Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf records

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

Table of Contents

Collection Overview
Historical Information for Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf records
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1991-1999, 2010
Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) records contain newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence detailing the activities of LRAD between 1991-1999. A 2010 brochure has been added to the collection.
1.0 Boxes (1 small document box)
C. S. North, Shelf 233
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Historical Information for Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (Collapse)

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) is a non-profit organization established in 1977 as the Sundial Rainbow Deaf Society (SRDS), for the deaf gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community. LRAD is associated as a chapter under Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD), a national organization for the deaf GLBT community. LRAD is based in Rochester, New York, however it serves the entire Western New York region, between Syracuse and Buffalo. LRAD provides a social and educational environment for the deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community and their allies. The purpose of the Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf GLBT to encourage and promote the educational, economical, and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend their rights; and advance their interests as Deaf GLBT citizens around issues of social justice; and to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare. RAD has over fifteen chapters in the United States and Canada.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (LRAD) records includes the following:

  • Folder 1: Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) meeting minutes, 1991
  • Folder 2: Executive Board meeting reports, 1997-1998
  • Folder 3: RAD & LRAD Bylaws, standing rules, conference policies 1991-2000
  • Folder 4: LRAD membership list, 1991, 1998
  • Folder 5: Newsletters
  • Folder 6: 2010 LRAD brochure

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Arrangement (Collapse)

This collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Lilac Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf records

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Genesee Valley Gay Alliance.
  • Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf.
  • Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf.


  • Gay activists -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Gay rights movement -- New York (State) -- History
  • Gay rights movement -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Constitutions
  • Correspondence
  • Membership lists
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

Lilac Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Accession Information

LRAD records were donated to the RIT Archives by Pat Finnerty, Project Archivist at the Genesee Valley Gay Alliance in June 2012. Accession number(s): 2012:034

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2012.

Revision Description

 Added 2010 brochure. 23 January 2014

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