Linda Jebavy Mitchell Collection (The Dallas Way), 1985-1991Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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Collection Overview

Title: Linda Jebavy Mitchell Collection (The Dallas Way), 1985-1991Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1986-1990
ID: 01/ AR0881
Primary Creator: Mitchell, Linda Jebavy
Extent: 8.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged in an alphabetical and date format. Series 1: Papers is arranged alphabetically by date. Series 2: Publications is arranged by title and date. Series 3: Artifacts is arranged alphabetically.
Date Acquired: 10/00/2016. More info below under Accruals.


These collected materials document many of the issues facing the LGBT community in Dallas during the AIDS epidemic.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains materials related to Linda Mitchell’s friendships with members of the LGBT community in Dallas during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and early 1990s. Clippings and papers primarily on Bill Nelson, Terry Tebedo, William Waybourn, Mike Richards and various AIDS issues are part of this collection. The materials also include artifacts from the Walk for Life, Bill Nelson’s 1985 and 1987 campaigns for Dallas City Council and DIFFA events (specifically the DIFFA program for Fabulous Faces and Fashion for AIDS in 1986). These items document the pivotal years in the development of the AIDS Resource Center, or Resource Center, as it is known today.

Collection Historical Note

Linda Jebavy Mitchell was a long time friend of Bill Nelson. She personally knew many members of the LGBT organizations in Dallas throughout the 1980s and early 1990s as a result of her association with Bill Nelson. She is regarded as an ally who worked alongside her friend and colleague, Bill Nelson, to fight discrimination during the AIDS epidemic.

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: 2016-078
Acquisition Source: Linda Jebavy Mitchell/The Dallas Way
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials:

Resource Center LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries

William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. and Jean Nelson Collection (The Dallas Way)

William Waybourn Papers (The Dallas Way)

Preferred Citation: Linda Jebavy Mitchell Collection (The Dallas Way), University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: Cody Rone added Series 3 Box 9: Newspaper Clippings on 2019-07-10.


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