April 10, 2016

Dear Brenda and Allen Zwickler:

After wrapping up my recent research visit (March 28th to April 1st) to the Human Sexuality Collection to consult the Robert Roth papers and the NGTF collection as a Zwickler fellow, I just wanted to share with you my gratitude and let you know how extremely productive and positive my experience was.

The staff of the archive was really helpful and devoted, and the collections I consulted had the documentation that I was looking for — the correspondence that Argentinean, Spanish, and American activists exchanged in the early seventies. Thanks to these documents and primary sources, I hope to be able to map the kinds of connections that allowed these activists to operate under difficult circumstances, even under dictatorial regimes that banned their organizations, counting on the support of the international gay movement.

I am very excited by the possibility of working with these materials, and I wanted to thank you for making it possible and for giving me the opportunity and the support to work in such a wonderful collection.

Best Regards,

Javier Fernandez Galeano
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History
Brown University