Richard Heyman Papers, 1983-1989.

Collection Number: 7770

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Richard Heyman Papers, 1983-1989.
Collection Number:
7770
Creator:
June Keith
Quantity:
4.4 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Memorabilia, Photographs, Printed Materials, Scrapbooks
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Scrapbooks, campaign material, speeches, photographs, political buttons, and other material chronicling Heyman's political career.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

In 1983, Richard A. Heyman (1935-1994) was elected mayor of Key West, Florida, and became the first openly gay mayor in the United States. He moved to Key West in 1973 and opened Gingerbread Square Art Gallery. Heyman is best remembered for his work winning a second city-wide referendum that lead to Key West's first wastewater treatment facility.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scrapbooks, campaign material, speeches, photographs, political buttons, and other material chronicling Heyman's political career, including a copy of John Mikytuck's documentary about Heyman and the early AIDS crisis in Key West, "The Newcomer."
SUBJECTS

Names:
Keith, June
Illchuk, Peter,

Subjects:
AIDS (Disease)--Florida.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Richard Heyman Papers, #7770. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Collecting Program: Human Sexuality Collection.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Scrapbook made by June Keith and Richard Heyman
November 1983-June 1985
Box 2
Scrapbook made by June Keith and Richard Heyman
July 1985-October 1987
Box 2
Scrapbook made by June Keith and Richard Heyman
October 1985-June 1989
Box 3
Scrapbook made by June Keith and Richard Heyman
March 1989-November 1989
Box 4 Folder 1
Political Memories 1979-1985
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 2
Ethics Issues
1976-1982
Box 4 Folder 3
City Commissioner Campaign materials
1977-1979
Box 4 Folder 4
City Commissioner Campaign Money and Expenses
1979
Box 4 Folder 5
City Commissioner Campaign Mass Mailings
1979
Box 4 Folder 6
Voting Information
October - November 1979
Box 4 Folder 7
City Commissioner Campaign Public Events, Outreach, Radio
1979
Box 4 Folder 8
Campaign Commissioner Campaign Contributions and Workers List
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 9
Absentee Voter Thank You Letter
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 10
Victory Party Poster
November 1979
Box 4 Folder 11
Treasurer's Receipts, etc.
1979
Box 4 Folder 12
Commissioner Correspondence
1980-1983
Box 4 Folder 13
1981 Charter Revision Committee papers
February-June 1981
Box 4 Folder 14
Charter Revision Outreach
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 15
Mayor Campaign
1983
Box 4 Folder 15a
Campaign 1983
1983
Box 4 Folder 16
Mayor Campaign Publicity, Public Outreach
1983
Box 4 Folder 17
1983 Fundraising
1983
Box 4 Folder 18
Mayor Campaign Information on Polling Booths
1983
Box 4 Folder 19
Address Sheets
1983
Box 4 Folder 20
Key West Code Enforcement Board
1983
Box 4 Folder 21
Sewer Management
1978-1983
Box 4 Folder 22
Bahama Village
1983
Box 4 Folder 23
Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center
1984
Box 4 Folder 24
Peter Ilchuck Correspondence
1982-1984
Box 4 Folder 25
Mayor Heyman Correspondence
1984, 1989
Box 4 Folder 26
Incident Report 6/11/84
June 6, 1984
Box 4 Folder 27
Heyman Farewell Address
1983
Box 4 Folder 28
Supervisor of Elections License Plate
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 29
Senate Bills and Miscellaneous Documents
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 30
Peter Ilchuck's Files
1975-1989
Box 4 Folder 31
Speeches Written By Peter Ilchuck
1983-1985
Box 4 Folder 32
Campaign Photos
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 33
Letter from President Reagan
November 1, 1984
Box 4 Folder 34
Photos from Scrapbook
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 35
Clipping Mailed to Heyman
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 36
Wesley Calvin's Clippings
1987-2003
Box 4 Folder 37-39
Heyman Press Clippings
1983
Box 4 Folder 40-43
Peter Ilchuck Political Buttons
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 44
Mayor Reports
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 45
Special Reports
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 46
Short Subjects
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 47
Political Issues
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 48
C2000/Focus 1990 Report
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 49
Heyman Defends Public Nudity Newspaper Clipping
October 27, 1983
Box 4 Folder 50
"This is a Free Ticket"
n.d.
Box 4 Folder 51
Peter Ilchuck US House of Representatives ID
n.d.
Box 5
Peter Ilchuck Photo Album Scrapbook
October 1985 - May 1989
Box 5
Peter Ilchuck Supervisor of Elections Scrapbook
1986 - 1989
Box 6
Contribution Cards
ca. 1983
Box 6 Folder tr8737a
Peter Ilchuck (13:60s)
n.d.
Box 6 Folder DVD-671
AIDS/HIV Florida Keys Update - Produced by Joe Dietrich
1993
Box 6 Folder DVD-672
The Newcomer Documentary by John Mikytuck
n.d.
Box 7 Folder tr8738 - tr8748
Richard Heyman Campaign Radio Advertisements
n.d.
Box 7 Folder V-5516
Mayor Returns Montage - Last Meet
n.d.
Box 7 Folder V-5517
Highlights of the Political Career of Richard A. Heyman as Mayor and Commissioner - Taped by TCI Ch. 5, Key West, FL. - Edited by Joe Dietrich
n.d.
Box 7 Folder V-5518
"Keynotes" with Mayor Richard Heyman - Saturday Night Live Highlights
April 25, 1984
Box 7 Folder V-5519
Nightwatch Interviews Mayor Richard Heyman
n.d.
Box 8 Folder 1-9
Heyman, Ilchuck Clippings
1979-1991
Mapcase DD-23 Folder 1
John Mikytuck "The Newcomer" Documentary materials
n.d.