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Jim Fouratt papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1453
Scope and Contents
The collection spans the years 1965 to 2016 and consists of correspondence, writings, printed material, financial papers, photographs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, buttons, t-shirts, and other papers and realia relating to Jim Fouratt's life and involvement with political and counterculture activities, gay rights and AIDS activism, and nightclubs and the music industry. Papers relating to political and counterculture activism document Fouratt's involvement with movements and events of the late 1960s and early 1970s, including the Youth International Party (Yippies) and the 1967 Central Park Be In. Papers relating to gay rights and AIDS document Fouratt's activism and work with organizations including the Gay Liberation Front and ACT UP. Papers relating to nightclub management document his work at Hurrah!, Danceteria, and other clubs, and papers relating to band management document Fouratt's work with a wide range of musical acts. Band demos and video recordings document new wave, rock, and punk acts that performed or sought to perform at clubs managed by Fouratt during the early to mid-1980s. Buttons collected by Jim Fouratt span a variety of political causes and many musical acts active during the 1980s. T-shirts collected by Fouratt represent a range of musical acts, clubs, and political causes.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.

Boxes 55-142, 208 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 209 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Jim Fouratt Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2015.
Organized into eight series: I. Papers relating to political and counterculture activism, 1965-1974. II. Papers relating to gay rights and AIDS activism, 1968-2016. III. Papers relating to nightclub and band management, circa 1978-2000s. IV. Band demos and recordings, circa 1980s. V. Video recordings of band performances, 1979-1987. VI. Buttons, 1965-1980s. VII. T-shirts, 1977-1990. VIII. Realia, circa 1980s-2000s.
1965 - 2016
241.83 Linear Feet (209 boxes)
Related Names
Fouratt, Jim
Language of Materials