Bill Wuzzy Spaulding papers
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.
- Creation: 1981 - 2009
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1984 - 1996
- Spaulding, Bill Wuzzy (Creator, Person)
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.
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.
9.8 Linear Feet (7 archives boxes + 1 flat archive box.)
Language of Materials
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.
This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1. Gay and lesbian activism
Series 2. Personal papers
Gift of Bill Wuzzy Spaulding, September 24, 2009 and April 21, 2010.
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
One folder of moldy materials has been separated from the collection. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, February 2014.
- 7 award plaques. Photographs of the plaques were taken.
- Reprints of California legislation bills, dated from 1990 to 1992.
- Periodicals and other documents about fundraising and philanthropy.
- Finding Aid to the Bill Wuzzy Spaulding Papers, 1981-2009
- Loni Shibuyama
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- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.