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[Vivienne Armstrong and Louise Young]

Description: Photograph of Vivienne Armstrong (left) and Louise Young (right) riding in the back of a convertible during the 1998 midterm election campaign. An unidentified man is driving the car and there are signs on the car that say "Mondale Ferraro for America," "Nelson City Council District Two," and "Register Here to Vote." Other campaign signs are visible on a lawn behind them. Handwritten text under the image says "Leading the Way."
Date: 1998
Creator: Friedel, T. J.
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Oral History Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, February 24, 2010

Description: Interview with Louise Young and Vivienne Armstrong, longtime activists in the Dallas lesbian community. The interview includes Armstrong's personal experiences of childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, New Jersey, and California, as well as her decision to study nursing and settle in Denver, Colorado, and her coming out narrative. The interview also includes Young's personal experiences of childhood in Ada, Oklahoma, her education at East Central State University and the University of Colorado, and her coming out narrative. They talk about their meeting and early relationship, give descriptions of Denver's gay and lesbian communities, their involvement with various groups such as the Daughters of Bilitis and Gay Liberation Front, their decision to move to Dallas, their involvement with groups such as the National Organization for Women and Dallas Gay Political Caucus/Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance in various political campaigns, and Young's career at Texas Instruments and Raytheon and efforts to create more equitable human resources policies from within the corporations. Additionally, Armstrong and Young talk about the effects of the HIV-AIDS crisis on Dallas's gay and lesbian communities, their 2008 marriage, relationships with family members, and secrets to a long relationship.
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Date: February 24, 2010
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Young, Louise & Armstrong, Vivienne
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[Press release: GLAAD/Dallas]

Description: A press release document from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation advocating the LGBT community to participate on the Gay Games IV & Cultural Festival as well as the commemoration of Stonewall 25.
Date: May 19, 1994
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[Letter and Article: Dallas Gay Political Caucus to Representative Jim Mattox]

Description: A letter from Dr. H. Louise Young and Vivienne B. Armstrong urging Jim Mattox and James Collins urging to support the LGBT community as a civil rights movement. The last documents are articles pertaining to the gay and lesbian leaders involving themselves in politics and a page of the Dallas Gay Political Caucus treasurer's report.
Date: August 12, 1977
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