Tracy Kronzak Papers, 1992-2008

Collection Number: 7599

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Tracy Kronzak papers, 1992-2008
Collection Number:
7599
Creator:
Tracy Kronzak
Quantity:
2.7 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, collected subject files, posters and ephemera, audiocassettes, one videocassette, and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Materials collected by Tracy Kronzak while a student at Cornell University. Includes material on gay life and AIDS in Russia, materials from the 1996 display of the AIDS Quilt in Washington, D.C., materials from gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender organizations at Cornell and in San Francisco.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Cornell University Class of 1995.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, collected subject files, posters and ephemera, audiocassettes, a videocassette of a debate Kronzak participated in regarding the LGBT Living Learning Unit, photographs, a notebook and other materials of a lesbian/gay/bisexual activist and Cornell University student. Papers include material deriving from and pertaining to Kronzak's two summers in Russia and collected materials from that time on gay life and AIDS in Russia, including interviews with Russian AIDS activists, pictures of gay Russian people and areas, and leaflets on lesbian and gay issues in Russia. Also, ephemera from the 1996 display of the AIDS Quilt in Washington, D.C. Cornell papers include files on Student Assembly, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Coalition, Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association (CUGALA), the proposed Lesbian and Gay Living Learning Unit, the takeover of Day Hall, the controversy engendered by Professor Jim Aist's offer to assist in curing homosexuality, and other topics.
Includes LBG Resource Office files; CUGALA files, material on the founding of Dialogue (which Kronzak founded), a multifaith lesbian/bisexual/gay/transgendered spirituality/religious group at Cornell; 1995 followup on Kronzak's complaint about Professor Jim Aist's distribution of homophobic materials; and other records and material on lesbian/gay/bisexual issues.
Original comic strip drawn for Kronzak by Cornell alum Laura Diane Steele, "The Adventures of an Alternative Dyke Ivy League College Student." Also, "It's a Gay Life" comics that hung on Kronzak's room in Clara Dickson Hall, circa 1992-1995, other gay comics, and copies of proofs of "For Better or for Worse" given to Kronzak by a friend at the Cornell Daily Sun.
Organizing files, t-shirts, flag, and other items from the San Francisco Dyke Marches, 2000-2003, for which Kronzak served on the general planning committee. Also, political buttons collected at national and California events on issues of LGBT pride, workers rights, political candidates, and peace, in the 1990s-2008.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Kronzak, Tracy.
Aist, James.
Cornell University--Students.
Cornell University. Student Assembly.
Cornell University. Lesbian and Gay Living Learning Unit.
Cornell University. Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Coalition.
Cornell University. Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association.
Cornell University. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Working Group.

Subjects:
Gays--Russia.
Lesbians--Russia.
Lesbians--Political Activity.
AIDS (Disease)--Study and teaching.
AIDS (Disease)--Prevention.
AIDS (Disease)--Russia.
Gays--Comic books, strips, etc.
Homophobia.
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Places:
Russia--Social life and customs.
San Francisco (Calif).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
File of interview notes for Cornell Vice President position restricted.
Cite As:
Tracy Kronzak papers, #7599. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Coalition
1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 2
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Coalition
1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 3
Cornell Lesbian/Bisexual/Gay Alliance
1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 4
Student Assembly
1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 5
Working Group on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Issues
1993-1995
Box 1 Folder 6
Working Group on Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Issues
1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence with President Rhodes re: LGBI Working Group
1994
Box 1 Folder 8
CUGALA (Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association): Newsletter, correspondence
1982-1994
Box 1 Folder 9
CUGALA Career Network Questionnaire
No date
Box 1 Folder 10
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Living and Learning Unit: Media coverage
1992-1993
Box 1 Folder 11
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Living and Learning Unit: Student Assembly Agendas, Minutes, Resolutions
1992-1993
Box 1 Folder 12
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Living and Learning Center Miscellany
1993-1994
Box 1 Folder 13
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Resource Office
1994-1995
Box 1 Folder 14
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Affairs Administrator
1993
Box 1 Folder 15
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Living and Learning Unit Correspondence
1992-1994
Box 1 Folder 16
Day Hall Takeover, November 1993
1993
Box 1 Folder 17
Latino Living and Learning Unit
1994
Box 1 Folder 18
ROTC/Gays in the Military
1991-1993
Box 1 Folder 19
Same-Sex Partners Health Benefits
1992
Box 1 Folder 20
Residence Life Housing Issues
1995
Box 1 Folder 21
Professor Aist/Plant Sciences Actions (News Clippings)
1995
Box 1 Folder 22
Professor Aist: Posters, Essays re: curability of homosexuality
1995
Box 1 Folder 23
Notes, email concerning Professor Aist
1995
Box 1 Folder 24
Formal Actions taken against Professor Aist
1991-1995
Box 1 Folder 25
LGB Issues:LGB Awareness Month, LGB Student Assembly Seat, Equal Opportunity Policy Revisions, Gay Liberation, Student Homophile League
1970-1978
Box 1 Folder 26
AIDS and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Issues at Cornell
1984-1994
Box 1 Folder 27
Political Issue Flyers (Contract with America, Health Care, AIDS Crisis)
1995
Box 1 Folder 28
March on Washington
1993
Box 1 Folder 29
Conferences: National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Networking Conference, Constructing Queer Cultures, Creating Change
1993-1995
Box 1 Folder 30
Newsletters (other universities, organizations)
1993-1995
Box 1 Folder 31
Columbia University Community News
1994
Box 1 Folder 32
Overlooked Opinions, Inc.
1994
Box 1 Folder 33
Miscellaneous Flyers, Pamphlets, Articles, Email, Notes
1993-1995
Box 1 Folder 34
Film, Theater, Dance Festivals
1993
Box 1 Folder 35
Anthropology 400: Interviews
1994
Box 1 Folder 36
Anthropology 350: Paper/Interview with Vladimir Sedov
1993
Box 1 Folder 37
Anthropology 385: Interview
1993
Box 1 Folder 38
Anthropology 385: Paper: "Lesbian and Gay Cornell"
1993
Box 1 Folder 39
Restricted
No date
Box 1 Folder 40
Miscellaneous Books and Pamphlets
1993
Box 1 Folder 41
AIDS/HIV in Russia
1993-1995
Box 1 Folder 42
Field Notes (on AIDS in Russia)
1994
Box 1 Folder 43
Gay Activism in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Czechoslovakia, East Germany
1992
Box 1 Folder 44
Gay Liberation Movement in Eastern Europe
1995
Box 1 Folder 45
Gay Activism/Historical Treatment of Gays in Russia
1993
Box 1 Folder 46
Sociology 366: Paper:"A Survey of the Gay Liberation Movement in Eastern Europe with Emphasis on Russia"
1992
Box 1 Folder 47
Russian news clippings on AIDS issues
1994
Box 1 Folder 48
AIDS Infoshare: drafts, fund-raising, public relations pieces
1994
Box 1 Folder 49
Cornell Correspondence re: AIDS Infoshare
1994
Box 1 Folder 50
Anti-Democracy Publication
1993
Box 1 Folder 51
Pro-life pamphlet by "Supporting Mothers," anti-gay organization
No date
Box 1 Folder 52
Condoms
No date
Box 1 Folder 53
Ads and leaflets re: Moscow Lesbian and Gay Events/Groups
ca. 1990
Box 1 Folder 54
Moscow Sexual Assault Recovery Center
1994
Box 1 Folder 55
AESOP (An Effective Shield of Protection)
1993
Box 1 Folder 56
Newspaper clippings and notes from diary
1994
Box 1 Folder 57
Diary, interview tapes, photos
1994
Box 1 Folder 58
Cornell Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Coalition T-Shirt and Assorted Buttons
No date
Box 2 Folder 1-2
AIDS Quilt in D.C.
1996
Box 2 Folder 3
Aist Follow Ups
1995-1996
Box 2 Folder 4
CMI/Campus Survey Project
1994-1995
Box 2 Folder 5
CUGALA (Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni)
1995
Box 2 Folder 6
HIV/AIDS Ministry Info from D.C.
1996
Box 2 Folder 7
Columbia Takeover
1996
Box 2 Folder 8
GLSTN Info from D.C. (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network)
1996
Box 2 Folder 9
Hammer, Dr. Paul
No date
Box 2 Folder 10
LGB Relations
1995
Box 2 Folder 11
LGB Resource Office
1995-1997
Box 2 Folder 12
LGB Retreat
1996
Box 2 Folder 13
LGB Town Meeting, April 11
1996
Box 2 Folder 14
LGB Miscellany
No date
Box 2 Folder 15
Outlines Interview - Carlisle Douglas, LGB Resource Center Coordinator
1996
Box 2 Folder 16
Dialogue: founding info and 1995-1996
1995-1996
Box 2 Folder 17
Dialogue: Fall 1996
1996
Box 2 Folder 18
Dialogue
No date
Box 2 Folder 19
Dyke March: Publicity and Ephemera
1993-2002
Box 2 Folder 20
Dyke March: Bills and Money
2001-2002
Box 2 Folder 21
Dyke March Planning
2002-2003
Box 2 Folder 22-23
Dyke March Planning
2000-2002
Box 3
Five Dyke March T-Shirts
2000-2003
Box 3
Dykes For Peace, Peace For Dykes pennant
Box 2 Folder 24
Small Postcards, Clippings, Comic Strips
1992-1995
Box 2 Folder 25
Original Artwork from Laura Diane Steele
1993
Box 4 Folder 1-8
Buttons Collected at Various LBGT Events
1993-2008
Box 5 Folder 1-3
Buttons in Support of Various Candidates and Issues, California-based
ca. 1992-2008
Box 5 Folder 4
Buttons from the March on Washington
1993
Box 5 Folder 5-6
Buttons, Gift from Gerard Palmieri: Labor Rights, "Stop the OCA", Stop Censorship, Gay Pride
ca. 1990s
Box 5 Folder 7
Buttons, California Propositions and Events
ca. 1990s

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