Guide to the Papers of Greg Weir
National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record
- Weir, Greg
- Papers of Greg Weir
- Date Range
- 1891 - 1995
- Collection Number
- MS 8915
- 7.65 metres (25 boxes + 3 fol. boxes + 1 fol. item + 23 elephant folios)
- Language of Materials
- Special Collections (Manuscripts)
Scope and Contents
he papers have been arranged into 25 sections or "volumes" by Weir and include a comprehensive index to the archive. The material relates to gay and lesbian issues, homosexual law reform, the origin and development of the Palm Sunday rallies, the AIDS epidemic and civil liberties, particularly with respect to the gay and lesbian communities in Queensland. Teacher and gay rights activist. Weir took legal action against the Queensland government in 1976 for not employing gays.
Conditions Governing Access
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2846209).
Conditions Governing Use
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Greg Weir, National Library of Australia, [class/volume/item number]'.
Class MS 8915. Original Consignment
MS 8915 comprises 25 files of correspondence, articles, cuttings, reports, minutes, posters and other papers assembled by Greg Weir during twenty years of political activism. The papers have been arranged into 25 sections or 'volumes' by Weir and include a comprehensive index to the archive. The material relates to gay and lesbian issues, homosexual law reform, the origin and development of the Palm Sunday rallies, the AIDS epidemic and civil liberties, particularly with respect to the gay and lesbian communities in Queensland (25 boxes).
4 computer disks containing data files for the index (File) - Box 1
Volume 7 - Greg Weir legal case closes and other non-gay activities in the 1980s (File) - Box 8
Doc. 1-279 (7 files)
Volume 11 - Gay and lesbian issues, 10th National Conference, 1984 (File) - Box 10
Doc. 1-151 (3 files)
Volume 14 - Gays and Queensland, Sturgess Inquiry, 1984-87 (File) - Box 12
Doc. 1-202 (4 files) and Appendix
Volume 16 - Gays and lesbians - Queensland Liquor Act, 1985 (File) - Box 13
Doc. 1-71b (2 files), Appendix, Attachments and Petitions
Volume 18 - AIDS (General), 1986 (File) - Box 15
Doc. 1-24b (2 files), Collections Jun-Aug, compilations
Volume 19 - AIDS - Queensland National Campaign, 1986 (File) - Box 15
Doc. 1-109 (2 files), Letters of support, etc.
Volume 21 - AIDS and Queensland Parliamentary leaders, 1987 (File) - Box 17
Doc. 1-384 (5 files), Serendipity: some archival ballast
Volume 23 - Gay and lesbian issues and Law Reform Queensland, 1989-90 (File) - Box 19-23
Doc. 1-1171 (23 files)
Volume 24 - Gay and lesbian issues - Anti-discrimination, 1991- (File) - Box 23-24
Doc. 1-400 (10 files)
Class Ms Acc00.059. Consignment received 2000
The Acc00.059 instalment consists of scrapbooks of news cuttings and loose photographs relating to the peace and nuclear disarmament movements, 1981-1986, two calendars for 1989 and 1992, and one unidentified film. It also includes a photograph album and loose photographs, largely uncaptioned, of members of gay and lesbian communities, 1972-1994 (3 fol. boxes, 1 fol. item).
Class MS Acc11.144. Consignment received 2011
Posters collected by Greg Weir over approximately 25 years. The posters largely publicise events relating to gay and lesbian issues, women's rights, sexual health, sexual harassment, civil liberties, peace and nuclear disarmament, student issues and education, and politics. The remainder advertise live music events, plays, films and film festivals.