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Judge Jerry Birdwell Collection (The Dallas Way)

 Collection
Identifier: AR1025

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection contains footage of a benefit event hosted at the home of Judge Jerry Birdwell on July 4, 1989 in support of the non-profit organization, Meals on the Move (MOM). The meal delivery service, which was started in 1988 by Dallas architect, Mark Shekter, provided hot meals to people living with AIDS. The fundraiser is hosted by Mark Shekter and Mark Campbell and features performances from local Dallas entertainers as well as prizes raffled off by the emcees.

The materials are organized into a single series: Audio-visual Materials. Content for this event has been organized into three DVDs: Benefit, Part I, and Part II.

Dates

  • Creation: 1989-07-04

Access Restrictions

This collection is not restricted.

Physical Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24-hour notice prior to use.

Biographical Note

Judge Jerry Birdwell was the first openly gay man to serve as a judge in the state of Texas. He was appointed to the Dallas County 195th Judicial District Court by then-Texas governor, Ann Richards in 1992. He served a one-year term, often at the scrutiny of Dallas conservatives and was defeated in his re-election bid the following year by a candidate with wide support from Republican voters. After losing his reelection, Judge Birdwell moved to South Lake Tahoe, California, where he served on the city council from 2006 to 2009. During this period, he was elected as mayor for the 2008 term.

In 1989, Judge Birdwell hosted a fundraiser event in his home to support Meals on the Move (MOM), a Dallas-based meal delivery service that provided hot meals to people living with AIDS. The materials in this collection were donated by Judge Birdwell via The Dallas Way.

Extent

1 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains three DVDs that feature footage of a 1989 benefit event in support of the non-profit organization, Meals on the Move (MOM) and hosted at the home of Judge Jerry Birdwell, former judge over the 195th District Court of Texas.

Arrangement

Items are arranged into a single series: Audio-visual Materials

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use. Access to an appropriate playback machine is required to view materials.

Title
Judge Jerry Birdwell Collection (The Dallas Way)
Status
Completed
Author
E. Pojman
Date
2024-03-04
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US