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Memory Book Data: The Fun Stuff

After the web site was completed and personal invitations began to be sent out over the world wide web to Ulrichs' 175th birthday celebration in L'Aquila, it was decided to compare the response of the computer invitations to those that had been sent out in previous years using regular mail.

For the past 20 years, 150 pieces of regular mail per year was usually the limit, with at most 10 responses annually. The response came in the form of a newpaper or newsletter announcing the birthday or printing a feature article on Ulrichs; a person acknowledging the receipt of the mail; or an individual requesting further information.

Sometimes the data base information was not in the original e-mail; therefore, the numbers did not always add up exactly.

The following are some of the results since Celebration 2000 went online.

Numbers of E-mails, of Respondents, of Cities, and Countries
Gender of Respondents
Numbers of E-Mails from Each State
Total E-mails from the Continent of North America
Total E-mails from the Continent of South America
Total E-mails from the Continent of Africa
Total E-mails from the Continent of Asia
Total E-mails from the Continent of Australia
Total E-mails from the Continent of Europe
How People Said They Would Celebrate
Index of Cities Worldwide and Number of Respondents
Kudos: (Not recommended for persons with weak stomachs)

Numbers of E-mails, of Respondents, of Cities, and Countries

More than 10,000 persons worldwide were informed about the CELEBRATION 2000 event in L'Aquila by means of direct E-mail.

As of this writing, 840 persons from 314 cities in 43 countries responded between the date the Ulrichs' page went online (October 1999) and the middle of August 2000.

Of 840 respondents, 36 persons said they would try to visit Ulrichs' grave in L'Aquila in August or some other time; of the persons sending E-mail, two persons went to Ulrichs' grave in May (although 20 other persons actually were at the gravesite on Ulrichs' birthday). Independently, two went earlier in August.

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Gender of Respondents

Gender of Respondents (when indicated) - Male: 625; Female: 124

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Numbers of E-Mails from Each State

Numbers of E-mails from each state, when writer indicated
Select the map to find out!

United States

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Total E-mails from the Continent of North America

Total E-mails from the continent of North America - 500

Bahamas (3); Canada (27); Cuba (1); Jamaica (2); Mexico (5); United States (471)

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Total E-mails from the Continent of South America

South America Total E-mails from the continent of South America - 24

Argentina (7); Brazil (6); Chile (5); Peru (4)

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Total E-mails from the Continent of Africa

Africa Total E-mails from the continent of Africa - 5

Algeria (1); Republic of South Africa (1)


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Total E-mails from the Continent of Asia

Asia Total E-mails from the continent of Asia - 26

India (1); Israel (1); Japan (4); Malaysia (3) Mongolia (1); Phillipines (4); Saudi Arabia (1); Thailand (8); Turkey (3)

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Total E-mails from the Continent of Australia

Australia Total E-mails from the continent of Australia - 23

Australia (18); New Zealand (4)


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Total E-mails from the Continent of Europe

Europe Total E-mails from the continent of Europe - 193

Austria (1); Belgium (3); Bulgaria (3); Denmark (5); England (36); Finland (2); France (22); Germany (47); Greece (1); Holland (8); Ireland (1); Italy (23); Lithuania (1); Portugal (2); Romania (1); Russia (3); Spain (4); Sweden (3); Switzerland (10); Yugoslavia (2)

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How people said they would celebrate

How people said they would celebrate Ulrichs' birthday anniversary and how many said they would participate is listed below (no number = 1).

  • Take photo of Ulrichs' name on the ceiling mural at the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library (3) -- no photo so far!
  • Include Ulrichs in an essay; an article (3); a feature article (2); a story on a web site; info into a newsletter (5); a radio show (2); a film
  • Advertised/promoted the event (2)
  • Attend an event in Munich (5)
  • Go to L'Aquila and link to the site (2)
  • Made a rainbow cursor
  • Buy/get/look for his books (3)
  • Celebrate with friends (4)
  • Hold a commemorative meeting in August
  • E-mail a list of Lesbians; Belgian list; San Diego list (4)
  • Encourage others to read and espouse KHU
  • Feature the website, make a banner, write an article
  • Hold a leather night; uniform night (bars) (2)
  • Lift a glass to his heroism (3)
  • Put a link to the site (94)
  • Link and banner; and celebration; and go to L'Aquila; and inform others; and article; review; and presentation to students (8)
  • Mark the date of the event
  • May do a concert
  • Make a postcard
  • Do a travel package
  • Do something or two; something original (4)
  • Hold a campus rally
  • Plan to hold an event; remembrance (2)
  • Compose a song/ballad
  • Make mention in June during Gay Awareness Week
  • Mention to his support group
  • Create a musical composition
  • Offer to speak; will speak out (2)
  • Plant a butterfly garden (2)
  • Print the site for distribution
  • Make a Web banner (3)
  • Make an announcement at March On Washington
  • Write a play

All told, 211 persons said they would participate in the Birthday Suggestions

Seventy-seven persons said they would pass the website on. One individual passed it on "to 23 friends;" another: "to 400 friends;" "to 120 people;" "to 44,564 people;" "to 5,000 on e-mail list; "to 250 on e-mail list;" "to 1,080;" and "to 80" on an e-mail list.

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Index of Cities Worldwide

Index of cities worldwide and number of respondents (no number = 1)

Aachen
Adelaide - 2
Albany - 2
Amarillo
Amherst - 4
Amsterdam - 4
Anchorage
Angers
Ann Arbor
Ann Harbor
Anna Maria Island
Archangel
Arlington
Arnhem
Athens
Auckland - 3
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Bahia
Baldwin
Baltimore - 3
Bangkok - 5
Barcelona - 2
Baton Rouge - 3
Bay City
Bedford
Belgrade - 2
Bellingham
Bergamo
Berkeley - 3
Berkeley Heights
Berlin - 6
Bethlehem
Beverly Hills
Billings
Biloxi Beach
Birmingham
Bloomington - 2
Boston - 3
Bradford
Brampton
Brandon
Bremen
Brighton - 3
Brisbane - 2
Brussels
Buenos Aires - 6
Buffalo
Burbank - 3
Burlington
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Calgary
Cambridge - 4
Canberra
Carson City
Cathedral City
Cedar Crest
Cedar Rapids
Charlotte - 3
Chiangmai
Chicago - 7
Chico
Cincinnati
Cleveland - 4
Cluj
Columbia
Como
Concord - 2
Copenhagen - 2
Corner Brook
Cusco
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Dallas - 5
Danbury
Darlinghurst
Daytona Beach
Deltona
Denton
Denver - 4
Detroit
Dublin
DŁsseldorf
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East Haddam
East Lansing
Evanston
Fairbanks
Fairfax
Fairview
Farmington Hills
Fayetteville - 3
Fenwick Island
Festus
Fitchburg
Forest Grove
Fortaleza
Foston Derbyshire
Frankfurt
Franklin Park
Fribourg
Ft. Lauderdale - 6
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Gaithersburg
Geneva - 3
Gibraltar
Hackensack
Hamburg
hamilton
Hanover
Hasselt
Havana
Helsinki - 2
Highland Heights
Hillsboro
Hong Kong
Hornell
Houston
Iligan City
Indianapolis - 3
Ironton
Istanbul - 2
Ithaca - 2
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Jacksonville - 4
Johannesburg - 2
Johnstown
Kansas City - 5
Kingston
Kingston-on-Hull
Knoxville
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Laguna Beach - 4
L'Aquila
Las Vegas - 4
Lawrence/Topeka - 2
Leeds - 3
Leitchfield
Lille - 2
Lima - 2
London - 15
Long Beach - 2
Long Island
Los Angeles - 18
Louisville
Lowell
Lubbock
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Madison - 3
Mainz
Malmo
Manchester
Manila
Mannheim
Marsailles
McAllen
Mechanicsburg
Melbourne
Memphis - 2
Mexico City - 3
Miami - 3
Miami Lakes
Milan - 3
Milltown
Millville
Minneapolis - 2
Missoula
Monetery - 2
Montgomery
Montreal
Moscow
Munich - 4
Murmansk
Muskeogon
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Nagoya
Naples - 4
Nashville - 3
Nassau - 3
Neuchatel
New Brunswick
New Haven
New Orleans - 3
New York - 17
Newark
Newcastle - 2
Newport
Nice
Nimes
No. Huntington
North Adams - 2
North Hampton
Nyborg
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Oakland - 4
Ocala
Oklahoma City - 2
Olympia - 4
Oneonta
Ontario - 3
Oran
Orange Park
Orlando - 2
Osaka
Osnabruck
Ossining
Ottawa - 4
Oxford
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Pachuca
Palm Springs - 3
Paris - 7
Pasadena - 5
Pawtucket
Pendleton
Perth
Philadelphia - 9
Phoenix - 3
Pittsburg - 2
Pleasanton
Plymouth
Portland - 3
Porto
Prato
Pretoria
Provincetown
Puerto Mont City
Punta Arenas
Quezon City
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Racine
Raynosa
Rehoboth Beach
Rennes
Reno
Riverside - 2
Roanoke
Rochester - 7
Romandie
Rome - 3
Roskilde
Rutgers
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Saba
Sacramento - 3
Saginaw
Salt Lake City
San Diego - 5
San Francisco - 18
San Jose - 3
San Juan
Santa Barbara - 2
Santa Fe
Santa Monica
Santiago - 2
Sao Paulo - 2
Sarasota
Savannah - 3
Scotts Bluff
Seattle - 10
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Sharon
Sheffield
Simcoe
Singapore - 2
South Milwaukee
Sofia
South Hadley
Southampton
Spokane
St. Augustine - 2
St. Louis - 2
St. Petersburg - 2 Stockholm
Stockton
Sturbridge
Stuttgart - 4
Sydney - 5
Sylvania
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Taunton
Tel Aviv
Tempe
Toledo
Torino - 3
Toronto - 3
Torrington
Toulouse - 2
Treviso
Troy
Tucson - 4
Tulsa - 3
Tyler
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Ueverlingen
Utrecht
Valencia
Vancouver - 3
Velbert
Venice
Vensalem
Ventura
Verona
Victoria
Virginia Beach
Waco
Washington - 10
Watford
Weed
Wellington
West Hollywood - 5
West Palm Beach
White River Junction
Whiteland
Wichita
Wilmington
Wilton Manors
Windsor
Woodland
Woodstock
Zephyrills
Zurich - 2

Kudos

As responses arrived, it became interesting to read how many people used the same word to describe the Ulrichs' website. Perhaps you will find them interesting, too.

Of the 840 e-mails received, 276 persons said "thanks." Three stated that it made them feel proud. Five gave "congratulations!" Four said the website was cool or kewl; one felt it was awesome; two said it was fascinating, another two were amazed. Four thought it was nice, five said "wow," and two thought it was wonderful. Twenty-three exclaimed "great;" one found it beautiful, and four were impressed.

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