Charles Stevens papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS1147
Scope and Content
This collection consists of documents pertaining to the Apollo Room, interior decoration, and LGBT activism. These documents include Apollo Room travel brochures; an issue of House and Garden; and records documenting Stevens’s donations to Jerusalem House, a non-profit that housed low-income individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Of particular note is correspondence between Stevens and the Jerusalem House about building an HIV/AIDS clinic in Midtown.
- 1963-2007, undated
- Stevens, Charles H. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Charles Stevens (1927-2015) was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to Anna Stevens (1888-1977) and Henry Stevens (1892-1934). He served in the United States Navy during both Word War II and the Korean War. In 1958 he moved to Atlanta and worked for Scalamandre Silk Inc., a high-end fabric and textile company based in New York. He and his partner, William Muha (1942-2005), were members of the Apollo Room, a men’s social club in Atlanta. Stevens was active in the Atlanta LGBT community, participating in both the Georgia Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights and Atlanta Prime Timers, an organization for older gay and bisexual men.
0.417 linear ft.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2018.
- AIDS (Disease) -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Care -- United States -- Cost control
- AIDS activists
- Apollo Social Club, Inc. (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Gay activists
- Gay men -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Interior decoration -- Georgia
- International travel
- Men -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Societies and clubs
- Charles Stevens papers
- Karissa Kang
- July 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.