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Vaughn Taylor photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-007

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 598 photographic prints and 20 sheets of negatives created and collected by Vaughn Taylor, 1947-1992. The collection also includes memorial service programs, a drawing and other printed materials. The collection includes photographs of Taylor's friends and community events in the Castro Street district of San Francisco; gay community events, such as Christopher Street West gay pride parade and festival; protests against then-Governor Pete Wilson; a protest at a federal building in Los Angeles; the 1991 and 1992 Orange County Gay Pride Festival; and the victory celebration of the Presidential election of Bill Clinton are included as well. The bulk of the photographs were shot in the Hollywood and Silver Lake neighborhoods of Los Angeles, circa 1970-1991.

Dates

  • circa 1970-1992
  • Majority of material found within 1985 - 1991

Creator

Access

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

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).

Biography

Vaughn-Oliver Taylor was living in Sacramento, California, where he married and fathered three children and worked as a fundamentalist preacher. After divorcing his wife, he moved to San Francisco, then settled in Los Angeles in 1984. Taylor worked as a medical transcriber and became a community activist. He served as secretary on the Gay & Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force; recording secretary and corresponding secretary for the Stonewall Democratic Club; and a member of Gay Mensa and the United Spirit Church. He was one of a group of activists arrested at a civil disobedience demonstration at the Federal Building in Los Angeles in 1991. He also participated for four years in the Salk Study for HIV research at the University of Southern California's Norris Cancer Center.

Vaughn-Oliver Taylor died of complications from AIDS on December 10, 1992, in Los Angeles. He was 45 years old.

Source: Fairbanks, H, "Obituaries," Update, San Diego, February 1993.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (3 archival binders.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

598 photographic prints and 20 sheets of negatives by Vaughn Taylor, created circa 1970-1991. This collection includes photographs of Taylor's friends; community events in the Castro Street neighborhood of San Francisco; gay community events, such as Christopher Street West gay pride; protests against then-Governor Pete Wilson; a protest at a federal building in Los Angeles; the 1991 and 1992 Orange County Gay Pride Festival; and the victory celebration of the Presidential election of Bill Clinton. The collection also includes memorial service programs, a drawing and other printed materials.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged in approximate chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amanda Meyncke, February 2011. Additional photographs added by Kyle Morgan, August 2012.

Title
Finding aid to the Vaughn Taylor photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Meyncke
Date
© February 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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