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