-10-19 - 1989-01-17 undated id70071 3 4 Book Number 34: at Home with Christine and Jean 1989-01-18-1989-05-12 id70072 3 5 Book Number 35: A Series of Ups and Downs - wherein some downs give way…and others become "ups" 1989-05-13-1989-10-14 id70073 3 6 Book Number 36: Ups and Downs (Life Goes On) 1989-10-14-1990-06-13 id70074 3 7 Book Number 37: Change and Movement 1990-06-14-1990-12-31 id70075 3 8 Book Number 38: Blossom Days, Crystal Nights and on into my writing life 1991-01-01-1991-10-03 id70076 3 9 Book Number 39a: The Move 1992-01-08-1992-01-31 id70077 3 10 Book Number 40 1992-05-01-1992-08-07 Scope and Contents

This journal is titled book number 40: No title, but combines with Writing Book 4.

id70078 3 11 Book Number 41: A Book en compassing Discoveries and Release Creativity (and Writing Book 5) 1992-08-07-1992-12-07 id70079 3 12 Book Number 42: Discoveries (and Writing Book 6) 1992-12-08-1993-05-11 id70080 3 13 Book Number 43: Completing Volume I 1993-05-12-1993-09-11 id70081 3 14 Book Number 44: A Deepening of Love 1993-09-12-1993-12-20 id70082 3 15 Book Number 45: a short recounting of -Miracles, Changes, and music 1993-12-22-1994-02-08 id70084 3 16 Book Number 46: Changes and Adventures! 1994-02-09-1994-08-08
id69984 4 Numbered Books 1994-2006 50404 id70126 4 1 Book Number 46: Changes and Adventures 1994-02-09-1994-08-08 id70127 4 2 Book Number 47: Music and more than Music and Wide Vistas come into being 1994-08-09-1995-04-20 id70128 4 3 Book Number 48: Too humorous to mention 1995-04-20-1996-04-16 id70129 4 4 Book Number 49: the Ice Pond, indeed! (Brr) 1996-04-16-1997-02-18 id70130 4 5 Book Number 50: Changes, Discovery, Creativity, Joy! Music, Art, Happiness 1997-02-19-1997-08-16 id70131 4 6 Book Number 51: 10 weeks of Living 1997-08-17-1997-10-24 id70132 4 7 Book Number 52: Moving On…and then some 1997-10-24-1998-06-24 id70133 4 8 Book Number 53: First Year in Arizona 1998-06-30-1999-06-30 id70134 4 9 Book Number 54: Changes, Events, and Emotions 1999-07-01-1999-11-17 id70135 4 10 Book Number 55: on the continuing path to comfort, joy, active life, and Love (Great changes noted herein!) 1999-11-17-2000-10-21 id70136 4 11 Book Number 56 2000-10-24-2001-04-29 id70137 4 12 Book Number 57: A Journal of Joy, Transformation, and Love 2001-04-30-2001-07-12 id70138 4 13 Book Number 58 2001-07-13-2002-12-14 id70139 4 14 Book Number 59 2003-07-09-2006-06-10 id70053 5 Titled Journals and Writing Books 1978-2009 50403 id70167 5 1 Titled Journal: Components of Personal Powers: Self-worth, self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, self-love 1993-01-26-1993-04-13 id70168 5 2 Titled Journal: Fresh Start Journal 2006-11-20 id70169 5 3 Titled Journal: Healing 2005-12-31-2006-09-06 id70170 5 4 Titled Journal: Memorial Services for Brian Allen Fairchild 2008-09-15-2009-02-03 id70171 5 5 Titled Journal: Psychic Awareness and Self Discovery 1992-09-21-1992-12-14 id70172 5 6 Titled Journal: Morning Pages: and much more 2007-01-01-2008-12-07 id70173 5 7 Titled Journal: Recollections 1978 id70174 5 8 Titled Journal: Road Trip with Ellie: and more 2005-08-05-2006-10-10 id70175 5 9 Titled Journal: The Shadynook Journal Part 1 1883-04-13-1883-07-09 id70176 5 10 Titled Journal: The Shadynook Journal Part 2 1883-07-31-1884-07-03 id70177 5 11 Titled Journal: Visions of Elder Garden 2006 id70178 5 12 Writing Book #2 1991-10-11-1991-11-10 id70179 5 13 Writing Book #3 1991-11-10-1992-01-09 id70180 5 14 Writing Book #4 1992-03-22-1992-07-26 id70444 6 Writing Books 1999-2000 50402 id70543 6 1 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty I 1999-2000 id70544 6 2 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty II 1999-2000 id70545 6 3 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty III 1999-2000 id70546 6 4 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Betty IV 1999-2000 id70547 6 5 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Niki I 1999-2000 id70548 6 6 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Niki II 1999-2000 id70549 6 7 Writing Book: Niki and Betty's Writing Project - Niki III 1999-2000 id70617 7 Titled Memoirs and Stories 1939-2008 50401 id70646 7 1 Titled Memoir: A Life in the Days of … Volume I undated id70647 7 2 Titled Memoir: A Life in the Days of … Volume I undated id70648 7 3 Titled Memoir: A Life in the Days of … Volume II 1939-1950 id70649 7 4 Titled Story: Alphabet Soup Collection: Short Pieces on Serious Subjects and Trivial Pursuits undated id70650 7 5 Titled Memoir: Around the Fire undated id70651 7 6 Titled Memoir: Brian's Notebook 2008 id70652 7 7 Titled Memoir: Giving it Up 1988 id70653 7 8 Titled Memoir: The Korea Story 1954 id70654 7 9 Titled Memoir: Late Spring 1981-1994 id70618 8 Titled Memoirs and Stories 1920s-2001 50400 id70655 8 1 Titled Memoir: Memories in Hawaii undated id70656 8 2 Titled Memoir: O. Bolinasi 1981-06 - 1981-12 id70657 8 3 Titled Memoir: Potpourri plus Odds 'n' Ends 1930-1997 id70658 8 4 Titled Story: Saved from the Trash Barrel undated id70659 8 5 Titled Memoir: Theodora's Story: In her own words 1992 id70660 8 6 Titled Memoir: Theodora's Materials 1992 id70661 8 7 Titled Memoir: Tithing and Me undated id70662 8 8 Titled Memoir: Two Weeks on the Road 2001 id70663 8 9 Titled Memoir: Trip Originals 2001 id70665 8 10 Titled Memoir: Up to 75 Years of Sexual History c. 1920s-1990s id70619 9 Papers 1931-2010 50399 id70682 9 1 Betty Allen's Poem Book c.1931-1932 id70683 9 2 A Day at the Spa (Society for the Proliferation of Anxiety) 2003-2004 id70684 9 3 Awards 2001 id70685 9 4 Correspondence 2001-2009 id70686 9 5 Correspondence 2001-2009 id70687 9 6 Correspondence undated id70688 9 7 Menus 2001-2002 id70689 9 8 New Writings 2001 id70690 9 9 Personal Journaling Course undated id70691 9 10 Poems 2001-2007 id70692 9 11 Poems undated id70693 9 12 Poems and Quotes 2001 id70694 9 13 Stories undated id70695 9 14 Short Writings 1999-2004 id70696 9 15 Short Writings - Monday Morning Class 1996-1997 id70697 9 16 The Old Woman Who Made Calendars 2007-2008 id70698 9 17 Newspaper Clippings 2010
id69956 Photographs id70441 10 Photos 50398 id70846 10 1 Photos - Brian c. 1949-2000 id70847 10 2 Photos - Loose Prints 1954-2005 id70848 10 3 Photos - Loose Prints 1974-1983 id70849 10 4 Photos - Loose Prints 1976-1990 id70850 10 5 Photos - Emerson Street c. 1960s-1980s id70851 10 6 Photos - My Children c. 1980s id70852 10 7 Photos - PFLAG Convention 1984 Scope and Contents

This folder contains photos of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gay (PFLAG) Convention.

id70853 10 8 Photos - African Pics from Bets 1985-1986 id70854 10 9 Photos - San Francisco 1990-09-04 id70855 10 10 Photos - Pictures to Keep Miscellaneous 1990-1999 id70856 10 11 Photos - San Francisco Days; Party Pictures 1991-09-08 id70857 10 12 Photos - D.C. 1993-10 id70858 10 13 Negatives - No Title 1993-10 id70859 10 14 Photos - Lincoln Way San Francisco 1993-1996 id70860 10 15 Photos - House Explosion 19th Avenue San Francisco 1997-1998 id70861 10 16 Photos - San Francisco 1998-06 id70862 10 17 Photos - Photos of Art 1998-10-25 id70863 10 18 Photos - Desert Crest 1998-2000 id70864 10 19 Negatives - No Title 1999-06-01 id70865 10 20 Photos - Spring and Summer 1999 id70866 10 21 Photos - Jackson Hotel Wyoming Summer 1999 id70867 10 22 Negatives - No Title 1999-10-28 id70868 10 23 Negatives - At Faster, Camping 2001-05 id70869 10 24 Photos - Santa Fe Trip 2000-06-17 - 2000-06-19 id70870 10 25 Photos - At Home in Dallas 2000-2001 id70871 10 26 Photos - Niki's and I's trip of the South and East Coast 2001-05 id70872 10 27 Photos - Caddo Lake 2001-09-01-2001-09-04 id70873 10 28 Photos - C'mon Party 2001 id70874 10 29 Photos - Brian and Friends and Places in Michigan 2001 id70875 10 30 Photos - Michigan on Clean Lake 2002 id70876 10 31 Photos - Brian visit 2003 Fossil Rim, Clean Lake Michigan 2002-2003 id70877 10 32 Photos - Brian’s Visit at Bets' House Dallas 2003-10 id71022 10 33 Photos - Trip Pictures 2005-08 id70879 10 34 Negatives - No Title undated id70880 10 35 Negatives - No Title undated id70881 10 36 Photos - Elizabeth Fairchild undated id70882 10 37 Photos - Framed Photo undated id70883 10 38 Photos - Loose Prints undated id70884 10 39 Photos - Loose Prints undated id70885 10 40 Photos - Loose Prints undated id70886 10 41 Photos - Sedna undated id70887 10 42 Photos - Trip undated id70888 10 43 Photos - Vine Street undated id70889 10 44 Transparencies - No Title undated id70890 10 45 Photos - No Title undated id70891 10 46 Photos - No Title undated
id70442 11 Photo Albums 1968-1984 50397 id70666 11 1 Photo Album: Painting Subjects undated id70667 11 2 Photo Album: Maui No Ka 'Oi (Maui is the Best) 1984-01-10-1984-04-06 id70668 11 3 Photo Album: Europe 1968 id70443 12 Scrapbooks 1991-2006 50396 id70636 12 1 Scrapbook: My Gay World Part I 1986 id70637 12 2 Scrapbook: My Gay World Part II 1974-1990 id70638 12 3 Scrapbook: My Gay World (Book News) Part III undated id70639 12 4 Scrapbook: My Gay World (Book News) 1979-1980 id70640 12 5 Scrapbook: The Great 70th Birthday Party Part I 1991-09-08 id70641 12 6 Scrapbook: The Great 70th Birthday Party Part II 1991-09-08 id70642 12 7 Scrapbook: The Great 70th Birthday Party Part III 1991-09-08 id70643 12 8 Scrapbook: Happy 80th Birthday Niki 2002-2006
id69957 Visual Art id71023 13 Art Books 50395 id71024 13 1 Sketch Book I 1997-06-11-1997-09-12 id71025 13 2 Sketch Book II 1997-10-15-1997-06-26 id71026 13 3 Sketch Book III 1997-06-10-1999-03-16 id71027 13 4 Art Notebook 1997-06-06-1997-06-19 id71028 13 5 Art Records 1997-1998 id142728 14 Art Folios 706643 id142729 14 1 Self Portraits 1997 id142730 14 2 Figure Drawing 1997-06-21-1997-08-13 id142731 14 3 Figure Drawing Classwork 1997 id142732 14 4 Painting Sketchbook 1998 id142733 14 5 Still Life 1997-1998 id136379 15 Watercolor Calendar 1998-2007 706484 id136380 16 Watercolor Folio I and II 1990-2001