Dallas Drake papers, 1950-2003
Identifier: Tretter: 217
Scope and Content
The Dallas Drake papers include materials used in the production and publishing of the Hot Dish Newsletter, the Tattler Newsletter, and posters and flyers for the ACT UP organization. The collection contains articles and clippings on issues affecting the GLBT community including personal safety, police brutality, gay bashing, and HIV/AIDS. The personal documents include materials related to his career as a firefighter, employment by the city of Burnsville, correspondence, documents from Dallas Drake’s involvement in the ACT UP organization, and personal notes and art.
- Drake, Dallas S. (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English
Restrictions on Access
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
Dallas S. Drake served as a career fireman for 22 years in Burnsville, MN. He became the first openly gay firefighter in the upper Midwest in 1989. In 1999 Drake co-founded the Center for Homicide Research, where he has worked as the Principal Researcher for over 15 years. In 2005 Drake graduated with a B.S. in Sociology: Law, Crime, and Deviance from the University of Minnesota. He continues to teach at the Center for Homicide Research. In June of 2013 Dallas Drake was presented with the Carolyn Rebecca Block Award for his “outstanding contribution to homicide or lethal violence research.”
2 boxes (1.67 linear feet)
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dallas S. Drake from 1950-2003.
Source of acquisition
The collection was donated to the Tretter Collection by Dallas S. Drake.
This collection was processed by Jennifer Shaw as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Dallas Drake papers, 1950-2003
- Jennifer Shaw
- November 2014
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English