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Eunice M. Fisher collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2014-03

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Abstract

A collection of materials gathered by Eunice Fisher, who moved to the Tampa Bay area later in life and became involved in LGBT activism. These papers primarily concern the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Tampa Bay and its affiliates, as well as Fisher's participation in her religious community.

Dates

  • Created: 1994-2016
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1996-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/15/2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Born in 1936 in Milwaukee, WI, Eunice Fisher came into LGBT activism after her move to the Tampa Bay area in 1992. After becoming aware of the local LGBT community, Fisher became active in the Human Rights Task Force and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Tampa Bay, while working as a librarian at the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Fisher was married in 1968, but in 1988, she came out openly as a lesbian and her marriage ended. Fisher then became involved with Anne "Mickie" Howell and entered into a Holy Union with her. After four years together, Mickie died of lung cancer, and two years later, Fisher wrote her autobiography "Christian AND Lesbian: A Life in Progress" (2006). Fisher's LGBT activism has been influenced greatly by her Christian faith, which remains an important aspect of her life. Fisher, Eunice M. Christian and Lesbian: A Life in Progress. Rockford, Ill: RWG Press, 2006. Stonewall, February 1996.

Note written by Justin M. White

Extent

3.84 Linear Feet

10 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Organized by subject then material type. Materials on the Community Center are arranged chronologically and then by subject. Individual folders organized alphabetically.

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Related Materials

Equality Florida Records, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Bobby Smith photograph collection, Special Collections Department,  Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Related Publications

Fisher, Eunice M. Christian and Lesbian: A Life in Progress. Rockford, Ill: RWG Press, 2006.

Other Descriptive Information

published

Processing Information

Processed

Title
Eunice M. Fisher collection
Author
Justin M. White, Nicole Leisen, Sydney Jordan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

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