This collection is comprised of items both created and collected by Dr. Charles Ford. It provides documentation of Dr. Ford’s roles as a researcher and promoter of the history of the African American community within Hampton Roads. At the same time, it documents his involvement with gay cultural and activist groups, primarily the Tidewater AIDS Community Task Force. The bulk of the collection is TACT material.
The material in the collection is dated from 1958 to 2010, the majority of which is dated between 2005 and 2010. These materials include correspondence, brochures, convention booklets, financial records, minutes, reports, promotional materials, a corporation agreement, invitations, cards, DVDs featuring lectures given by Dr. Ford, documents created by organizations, and articles from newspapers and magazines.