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 3Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

    Barcode: 642761
    • Folder 1: The Experience, California, 1984-1987Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs and black and white photographs of John Ellerbrock, the Experience Weekend, the birthday celebration of John Briggs, Tim Srearson, Ann Brown, Peter Fitzgibbons, Roger Stanley, Mike Grossman, Catherine Randolph, David Bass, a birthday card for John Briggs, Brian Drummond, John Sheridan, Jeanne Reyer, Mary Franklin, Eddie Bottier, Chuck Milner, Farley Rippetoe, Troy Rash, Michael Boothman, Jeff Chernin, Bob Shortall, Houston Christmas Party, Vernon Sanders, Charley Deviney, Perry Martin, Mark Firner, Pam Hodgson, Wayne Geeslin, Don Shelton, "Hidden Agendas" article by John Briggs from Dallas Opera Magazine, Don Whitehall, David Clayton, Jan Pairsh, Neil Thomas, Jackie Mosely, Janna Edwards, Darrell Nakagawa, Black Eyed Pea Party (December 30th, 1984), Larry Pascoe, writing counselor card (John Briggs), The Red Party (February 9th, 1985), Howard Rabinowitz, Kevin Shetley, James Davis, Doug Byrd, Charles Yeager, Judith Anderson, Grant Nichols, Sheila Cain, Scott Kennedy, an invitation to a housewarming party, Steve Wilkins, Vic Marriott, Mike Baxley, Javier Garcia, Patrick Fontana, Roland Collins, Robert Williams, Jane Letzler, Charlotte Schumacher, Ismael Morales, Sally Marcus, Jim Walther, Adele Needham, Craig Walther, Emma Lee McCracken, Gene Brink, David Eisenlohr, Dwaine Walther, Jim Ringgold, Quentin Needham, Frances Wasserman, "The Rossini Revolution" article by John Briggs from Dallas Opera Magazine (1985), Robert Eichberg's birthday party on April 28th, 1985 (Austin), Gary Minnich, Sam Luna, Alice Kuebler Mazur, David Soileau, Frank Waters, Mike Reisig, Ed Kuebler, Chuck Dachis, Susie Guésnard, Sunny Lansdale, Ray Pond, Ed Eaton, Art Castillo, Gerry St. Pierre, Wade Brannan, "Greta," "Fritz," Galveston Bay, Port Arthur, Jeanne Royer, Chuck Johnson, Scott Ferguson, Howard Terry, Neil Hewitt, Anne Buchanan, Hank Pool, Steve Lindsay, Experience Weekend (May 18th-19th, 1985), Clayton McBride, Necia Earwood, Charles Poole, Jeff Strachan, Tom Irvin, Phil Carlile, Glen Boudreau, Greg Veazey, Barry Mandel, Herschel Weisfeld, Ilyas Abser, Bob Skaggs, Eric Snyder, "Tony," "Armando," Guy Jones, Black Tie Dinner (1985), Buck Massey, Jackie Mosley, Sunny Lansdale, the 8th Experience Weekend in Dallas (November 2nd-3rd, 1985), Shirley Eichberg, Fred Green, Joe Williams, Paul Patnode, Richard Bergeron, Jeff Kanters, David Daragona, Scott Roberts, Ken Michols, Roger Pickett, Chris Camp, Marie Cardinal, Troy Tull, Lillian Wintzler, Lynn Ligon, Bill Moeller, Jack Caudill, Experience Weekend (November 2nd-3rd, 1985), "When to Applaud" article by John Briggs from the Dallas Opera Magazine (1985), an invitation for Christmas tree decorating, Chuck Wood, Bill Donaldson, Jimmy Bell, Marrin Prerot, David Clark, Patrick Dore, Jim McBride, Ray Westbrook, the 9th Experience Weekend (April 19th-20th, 1986), Lawrence Selman, Curt Vandenburg, David Stewart, Tom Cleary, Max Anderson, Billy Burton, Darrell Nakagawa, Jerry Stidham, Sergio Montemayor, Ed Hughes, Joey Castillo, Arnie Radman, Mark Pascoe, Jaynee Hasson, Chuck Carlentine, Cliff Ellman, Tim Elhard, James Robertson, Pierre Lallier, Frank and Jo Marriott, Vonda Switzer, Norma Esparza, Mary Klein, Al Weintraub, John Calhoun, Mike McCarty, Alberto Trujillo, Harry Shoemaker, Truman Shelley, Richard Gartner, Debbie Coddington, Tim Searson, Greg Clark, Marcus Loy, Coy James, Rod Billings, Ana Rodriguez, Michael Traaen, Tommy Wilson, Jim Ayres, "The Great American Opera" article by John Briggs, Arkansas (1986), St. Louis (Missouri), Hannibal - La Grange College Flyer, Governor's Mansion, Jefferson City, Lover's Leap (Hannibal), Jennie Kreder, Karl Kreder obituary, Laguna Beach, L.A. County Museum of Art ticket, Kreder family (Peter, Karl, Jr., Nancy and Jim), Jim O'Brien, Rob and Shirley Eichberg, San Diego (October, 1986), Sheldon Huffman, Coit Tower, Cliff House, restaurant menu, Big Sur, Hearst Castle, Solvang, Dallas, Anita and Bob Hanes, the 10th Experience Weekend (September 27th-28th, 1986), David Harmon, Skip Guzi, Tim Tyner, Mickey Hodge, Frank Stegall, Jim Wardlow, David Howard, Carol Rumsey, Paree Roper, "Loving, Being Loved," and "Fafner's Mailbag" articles by John Briggs, Tree Trimming Party invitation, Vicki Morris, Jim Lummus, "Out of Her Mind" and "Bein' Things You Know You Ain't" articles by John Briggs, John Sheridan obituary, Jay Azneer, Galveston, Glen Kertz, Annette Randolph, and "Manners on Both Sides of the Footlights" and "Nobody Knows Who I  Am" articles by John Briggs and "Alberich von Fafner."
    • Folder 2: Personal, Travel, 1987-1991Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs of San Francisco, Sheldon Huffman, "Cinderella," John Briggs, tickets to the San Francisco Opera, clippings, Bob Gladstein, Bart Rawlinson, Marty Devin, Steve Lopez, Eric Koehler, Fred Maroth, Mike Brennan, Ghirardelli Square, Grace Nola Carrothers, Bill Carrothers, Jane Cross, Sausalito, John Ellerbrock, Pismo Beach, Armstrong Redwoods Forest, Guerneville, Russian River, Santa Barbara, Joyce Bradley, Silver Lake (Los Angeles), restaurant menu, Cherie K. Ewing and son, Gene Pollioni, Amon Carter Museum, Dwaine Walther, Hillsboro, Barton Springs, Georgetown, Austin, David Soileau, Sam Luna, Leslie Ruehl, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Lockhart, Gonzales, Shiner, Gaston Maurin, David Eisenlohr, John McKee, Lake Charles, Panama City, Disney World, Epcot Center, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany, C.J. Luten, Gary Thalheimer, Sarasota, Chez Luten's, Dali Museum, St. Petersburg (Florida), Carol Ann Luten, Fort Myers, Edison Winter home, Larry Pascoe, an Austin opera article by John Briggs, Leroy Cook, David Pzeracki, George Amerson, Mike Grossman, Rich Bogan, Frank Di Pelese, Kyle Kerr, Bobby Utter, Frank and Jo Marriott, Paul Beyerl, Adele Needham, Owen Gibson, Dorthy and Plato Karayanis, Tom Hunter, C.W. Hung, Kevin Fuller, Nedra Cade, Anita Hanes, David Quay, Paul Elzer, Don Whitehall, Charles Yeager, Thomas, Wayne Wilson, Tim Elhard, Bill Hawkinson, Mel Solomon, John Calhoun, Ed Flaspoehler, Mary Edds, Gerry St. Pierre, Feri Csa'thy, Mike Meixner, obituary for John Briggs, Sr. (1991), Wayne and Jon, Vancouver, Andy Karzas, Vic Marriott, Jon Uyterlinde, Alan Carrier, Virginia Lyon, Nancy Herrman, Kimbell Museum, Gerhard Wiegand, Howard Terry, David Glickman, Monte Mitchell, Gary Wilson, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Bob Rybka, Chicago, Jim Deuter, Bill Donaldson, Harbert (Michigan), Bill Schultz, Milwaukee (Wisconsin), St. Louis (Missouri), Frances Lomax Dillard, Bill Crayton, Kansas City, Waxahachie, Denver, Ed Hurley, Bob Graeber, John Lieber, Mike Stone, The People's Fair (Denver, Colorado), Mary Birr, Dr. Jim Wheeler, San Antonio, Los Alamos Bandelier National Monument, Sandy Rhodes, Santa Fe, John Briggs' review of the Santa Fe opera, Frankfurt (Kentucky), Stephen Thayer, Thornton (West Virginia), Mark Twain's house, Hartford (Connecticut), Malanie Luten, Jay Azneer, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lancaster (Philadelphia), Charlottesville (North Carolina), Serpentine Wall (University of Virginia), home of Thomas Jefferson, Vanderbilt's Biltmore (Asheville, North Carolina), State Capitol (Columbia, South Carolina), Woodrow Wilson's home, Charleston (South Carolina), Shreveport (Louisiana), Steve Currey, Mexico City (Mexico), Diego Rivera mural - "Man at the Crossing of the Ways," Zócalo, Metropolitan Cathedral, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Leon Trotsky Museum, Teotihuacán (pyramids), Guadalupe shrine, Xochimilco, Anthropological Museum, Chapultepec Castle, Anahaucalli (Diego Rivera Museum), Nancy Herman, and "Russian Dinner I."
    • Folder 3: Personal, Travel, 1987-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs of John Briggs, John Lambert, Mike Grossman, Vic Marriott, Jim McBride, David Eisenlohr, Leslie Ruehl, images of Santa Fe, tickets, Dallas, Montgomery (Alabama), Savannah (Georgia), Charleston (South Carolina), an article by John Briggs from Dallas Opera Magazine, John Ellerbrock, Scott Kennedy, Michael Boothman, Ed Bottier, Bobby Utter, Ted Eidson, Mary Franklin, Marie Cardinal, Jeanne Reyer, John Sears, Ray Westbrook, Rod Billings, Farley Rippetoe, Gary Minnich, Don Whitehall, Buck Massey, Guy Jones, Ray Westbrook, John Sears, Jackie Mosley, Teresa Penfield, Thomas Hunter, Tim Elhard, Howard Terry, Venda Switzer, Judith Anderson, Neil Thomas, David Quay, Charles Poole, Chuck Wood, Gary Walker, Bruce Russell, another article by John Briggs, John Calhoun, Jan Pairsh, Bart Rawlinson, Frank and Jo Marriott, Gina, Leslie, Tom Irvin, Steve, Jay Rice, Patrick Doré, Ray Pond, Jeanne Reyer, Jay Young, Kevin Shetley, Janna Edwards, Cliff Ullman, Steve, Chuck Milner, Marie Cardinal, Harvey Huffman, Debbie Rosenbaum, Teresa Strunk, an article by John Briggs from Performing Arts (January, 1988), Shirley Beck, Nellita an Ralph Walker, Mardi Gras in Lafayette (Louisiana), Barry Jean Ancelot, Fred Green, Tim Searson, the Experience Weekend (1988), Anita Hanes, Ted Switzer, Leroy Cook, a print, Steve Lindsay, Bob Brock, Omaha (Nebraska), Joe Betzer, Ruth Betzer, Andrew Karzas, Chicago, Michigan, Albuquerque, Sheldon Huffman, Grace Nola, Grand Canyon, Frank Needham, Quentin and Adele Needham, John Briggs' father at 90, John Briggs article from the Dallas Opera Magazine, Elderhostel, Charles Yeager, Longwood, Natchez, Fayetteville (Arkansas), Troy Rash, Jim Lummus, Steve Hileman, Corky Greene, Bob Gladstein, Betty Robason, David Stewart, Mike Baxley, Bernie Figueroa, Robert Josefiak, Marie Harbaugh, Don Dent, Sam Luna, Travis Johnson, Allen Dudley, Jack Kille, Stan Gardner, Nedra Cade, Carmen, George Budd, "Sparkie," San Antonio, South Padre Island, Brownsville, Matamoros, Wendell Heckathorne, the Platt family (Mead, Evan, Alexa), the Luten family (Karen, Melanie, C.J., Carol), a record of weight loss, Heifer Project International, "Shirley," "Katahdin," Winnie Quarry, "Brangus," "Trixie Lulu," "Sherman," Cal Ditrich, Blaine Cooper, Gary Baum, Gary Treis, Dale Perkins, Hot Springs (Arkansas), the Soileau family (David, Michael, Jeanne, Chris, Joey), Lake Travis, the Pollioni family (Al, Claire, Eugene), Nashville (Tennesee), Cincinnati, Lockhaven University, Zbigniew Mazur, Lech Skoczynski, Thornton (West Virginia), Bill Schultz, Shawna Thayer, Milwaukee, Lexington (Kentucky), Jeff Olsen, Noreen, Al (Sr.), Margaret, Suzy, Al (Jr.), Billy Macheka, Lawrence Selman, Gary Wilson, University of Montevallo, Jerry Goldstein, Carol and C.J. Luten, Stephen Tran, Billy Macheca, John Uyterlinde, Wayne Wilson, Blackeyed Pea Party, Paul Boyerl, Elizabeth Cain, Plato Karajanis, Dorthy Karayanis, David Butler, Nan Herman, Laude Bowman, Victor, Philip Woody, Darley Mades, Ardmore, Easter Dinner, Dwaine Walther, Craig Walther, Kansas City Museum, 50th Tulip Festival (Orange City, Iowa), and Bill and Nella Kennedy.

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