Digital Transgender Archive

Joe H. Hernandez Scrapbook, 1943-1965

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This collection comprises a commercially produced scrapbook (12 x 14.5 inches) containing 50 black-and-white and 102 color photographs, ranging in size from 3.5 x 5 inches to 8 x 10 inches. Hernandez and several of his friends were female impersonators, so the majority of the photographs are of men in various states of drag. Others show Hernandez surrounded by his friends and family or in affectionate embraces with gay male friends. Also present are ticket stubs, matchbook covers, night club flyers, programs, postcards, and clippings, mostly having to do with performance venues and gay clubs in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Antonio, and Kansas City, as well as with famous performers. They also document Hernandez's interest in Broadway shows, jazz, and actors and actresses. Laid-in are several U.S. Army personnel documents from Hernandez's work at the San Antonio General Depot 1951-1954; in addition, there are two photographs of Hernandez in uniform. Also laid-in are several other photographs, clippings, and programs. Photograph album has been disbound for conservation purposes. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and the Archive of Documentary Arts.

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Identifier
2v23vt66s
Collection
Discovery Resources
Institution
Duke University
Creator(s)
Poffinberger, Alice
Date Issued
Apr. 2017
Dates Covered
1943 to 1965
Genre
Finding Aids
Subject(s)
Joe Hernandez
San Antonio General Depot
Places
Texas > Bexar County > San Antonio
Topic(s)
Drag
Drag community
Female impersonators
Gay men--United States
Printed ephemera
Scrapbooks
Resource Type
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/hernandezjoeh/
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