01/AR0865 Guide to the Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Collection Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Collection Finding Aid Authors: H. LaRock.

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2017-11-07
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Guide to the Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Collection 1984/1995 University of North Texas Special Collections Overview of the Collection Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Collection 1984-1995 1980s 01/AR0865 1.00 English University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library 1155 Union Circle # 305190 Denton, TX, URL: https://library.unt.edu/special-collections/
This collection is comprised of t-shirts, buttons, photographs, and other various ephemera related to the Oak Lawn Symphonic Band in Dallas.
Administrative History:

Formed in 1980, the Oak Lawn Symphonic Band is a non-profit musical organization that promotes the acceptance and support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allies (LGBTA) community particularly within Dallas and Texas in general. “As such, we provide a welcoming and supportive environment for performers regardless of gender identity, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and musical ability.” The Oak Lawn Symphonic Band has performed at countless venues, parades, and events including: the inauguration ceremonies for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the Gay Games, and the March on Washington.

As of November 2017, the Oak Lawn Symphonic Band rehearses every Monday evening from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church and welcomes new members.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Accruals:

2016-044

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:

Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

The Oak Lawn Symphonic Band

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into folders and items; a narrow tray sits at the top of the box and houses the smaller items in the collection while larger items are housed below.

Scope and Contents

Contents within this collection may provide insight into some of the events, concerts, and overall style of the Oak Lawn Symphonic Band from the early 80s to the mid 90s. Included photographs depict several band members in marching action while pamphlets and brochures describe and detail various concerts and musical activities the band participated in. T-shirts and button pins offer a tangible link to the band's history.

Detailed List of Contents id191080 1 702859 id191082 1 1 Jerome Sims Business Card 1984 Scope and Contents

The card is titled "Unity & More in '84".

id191083 1 2 Marching Photographs undated Scope and Contents

Contains three color photos of band members marching in the street.

id191084 1 3 Pamphlets 1993-1995 Scope and Contents

Contains pamphlets and programs for Oak Lawn Symphonic Band concerts and National Coming Out Day.

id191085 1 4 Photographs and Flyers undated Scope and Contents

Contains a "Gay Night at the Bowl" and a "Parade Between New Years & Thanksgiving" flyer as well as three photographs of marching Oak Lawn members.

id191087 1 1 "Unity & More in '84" patch 1984 Scope and Contents

White, red, blue, black and lavender patch with the words "The Los Angeles Gay Pride Festival" embroidered on the bottom.

id191088 1 2 Oak Lawn Band pin undated Scope and Contents

Black metal pin printed with the Oak Lawn logo in full color.

id191089 1 3 "LGBA San Francisco" pin undated Scope and Contents

Gold and white pin with a rainbow colored flag in the center.

id191091 1 4 Faded Oak Lawn Band pin undated Scope and Contents

Metal button with a faded Oak Lawn Band logo printed.

id191092 1 5 Baseball Cap undated Scope and Contents

Black cap with the Oak Lawn Band logo printed in color.

id191112 1 6 "Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Dallas" T-shirt undated Scope and Contents

White t-shirt with red and blue print. A pegasus flies over an outline of the Dallas skyline.

id191113 1 7 "GDMF Greater Dallas Music Foundation" T-shirt undated Scope and Contents

Red t-shirt with an outline of instruments and a city skyline.

id191114 1 8 "OLSB (Oak Lawn Symphonic Band) Dallas" T-shirt undated Scope and Contents

White t-shirt with the collar and sleeves bordered in red. A maroon pegasus logo is visible on the upper right corner.

id191115 1 9 "Lesbian and Gay Bands of America Los Angeles/'84" T-shirt 1984 Scope and Contents

White t-shirt with the collar and sleeves bordered in navy blue. Text and an American Flag are centered on the shirt.

id191116 1 10 "Oak Lawn Symphonic Band Dallas" T-shirt undated Scope and Contents

White t-shirt with the collar and sleeves outlined in red. A red sixteenth note and a Dallas skyline are visible.

id191117 1 11 "Let Freedom Ring" T-shirt 1987-10-10 Scope and Contents

White t-shirt that reads, "Let Freedom Ring, Denver Women's Chorus, Lesbian and Gay Bands of America, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, D.C., DAR Constitution Hall."

id191118 1 12 "Oak Lawn Band" T-shirt 1991 Scope and Contents

White t-shirt with the Oak Lawn Band color logo.

id191119 1 13 "Everybody's Out On The Springs! Halloween" T-shirt 1995 Scope and Contents

Black t-shirt with pink, yellow, blue and white text colors. Costumed silhouettes are visible.

id191120 1 14 "OLSB (Oak Lawn Symphonic Band) Concert Tour" T-shirt 1987 Scope and Contents

Black/dark blue t-shirt with red text.