Montrose Activity Center
August 1988 - December 1990

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These issues are courtesy of Jack Valinski, who was Editor
from the first issue until he resigned in December 1990.
Numbering began in October 1989 with #14, though that
was really #15. For 1990 there were no issues for June,
when instead the Pride Program was printed, and for October.
Valinski resigned with the December 1990 issue and no one
picked up the mantle so that was the last one.

In general, it may appear to be dry in nature, due to few graphics and
photographs, but then it was a newsletter not a newspaper, and
I marvel at how transparent the organization was, with most
meeting notes fully published. It not only chronicled what was
going on with MAC but was a good calendar of the events of other
Houston organizations, probably the best available for that period.

This was a period of time after the first MAC building was closed (1983),
as efforts continued to work toward a physical location for a new center,
finally opening in 1998. During this time MAC had notable programs,
including Pride, the local Names Project and AIDS efforts, so their
work was remarkable.

In June 1989 it switched from a 8 1/2"x11" format (with pages growing
from 8 to 12) to 11"x15" newsprint (with almost all issues being 12 pages).


August 1988 PDF

September 1988 PDF

October 1988 PDF

November 1988 PDF

December 1988 PDF

January 1989 PDF

February 1989 PDF

March 1989 PDF

April 1989 PDF

May 1989 PDF

June 1989 PDF

July 1989 PDF

August 1989 PDF

September 1989 PDF

October 1989 #14 PDF

November 1989 #15 PDF

December 1989 #16 PDF

January 1990 #17 PDF

February 1990 #18 , PDF
2/90 Supplement, PDF

March 1990 #19 PDF

April 1990 #20 PDF

May 1990 #21 PDF
Jun 1990 #22 PDF

July 1990 #23 PDF

August 1990 #24 PDF

September 1990 #25 PDF

October 1990 #26 PDF

November 1990 #26 PDF

December 1990 #27 PDF



              Were there newsletters after 1990?

               It seems the successor to the MAC newsletters was the one for Pride, getting started in May 1991, see Link
              The transition is mentioned in the letter below

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