Gays -- Correspondence
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, writings, and subject files of Manuel boyFrank, 1916-1984. Manuel boyFrank was a military serviceman, ONE Incorporated board member, unpublished writer, and gay activist. The collection includes his 1940s correspondence with early gay activist pioneers Henry Gerber and Frank McCourt as well as his 1950s and 1960s correspondence with ONE Incorporated.
Correspondence, screenplays, drafts, clippings, photographs, health records and other personal documents relating to gay screenwriter William J. Capobianco (1947-1992), who co-wrote Tenebrae (date unknown) and Medea (1978). The collection includes other screenplays and short story drafts, as well as correspondence with Joe Callahan and David Sherlock. Photographs document the retail store LA Leathers in Los Angeles.
Founded in 1969, the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) was a loosely structured group of gay rights activists who were interested in the radical sexual liberation for all people. This collection consists of publicity material, photographs, correspondence, clippings, and writings that relate primarily to the Los Angeles group of the Gay Liberation Front.
Often referred to as the forefather of the United States gay movement, Henry Gerber in 1924 created the first known gay organization in the United States, the Society for Human Rights, and the first known gay publication, Friendship and Freedom. The collection consists of Henry Gerber correspondence and writings as well as biographical information written about Henry Gerber, circa 1940-1998.
Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, event flyers, and photographs, 1972-1981, from gay activist Michael T. Manning. In 1975, Manning lodged a complaint with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Attorney, requesting a formal investigation into the Los Angeles Police Department's discriminatory practices against gays and lesbians.
Writings, clippings, correspondence, and administrative records, 1974-1991, documenting gay activist Brian R. McNaught. McNaught is a writer, spokesperson, and corporate consultant on gay and lesbian rights, sex education, and AIDS awareness. He has written extensively on his experiences as a gay man, particularly in relation to his Irish Catholic identity.
Photographs, coded notes on erotic films, correspondence, and diaries, 1942-1998 of acting and vocal coach, Ed Menerth. Menerth attended Pennsylvania State University and was an acting coach at the University of Miami. He continued his acting and vocal coaching in West Hollywood, California, where he was a literary agent for Dale Garrick International.
This collection is mainly comprised of Richard Nance's correspondence with friends and family between 1970 and 1979. Nance lived in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1970s.