Shall Not Be Recognized Exhibition Records, 2007


Summary Information
Title: Shall Not Be Recognized Exhibition Records
Inclusive Dates: 2007

Creators:
  • Fellows, Will
  • Pearcy, Jeff
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 263

Quantity:
  • .4 cubic ft. (2 boxes, including 31 audio cassettes)
  • 119 digital files (66.02 GB)

Repository:
Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Abstract:
Materials regarding the Shall Not Be Recognized: Portraits of Same-Sex Couples exhibit, which documents the experiences of thirty same-sex couples in long-term, committed relationships in the area of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The traveling exhibit was a collaboration between author Will Fellows and photographer Jeff Pearcy.

Language: English

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Biography/History

In the November 2006 general election, Wisconsin voters passed a resolution to amend the state constitution to make it unconstitutional for the state to recognize or perform same-sex marriages and civil unions. In response, Will Fellows collaborated with photographer Jeff Pearcy to create Shall Not Be Recognized, an exhibit of photographic and verbal portraits of thirty same-sex couples in long-term, committed relationships. The name of the exhibit was taken from the amendment itself. Fellows conducted interviews with the couples, all residents of the Milwaukee area, and created the text for the exhibit. Pearcy conducted photo sessions with the couples and created the images for the exhibit.

Will Fellows, born in 1957, grew up near Evansville, Wisconsin. After completing undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cornell University, he returned to Wisconsin. Fellows and his life partner, Bronze Quinton, have been Milwaukee residents since 1994. Fellows's first book, Farm Boys: Lives of Gay Men from the Rural Midwest was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 1996. His second book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2004.

Jeff Pearcy began a career as a traditional newspaper reporter and later became a photojournalist. For ten years he was the chief photographer for the Oshkosh Northwestern, making several career changes before opening Jeff Pearcy Photography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographic portraits and accompanying text from the Shall Not Be Recognized: Portraits of Same-Sex Couples exhibit, interview recordings, partial transcripts of the recordings, planning documents, media coverage, and a video program.

Arrangement of the Materials

The files are organized by subject, and the audio cassettes are organized alphabetically by interviewee last name.

Preferred Citation

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Administrative/Restriction Information
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use access copies of electronic records and digital access copies of digitized audio recordings. There are no other access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.


Use Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection (Wisconsin Statutes 19.21-19.39).

The Archives received signed release forms from all interviewees.


Acquisition Information

Jeff Pearcy and Will Fellows donated the collection to the Archives in March 2007 (accession 2007-045).


Processing Information

Dan Vinson, supervised by Christel Maass, processed the collection at the Archives in March and April 2008.


Preservation Information

During processing, the digital video received on DVD was ripped as an .iso file, which now serves as the preservation master. The DVD serves as the access copy. An alternative access copy was created in Windows Media Video [.wmv] format in June 2013 using the Prism Video File Converter.

George Blood L.P digitized the audio cassette recordings in February 2016. Audio preservation master files were created as 96 kHz/24-bit resolution 2 channel broadcast .wav files. Audio access copies were created as 44 kHz/192 kbps bit rate 2 channel .mp3 files.


Contents List
Exhibit Portraits, undated
Box   1
Folder   1-2

Access Restrictions: Original photographs are restricted. Users must use network access copy available in the Archives.
Electronic Folder   1
  \Exhibit Portraits

Physical Description: 62 digital files (752 MB) 
Exhibit Text Drafts
Box   1
Folder   3
Female, undated
Box   1
Folder   4
Male, undated
Interviews
Physical Description: 31 audio cassettes 
Box   2
Audio   1
Baker, Vance and Jack Pike, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   2
Banach, Diane and Jolene Konieczny, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   3
Brown, Britt and Noel Rosado, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   4
Cawley, Denise and Anne Hefter, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   5
Coley, Brenda and Sandra Jones, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   6
Coon, Gerry and Stewart Dempsey, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   7
Cope, Ardyth and Kerri Balliet, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   8
Emerson-Froebe, Pauline and Melissa, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   9
Greene, Tim and Michael Karl, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   10
Hagen, Mark and Todd Richards, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   11
Hansen, Roger and John Payton, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   13
Hill, Jan and Paul Toonen, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   12
Box   2
Audio   14
Howe, Sherrie and Joanne Andreshak, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   15
Jones, David and Tony Balistreri, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   16
Konz-Kryminski, Gregory and Raymond, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   17
Larrabee, Craig and Michael Bernklau, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   18
Mandracchia, Paul and Gary Hollander, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   19
Margenau, Jeffrey and Peter Duncan, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   20
Morberg, Elaine and Pat Stepanski, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   21
Morsch, Peggy and Kathy Herson, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   22
Munson, Michael and Loree Cook-Daniels, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   23
Murray, Barbara and Sara Trampf, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   24
Plaski, Donna and Debbie Lang, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   25
Pologe, Wendy and Mary Thoreson, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   26
Ranum, Mark Trevor and Craig Bodoh, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   27
Sephus, Jr., Winston and Paul Aschenbrenner, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   28
Skinner, Vance and Brendan Barrett, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   29
Slusar-Mischler, Wendy and Sue Mischler, 2007

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Box   2
Audio   30
Box   2
Audio   31
Wangemann, Garth and Roy Badger, 2007

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Box   1
Folder   5
Planning Documents, undated
Box   1
Folder   6
Publicity, 2007
Shall Not Be Recognized: Portraits of Same-Sex Couples [video program], 2007
Access Restrictions: The original DVD is restricted; users must use network access copy available in the Archives.
Box   2
DVD   1

Physical Description: 1 DVD (21 min, 33 sec) 
Electronic Folder  
UWMMss263_Shall_Not_Be_Recognized_2007
Physical Description: 1 digital file (21 min, 33 sec)