Letters received by Dennice DuRay, 1951, and Gladys L. Regan, 1955-1958, both of Downey, CA, from male correspondents. The correspondences appear to have been initiated by DuRay and Ragan in response to advertisements placed in the personals sections of Los Angeles newspapers. Information, both in the letters and circumstantial, suggests that DuRay and Ragan may have been impostors, possibly even the same individual. The letters contain substantial discussion of sex, including homosexual acts, although the orientation of the men was predominantly heterosexual.
Official records for the Southern California Council on Religion and the Homophile for the years 1965-1968, including copies of the articles of incorporation and by-laws; minutes of the pre-foundation planning committee and of the Board of Trustees and general membership meetings from June 1965 to August 1968; and several contemporary membership lists. The collection also contains a notebook of the Rev. Ken Wahrenbrock, Secretary of the organization, and manuscript materials from the papers of gay activist and journalist Jim Kepner, a founder of the organization, who served as Wahrenbrock's pro-tem and later succeeded him as Secretary. These include his detailed handwritten notes of Board meetings for the years 1965-1972; a file on the 4th North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) in 1968, to which Kepner served as a delegate; and a file of notes on the early history of the organization and its parent, the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, in San Francisco. ... Read More
14.0 photographs. Black and white photographic prints
Bud McGinnis photographs consist primarily of the Gay Girls Riding Club (GGRC) contest, undated. Other photographs include undated images of the Hollywood First Baptist Church, two men on a Selma Avenue street corner, the winners of the Queen of the Universe pageant, and the 1976 Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade.
2.25 linear feet. 1 archive box + 1 archive binder
The Manuel Fernandez-Alemany research papers include correspondence, clippings, research, and other materials from Fernandez-Alemany's first book, Mariquitas y Marimachos, published in 1999, as well as correspondence and transcripts of interviews and incident reports from his second book, Heterogender Homosexuality in Honduras, published in 2002.
The Larry Sprenger papers consists of notes, correspondence, and records documenting the professional and private life of Larry Sprenger, an insurance salesman and political activist, in the 1980s and 1990s. The bulk of the collection, from 1983 to 1985, represents Sprenger's work as a member of two AIDS legislation research organizations and his involvement as a speaker and fundraiser for various political groups.
Correspondence, clippings, flyers, legal documents, book notes, organizational prospectus, notes, legal expense records, mailing lists, invoices, personal advertising inquiries, private periodicals (personals), photographs, and other material from Richard L. Schlegel, 1959-1972. Schlegel was a gay civil rights activist who pursued a wrongful termination suit against the Department of the Army to the Supreme Court. During the 1960s and early 1970s he also published two quarterly gay publications based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Original drawings by Donald S. Hendricks to illustrate John Rechy's The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens (2003), together with emails from Rechy to Hendricks, and a set of paper dolls from hendricks' Icons & Lovers series.
Correspondence, flyers, clippings, and article typescripts from the San Diego-based gay and lesbian weekly newspaper Update, 1979-1993. Update was founded as a bi-weekly newspaper "distributed in resorts, bars, restaurants, and on the street" in Southern California, as well as cities in Arizona and Nevada.
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