Records of the Gay Community Center of DC (Series IX: Eaton-Kesinger Component)

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Records of the Gay Community Center of DC (Series IX: Eaton-Kesinger Component)


This collection includes bound correspondence and press clippings related to the Gay Community Center of DC, 1982-1997.



The Gay Community Center of Washington DC [1980s]
The Gay and Lesbian Archive Project [1980s-1990]
The Eaton-Kesinger Research Service [1990-2013]

Access Rights

Available to all people, by appointment, at the DC History Center, as MS 0764 RHP, Series IX. Collection is available for “fair use.” Material may be protected by copyright.


See also the "Records of the Gay Community Center DC--Series XVIII Lemley Component"


Richard Eaton served in a leadership capacity of the Gay Community Center of DC during its operation in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his time in DC at the Center, he was active in creating an LGBT community archives in the city and compiled newsletters, fliers, and other correspondence about multiple gay organizations and activities; selected clippings of events from the Washington Blade and other newspapers; and organized correspondence between different community figures. James Crutchfield, a founding member of RHP, attempted to contact Richard Eaton when RHP was created in order to build off previous efforts but was never successful. In 2014 the material was sent to RHP, unsolicited, from "Eaton-Kesinger Research Service" in Alta Loma, CA. Attempts to contact the sender/donor have been unsuccessful.

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