Spaulding (Bill Wuzzy) papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2013-097
Finding Aid Author
Loni Shibuyama
Finding Aid Date
(c) 2014
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Description is in <language langcode="eng" scriptcode="Latn">English.</language>
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Dates

  • 1981 – 2009 (Creation)
  • 1984 – 1996 (Creation)

Extents

  • 9.8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    7 archives boxes + 1 flat archive box.

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  • Abstract

    Administrative records, correspondence, legislation campaign material, publicity material, fundraising records, personal papers and other material, 1981-2009, from Los Angeles gay activist Bill Wuzzy Spaulding. The bulk of the collection is organizational records from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Committee of the California Community Foundation, Christopher Street West, Imperial Courts in Southern California, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), the campaign against California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), and the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force for the City of West Hollywood.

  • Biography

    Carrying on a long-standing family tradition of activism and civic engagement, Bill Wuzzy Spaulding is a 14th generation American whose ancestors fought at Bunker Hill, and whose great-great-grandfather helped incorporate the City of Buffalo, New York. Spaulding's accomplishments include serving on the Executive Board of the City of West Hollywood Incorporation Committee, and spearheading the rewrite of California Penal Code Section 273.5 domestic violence law to include gays and lesbians.

    Spaulding's career as an activist began in the early 1970s in New York, New York, with the National Gay Task Force when Jean O'Leary and Bruce Voeller were co-chairs. He has served on numerous committees and boards of directors, including Christopher Street West, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), Greater Los Angeles AIDS Hospice Foundation, Casa del Sol hospice, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Fund Advisory Committee of the California Community Foundation. He was an active volunteer in the campaign against California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), in the Long Beach pride parades, and in Imperial Courts activities in Southern California. In addition, Spaulding served as co-chair of the first West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which gave rise to West Hollywood's Gay and Lesbian Sheriff's Conference Committee, in which Spaulding was founding co-chair.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Acquisition

    Gift of Bill Wuzzy Spaulding, September 24, 2009 and April 21, 2010.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Bill Wuzzy Spaulding Papers, Coll2013-097, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Processing Information

    One folder of moldy materials has been separated from the collection. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, February 2014.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection comprises administrative records, correspondence, legislation campaign material, publicity material, fundraising records, personal papers and other material, 1981-2009, from Los Angeles gay activist Bill Wuzzy Spaulding. The bulk of the collection is organizational records from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Committee of the California Community Foundation, Christopher Street West, Imperial Courts in Southern California, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), the campaign against the California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force for the City of West Hollywood, and other organizations. The personal papers include writings, correspondence, legal papers, clippings, flyers, photographs, memorial programs, memorabilia, media packets, and materials from an AIDS study.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in the following series:

    Series 1. Gay and lesbian activism

    Series 2. Personal papers

  • Separated Materials

    Separated to the ONE Archives library:

    City Lights Review, Ed. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nancy J. Peters, San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1988.

    Commission on Racial, Ethnic, Religious, and Minority Violence Final Report, April 1990.

    It Could Happen to You...An Account of the Gay Civil Rights Campaign in Eugene, Oregon, Boston, MA: The Gay Writer's Group, 1983.

    The Lesbian and Gay Almanac and Events of 1990, Ed. Danni Munson, Chicago, IL: Envoy Enterprises, 1989.

    Marcus, Eric, Breaking the Surface, Greg Louganis, New York: Random House, 1995 (signed copy).

    "Strengthening Families: A Model for Community Action" Final Report, May 19, 1988.

    Talk Back!, Lesbian and Gay Media Advocates, Boston: Alyson Publications, 1982.

    Separated to the ONE periodicals collection:

    ACT UP/LA, Vol. 3, No. 2 (April/May 1990)

    AGLA News (November 1986)

    COLAGE Issues 1-7 (1987)

    Compass, Vol. 19, No. 19 (January 1992)

    Frontiers (October 1986)

    Frontiers, "Ready for the Next Generation" (2009)

    Gay and Lesbian Press Association Newsletter (November 1986)

    GLAAD/LA Reports, Vol. 4, No. 3 (April 1992)

    GLAD Tidings, Vol. 5, No. 1 (April 1994)

    The GLAAD Bulletin (November/December 1992)

    The Institute of Gay and Lesbian Education (Spring Semester 1994)

    Lambda Update, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 1991) and Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 1992)

    LAMS Newsletter (April 1992)

    The Network, Autumn Issue (October 1989)

    The News, Vol. III, No. 9 (July 22, 1988); Vol. I, No. 17 (November 14, 1986); and February 3, 1989.

    Occasional Halo, A Quarterly Newsletter (March 1991)

    Orange County Blade, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1992)

    Out Front, Vol. 17, No. 17 (November 11, 1992)

    Update, Issue 249 (October 1, 1986) and Issue 181 (June 12, 1985)

    Veterans C.A.R.E. (April 1987)

    Separated to the ONE programs collection:

    Christopher Street West, Gay Pride Celebration, Bicentennial Issue, July 4, 1976

    Christopher Street West, Los Angeles, 1991

    Celebrate 25 Years of the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival, Souvenir Pride Guide, Long Beach, 2008

    The Official Long Beach Pages Souvenir Pride Guide, 2009

    The XVII Royal Court De Santa Monica presents Coronation, 1989

    Imperial Coronation Imperial Court of the San Fernando Valley, 1989

    Coronation 1990, Moonlight Madness

    Imperial Coronation San Bernardino/Riverside, Feb 24, 1990

    Babes in Toyland or Barbie Meets G.I. Joe, October 3, 1992

    Carnival In Rio a Festival of Lights, May 30, 1992

    Coronation XX 1992, South Bay

    The Imperial Star Empire, Inc. Coronation 1992, September 5, 1992

    Coronation 93 Hollywood Horrors, 1993

    Pagans vs. Christians XX, Coronation 1993

    Imperial Coronation '93 Studio City, CA, August 14, 1993

    XX Saturday, May 8, 1993

    Ventura County Coronation 1993, September 25, 1993

    Coronation 1993 After the Reign

    Imperial Coronation of Los Angeles, 1993

    Imperial Dove Court, May 14, 1994

    A Hot Night on Bourbon Street A Rhythm and Blues Fantasy, Coronation XXI, March 19, 1994

    Coronation, Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy, 1994

    The Orange County Imperial Court Inc., Proudly Presents, Coronation 1994

    The International Imperial Court of Long Beach, Inc. Presents: Coronation XXIII, March 13, 1994

    San Francisco Coronation 1994

    National March on Washington For Lesbian and Gay Rights, October 11, 1987

    Handbook National Lesbian and Gay March on Washington, October 13, 1987

    The National AIDS Quilt, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, April 7-10, 1988

    Remember Their Names, The Names Project Quilt, Washington DC, October 7-10, 1988

    Third Annual UTLA Stonewall Scholarship Awards Dinner, United Teachers Los Angeles, Gay and Lesbian Issues Committee June 9, 1994

    Separated to the ONE audiovisual collection:

    1988 Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade (VHS).

    1991 Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade (2 VHS tapes).

    AB101 The Time is Now! LIFE AIDS Lobby (VHS).

    American Red Cross, Beyond Fear, 1) The Virus, 2) The Individual, 3) The Community (VHS).

    Californians Against Proposition 102; Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (VHS).

    City of West Hollywood Citychannel 10 Into the Streets AB101 Demonstrations; Jamie Kravitz (VHS).

    Stop LaRouche-No on 64 Version 1; Party Tape, Patty Duke, 1986 (U-matic).

    Yes on Prop AA, an imporant message for voters from Steve Schulte, 1990 (VHS).

    Separated to the ONE AIDS History Project collection:

    ACLU AIDS Project, Docket, October 1991

    ACLU Lesbian & Gay Rights Project, Docket, October 1991

    AIDS and Insurance: A source Book, Assemblyman Art Agnos, January 1987

    AIDS Guide to Federal Agencies and Resources, National Council of La Raza, 1991

    America Living With AIDS, John Hannan, July 1990

    Centers For Disease Control, America Reponds to AIDS, May, 1991

    Commitment to Life V, AIDS Project Los Angeles, September 15, 1991

    Financing Health Care for Persons with HIV Disease, August 1991

    A Guide to Fiscal Year 1991 Federal Funding for HIV Disease, A.S.A.P., 1991

    Public Policy Primer, National Minority AIDS Council, June 1991

    United Way Actions on AIDS, April 1989

    Separated to the ONE garments and ephemera collections:

    T-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, matchbooks, water bottles, mugs, keychains, and other promotional items

Instances

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    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
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    Container 1 Indicator
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