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

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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 4Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access

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    • Folder 1: Portugal (1988), Poland and France (1989), 1988-1989Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs of Houston and Galveston (February 13th, 1988), Leslie Ruehl, John Briggs, "Wagner for the Moderns: Goodbye to the 19th Century" article by John Briggs from Performing Arts (April, 1988), Portugal, maps, Alfama, Terreiro do Pazo, Rio Tejo, Estação do Rossio, Ingreja do Carmo, Eiffel's Elevador da Santa Justa, Rossio (National Theater), Torre de Belém, Jerónimes Monastery (Belém), Gerhard Wiegand, Cascais, Dragão Restaurant, Folklor Restaurant Bar, Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Palácio Nacional de Quelez, Ingreja de S. Francisco, Évora (Roman Temple of "Diana"), Paço Ducal de Vila Viçosa, Alcobaça, Óbidos, Nazaré, Batalha, Cháos, Tomar, Coimbra, Porto, Barcelos, "The Great Thursday Market," Guimarães, Caminha, V. Castelo, Vigo (Espanha), St. Joseph (Missouri), Jesse James Home, Dr. Jane Nelson, Dr. Ed Gorsky, Jim Gray, "Arthur Bryant's barbecue," Poland (August 29th-September 16th, 1989), Maria Wjocewska, Wroclaw, Rynek Gtówny, Kraków, Józef Olchawa, Florianska, Kraków, Auschwitz, Mazur family (Zbigniew, Ewa, Alaexandra, Katarzyna, Magdalena, Stefania), Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny, Zamosc, Maidanek, Warszawa, Rynek Starego Miasta, Warsawa, Palace of Culture and Science, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Jan Sobieski's Palace, Lodz, Plac Wolnosci, Lodz, Monument toKosciuszko and Washington, Gdansk (St. Mary's Church), Dlugi Targ (Long Market), Gdansk, Arthur House, Mariola Chmieliewska, restaurant reciepts, Motlawa River (Kantor), Lenin Shipyards, Hel, Eindhoven (September 17th-October 2nd, 1989), Vic Marriott, Vincent Van Gogh Museum, France, Amiens, Normandie, Jumieges Abbey, Honfleur, Omaha Beach, Mont St. Michael, Azay-les-Rideaux, Villandry, Fontvreaux, atomic plant, Chinon, Chenonceau, Chambord, Le Tranche aux Bayonettes, Ossuary, Subterranean Command Post, Bretagne, Guimiliau, Pointe de Penhir, Le Transvaal Hotel, La Baule and menhirs at Carnac.
    • Folder 2: The New World, 1992Add to your cart. Request Reading Room Access Request Duplication Services

      Contains color photographs of John Briggs, Adele Needham, Quentin Needham, "the 13th Annual Black Eyed Pea Party" (January 1st, 1992), David Przeracki, Janna Edwards, Darly Mades, Don Whitehall, Wayne Wilson, Kyle Kerr, Eddie Bottier, Javier Garcia, Bobby Utter, Steve Hileman, Larry Pascoe, Gaston Maurin, Neil Thomas, Thom Hunter, Steve Currey, Kevin Fuller, Ed Flaspoehler, John Calhoun, Mike Grossman, Hank Pool, Anita Hanes, Nedra Cade, Jeanne Reyer, Charles Yeager, Frank Needham, Ellen Winspear, Don Winspear, Karen Needham. Charles Poole, Stephen Tran, Nancy Herrman, Plato Karayanis, Dorothy Karayanis, Scott Chang, Leslie Ruehl, Leroy Cook, David Butler, the Dallas Opera Inner Circle Parking Pass, opera articles by John Briggs, Buck Massey, David McLemore, Ed Kuebler, Mary Franklin, Sheldon Huffman, Ed Eaton, Darrell Nakagawa, Houston, Sarasota 9March 13th-16th, 1992), Carol Ann and C.J. Luten, "Stella," opera articles by John Briggs, opera tickets, Bart Rawlinson, Sheldon Huffman, Mike Brennan, North Beach Street Fair, Chez Panisse menus, San Francisco (1992), clippings, San Rafael, Siggy, Fono family, Bill Carrothers, Grace Nola Carrothers, Ann Marie Carrothers, Rhode Island, Brookfield, Connecticut (July 11th-12th, 1992), Newport (Rhode Island), St. George's School, Harbert, Michigan (July 18th-19th, 1992), Minneapolis (Elderhostel), Old Central High School (Duluth),College of St. Scholastica (July 29th-August 8th, 1992), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Roberto, the 14th Experience Weekend in Dallas (November, 1992), John McKee, "Shadow," "Cricket," the 15th Experience Weekend in Dallas (April, 1993), Karen Luten, Melanie Luten, Dr. Furr, Gary Thalheimer, "the 14th Annual Russian Blackeyed Pea Party,"  Karen Needham, David Eisenlohr, Gerry Hollingshead, John Lambert, Stan Graner, Anita Hanes, Nedra Cade, Philip Woodie, Michael Boothman, Jim McBride, Sandy Rhodes, Don Walker, Jere Becker, Eric Shellhorn, Kirk Abercrombie, C.W. Hung, Arnie Radman, Charlie Strack, Rand Carter, Joe Adams, Edie Willman, Marty Dupuis, J.D. Winchell, Dick Peeples, Jere Becker, Jon Uyterlinde, Wy Sing, Laura Grossman, John Barnes, David Mullalley, Jime Walther, Dwaine Walther, Gerhard Wiegand, Vic Marriott, Howard Terry, Hope (Arkansas), Memphis (Graceland,Tennessee), Asheville (North Carolina), Greensboro (North Carolina), Richmond (Virginia, April 30th-May, 1993), Fallingwater (Frank Lloyd Wright house, Pennsylvania), Pittsburgh, Toledo, Bill Schultz, Jeff Nuti, Al Nuti, Harbert (Michigan), Kansas City (Missouri), Steve Joss, "Daniel," Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ticket, David Arata, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Sandia Peak, Tesuque, Santa Fe, Santa Fe opera article by John Briggs, Honey Ward, Rio Grande, Taos, Baltimore (Maryland), Drue Gawel, Bill Dietz, Vince Kordsmeier, the 16th Experience in Dallas (October, 1993), Steve Brock, Alan Corley, John Navarro, Jeff Montgomery, Marcia Mead, Dave Elliott, Gary and Mae Ann Bush, Liz Hodges, Lyle Williams, Roger Hernandez, Don Dureau, Bill Maina, Hannah Fields, David Mathews, vincent DeLoache, the 15th Annual Siberian Blackeyed Pea Party (1994), Chris Green, Hannah Fields, George Amerson, Roger, George Yee, Gary Combs, Dave Skipton, George Werbizky (Columbus, 1994), Mike Carson, Al Kugel, Sarasota (Florida, March, 1994), Mary Jane Philips-Matz, Vero Beach, Ann Brunetta, St. Augustine, Dallas Opera reviews by John Briggs, Dallas Morning News article by John Briggs, Wagner Society of Dallas, 1994-1995, Virginia Abdo, Julian Patrick, Eric Shellhorn, Jonathan Pell, John Maline, the 16th Annual Blackeyed Pea Party (January 1st, 1995), Richard Cárdenas, Charles Posey, Bruce Jaster, Jim Walther, Martin Reyes, St. Petersburg (March, 1995), Billie Cook, Yvonne Dollard, Warren Lee, Shirley Lee, 50th Wedding Anniversary (C.J. and Carol Ann Luten), Sam Mondry, Marilyn Mondry, Francoise Stravinsky, Bob Tuggle, Elisha Feder, Don Feder, Sally Islan, Joe Penner, John McSorley, David Singer, Jeanie Singer, Louise Gobbco, Arthur Gobbco, Alfred Islan, Yvonne Dollard, American Philatelic Society Stampshow (John Briggs - Exhibitor, 1995), opera article by John Briggs, San Francisco (September 26th-October 1st, 1995), Dan Herno, Hill County Courthouse (re-build), San Francisco de la Espada, Lockhart, San Antonio, Ruth Betzer, Helen Krupka, Connor Needham, the 17h Annual Blackeyed Pea Party (January 1st, 1996), David Post, Gal Lahat, Bill Fouché, Jonathan Chan, Curt Littlejohn, Woodie Wood,  "What I'd Really Like To Tell the Judges in My Synopsis" by Alberich von Fafner, AIDS Quilt with patches for Jon Sheridan, Marshall Brown and Dr. Rob Eichberg, Steve Lopez, "Judges Worst Nightmares - Part II" article, Dallas Opera Inner Circle Parking Pass (1995-1996), Gene Pollioni, Portland (Maine), Quebec (May 26-30, 1996), Ottawa (June 4th-5th, 1996), Niagra Falls (June 12th-13th, 1996), Toronto, Jerre van den Bent, Reflector contents page clipping (John L. Briggs, Jr., Assistant to the Editor), Stanton Hall (Natchez, August 2nd-4th, 1996) and Longwood, Texas.

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