BLK (Magazine) Collection, 1988-1994Add to your cart.

By Nicole Yatsonsky

Collection Overview

Title: BLK (Magazine) Collection, 1988-1994Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1989-1991
ID: 01/ AR0909
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged chronologically.
Languages: English


Copies of BLK, the national black lesbian and gay newsmagazine.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains originals and photocopies of BLK magazine, a free, monthly publication about the black LGBT community. Content includes interviews, histories, politics, social issues, and culture.

Collection Historical Note

BLK was created in 1988 by African-American graphic designer Alan Bell to fill a gap in the LGBT news publication community, separating itself from the "infotainment" of other black LGBT publications. It ran for nearly 6 years and expanded from its initial run in the Los Angeles area to cover nationwide and international news, including publication in Canada. It also featured interviews with prominent African-American figures within and with ties to the LGBT community, such as singer Patti LaBelle and Phill Wilson, founder of the Black AIDS Institute.

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.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 2018-045
Acquisition Source: Alan Bell
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials:

Resource Center LGBT Collection of the UNT Libraries

The Dallas Way Small Collections

Preferred Citation: BLK (Magazine) Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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