Men of All Colors Together/New York Records,1980-2006.

Collection Number: 7576

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Men of All Colors Together/New York records, 1980-2006.
Collection Number:
7576
Creator:
Men of All Colors Together/New York.
Quantity:
2.4 cubic ft.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records of the organization Men of All Colors Together/New York (MACT/NY) since its founding in 1980.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Men of All Colors Together/New York (MACT/NY) is a multiracial, multicultural organization of gay and bisexual men in New York City committed to addressing and combating racism and discrimination in the lesbian and gay male community and to providing a supportive environment for non-oppressive multiracial relating among gay men. Started under the name Black and White Men Together/New York, the organization maintains links with the National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT). Mike Smith started BWMT San Francisco in February 1980, and Henry Wiemhoff organized the first meeting of BWMT/NY on June 6, 1980. The first issue of the BWMT/NY Information Bulletin, a two-page mimeographed newsletter, appeared a few weeks later, and Lidell Jackson soon took over as editor.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records of the organization Men of All Colors Together/New York (MACT/NY) since its founding in 1980, including Board minutes, treasurer's reports, photographs and slides of events and board members (many by photographer Robert Giard and member James Toms), files on their 1992-1994 venture, the Whole Health Support Group, to provide support to people with HIV/AIDS, and communication with other chapters of the National Association of Black and White Men Together, including People of All Colors Together (PACT) in Newark, NJ. Its NABWMT files include records of the New York sponsored annual conference in 1986. Also, a subject file arranged alphabetically that includes the incorporation papers and bylaws, notes on the history of the organization, files on deceased members, flyers and other files on events, clippings and press releases, and other documentation of the group's activities. The collection contains an incomplete set of the MACT/NY Bulletin, starting with number 5 from September 1980. Member files include press releases, fund raising announcements, calendars, and social event tickets from 1981-1983 saved by Bruce Voeller. The special correspondence folder includes letters from writer Audre Lorde and South African anti-apartheid and gay rights activist Tseko Simon Nkoli and a letter to choreographer Arnie Zane.

PROVENANCE

Bruce Voeller donated his member files in 1988. Officers of MACT/NY donated the organizational records in 2006.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Men of All Colors Together/New York.
BWMT/NY.
National Association of Black and White Men Together.
People of All Colors Together (Newark, N.J.)

Subjects:
African American gays--New York (N.Y.).
AIDS (Disease)--Patients--Counseling of--New York (N.Y.).
Gay male couples--New York (N.Y.).
Gays--Political activity--New York (N.Y.).
Interracial dating--Social conditions.
Race identity--United States.
Racism--United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Membership lists in box 3 are restricted for 80 years from date of creation.
Cite As:
Men of All Colors Together/New York records, #7576. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Information Bulletin (MACT/NY).
Black and White Men Together (Atlanta, GA.) records, Atlanta History Center.
Men of All Colors Together Boston records, #M68, Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.
Black and White Men Together-Milwaukee records, #208, Wisconsin Historical Society, Milwaukee Archives Research Center.
Black & White Men Together - Records, #1991-04, and NABWMT Records, #2001-21, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Board Minutes
Box 1
Series II. Treasurers' Files
Boxes 1,3
Series III. Membership Files
Box 3
Series IV. Alphabetical Subject Files
Boxes 1,2
Series V. Whole Health Support Group, 1992-1994
Box 2
Series VI. NABWMT and other local BWMT/MACT/PACT chapters, including PACT Newark
Box 2
Series VII. Photographs
Box 4
Series VIII. Member Files
Box 4

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Board
1980
Box 1 Folder 2
Board--Early Notes, Undated
Box 1 Folder 3
Board
1981
Box 1 Folder 4
Board
1982
Box 1 Folder 5
Board
1983
Box 1 Folder 6
Board Minutes
1985
Box 1 Folder 7
Board Minutes
1986
Box 1 Folder 8
Board Minutes
1987
Box 1 Folder 9
Board Minutes
1988
Box 1 Folder 10
Board Minutes
1989
Box 1 Folder 11
Board Minutes
1990
Box 1 Folder 12
Board Minutes
1991
Box 1 Folder 13
Board Minutes
1992
Box 1 Folder 14
Board Minutes
1993
Box 1 Folder 15
Board Minutes
1994
Box 1 Folder 16
Board Minutes
1995
Box 1 Folder 17
Board Minutes
1996
Box 1 Folder 18
Board Minutes
1997
Box 1 Folder 19
Board Minutes
1998
Box 1 Folder 20
Board Minutes
1999
Box 1 Folder 21
Board Minutes
2000
Box 1 Folder 22
Board Minutes
2001
Box 1 Folder 23
Board Minutes
2002
Box 1 Folder 24
Board Minutes
2003
Box 1 Folder 25
Board of Directors Roster
Box 1 Folder 26
Treasurer's Reports
1980-1985
Box 1 Folder 27
Treasurer's Reports
1986-1987
Box 1 Folder 28
Treasurer's Reports
1988
Box 1 Folder 29
Treasurer's Reports
1989
Box 1 Folder 30
Treasurer's Reports
1990-1991
Box 1 Folder 31
Treasurer's Reports
1992-1993
Box 1 Folder 32
Financial Report NY Dept. of State IRS
1992
Box 1 Folder 68
Treasurer's Reports
1993-1996
Box 1 Folder 69
Treasurer's Reports
1997-1999
Box 1 Folder 33
Treasurer's Reports (redacted)
2000
Box 3 Folder 1
Treasurer's Reports (originals) [ RESTRICTED]
2000
Box 1 Folder 34
Treasurer's Reports (redacted)
2001
Box 3 Folder 2
Treasurer's Reports (originals)[ RESTRICTED]
2001
Box 1 Folder 35
Treasurer's Reports (redacted)
2002
Box 3 Folder 3
Treasurer's Reports (originals)[ RESTRICTED]
2002
Box 1 Folder 36
Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts (financial arrangements)
1986-1998
Box 1 Folder 37
Attendance Records and Center Rent
1988-1995
Box 1 Folder 38
North Star Fund Grant Applications
1981-1994
Box 1 Folder 39
Funding Exchange Grant Inquiry
1991-1996
Box 1 Folder 40
Other Grants
1998, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 4
Treasurer's Log[ RESTRICTED]
c.1988
Box 1 Folder 41
Miscellaneous Financial
1985-1997
Box 3 Folder 5
Membership Lists[ RESTRICTED]
1984-1999
Box 3 Folder 6
Membership Lists (Computer Printouts and CD)[ RESTRICTED]
2000-2006
Box 3 Folder 7
Membership and Deposits[ RESTRICTED]
1989-1995
Box 1 Folder 42
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
1992-1995
Box 1 Folder 43
Agendas, Organizational Files
Box 1 Folder 44
Bequests
1990-1994
Box 1 Folder 70
Brochures
Box 1 Folder 45
Calendars
Box 1 Folder 46
Coalitions and Joint Activities
1982-1998
Box 1 Folder 47
Committees
1985-1996
Box 1 Folder 48
Computer discs and lists of contents (printouts are found in the next few files as well as throughout the collection according to subject)
Box 1 Folder 49
Computer Printouts: Documents (incl. Board of Directors Agendas and Minutes
2001-2006
Box 1 Folder 50
Computer Printouts: Email
2002-2005
Box 1 Folder 51
Computer Printouts: Membership
2004-2006
Box 1 Folder 52
Computer Printouts: Old Files\Program (Board of Directors Minutes, annual meeting 1997
Oct. 1995-2000
Box 1 Folder 53
Computer Printouts: Old Files\WPDOCS (Board of Directors Minutes, annual meeting 1994)
1994-Jul. 1995
Box 1 Folder 54
Consciousness-Raising
Box 1 Folder 55
Correspondence
1984-2004
Box 1 Folder 56
Correspondence, Special
1987-1989
Box 1 Folder 57
Credle, James
1986-1993
Box 1 Folder 58
Credle, James and Karp, Mitchell: Making Multiculturalism a Reality
1994
Box 1 Folder 59
Deceased Members/Others
1987-1998
Box 1 Folder 60
Events/Flyers
1981-2002
Box 1 Folder 61
Family Protection Act
1981-1982
Box 1 Folder 62
Glover, Tony
1993,1997
Box 1 Folder 63
Grassroots Victory Award (Funding Exchange)
Box 1 Folder 64
History
1984-1997
Box 1 Folder 65
History (Transcript of MACT History Night)
1995
Box 1 Folder 66
HIV/AIDS
1985-1994
Box 1 Folder 67
Incorporation, Bylaws
1985-1993
Box 2 Folder 1
IRS
1985-2000
Box 2 Folder 2
Jacks of Color
1990
Box 2 Folder 3
Journal
1990-1993
Box 2 Folder 4
Kwanzaa
1986
Box 2 Folder 5
Lavender Light Choir
1985-93
Box 2 Folder 6
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center
1984-89
Box 2 Folder 7
Membership Mailings
1987-2001
Box 2 Folder 8
Membership Survey
c.1987-1990
Box 2 Folder 9
Nkoli, Tseko Simon
1989
Box 2 Folder 10
Other Organizations
1980-2001
Box 2 Folder 11
Press Coverage
1981-2005
Box 2 Folder 12
Press--Members and Friends
1984-2002
Box 2 Folder 13
Press Releases
1980-1992
Box 2 Folder 14
Protests
1981-1990
Box 2 Folder 15
Protest: Miss Saigon
1990-1991
Box 2 Folder 16
Racism
Box 2 Folder 17
Statements by Members
1985-1993
Box 2 Folder 18
Statements of Dissent
1985-2000
Box 2 Folder 19
Statements of Purpose/Position Paper on Multiculturalism
1990
Box 2 Folder 20
Statements on Procedures
c.1987-1990
Box 2 Folder 21
MACT Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 22
Whole Health Contract
1992
Box 2 Folder 23
Whole Health Support Group Contract
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 24
Whole Health Publicity
Box 2 Folder 25
Whole Health--Correspondence with HIV CARE
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 26
Whole Health Board of Directors (originals and computer printouts)
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 27
Whole Health Reports to Board of Directors
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 28
Whole Health Correspondence
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 29
Whole Health--Funding
1992-1993
Box 2 Folder 30
Whole Health--Financial
1992
Box 2 Folder 31
Whole Health Monthly Fiscal Reports
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 32
Whole Health--IRS Information
1992-1996
Box 2 Folder 33
NY State Charities Registration
1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 34
NY State Dept. of Labor
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 35
NY State--Withholding
1994
Box 2 Folder 36
Workers' Compensation
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 37
Revenue and Expense Report
1993
Box 2 Folder 38
Whole Health--Check Register and Bank Reconciliation
1993
Box 2 Folder 39
Whole Health Bookkeeping/Audit
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 40
Audits
1993-1995
Box 2 Folder 41
Whole Health: Payroll
1992-1993
Box 2 Folder 42
Whole Health Personnel
1993-1994
Box 2 Folder 43
Whole Health NYS Unemployment Insurance
1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 44
Whole Health Miscellaneous
1992-1994
Box 2 Folder 45
NABWMT/IABWMT
1984-2005
Box 2 Folder 46
NABWMT Correspondence/Relations
1986-1996
Box 2 Folder 47
IABWMT Convention (Washington, D.C.) (incl. a speech by Adrienne Rich)
1982
Box 2 Folder 48
IABWMT Convention (Columbus, OH)
1983
Box 2 Folder 49
NABWMT Convention (New York City)
1986
Box 2 Folder 50
NABWMT Convention (Tallahassee, FL)
1989
Box 2 Folder 51
NABWMT Convention (San Francisco)
1990
Box 2 Folder 52
NABWMT Conventions
1984-1995
Box 2 Folder 53
NABWMT--MRMCI (Multiracial/Multicultural Institute)
2000
Box 2 Folder 54
NABWMT Quarterly/Colorful People and Places (catalogued separately)
1983
Box 2 Folder 55
Other Chapters (Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Philadelphia)
1985-2002
Box 4 Folder 1
PACT Newark
1995-1998
Box 4 Folder 2
PACT Newark
1994-2002
Box 4 Folder 3
PACT Newark
1995-2002
Box 4 Folder 4
Photos by Robert Giard
Box 4 Folder 5
Photographs
Box 4 Folder 6
Photographs
Box 4 Folder 7
Slide photographs by James Toms
Box 4 Folder 8
Voeller, Bruce: member files: BWMT/NY press releases and misc.
Box 4 Folder 9
Anonymous member files: bibliographies
ca. 1981-1983

SEPARATED MATERIAL

Publications removed from collection 7576 - cataloged as individual books and serials in the Human Sexuality Collection