Table Of Contents
The collection is divided into 5 series:
Series 1 – Ephemera: This series contains objects created for bar promotions or advertisements, including matches, pins, and cups. It also includes Lambda awards presented to Tierney and his businesses.
Series 2 – Photographs: This series contains photographs of Tierney’s bars, including images of patrons, friends, and remodeling projects. The series includes one photo album of vacation photos, which is restricted to individuals depicted in the album.
Series 3 – VHS tapes: This series contains videos in VHS format which document performances and pageants at bars in Pittsburgh, some owned by Tierney. These materials have not been digitized and are not yet available.
Series 4 – Newspapers: This series contains copies of newspapers produced for the gay & lesbian community, as well as regional papers such as the Pittsburgh City Paper. Newspapers in this series tend to include stories on events or issues of impact to LGBT communities in the city and nationwide. This materials have not been digitized and are not yet available.
Series 5 – “Last Call for Holiday Bar” Memorabilia: This series contains memorabilia from the Holiday Bar’s farewell party, “Last Call for Holiday Bar,” held on April 29, 2007. Included are “Last Call for Holiday Bar” notecards on which patrons and employees wrote their memories of the bar and printed e-mails from friends and colleagues who had heard of the bar’s closing.
Series 3 and 4 contain materials which have not yet been digitized and are not available to researchers at this time.
- Chuck Tierney