Guide to the Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan papers

Guide to the Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan papers

Collection number: HMC-1216.
Brause, Jay K.
Dugan, Gene.
Title: Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan papers.
Dates: 1977-2006.
Volume of collection: 18.0 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Papers of Alaskan civil rights activists.

Biographical note:
Jay Brause and Gene Dugan lived in Anchorage, Alaska until 2006. Gene Dugan founded Out North Theatre Engsemble in 1985, which Jay Brause later joined in 1990 as co-director. Jay Brause was the first executive director of Identity Inc. and researcher on the 1985 One In Ten study of LGB issues in Alaska and the 1989 Identity Reports discrimination study. Mr. Brause and Mr. Dugan spearheaded the marriage equality efforts in Alaska in the 1990s winning a favorable superior court decision in 1998 that was nullified that same year by a constitutional amendment to deny same-sex marriage.

Collection description:
The collection primarily consists of records relating to Mr. Brause’s and Mr. Dugan’s lives in Alaska, their civic activism, and the organizations with which they were involved. The collection includes materials related to Out North Contemporary Art House, Identity Inc., LGBT civil rights in the USA, same sex marriage, and Alaska theatre and arts groups.

Arrangement: The collection is grouped primarily by topic or organization.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: Researchers using the One in Ten project questionnaires may not copy, disseminate, share, or otherwise make use of any personally identifiable information contained within those forms.

Rights note: Copyright to collection materials authored by Jay Brause or Gene Dugan is retained by both. Some collection materials may be subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: The Archives also holds the records of Identity Inc. (HMC-1143) and Out North Contemporary Art House (HMC-1089).

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Jay K. Brause and Gene Dugan in 2015.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2016. Dates may be approximate.

Container list:

Box Description Dates
1-5 Same sex marriage files, including legal papers and research materials 1977-1997
6 Single sex marriage and gay rights clippings 1989-2005
7 Law resources 1977-1995
8-9 One in Ten survey documents 1985
10 Identity Inc. records 1977-1986
11-12 Identity Reports study records 1985-1989
13-14 Gene Dugan academic and employment records, RuralCAP records, theatre and arts groups records, LGBT rights and arts group badges and pins 1975-2006
15 Equal Rights organizational records, One in Ten records 1986-1995
15-16 Audiovisual materials including television and radio reports and interviews 1994-2001
Oversize Oversize materials include arts group posters and Pride Parade banners undated

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