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Larry C. Kephart Christopher Street West collection

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: Coll2014-111

Scope and Content

The collection consists of documents for the 1982 Christopher Street West festival and parade, including a list of slogan entries, logo designs by Kephart, and drafts of the anthem written by Kephart for the festival and parade. Kephart's anthem, "A New Gay Dawning," was produced for the 1982 festival and parade. The collection also includes Kephart's digital images of the 2008 festival. The collection consists of photographs of Kephart's time with the Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts (SPREE) between 1971-1978, entries for photography fairs, materials from the Tom of Finland Foundation, and erotic art on subjects of BDSM, military, Master and Slave, water sports, puppy play, and sex toys.The following artists were found: Michael D. Allen, Lionel Cavelo, Rob Clarke, Tom of Finland, Steven Garcia, Jon Gatto, Xavier Gicquel, Michael Kirwan, Joe Phillips, Benoit Prévot, Minoru Toyama, Lalo Ugalde, Valentine.


  • 1982-2008


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical Note

Larry C. Kephart was a member of the Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts (SPREE) in the 1970s. In the 1980s he was a Christopher Street West (CSW) board member and served as the treasurer of the organization from 1980 to 1981.


0.1 Linear Feet (Two boxes )

Language of Materials



Christopher Street West slogan selection records, button designs, and drafts of the anthem for the 1982 Los Angeles pride parade and festival. Larry C. Kephart served as a board member and treasurer of Christopher Street West during the 1980s.

Photographs of the Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts (SPREE); photograph fair entries; collections of original erotic artwork, ranging from prints, drawings, and greeting cards; and related ephemera like certificates of authenticity, photography contest materials, and Tom of Finland Foundation materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deed of gift dated June 16, 2016.

Related Materials

Christopher Street West Association Collection, Coll2012-135, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Pat Rocco Papers, Coll2007-006, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

A new gay dawning - 1982 Gay Pride Concert - Highlights, Hollywood High School Auditorium, audio recordings ARR0383, AC2636

Separated Materials

Christopher Street West buttons and T-shirts were removed to the ONE Archives button and T-shirt collections

Christopher Street West agenda and treasurer reports, 1980-1982, were removed to the Christopher Street West Association Collection, Coll2012-135

Red, Marine jockstrap were removed due to possible contamination.

Also, see Materials Specific Details for other removed materials.

Materials Specific Details

Removed to ONE Archives Non-LGBTQ magazine cover stories collection: Substance [Mount San Antonio College] Spring 2001 Removed to ONE Archives Calendar collection: Dievx Dv Stade Calendrier 2008 par Steven Klein 2008. Eons: A gallery to view and be viewed. The first Tom of Finland Calendar, 1978. [signed] Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras portraits by Jim Cornfield, 1975-1976. Kardenas, Segio. Rebel without a pause 2007-2008 A tribute to Tom of Finland 1993 Calendar Tom of Finland 1998 Calendar Removed to ONE Library: Kirwan, Michael. Just so Horny. 2011. Falkon, Felix Lance, and Thomas Waugh. Gay Art: A Historic Collection. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2006. Gomez, L. Ironmen. Berlin: Gmünder, 2004. MacIsaac, Steve, Ilya, and Justin Hall. Shirtlifter. 4 4. Long Beach, Calif: Drawn Out Press, 2011. [signed] Phillips, Joe. Adventures of a Joe Boy! V. 1 V. 1. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder, 2004. [signed] Phillips, Joe. For the Boys. Berlin: Bruno Gmünder, 2004. Phillips, Joe. Tales from the House of Morecock. Vol. 2 Vol. 2. Berlin: Gmünder, 2005. [signed] Soltesz, Natty. Backwoods. Queer Mojo, Bar Harbor, Maine, 2011, [signed] Warren, Patricia Nell. The Fancy Dancer. New York: Bantam, 1977. Removed to ONE Archives newsletter collection: Dispatch [Tom of Finland]: Autumn 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2006. Physique pictorial: November 1961, volume 11, number 2; October 1964, volume 14, number 2. Removed to ONE Archives pamphlet collection: Belasco. Boo! Sizzlin' Comixxx Belasco. Boo and th' bruthahood, number 1. [signed] Belasco. Boo's Back! Belasco Books, 2002. Belasco. Jail trade unleashed. [signed] Belasco. Belasco Sketchbook 2: Big-uns, 2007. Belasco. Th'school of hard knox. [signed] Bent Comix, Sampler number 1, 2009. Demonicsex. [S.l.]: Triple Six Comics, 2000. Removed to ONE periodical collection: Handjobs: June 1997, July 2000, June 2001, July 2001, October 2001, June 2002-December 2002, January 2003-December 2003, March-July 2004, September-December 2004, February 2005-July 2006, December 2006, January 2007-May 2008. Handjob Reader: 1, 3-5. Instigator: 10-13, 21, 22 Metro Source LA: June/July 2009. Whats Happening Magazine: April 2011. Removed to ONE Archives video collection: The mountain AIDS foundation

Processing Information

Collection processed by Josiah J. Peralta, February 2019.

Finding Aid to the Larry C. Kephart Christopher Street West Collection
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Josiah J. Peralta
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Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

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

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