Scope and arrangement
The papers of Jeanne Manford document Manford's involvement with POG (Parents of Gays), the predecessor organization of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a homosexual support and educational group. The collection contains her correspondence and administrative files, photographs, newsletters, press releases, clippings, transcriptions of speeches, drafts of placard slogans, posters, printed material, and sound and video recordings, and mementos from Gay Pride parades.
The Jeanne Manford papers are arranged in five series:
The correspondence files include memos, notes and letters between Jeanne Manford and other members of the office regarding the various functions of the organization, and the activities of other branch offices (Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, etc). Of particular interest are the letters from parents asking for information or assistance, and from young people questioning their own sexuality or asking if or how they should tell family and friends. The originals of these letters are closed until 2075, but photocopies with personally identifying information removed have been placed in box 1, folder 5.
Photographs in the this series include images of gay pride parades, the Manfords walking with placards demonstrating support for gay children, and shots of Morty Manford.
Recordings of public appearances by Jeanne Manford and "Get Out the Vote" campaign ads by the Dade County Coalition for Human Rights.
- 1974; 1992; 1994