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Marc Paige papers

Scope & content

The collection contains materials chronicling the activism of Marc Paige from 1992-2014. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper and magazine clippings of articles either written by Paige or about Paige’s activities. A prolific writer of letters to the editor and responses to articles in a range of print media, the collection contains Paige’s published arguments with numerous local and national figures. Many of these clippings relate to the passage of Rhode Island’s gay rights bill in 1995, the controversies surrounding Paige’s speaking engagements in middle and high schools, the founding of the interfaith “Seder of Hope,” as well as other topics related to gay rights or HIV/AIDS education in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Florida.

The collection also contains correspondence related to Paige’s educational speaking, including responses from students, educators, and politicians who heard him speak. Also included is the transcription of an oral history interview of Paige conducted as part of an AIDS/HIV Oral History Project by Rebecca Sears in 1998.