• Zachary Blair

In the archives


I spent this week doing a lot of revisions and going back to the archives, page by page, flipping through resources like Chicago Gay News, Gay Chicago Magazine, Blazing Star, Gay Crusader, Lavender Woman, and Windy City Times.

Here are some of my favorites, which you will not see as part of my dissertation.

My favorite pieces of gay art work published in the 1970s:

Berlin was always, and will always be, my favorite nightclub in Chicago. This is a sampling of their advertisements from the 1980s and 1990s:

Last, but not least, some really great advertisements:

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