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Andrew J. Eddy papers

Identifier: Coll2016-003

Scope and Contents

The Andrew J. Eddy collection consists of articles, clippings, photographs, correspondence, press releases, printed emails, and event announcements, with the bulk spanning 1994-2000. Much of the materials relate to Eddy’s work with various community organizations such as Sunshine Athletic Association, which includes newsletters from SAA Scubanews and Oh, Buoy Sailing and Cruising Club; Broward Log Cabin Club of Florida correspondence and press releases; Log Cabin Republicans correspondence; and articles written by Eddy for his column, “Frankly Speaking,” as part of Hotspots Magazine. The collection also contains ephemera, such as the dinner program, clippings, and invitation for the Sixth Annual Ray Lisanti Human Rights Award Dinner, where Eddy received the GUARDian of the Century Award in 1999.


  • 1968-2002


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.

Biographical / Historical

Born on August 21, 1936, Andrew J. Eddy, a New York native, later moved to Broward County, Florida. Holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics, he was employed by Broward Housing to secure government and private grant funding, and became a founding member of many gay and lesbian organizations in the South East, Florida. Eddy was politically active as a Republican.

He was on the Political Advocacy Coalition Political Action Committee (PAC-PAC) Board of Trustees and a founding member of Broward Log Cabin Club of Florida, a gay Republican organization. Eddy was the South East Regional Director for the Log Cabin Federation, which was renamed the Log Cabin Republicans Club under his leadership, and also served as its Director for Media Outreach and Community Relations.

Eddy was also an active member of the Sunshine Athletic Association (SAA); a founder of the Sunshine Athletic Association Scuba Club and served as SAA Scuba President; Tri-County SAA Executive Council; SAA Broward Chapter Vice President; and SAA AIDS Coordinator. In 1988 he received the Tri-County SAA Chairman’s Award.

As a community volunteer Eddy assisted in the opening of the Poverello Thrift Shop in Pompano Beach; served as Grant Administrator for the Poverello food bank; and founded the Florida Gold Coast Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA). He wrote a weekly column, “Frankly Speaking,” for Hotspots Magazine. In 1999 he received GUARDian of the Century from the Gays United to Attack Repression and Discrimination (GUARD), a lifetime achievement award.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 box.)

Language of Materials



The Andrew J. Eddy papers include correspondence, printed emails, clippings, press releases, and other materials, 1968-2002, many for the Broward Log Cabin Club of Florida. The collection also includes his writings, such as clippings from "Frankly Speaking," his column for Hotspots Magazine. Andrew Jay Eddy is a Republican gay activist in Broward County, Florida, working with groups like Political Advocacy Coalition Political Action Committee; Log Cabin Republicans Club; Sunshine Athletic Association; Poverello; and the Florida Gold Coast Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Veterans of America.


This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection donated by Andy Eddy to the ONE Institute/International Gay and Lesbian Archives (now the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries), circa 2002. The donation was facilitated by John O'Brien.

Separated Materials

The following materials have been seperated to the ONE Archives periodicals:

Barnacle Busters Scuba Club, Bottom Times (1999).

Broward Log Cabin Republicans, The Logger (1999).

Dignity / Fort Lauderdale, Inc., The Word (1999).

Florida AIDS Action, Florida AIDS Action News (1999).

Front Runners Fort Lauderdale, Front Page News (1999).

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Stars of the Rainbow Awards Banquet and Dinner Dance (1997).

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Stars of the Rainbow Awards Ceremony, Silent Auction and Dinner Dance (1999).

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Greater Fort Lauderdale, The Center Voice (1999).

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans of America, The Vet Pride (1999).

People With AIDS Coalition of Broward County, Newsline (1999).

Poverello, The Poverello Post (1999).

TWN South Florida's Gay Community Newspaper (1999).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Helen Ly, 2016.

Finding aid to the Andrew J. Eddy papers, 1968-2002
Finding aid prepared by Helen Ly
© 2016
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Repository Details

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

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