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Ed Sebesta papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-019

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, articles, manuscripts, clippings, questionnaires, surveys, research papers, newsletter editorial records, press releases, fliers, and photographs of Ed Sebesta, 1964-1995. The correspondence and photographs document his work for the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists (LGAES) and his personal and professional connections in Asia. The LGAES records also include research, administrative, outreach, and project records. The non-LGAES project records document his interest in gay Asian-American rights, gay politics, and the neo-Confederate movement. Articles and manuscripts written by Sebesta are included in the LGAES and non-LGAES project records sections. The clippings show Sebesta's interests in gay rights issues.

Dates

  • 1964-1995

Creator

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.

Biography

Edward H. Sebesta was involved with the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists professional association, including as president, circa 1980-1985. During this time, he also advocated for gay rights issues, including for gay Asian-Americans. He was one of the editors of Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction published by the University of Texas Press in 2008, and was co-editor with James Loewen of The Confederate and Neo-Confederate: The 'Great Truth' About the 'Lost Cause published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2010. As of 2014, he continues to author two blogs, maintain a website, and publish in peer reviewed academic journals on the neo-Confederate movement.

Extent

4.8 Linear Feet (3 archive boxes + 1 flat box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Correspondence, articles, manuscripts, clippings, questionnaires, surveys, research papers, newsletter editorial records, press releases, fliers, and photographs of Ed Sebesta, 1964-1995. The papers primarily document his work for the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists (LGAES), his personal and professional connections in Asia, and his involvement and interest in gay rights causes.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Correspondence, 1975-1984

Series 2. Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists (LGAES), 1979-1990

Series 3. Project records, photographs, and clippings, 1964-1995

Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was donated by Ed Sebesta to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives in 1987.

Separated Materials

Gay and lesbian science newsletters separated into the ONE periodical collection

BAGLIS News, Bay Area Gays and Lesbians in Science, November 1983

GATEScanner newsletter, Gay Association of Technicians, Engineers and Scientists, 1982-1984 (19 issues)

GLOES newsletter, Gay and Lesbian Orange County Engineers and Scientists, 1982-1983 (5 issues)

Houston Area Gay and Lesbian Engineers and Scientists newsletter, 1982-1985 (31 issues)

HTG newsletter, High Tech Gays, 1983-1985 (24 issues)

Humbodlt Society, Lesbian and Gay Naturalists of Philadelphia newsletter, 1983-1985 (10 issues)

LAGLS newsletter, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Scientists, 1982-1988 (17 issues)

Lesbian and Gay Association of Engineers and Scientists--Boston newsletter, 1983-1985 (17 issues)

Lesbian and Gay Association of Engineers and Scientists--Chicago newsletter, 1982 (3 issues)

NOGLSTP newsletter, National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, 1983-1990 (8 issues)

Triangle Area Gay Scientists newsletter, 1981-1985 (19 issues)

Washington Area Gay and Lesbian Scientists newsletter, 1982-1985 (14 issues)



Separated into the ONE periodical and pamphlet collections

About our Children, Parents and Friends of Gays, 1980

Alice Reports, September 1981

Change (Japan Gay Center), no.1, 2, 1981-1982

Gay (Japan Gay Center), no.4, 1980

Platonica, no.1, 4, 1977-1979

Processing Information

Part of collection came from box 104-31c. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Ed Sebesta Papers, 1964-1995
Status
Completed
Author
Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

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

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