June 8, 2017: The Project has created a special June Pride Month display by special invitation from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC), part of the National Archives (NARA) in St. Louis.
Thanks to Archives Technician Katherine A. Terry for inviting the Project to create the display and for garnering the necessary approvals for the display. This is the first time NPRC has asked an outside group to create a LGBTQIA display at their facilities.
Items in the display include: 1989 Pride St. Louis shirt, various Pride buttons, 1977 issue of Moonstorm, Mayor Slay's NOH8 campaign photograph, Black and White Men Together brochure, the 1980 Pride Parade permit, and a 1969 police report regarding men being arrested for masquerading.
The NPRC and NARA at St. Louis are part of a nationwide network of NARA’s 44 facilities of regional archives, Federal records centers, Presidential libraries, and its Washington, D.C., and College Park, Md., offices.
The exhibit is on display in the NPRC's main lobby through June at 1 Archives Drive, Spanish Lake, MO 63138. Guests must go through a security checkpoint.
Image courtesy of Katherine A. Terry.