LOVING: A Photographic History of Men in Love

Please join UNT Special Collections on March 6 for a special presentation by Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell, authors of LOVING: A Photographic History of Men in Love.

When: March 6, 2024, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Willis Library, room 443 (adjacent to Special Collections)

LOVING: A Photographic History of Men in Love, 1850s - 1950s was published internationally in 2020 in five languages, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and English. The authors will discuss how this project came into being, as well as the archeological aspect of such photos, the oldest taken 170 years ago, and then kept hidden for their very survival. Only one verifiable story exists within their collection. It includes the intersection of two WWII soldiers from Texas, a royal German couple, orders directly from Hitler, and the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp. Over the last twenty-four years Hugh and Neal unearthed these artifacts, one by one, and placed them into what would come to be known as, “the accidental collection.” Now numbering over 4000, they continue their collecting today.

UNT Special Collections is a leader in the collection and preservation of rare and unique materials that document the history of LGBTQ people and communities. This major collecting initiative involves working with community partners to collection primary source materials, including letters, photographs, newspapers and magazines, scrapbooks, diaries, audio-visual materials, organizational records, posters, flyers, and objects. Many of these collections have been digitized and are available in The Portal to Texas History.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.