John Briggs Scrapbook Collection (The Dallas Way), 1945-1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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Collection Overview

Title: John Briggs Scrapbook Collection (The Dallas Way), 1945-1992Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1981-1989
ID: 01/ AR0853
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by date.
Date Acquired: 09/00/2015
Languages: English


This collection contains the scrapbooks of John Briggs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Scrapbook photo albums of "The Experience," a project founded by John Briggs, which is associated with the training of gays and lesbians are included as well as scrapbooks which document the life of Briggs and his friends in Dallas. Records of travel, as well as time spent with friends and family members are documented in these scrapbooks. A total of 11 scrapbook photo albums are grouped according to date and subject.

The scrapbooks contains mostly color photography as well as some black and white photos along with notes, postcards and other items. The earliest scrapbook dates back to 1945, although some images in the collection were most likely taken prior to this date.

Collection Historical Note

John Logan Briggs, Jr. (1924-2007) was born on November 8th,1924. He attended Highland Park High School, graduating in January of 1942. Briggs attended Southern Methodist University prior to being drafted into the United States Army (44th Infantry Division serving in France, Germany and Austria) in 1943. He later completed coursework at Columbia University in New York, earning a B.S. and an M.B.A., recieving top honors in 1947. Briggs worked as a Manager in Corporate Social Responsibility at the Met Life Headquarters in New York for over 25 years. He contributed and recieved honors in organizations such as the Postal History Society as president, and other national philatelic organizations. His work part-time in the psychotherapist field led to the development of the "The Experience" in Dallas. In addition to this, he was also active in writing reviews and articles about operas.

(courtesy of the Dallas Morning News, 2007)

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

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

Physical Access Note:

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

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Vic Marriott
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials:

Resource Center LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries

John Thomas Papers (The Dallas Way)

William Waybourn Papers (The Dallas Way)

Preferred Citation: John Briggs Scrapbook Collection (The Dallas Way), University of North Texas Special Collections


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  • Box 2Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Barcode: 642762
    • Folder 1: Venezia, Berlin, Dresden, Praha, Brugee, 1977-1978Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs of Venice, Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Bruges with images of monuments, museums, landmarks, with photographs of Bill Schultz, Catherine Randolph and Gerhard Wiegand as well as the inclusion of opera programs, tickets, stickers, coins, maps, and restaurant menus.
    • Folder 2: The Experience, 1981-1984Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs, an invitation to the Dallas Philatelic Society, images of Travis McClinton, David Butler, Jack Dean, Howard Terry, Gary Minnich, Robert Williams, Don Whitehall, Gerry St. Pierre, Wendell Heckathorne, John Heinzerling, Thanksgiving in Austin, stickers, Mead, Alexa, Benjamin, a letter from David Goodstein, a clipping on the Advocate Experience, a brochure for the Experience Weekend in Dallas (May 1st-2nd, 1982), a horoscope, Jim O'Brien, Jim Nichols, Michael Boothman, David Bass, Jack Dean, Jack Caudill, Neil Thomas, Brad Langtry, Bob Cook, Wade Clifton, Tony van Osdol, Chris Teal, Rob Eichberg, photos of David Goodstein, Hugh Lawrence, Tom Garrett, Knoxville, Tennessee, the World's Fair, Fred De Giovanni, Halloween (1982), Ed Snodgrass, Judy Brewster, Peggy Khan, Jim Ponder, Gary Sosbee, Jerry Cooksey, Jaynee Hasson, Buck Massey, Mike Grossman, Billy Biggerstaff, Michael Boothman, Bob Farnsworth, Bill Day, Mike Stone, Jim Williams, Don Dent, Neil Hewitt, J. Franklin, Dallas Opera ticket and logo, Troy Rash, Gary Roberts, Jim Lunsford, Robert Hinchman, John Ellerbrock, Tom Cowan, Louis Scinta, Dennis Mackie, Dwaine Walther in Austin, San Antonio, Mead Platt, Tom Novotny, Roast for John Briggs, Tom Hensley, Bob Cook, David Soileau, Billy Tyler, Larry Morgan, Bernie Figueroa, Mario Ozuna, Susie Guesnard, Jim Young, Larry Furiga, Ted Brown, Andy Smith, Ziggy Hickman, Robin Givens, Pam Hodgson, Nate Wyll, Joey Castillo, Jim Thompson, Larry Pascoe, Ken Christensen, brochure for the third Experience Weekend in Dallas, Tom Smart, Cliff Purcell Mays, Frank Thrower, John Thomas, David Clayton, Mike Reisig, Bryan Moffett, Joe Davisson, Lisa Scheibner, Roger Blythe, Casey Connor, Clayton McBride, John Green, Michael Jarret, Vern Ledenham, David Stump, Bob Shortall, Keith Sargent, Farley Rippetoe, Dan Johnson, Jim Rascoe, Kent Reilly, Pierre Gavdin, Andy Smith, Charley Thompson, Daniel Matthews, Martin Shanley, Jim Boyce, Marty Burns, Darrell Lee, Wendell Heckathorne, Jim Boyce, Wayne Guillory, Richard Armor, John Sheridan, Richard Wetmore, Glen Eichelberger, Hank Pool, Casey Conner, Bill Tattersall, Al McClerran, Howard Eckhard, Ed Flaspoehler, Bob Skaggs, Carol Ann Luten, John Eisenlohr, Quentin Needham, Joe Raymond, Wallace Muenzenberger, Howie Daire, Roger Pickett, Ed Kuebler, Ann Brown, Frank Stotts, Vic Marriott, Greg Olsen, Jan Pairsh, Brian Drummond, Roger Stanley, Ralfka Gonzales, Chuck Milner, Jim Mott, Tim Searson, Javier Garcia, Ray Westbrook, Gary Hayes, Sheila Cain, Ron Lott, Geore Amerson, Andrew Kyle, Buzz Tucker, Bill Miner, Adele Needham, Eddie Bottier, Wendell Heckathorne, Robin Jesseman, Martin Ausmus, Experience Weekend (1984), Jim Bernier, Frank Waters, Jimmy Bell, Jim Steele, Marvin Prevost, Kelton Dillard, Arturo Castillo, David O'Quinn, Chuck Dachis, Catherine Randolph, John Heinzerling, Glenn Ducote, David Moskowitz, Barry Mandell, Cheryl Martin, Scott Kennedy, Sam Luna, Terry Coddington, Royce Williams, Tom Cleary, Mike Kisel, Annetter Randolph, Tom Geis, Ed Eaton, Chuck Johnson, Chris Vohl, Mike Baxley, Kevin Shetley, Jeanne Reyer, Michael McGinnis, Ann Buchanan, Bill Buchanan, Joe Hollowell, Gayla Byerly, John-David Walker, Darrell Nakagawa and Paul Patnode.
    • Folder 3: France, 1983Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs, stickers, photographs of French restaurants and monuments, churches, markets, menus, maps, handwritten notes, tickets, wine labels, Avignon, Pont Du Gard, Nimes, Arles, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Albi, Chenonceau, Moulins, Nevers, Bourges, Fontevrault, Château de Villandry, Château de Langeais, Azay-le-Rideaux, Chartres, Hotel de Crillon, and Hotel Meurice.

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