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  • A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood records (Coll2013.016)
    Sales and store inventory records of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender literature as well as bestseller information from A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood. Includes documentation of publishers, wholesalers and distributors as well as retail competitors from 1998-1999.
  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" scrapbook (7020)
    A limited-run scrapbook produced for individuals such as studio head Jack Warner documenting the production of Max Reinhardt's film adaptation of Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The leather-bound scrapbook contains more than 200 original black-and-white glossy photos from the film along with scene descriptions below each picture, a cast of players, and reviews of the film reproduced from newspaper clippings.
  • Abolish Cross-Filing in California records (0225)
    This collection contains the records of the group formed by John B. Elliott to abolish the practice of cross-filing in California (Abolish Cross-Filing in California). Cross-filing is a practice that permits candidates for political office to register in multiple parties for primary elections. If a candidate then wins nominations from multiple parties, they run with less (or no) competition in the fall election. The records present in this collection include filing vouchers, correspondence, clippings, subject files, cancelled checks, and financial information. The proposition to abolish cross-filing passed in 1952.
  • Academy of Certified Social Workers Competence Certification Board records (0464)
    The Academy of Certified Social Workers Competence Certification Board records consist of meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and reports, that document the activities of this body during the early 1980s. Included is information about the establishment and oversight of certification standards for social workers, and the design of the certification examination administered by the Educational Testing Service. The records also provide some information about general activities carried out by the Board in its relationship with the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers, including membership issues and general social work education.
  • Actors and Actresses scrapbook (0306)
    This bound scrapbook contains photographic portraits of theater and movie actors and actresses clipped from popular magazines in the years 1917 and 1918. Many are accompanied by brief blurbs about the individual's career. A bookplate on the inside cover indicates provenance as the Research Department Library of Paramount Pictures.
  • Adorno (Nino) Puerto Rico Gay Pride Photographs (Coll2012.010)
    Nino Adorno photographs of an undated gay pride event at Condado Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Advocate Experience Records (Coll2013.104)
    The collection consists of event materials, participation lists, address labels, forms, photographs, correspondence, promotional fliers, certificates of appreciation, clippings, sketches, and newsletters of the Advocate Experience, 1979-2001. The Advocate Experience was created by David Goodstein and Dr. Rob Eichberg in 1978. It was a two-weekend, all-day series of extensive self-realization workshops to bring self-acceptance, awareness and tolerance within the LGBT community.
  • Age of Consent collection (Coll2014.024)
    Notes, press material, flyers, correspondence, and clippings, circa 1980-1989, from gay rap group Age of Consent (AOC), led by John Callahan with members David Hughes and Thea Other. The collection includes lyrics and original notes for AOC's songs, many of which explicity discuss homosexuality.
  • Agrama (Jehan) collection on the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Los Angeles (GLAAD/LA) (Coll2008.049)
    Correspondence, agendas, notes, minutes, programs, reports, and materials collected by Jehan Agrama in her role as Co-President and as member of the Board of Directors of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Los Angeles (GLAAD/LA), 1989-1994. The collection includes documents related to the formation of GLAAD/USA, GLAAD Media Awards programs, 1994-2000; and documents outreach to the Los Angeles Unified School District and Rebuild Los Angeles (RLA) Racial Harmony and Discourse Task Force.
  • Air Mail clippings scrapbook (6037)
    The Air Mail clippings scrapbook contains clippings, primarily from the the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Examiner, 1924-1931, that document the development of air mail service in the United States, Mexico and South America during that same period. Clippings from some other newspapers are also included (New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, other California newspapers). The scrapbook seems to have been created by USC Libraries staff. The clippings were placed in the scrapbook in no particular order.
  • Airwaves (Charlie) Los Angeles Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade Photographs (Coll2012.143)
    Charlie Airwaves photographs of the Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade, 1970-1978.
  • Alcoholics Together records (Coll2008.051)
    Building committee minutes, financial statements and related documents, Internal Revenue Service correspondence and Federal tax returns along with general correspondence, 1971-1985 of Alcoholics Together (AT), a Los Angeles gay and lesbian alcoholics meeting formed in 1969 which follows the tenets and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), along with providing an environment affirming gay and lesbian identity.
  • Alexander (Chauncey) papers (0419)
    The papers include material collected by Chauncey Alexander over a long and active life in social work and radical politics. Included are personal papers, school papers, and materials relating to Alexander's leadership of such organizations as the National Association of Social Workers, the International Federation of Social Workers, the First Amendment Foundation, and other organizations. Considerable materials are preserved from Alexander's service as an adjunct professor of Social Work at California State University, Long Beach.
  • All Nations Church and Foundation photographs (0421)
    The All Nations Church and Foundation photographs (circa 1924-1967) consist of photographic material in a variety of formats; the collection provides a rich view of the people, community, and activities associated with the All Nations Foundation's operations in Los Angeles. Among the subjects documented in the photographs are All Nations centers and community life; arts and education; recreation and leisure; groups and individuals; and publicity materials. The collection complements the All Nations Church and Foundation records, also held in the California Social Welfare Archives at USC.
  • All Nations Church and Foundation records (0403)
    The records contain correspondence; program plans and proposals; medical records and statistics; budgets and other financial records; staff rosters; miscellaneous religious publications; newspaper clippings; brochures, and other publications describing the work of All Nations; annual reports; committee reports, agendas, and minutes; and staff reports on activities. This collection encompasses the years 1925-1978, with the bulk of the material dating frmo the decade of the 1930s.
  • Allan Hancock Foundation Archive (0257)
    The Allan Hancock Foundation Archive contains records of the Foundation set up at the University of Southern California by G. Allan Hancock for the purpose of furthering oceanographic studies. These records also include those materials from the library and museum that were associated with the Foundation, as well some personal mementos of Captain Hancock's and the Hancock family. Also included are extensive records of the research ship Velero IV, as well as sound recordings, photographs and films produced by and related to the Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions of the Foundation (1925-1960). The expeditions explored the eastern Pacific coast into South America, visiting the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Panama, and Baja California.
  • Allard (Lillian I.) collection of California postcards (0318)
    The Lillian I. Allard collection of California postcards consists of 782 vintage postcards. The postcards are arranged geographically and cover such places as Los Angeles County, Orange County, the California Missions, Riverside County, the Mission Inn of Riverside, San Diego County, Imperial County, San Bernardino, mining towns, and other miscellaneous views and shots of people and places in and around California.
  • Allen (Steve) Collection (2064)
    Collection consists of papers of actor, writer, composer, lyricist, and author Steve Allen (1921- ). Includes promotional material, business correspondence, television scripts for The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956-60) and The Tonight Show. Several screenplays also included.
  • Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Artists (AGLA) records (Coll2013.005)
    Meeting minutes, event records, promotional material, clippings, photographs, correspondence, membership records, newsletters and other material, 1980-1992, from the Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Artists in the Entertainment Industry (AGLA), formed to encourage the responsible portrayal of gays and lesbians in entertainment media. Materials in the collection document the organization's most active period, particularly when it produced an annual awards show for gay and lesbian representation in the entertainment industry.
  • Alpha Tau Omega records (0273)
    Records of the USC chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 1947-1988.
  • Amador (Don) Papers (Coll2011.016)
    Clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, publicity, academic papers, political flyers, newssheets, photographs, organizational lists, notes, and college course materials, 1976-1983, documenting the educational and political activities of Don Amador.
  • American advertising ephemera collection (6067)
    A collection of advertising fliers, brochures, booklets and catalogs for household appliances and products, all aimed specifically at women, dating from the 1860s to the 1930s. The collection includes trade catalogs for heating sources, stoves, porcelain sinks, vacuums, "wear-ever" cookware, carpet sweepers, irons, wringers, and "ready to eat" food products; fliers for labor-saving laundry soap, and a dryer that dries without a wringer; a commercial laundry price list; and brochures.
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter records (Coll2007.013)
    This collection comprises minutes, meeting agendas, financial records, correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, newsletters, publications, legal papers, subject files, notes, photographs, ephemera, and a videocassette relating to the on-going activities of the Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California (ACLU-LGRC), in Los Angeles. The LGRC is the first ACLU chapter in the United States to address the civil rights of gay men, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people. The earliest materials in the collection date before the founding of the LGRC and document the gay- and lesbian-related activities of the ACLU--including the Rights of Homosexuals Committee (1973 - 1976) and the Gay Rights Panel (1975 - 1976). The collection spans the founding of the LGRC in August 1976 up to 2004. However, the bulk of the materials come from the years 1976 to 1995.
  • American Guild of Organists records (0019)
    Established in 1908, the Southern California Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is a local chapter of the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. This collection contains the records of the Los Angeles and Pasadena chapters of the American Guild of Organists, including administrative files, publications, and annual scrapbooks.
  • American Library Association Gay Task Force and Social Responsibilities Round Table Collection (Coll2011.017)
    Correspondence, pamphlets, press releases, newsletters, flyers, contact lists, postcards, clippings, and bibliographic materials documenting the founding and subsequent activities of the Gay Task Force of the American Library Association's Social Responsibility Round Table. The Gay Task Force was estabished in 1970 to advocate for the interests of lesbians and gays in the library profession, as well as in libraries nationally.
  • American Personnel and Guidance Association records (0017)
    Records of the California division of APGA, ca. 1955-71; membership files, newsletters. In 1952, the American College Personnel Association joined with three other all-volunteer organizations to form the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA), devoted to the education and holistic development of students in higher education. It provides programs, services, and other educational professional development opportunities for student affairs professionals to enhance the quality of the learning environment on college and university campuses. From 1952 to 1992, ACPA continued its affiliation with APGA. During that 40 year period, APGA became known as AACD (the American Association for Counseling and Development); and ACPA continued its focus on the holistic education and development of college and university students.
  • Ames (Bob) Scrapbook (Coll2014.011)
    Bob Ames' scrapbook primarily consisting of centerfold clippings from erotic periodicals such as Playgirl as well as collages of clippings from fashion, erotic, and mainstream periodicals.
  • Ampico collection of piano rolls (0028)
    Player piano rolls recorded for Ampico (the American Piano Company, manufacturer of reproducing pianos) by prominent European and American pianists, 1910-25. Detailed inventory can be accessed at
  • Anderson (Michael) Portrait Photographs (Coll2012.055)
    Michael Anderson portrait photographs of Gil Barker, Michael Crawley, Chris Lundy, and Ralph McKenna, undated.
  • Andrews (Robert (Douglas) Hardy) typescripts (0079)
    Typescripts of Andrews's (1903 - 1976) novels, Legend of a Lady (Coward-McCann, 1949), and Great Day in the Morning (Coward-McCann, 1950).
  • Angels' Talk Project collection of astrology charts of persons with AIDS (Coll2008.025)
    Astrology charts, notes, a questionnaire, correspondence and miscellaneous typescripts related to Angels' Talk, a medical astrology project begun in 1987 to determine any correlation between astrology and persons with AIDS. The collection contains astrological profiles for 105 individuals who lived with or died from AIDS, and 4 composite profiles. The project was conducted by Michael F. Mitchell, who died of AIDS in 1992.
  • Anhalt (Edward) Collection (2027)
    Collection consists of the papers of associate producer, writer, documentary producer, TV director, and photographer Edward Anhalt (1914- ). These include scripts, production notes, drafts, treatments, synopses, outlines, publicity clippings, research photos, and correspondence for film and television.
  • Anonymous Hungarian Jew diary (6071)
    Diary written by an unidentified Hungarian Jew. 66 entries from March 19, 1944 to January 17, 1945, describe the diarist's experiences while working for the Jewish Council in Budapest, as a prisoner of the Nyilas, working as a trench digger in the Labor Service, and his attempts to escape with a Swiss passport. Also included are photographs of the diarist's wife, Ilona, and son, Robi, who disappeared on December 17, 1944. The last entry in the diary is about Robi. Some significant historical events of the Hungarian Holocaust are mentioned, such as the decree mandating that Jews wear the Yellow Star, the organized looting, the total confinement of the Jewish population, and the deportations. Also included are 4 loose pages written as a statement for reparations for valuables that were stolen after October 23, 1944. Text is in Hungarian.
  • Anthony (John J.) Collection (2086)
    Collection consists of Radio transcriptions, tapes, scripts, and files from several programs on which John J. Anthony was featured. John J. Anthony (1902-1970) was born in New York City as Lester Kroll and died in San Francisco in 1970. He was a radio host, moderator of the Goodwill Hour program (later John J. Anthony Hour), from 1937 to 1953, providing expert advice on marriage, divorce, and marital relations to listeners.
  • Apple (Nick) papers (5274)
    Ephemera and memorabilia collected by USC alumnus Nick Apple. Included are photographs of Apple and the USC track and field team, copies of student newspapers and newsletters, USC ephemera, a commencement program, programs for USC track and field meets, a Pi Kappa Alpha songbook, and a program for a 1992 USC Olympian salute.
  • Arkatov (James) photographs (0191)
    James Arkatov was a cellist who photographed famous concert soloists performing. This collection consists of black and white prints of the photographs he took between 1946 and 1990.
  • Arthur (Allen A.) photographs (5012)
    Color photographic transparencies and black and white negatives with proof prints by Allen A. Arthur (1920-1999) showing San Francisco and surrounding counties, California wineries, and the University of Southern California, dated 1963 to 1980. Arthur was a veteran, a graduate of the University of Southern California, and founder of the public relations firm Allen A. Arthur Plus Associates. He was also an occasional contributor to wine publications and the Los Angeles Times, arranger of California winery tours, and photographer.
  • Ashenfelter (Orion) papers (0195)
    A collection of seventeen letters written by Orion Ashenfelter to his family while on his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, which began on January 29, 1900. Included in these letters is an eyewitness account of events during the Boxer Rebellion in China.
  • Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG) records (Coll2013.023)
    Newsletters, newsletter distribution records, meeting files, membership records, photographs, correspondence, receipt books, and press and promotional material of Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG), 1977-2012. A/PLG was created in 1980 to meet the needs of gay men and women of Asian and Pacific heritage and to provide a support system in their relations with their families and communities.
  • Astaire (Fred) Manuscript Collection (2070)
    Collection consists of the manuscript and galley proofs of Fred Astaire's book Steps in Time, published in 1960. Fred Astaire (1899-1987) was a world renowned dancer, choreographer and film star.
  • Aviation clippings scrapbook (6034)
    The Aviation clippings scrapbook contains clippings, primarily from the the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Examiner, 1924-1929, that document the development of aviation in the United States during that same period, including the aviation industry, aviation and the military, government policies, airplane design, airports, and aviation funding. Clippings from some other newspapers are also included (New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, other California newspapers). The scrapbook seems to have been created by USC Libraries staff. The clippings were placed in the scrapbook in no particular order.
  • Ayres (Dr. A. Jean) Archive (0317)
    Papers, tests, and artifacts of A. Jean Ayres, groundbreaking occupational therapist. All items donated by friends, family, and coworkers.