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A letter to Robert Rygor from NYC Mayor David Dinkins, thanking him for support of the Mayor's efforts to address discrimination in the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Election flyer endorsing Robert Rygor's candidacy for State Assembly in the 1990 Democratic Primary, prepared by the New Frontier Democratic Club. The flyer summarizes Robert's campaign as well as several of his prominent activities over the years.

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.

The handwritten draft of Robert Rygor's letter to Read It To ACT UP (RITA), the internal newsletter of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power. The letter was written from St. Vincent's Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for AIDS. He passed away…

A flyer urging the gay community to petition the administration of President George H. W. Bush to recognize gay and lesbian members of the Armed Forces.

A report written by Robert Rygor on the Ninth International AIDS Conference in Berlin, Germany, and an international meeting of members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.

A press release detailing Robert Rygor's campaign platform for "rainbow curriculum" in the 1993 election for New York City School Board District 2

A newspaper article on Robert Rygor's last trip to Ireland, his battle with AIDS and the AIDS virus in the Irish community.

Pamphlet advertising a public meeting to advocate for improvements to Washington Square Park. Reverse side features a handwritten letter from Robert Rygor.
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