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Lone Star Ride Collection

Identifier: AR0824

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection date back to 2001 and extend into 2011. There are photographs with written information that illustrates the story behind the ride and videos of the riders in action documenting the event over the years. In addition to this there are documents from the planning of the route and funding process, as well as correspondence between the people involved and handouts given to the riders in preparation for the race.


  • Creation: 2001-2013
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 2001-2011
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 08/19/2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS (2001-2013) was an event that took place in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas in September of every year in order to raise funds for AIDS awareness, services and research. The Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS was formed from the Tanqueray’s Texas AIDS Ride (1999-2000) through efforts from Larry Townsend, Janie Bush, Mike McKay and Don Maison. Funding for the Tanqueray's AIDS Ride became increasingly difficult due to the nature of the bike course (Dallas to Houston), along with other factors such as promotions for the event itself. The Lone Star Ride is composed of a series of programs and programming where cyclists ride across Dallas and Fort Worth to areas designated on the maps given to each rider. The Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation sponsored the event while Janie Bush was the event manager (2001-2006) for the riders. David Minehart (2007-2010) and Jerry Calumn (2011-2012) proceeded Bush as event managers. Bush, Minehart and Calumn have documented the ride over this time with video, papers and photographs which are contained in this collection. Organizations benefitting from this event included the Resource Center (formerly the Resource Center Dallas and the AIDS Resource Center), AIDS Services of Dallas and the AIDS Outreach Center of Tarrant County. The event was discontinued in 2013.

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This collection extends from 2001 to 2011 and consists of photographs with written information, planning and race materials, and audiovisual records of the events.

Arrangement Note

The materials are divided into print photographs, papers, and audiovisual materials. Within those groups the materials are left in original order.

Physical Access Requirements

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

Source of Acquisition

Robert Moore

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions


Processing Information

Originally processed and uploaded by S. Ivie.

Lone Star Ride Collection
S. Ivie
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

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