Michael A. Lombardi and Paul J. Nash papers
Scope and Content of Collection
- Lombardi, Michael A. (Creator, Person)
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Lombardi first became acquainted with the writings of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895), the pioneering German theorist and activist for the legal and social rights of homosexuals, in 1977. From 1979 onwards he translated Ulrichs' works, which he and Paul Nash, his partner since 1972, published privately as "Urania Manuscripts". In 1990, he was approached by Vern Bullough, general editor of Prometheus Books' series on human sexuality, to translate the works of Magnus Hirschfeld. His translation of Hirschfeld's Die Transvestiten (1910) appeared in 1991, and of Hirschfeld's Die Homosexualität des Mannes und des Weibes (1914) in 2000. He has also published a translation of Ernest Borneman's Das Geschlechtsleben des Kindes (1985).
Paul Nash was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on February 20, 1934. After graduating from highschool, he spent two years in the U.S. Navy, after which he attended college. In 1962, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was employed in hospital administration and where he met Michael Lombardi, who became his partner in 1972. During the 1970s Nash and Lombardi became increasingly active in civil and gay rights. In 1975, Nash entered Los Angeles City College to study writing, and became involved in newspaper journalism. He served as Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Collegian in 1978. From 1980 to 1983 he was also Los Angeles City Editor of Update, a gay newspaper serving San Diego and Los Angeles. He was editor and principal financial supporter of "Urania Manuscripts", which he and Lombardi founded to privately publish the latter's translations of the works of Ulrichs and other European writers on homosexuality. The couple also runs the Karl Heinrich Ulrichs website at
In 1988, Michael Lombardi and Paul Nash moved from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida, where they currently reside.
Michael A. Lombardi and Paul J. Nash Papers, Coll2008-011, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Website,
24.75 Linear Feet (17 records boxes + 5 archive cartons + 4 archive half-cartons + 1 archive shoebox + 3 oversize boxes.)
Language of Materials
Separated Material, 2013
1993 and 2000 March on Washington
After Stonewall, 1999
The Birdcage. 1996
In & Out, 1997
Paragraph 175, 2000
Periodicals separated to the ONE periodical collection:
Gays on the Hill, v.3, no.2 (November-December 1978)
It's Time, newsletter of the National Gay Task Force, v.5, no.10 (December 1978)
Latinos Unidos (August and Semptember 1977)
The Lesbian News, no.42 (January 1979)
The L.O.V.E.R. Home Companion, v.2, no.5 (1978)
Unannotated visitor guides and maps for Abruzzo, Italy; L'Aquila, Italy; and Minden, Germany.
Separated Material, 2008
anon. n.d. Die Bibel oder die ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments. Cleveland: Central Publishing House.
anon. n.d. Holy Bible with Helps. Revised Standard Version. Nelson.
Baker's pocket Bible concordance. 1974. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House.
Bell, Robert R., and Michael Gordon. 1972. The social dimension of human sexuality. Boston: Little, Brown.
Bollé, Michael. 1984. Eldorado: homosexuelle Frauen u. Männer in Berlin 1850 - 1950; Geschichte, Alltag u. Kultur; [Ausstellung im Berlin-Museum, 26. Mai - 8. Juli 1984]. Berlin: Frölich und Kaufmann.
Boswell, John. 1980. Christianity, social tolerance, and homosexuality: gay people in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the fourteenth century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Bullough, Bonnie, Vern L. Bullough, and James Elias. 1997. Gender blending. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. 1954 (1941). A catechism of Christian doctrine. No. 2. Paterson: St. Anthony Guild Press.
Dannecker, Martin. 1981. Theories of homosexuality. London: Gay Men's Press.
Dynes, Wayne R. 1987. Homosexuality: a research guide. New York: Garland Pub.
Jellonnek, Burkhard. 1990. Homosexuelle unter dem Hakenkreuz: die Verfolgung von Homosexuellen im Dritten Reich. Paderborn: F. Schöningh.
LeVay, Simon. 1996. Queer science the use and abuse of research into homosexuality. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
Los Angeles City College. 1980. Citadel. Volume 21. Los Angeles: Los Angeles City College.
Order of St. Benedict (ed.). 1960 (1959). Our Parish prays and sings. Dialog Mass, Hymns, Chants. Collegeville: The liturgical press.
Robb, Graham. 2004. Strangers: homosexual love in the nineteenth century. New York: W.W. Norton.
Williams, Walter L. 1986. The spirit and the flesh: sexual diversity in American Indian culture. Boston: Beacon Press.
Whitman, Walt. 1926. Leaves of grass. Garden City: Doubleday & Company.
Four boxes processed by Charlie Kaufhold and Kyle Morgan were integrated into the collection on June 2013. Processing this accretion was funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- Gay rights -- Germany
- Gay rights -- United States
- Gays -- Biography
- Hermann-Pintus, Lore
- Hirschfeld, Magnus
- Homosexuality -- Germany -- History
- Homosexuality -- Netherlands -- History
- Homosexuality -- Political aspects -- California -- Los Angeles
- Homosexuality -- Social aspects -- California -- Los Angeles
- Jews -- Persecutions
- Pintus, Liesel
- Ulrichs, Karl Heinrich
- Finding Aid to the Michael A. Lombardi and Paul J. Nash Papers
- Michael P. Palmer, 2008. Updated by Kyle Morgan, 2013.
- © 2008, © 2013
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- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.