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"The National March On Washington For Lesbian and Gay Rights" phonograph recording

 Collection — Box: BW-19, album: 2
Identifier: MS-1012

Content Description

This vinyl record produced in 1979 is described on the record sleeve as "a sound-quilt made from a total of 18 hours of recording tape. It weaves spoken word with crowd sounds with interviews and music with ambient sound." It was produced by Jok Church and Adam Ciesielski and published by Magnus Records in association with Alternate Publishing. Side A contains the following speakers from the National March on Washignton for Lesbian and Gay Rights: Robin Tyler, Steve Ault, Tom Robinson, Lucia Valeska, Allen Ginsburg, Arlie Scott, Richard Ashworth, Florynce Kennedy, Charles Law, Mary Watkins & Company, and Kate Millet. Side B contains the following speakers from the Gay Freedom Train's rallies: Rev. Troy Perry and Robin Tyler. The record sleeve also contains a list of the group's five demands for LGBTQ rights.


  • Creation: 1979


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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.167 Cubic Feet (1 record album)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Langdon Manor in October 2021.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in March 2024 by Jenelle Clark.

Guide to "The National March On Washington For Lesbian and Gay Rights" phonograph recording
Jenelle Clark
March 2024
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