James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS.0818

Scope and Contents

This small collection at .42 linear feet is comprised of objects and photographs assembled by James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal from their participation in the March on Washington on April 25, 1993. On that day hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian Americans and their supporters rallied in the capital to celebrate the right to be homosexual and to demand freedom from discrimination.

Dates

  • 1993 April 25

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Biographical / Historical

James R. “Jim” Hawk received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and Marketing from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1986. Soon after graduation he moved to Nashville to work on a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Scarritt Graduate School where he graduated in 1988 and then pursued and received his Master of Divinity from The Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in 1990. He founded the Stonewall Mission Church in Nashville in 1993 and currently serves as its pastor. He is the Executive Director of the Neighborhoods Resource Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Robert Anthony “Tony” Teal is a native Nashvillian. He is an artist and has attended several art schools most notably the Parsons School of Design in New York City. While there he earned an Associates degree in Applied Science in General Studio in 2001. Upon graduation he returned to Nashville where he has continued his artistic works and has had shows at a number of art galleries.

Jim and Tony live in East Nashville and have been together for over 22 years.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This small collection is comprised of objects and photographs assembled by James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal from their participation in the March on Washington on April 25, 1993. On that day hundreds of thousands of gay and lesbian Americans and their supporters rallied in the capital to celebrate the right to be homosexual and to demand freedom from discrimination.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the James R. Hawk and Robert Anthony Teal Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Molly Dohrmann
Date
2017 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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