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Collection Overview

Title: Carlos Banda Collection, 1977-2016Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1991-2002
ID: 01/ AR0886
Primary Creator: Banda, Carlos
Extent: 13.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged into five different series. Series 1: Papers is arranged alphabetically, as well as by date. Oversize items are at the end of the series. Series 2: Photographs is arranged alphabetically with dated materials. Series 3: Publications is arranged alphabetically by title and date. Oversize items are found at the end of this series. Series 4: Audio/Visual is arranged in alphabetical order by title. Series 5: Artifacts is arranged first by smaller groupings of artifacts followed by those in standard records boxes.
Date Acquired: 10/00/2016. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


The Carlos Banda Collection is an LGBT tennis collection associated primarily with the Texas region. The collection contains a variety of organizational papers, photographs and artifacts concerning several groups Mr. Banda was affiliated with from 1977-2016.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the materials of Carlos Banda, who has been involved with the OLTA (Oak Lawn Tennis Association) since the late 1970s or early 1980s. These materials document his association with the group as well as his connections with the Texas Open, Gay Games (Team Dallas), Atlanta Team Tennis Association, GLTA (The Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance), Human Rights Campaign and Yours Truly, a business based in Fort Worth on Sundance Square. Ads placed in publications such as the Advocate and TWIT to either cover tennis events or to promote business interests, such as Yours Truly, are grouped with this collection. Carlos Banda's efforts in many of the LGBT tennis organizations are reflected in the awards and acknowledgements present in the collection. His competitive involvements, as well as fundraising to raise awareness on AIDS issues and civil rights, such as Serving for Equality, are also documented with these materials. The full range of items contains papers, photographs, publications (magazines, books and newsletters), audiovisual materials and artifacts related to Carlos Banda's various activities within these groups.

Collection Historical Note

Carlos Banda has been active with the gay and lesbian tennis community since the late 1970s. Banda or members of the Oak Lawn Tennis Association have competed in the Texas Open, the GLTA (Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association) Tournaments, Community Games and under the Team Dallas moniker, in the Gay Games. In the 1980s, he worked at a business in Fort Worth called Yours Truly, which specialized in romantic gifts. He also worked with Netplay Promotions to create promotional products for tennis championships and tournaments. In 1996, he was part of the Citizens Senate Forum, which aired on KERA television.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

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: 2016-081
Acquisition Source: Carlos Banda
Acquisition Method: Gift.
Related Materials:

Dallas Independent Volleyball Association

Bob Kap Collection

Resource Center LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries

Preferred Citation: Carlos Banda Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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