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Patrick Gourley Papers

Identifier: WH2313

Scope and Contents

Collection contains: clippings, correspondence, handouts, promotional materials, brochures, pamphlets from various gay related organizations; correspondence from and clippings about Harry Hay (1976-2002).


  • 1970-2013
  • Majority of material found in 1970-1990


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Denver Colo. based AIDS nurse and activist born January 12, 1949 in LaPorte, Ind. Attended Univ. of Ill. where active in civil rights and anti-war movement. Moved to Denver, Colo. in 1972. Received BSN in Nursing (1978) from Univ. of Colo. Close friend and influenced by Henry "Harry" Hay (1912-2002), one of the founders of the modern gay movement, including the Radical Faeries.


1 Boxes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Patrick Gourley, 2015.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States