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Barry M. Dank Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-032

Scope and Content

Articles, clippings, corespondence, and syllabi documenting sociologist Barry M. Dank's early work exploring "coming out and issues of gay identity." In 1971, Dank, a professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach, published an article in the journal Psychiatry arguing that steadily increasing acceptance of homosexuality as a way of life would result in waning notions of same-sex sexuality as deviance. The collection documents exchanges of correspondence with academic colleagues; correspondence with Jim Kepner and other gay activists in Los Angeles; and Dank's sociology courses focusing on homosexuality.

Dates

  • 1971-1977
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1974

Creator

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Biographical Note

Barry M. Dank was a sociologist at California State University, Long Beach whose 1971 article in the journal Psychiatry, "Coming Out in the Gay World," forecast the growing acceptance of same-sex sexuality as a legitimate mode of life, as opposed to deviance from a norm.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet ([1 folder])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Articles, correspondence, syllabi, and clippings documenting sociologist Barry M. Dank's professional involvement with the issue of social and personal acceptance of gay identity. In 1971, Dank, a professor at California State University, Long Beach, published an article in the journal Psychiatry that argued notions of homosexual deviance would wane in the face of increasing acceptance of same-sex sexuality as a legitimate way of life.

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Creator

Title
Barry M. Dank Papers, 1971-1977
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

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

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