By Julie Judkins
|Title:||Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way), 2019 - 2020|
|Predominant Dates:||2019 - 2020|
|Arrangement:||Arranged in two series to reflect the donor's original order: Duane Puryear and Other Interviews|
|Date Acquired:||04/00/2020. More info below under Accruals.|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe 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.
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|Repository:||University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Acquisition Source:||Nino Testa/The Dallas Way|
|Related Materials:||The Dallas Way Oral History Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Preferred Citation:||Nino Testa Oral History Collection (The Dallas Way), University of North Texas Special Collections|
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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.
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.
Topics covered include Reich's career in museums and his friendship with Duane Puryear.
Topics covered include Carmody's romantic relationship with Duane Puryear.
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.