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    Primarily includes organizational records, documents, photographs, and newspaper clippings about the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community, more generally, as well as organizational records of the Greater Tampa Bay Pride Organization, Inc. Also included are videos and realia associated with the GLBT community's activities. Digitized items include photographs by Rex Maniscalco and advertisements for various gay pride events sponsored by Pride Tampa Bay. (Abstract)
    Resource Identifier
    024470773 (ALEPH)
    638940560 (OCLC)
    Bentz, Donald L., 1964- (Bentz, Donald L.)
    Maniscalco, Rex, 1956-2009 (Maniscalco, Rex)
    Pride Tampa Bay (Organization)
    Donald L. Bentz collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida. (Preferred Citation)
    Portions of the collection have been digitized and are available online. (Additional Physical Form)
    Donald L. Bentz; (Acquisition)
    Activist. Bentz is an alumnus of the University of South Florida and was an active member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) community. He has served on the Human Rights Task Force Advisory Board and as the president of the Greater Tampa Bay Pride Organization, Inc., both of which were involved in the organization and sponsorship of the GLBT film festival and PrideFest activities. (Biographical)
    Physical Description
    6.08 linear ft. (11 boxes) : ;
    Mixed Material
    Subjects / Keywords
    Gays -- Florida -- Tampa Bay Region (lcsh)
    Lesbians -- Florida -- Tampa Bay Region (lcsh)
    Gay culture -- Florida -- Tampa Bay Region (lcsh)
    [Donald L. Bentz collection]
    Alternate Title
    Don Bentz collection (Sometimes referred to as)
    Mixed Material
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Donald L. Bentz Collection, 1988-2001 [LGBT]

In 2007, University of South Florida alum Donald L. Bentz donated a collection of materials documenting Tampa Bay area events and organizations developed and sponsored by Tampa's LGBT community. Consisting of items from Greater Tampa Bay Pride Organization, Inc. and such events as "Pillage and Plunder" and "Wet Party," the Donald L. Bentz Collection includes administrative documents, posters, photographs and other items from 1988-2001.

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