Naked Boys Singing records (Coll2013.098) Correspondence, scripts, sheet music, contracts, production notes, photographs, clippings, publicity material, theater administration files, DVDs, audiocassettes, posters, promotional objects and other material from
Naked Boys Singing!, bulk 1998-2004, an off-Broadway musical revue of gay experiences told through song and dance, co-created by Robert Schrock. The collection includes recording demos from the show's composers, as well as administrative files and promotional material from its national and international productions, including shows in Norway, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Australia.
Napiwocki (Jan J.) Papers (Coll2011.068) Resume, photographs, drawings, and contact sheets documenting work and personal life of artist, Jan J. Napiwocki, circa 1977-1984. Many of the drawings and photographs focus on male nudity.
Nash (John Henry) brochures, folders, and fine books (0387) This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.
Nash (Suzi) papers (Coll2013.033) Clippings, a sound recording on compact disc, and material from women's liberation groups and gay and lesbian organizations, 1982-2006, collected by lesbian musician, Suzi Nash. Nash was a Philadelphia resident who, in 2005, wrote and recorded an album of children's music for children of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) families, entitled
National Association of Social Workers Medical Social Work Section records (0486) The National Association of Social Workers Medical Social Work Section records consist of meeting minutes and agendas, report, membership lists, and some correspondence, 1931-1974 (bulk 1953-1959), that document the activities of the Los Angeles chapter of this organization. The meeting minutes are primarily those of the NASW Executive Committee; the reports are primarily ones produced by members of the Medical Social Work Section; and the membership lists are those of medical social workers in the Los Angeles area.
National Association of Social Workers, Los Angeles Area and California Chapters records (0487) The National Association of Social Workers, Los Angeles Area and California Chapters records consist of meeting minutes, committee reports, memorandums, and newsletters, produced by and for the social work community in California, 1955-1998. The records document the creation of the Los Angeles Area chapter of the NASW and the California Council in the 1950s; the activities of various committees and sections, including Children and Family Services, Nominating, Program, and Group Work; and the creation and activities of the Greater California Chapter in the 1970s (a consolidation of 13 area chapters). The records contain a large number of both chapters' newsletters, which make up the bulk of the records.
National Free Clinic Council Collection (Coll2011.077) Correspondence, bylaws, reports, contractual agreements, newsletters, memoranda, financial documents, evaluation form, articles of incorporation, and mailing lists from the San Francisco-based National Free Clinic Council (NFCC), 1970-1974. Guided by the principle that "health care is a right, not a privilege," the NFCC coordinated the disbursement of Federal grants to a nationwide urban network of free community clinics, such as the Gay Community Services Center.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Collection (Coll2011.056) Press releases, promotional letters, clippings, flyers, organization lists, articles, financial statements, conference programs, informational pamphlets, lobbying packets, fact sheets, publication lists, photographs, meeting minutes, legislative surveys, directories, policy papers, and questionnaires from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), 1973-2005. Founded in 1973, the goal of the NGLTF was to build and coordinate organizational support for pro-GLBT legislation and legislators, as well as to oppose anti-GLBT political initiatives.
National Gay Rights Advocates Collection (Coll2011.057) Clippings, press releases, correspondence, donor records, newsletters, informational pamphlets, financial records, annual reports, and study reports documenting activities of the National Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA), 1985-1990. The NGRA was a public interest law firm "created [in 1978] to expand and defend gay rights" by taking cases that had potential to break new legal ground.
National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights records (Coll2013.087) Records created or collected by the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee regarding the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1978-1979. The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979.
National New Orleans Memorial Fund Collection (Coll2011.078) Financial statements, medical service receipts, correspondence, articles, flyers, eulogy texts, clippings, photograph, donation records and other material from the National New Orleans Memorial Fund (NNOMF), 1973-1974. The NNOMF was established in Los Angeles in 1973 to provide medical assistance and other support for victims of a fire that killed 32 patrons of a bar popular with the New Orleans gay and lesbian community.
National Organization of Lesbians and Gays Records (Coll2011.090) Articles of incorporation, bylaws, meeting minutes, flyers, clippings, resolutions, proposals, policy statements, correspondence, conference program, conference proceedings, petition form, legislation information, and other material documenting activities of the National Organization of Lesbians and Gays (NOLAG), 1981-1982. NOLAG was formed in 1981 as a national grassroots organization dedicated to educating and informing the public on gay and lesbians rights, and "to promote the common good and welfare of the Lesbian and Gay community."
National Socialist League collection (Coll2013.024) The collection consists of periodicals, correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, flyers, catalogs, brochures, subscription forms, greeting cards and mass mailings created by the National Socialist League (NSL) and other related organizations, 1928-2011. The NSL was a Los Angeles based organization of gay nazis from the 1970s to the mid-1980s run mainly by Russell R. Veh.
National Travelers Aid Association records (0485) The National Travelers Aid Assocation records consist primarily of papers and reports produced by the national association, and by the Wilmington office of the USO, in the 1940s and 1960s. Much of the material was collected by one of the caseworkers in the Wilmington office, Lola Selby, who was in charge of Travelers' Aid. Of especial interest are the papers and reports on services to mobile populations, and the scrapbook documenting the founding and activities of the Wilmington office of the USO during World War II.
Neighborhood Adult Participation Project records (0488) The Neighborhood Adult Participation Project (NAPP) records consist of correspondence, reports, and training materials, 1962-1976 and undated, that document the founding and activities of this Office of Economic Opportunity-funded project. Founded in April 1965, the project was initially funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity and originally overseen by the Los Angeles Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency; by 1976 it was the largest and oldest poverty program in Los Angeles County. NAPP began operations as a Community Action Program funded under Title II of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, with the primary purpose of providing training and employment opportunities for adults in ten poverty areas identified by the Los Angeles Welfare Planning Council. The bulk of the collection consists of booklets and manuals written by executive director Opal C. Jones that were used as orientation and training materials for NAPP employees. In addition to the training activities of NAPP, the records document some of the administrative and personnel difficulties that plagued the organization in its early years.
Neighborhood Youth Association records (0416) The Neighborhood Youth Association began as charitable organization under the aegis of the Episcopal Church in 1914. Using a settlement house approach, the Association's oiginal goal was to acculturate immigrants to Los Angeles' West side neighborhoods to American culture and values. Over the years the Association has broadened its mission to include providing social services and counseling for poor families and teenaged children in the areas around Venice, California, and the Los Angeles port area, particularly in the communities of Carson and San Pedro, California. These records date from 1954 to 1991, and contain information on grants, consortia, and special progams.
New Alliance for Gay Equality (New AGE) records (Coll2011.058) Meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, bylaws, correspondence, press manuals, clippings, flyers, press releases, financial records, notes, project proposals, and other material documenting activities of the New Alliance for Gay Equality (New AGE), 1970-1979. New AGE was founded in 1977 to raise consciousness of gay and lesbian rights, and to "pass legislation in Los Angeles that will secure the civil rights of gay citizens, and to defend those rights if challenged." The organization's activities included opposing the passage of the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative in 1977-1978.
Newspaper headlines collection (0105) American newspaper front pages and other clippings for the San Francisco earthquake, the 1918 Armistice, the Lindbergh kidnapping, the war years 1940-45, etc.
No on 64 Records (Coll2011.060) Meeting minutes, financial documents, flyers, pamphlets, photographic contact sheets, clippings, endorsement and media organization lists, news releases, correspondence, memoranda, press packets, notes, campaign report, and other material documenting the work of No on 64, an organization formed to mobilize opposition to California ballot Proposition 64, also known as the LaRouche Initiative, in 1986. If approved by voters, Proposition 64 would have classified AIDS as an easily communicable disease--a designation that, under California law, would allow universal testing and possible quarantine of those who tested HIV-positive.
No on 96 and 102 Records (Coll2011.079) Meeting minutes, correspondence, donor lists, clippings, volunteer forms, flyers, pamphlets, personal statements, financial documents, notes, telephone script, member lists, and other material documenting activity of No on 96 and 102 campaigns, 1988-1989. Propositions 96 and 102 were California initiatives in the November 1988 election ballot that each dealt with the issue of the confidentiality of AIDS/HIV tests.
Noble (Hollister) manuscript (0073) Typescript of Noble's (b.1900) Civil War novel, Woman with a Sword, (Doubleday, 1948), a fictionalized biography of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland.
Noll (A. Michael) Papers (0331) Dr. A. Michael Noll is Professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication. He was dean of the Annenberg School for an interim period from 1992 to 1994. This collection contains papers from Dr. Noll's deanship.
Non-LGBT Magazine Cover Story Collection (Coll2013.027) The collection consists of mainstream magazines with cover stories on LGBT people or topics concerning the LGBT community. The magazines include popular business, entertainment, and news magazines as well as professional and religious titles. The magazines were culled from the ONE Subject Files collection and donations from patrons.
Non-LGBT Newspaper Front Page Collection (Coll2013.026) The collection consists of mainstream newspaper front pages and sections reporting on LGBT people or topics concerning LGBT people. The collection documents the transformation in the print media's coverage of LGBT people and concerns from reporting on "sexual deviants" through the assassination of Harvey Milk to the acceptance of marriage rights. The newspapers front pages were culled from the ONE Subject Files collection and donations from patrons.
Nordin (Richard M.) papers (5272) The Richard M. Nordin papers consist of correspondence, reports, realia, ephemera, and photographs, created and collected by Mr. Nordin during his tenure as Director of Annual Giving at USC. In addition to general fundraising records, the papers also include materials documenting fundraising efforts for the Trojan Marching Band.
North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) Records (Coll2011.065) Memoranda, financial reports, manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), 1966-1970. NACHO was "a conference of independent homophile organizations in North America established to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement, strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." The bulk of the collection comprises records of NACHO's six conferences held between 1966 and 1970.
North American Lesbian and Gay Religious Congress Records (Coll2011.080) Meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, resolutions, agendas, scheduling lists, clippings, financial documents, song sheets, delegate forms, delegate lists, and other material documenting planning and implementation of the North American Lesbian and Gay Religious Congress (NALGRC), 1979-1982. Held in Atlanta, Georgia in November of 1982, the event was a constitutional convention for the NALGRC, an organization representing the lesbian and gay caucuses of over 20 religious (primarily Christian) denominations.