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Robert Rygor Papers

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IRISH VOICE AIDS AND THE IRISH The Long Flight Home Part 2 of our Series. See Pages 12 & 13 Robert and his family are traveling to Ireland this month. But this will likely be Robert's last trip, as he is losing his battle with AIDS. EMER MULLINS…

Photograph of Robert Rygor at Canal and Walker St. in Chinatown.

A contact sheet made from 35mm negatives of photographs taken of Robert Rygor and others in New York. Photographs include close-ups and images of Robert handing out flyers.

IGNORANCE = FEAR
SILENCE = DEATH
FIGHT AIDS ACT UP

"IGNORANCE=FEAR" designed by Keith Haring ®1989. Used by permission to benefit ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, 496A Hudson St., NYC 10014.

RITA:
I miss you. I love you. And more than anything else in the world, I wish I could be at tonight's meeting. I am so brokenhearted and cry every time I think of you.
I have been one of your Workspace Managers for two years, along with Walt…

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Robert Rygor Papers

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Robert Rygor worked as a community, LGBT rights and AIDS activist in and around Greenwich Village, Manhattan, for the majority of his adult life. Graduating from New York University in 1976 with an MBA in Finance, he worked briefly for Morgan Stanley (1972-1976) and then for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (1982-1990). He organized support on a wide variety of issues and participated in several organizations, including Villagers Against Crime (1984-1988), the New Frontier Democratic Club (1987-1991) and the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (1990-1994). He was also active in politics, running twice for State Assembly (1978, 1990) and for the School Board in Manhattan’s District 2 (1993). The collection contains correspondence, flyers and pamphlets, clippings, photographs and miscellanea documenting his life, activism and political activities.

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