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James L. Ball, Ph.D., known as "Buddy" Ball, produced films, records, and videos from about 1977 to 1997 for a variety of audiences including African American churches and other Christian groups, crafters, gay men, and horror fans. The collection includes corporate records, personal papers, and photographs documenting his varied activities from his early career as an educator to his involvement in motorcycle clubs to his inclusion in the banned-in-Britain "Video nasties" list.
Administrative records, slides, photographs, film, video recordings, sound recordings, objects, textiles, buttons, and ephemera from the Blue Max Motorcycle Club, a gay motorcycle club founded in Los Angeles in 1968. The materials document club events such as motorcycle runs, anniversary celebrations, fundraisers, officer ceremonies, gay pride festivities, and other events.