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Collection Overview

Title: Dallas Independent Volleyball Association Collection, 1997-2018Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ AR0876
Primary Creator: Perry, Donny
Other Creators: Dallas Independent Volleyball Association
Extent: 30.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Materials are arranged into six series. Series 1: Papers is arranged first by items categorized from a binder format, followed by date order, then clippings. Series 2: Photographs is arranged in date order with the binder category in one box and the rest of the photographic materials in another box. Series 3: Publications is arranged alphabetically and by date, with larger items in a separate box. Series 4: Oversize contains items which were too large for standard boxes. Series 5: Video contains VHS and DVD recordings arranged by title and date. Series 6: Artifacts is arranged by smaller three dimensional items first, followed by singular objects or groupings of objects by size.
Date Acquired: 11/17/2016. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


The Dallas Independent Volleyball Association Collection (1997-2016) is comprised of papers, photos and artifacts from the Dallas Independent Volleyball Association (DIVA).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Volleyball events such as the annual Fall Classic, as well as the NAGVA Championships and awards associated with the group are present in this collection. The materials include events such as the Miss DIVA contests, DIVA's Next Top Model, as well as the Bachelor Auction. Various items, such as t-shirts, banners, calendars, flyers and miniature volleyballs with the DIVA logo are part of this collection. Photographs document the events of the organization, such as fundraisers and tournaments, as well as DIVA's involvement with the Dallas community. Meeting minutes and other organizational papers cover the history of DIVA from its early years.

Collection Historical Note

DIVA, or Dallas Independent Volleyball Association, is an LGBT organization brought together with the intent of playing volleyball at both amateur and more experienced levels. The organization started in 1989 when a group of friends from Oak Lawn began developing it into the larger group it is today. Beginning originally with only six teams in 1989, the group is now comprised of 54 teams, with a membership of about 400 individuals.

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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 Special Collections 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
Accruals: 2016-085, 2018-029
Acquisition Source: Donny Perry
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Preferred Citation: Dallas Independent Volleyball Association Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: May 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added to Box 9 and 12, added Boxes 28-30


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