Apollo Social Club, Inc. records
Collection number: ahc.MSS713f
Scope and Content
This collection contains business documents, newsletters, correspondence, travel itineraries, and invitations relating to the Apollo Social Club. Included are the club's by-laws, letters to members, solicitation letters, financial statements, membership applications, canceled checks, and business cards. The collection contains several lists of members considered for board and committee memberships. The collection includes seventeen issues of The Scarlett Letter including the first issue which was published in May 1973. Travel itineraries and information include domestic trips to Savannah, Georgia and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. International trip information, boarding passes, and passenger lists are included for Acapulco, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Europe. Party invitations and flyers include holiday parties, cocktail parties, special events, and member banquets.
- 1972-1978, undated
- Apollo Social Club, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.) (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
The Apollo Social Club was a non-profit organization chartered in 1972 by six men who wanted to create a social club for gay men in Atlanta. The original charter members and first board of directors were Jim Ambrose, Charles Brame, Gene Cook, Ed Darden, David Lacks, and Don Uhlenhopp. Tony Alderson was soon added as a seventh board member. By the end of the first year, Mace H. Phillips, Jr. joined the board of directors and the club grew to 181 members. The club created by-laws and required annual dues of twenty-five dollars from each member. The membership list was private and limited to 200 people. Social functions of the club included first class shows, cocktail parties, group vacations, member banquets, holiday parties, and other social events throughout the year. The purpose of the club was to promote the social, literary, artistic, and cultural welfare of its members. The club published a monthly newsletter The Scarlett Letter.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2013.
- Ambrose, Jim
- Apollo Social Club, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social life and customs
- Brame, Charles
- Cook, Gene
- Darden, Ed
- Gay men -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Gay men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History
- Gay men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Social conditions
- Gays -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Lacks, David
- Phillips, Mace H., Jr.
- Societies -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Uhlenhopp, Don
- Voyages and travels
- The Apollo Social Club, Inc. records
- Carla Ledgerwood
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- Finding aid is written in English.