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  • Railroad commemorative stone (0048)
    Section of rail of the first railroad in America (1826, Massachusetts), attached to a granite block.
  • Rakos (Andrew) 100 to Infinity documentary production materials (Coll2009.013)
    Video and audio recordings, correspondence, footage logs, transcripts of interviews, legal and financial documents, and promotional and reference materials, primarily from 1994-1999, relating to the production "100 to Infinity", an unfinished documentary by Andrew Rakos profiling 100 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual leaders who were chosen by a panel of community figures and members of the gay and lesbian press on National Coming Out Day in October 1995. The documentary was conceived as a tool to inform America's youth about significant contributions by gays, lesbians, and their supporters throughout history.
  • Ralf (Richard) papers (0238)
    Richard Ralf was a German composer who moved to Los Angeles in 1946. His music follows the florid and emotional trend of post-Wagnerian Romanticism. Among his compositions were Transcendental Ballet (1921), Violin Sonata (1923), String Quartet (1924), Violin Concerto (1925), Brothers Arise Cantata (1959), and Symphonic Songs for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra (1968).
  • Rancho Los Amigos Hospital records (0407)
    The Rancho Los Amigos Hospital began in the late 1880's as the Los Angeles County Poor Farm. For over a century, the Rancho's mission has evolved, first as a hospital for indigents and then as a center for rehabilitation for chronic diseases. The papers in this collection chronical this development. Included are administrative and financial records, internal and external publications generated by Rancho staff, retrospective and historical accounts, oral history tapes, blueprints, plans, and similar material. The collection includes large numbers of photographs, both of staff members and therapeutic techniques. Likewise, there are many films and audio-recordings on issues involving.physical therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Randy Collins Enterprises records (Coll2013.117)
    Mail orders, correspondence, financial records, advertisements and other records from Randy Collins Enterprises, 1988-1992, a gay erotic video mail order company based in San Francisco, California.
  • Ransome (Amy C.) collection on Women's Suffrage (0001)
    The Amy C. Ransome collection contains material related to women's suffrage from 1884-1949. There is a large amount of correspondence and printed material connected with Sarah Ware Whitney, editor of the Women's Standard in Waterloo, Iowa. In addition, there is correspondence and organizational material from the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association and other state organizations; equal rights and temperance pamphlets, ca. 1890-1900; World Woman's Party correspondence and clippings, ca. 1940; and National Suffrage Bulletins, 1897-1901.
  • Ranson (Rebecca) papers (Coll2008.021)
    Materials, 1987-1996, relating to the life and work of Lesbian playwright Rebecca Ranson, including scripts of three of her plays (circa 1987-1989), a copy of Stormy Road Onward (1996), a book of interviews and stories by residents of single room occupancy (SRO) dwellings, her resume (1990), and a small number of clippings by and about her.
  • Raya (George) papers (Coll2013.049)
    Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979. Raya lobbied the California State Legislature regarding the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills and was a part of the 1977 National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House.
  • Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council records (0477)
    The Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council records consist of correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes, and reports created and compiled by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Recreation and Youth Services Council from its formation in the late 1940s through the early 1970s (the organization's name was changed to the Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council in 1964). The records document the founding of this organization as a result of the "Recreation for Everybody" report; the condition of the region's parks, playgrounds and beaches at the end of World War II; and the efforts of Council members to gather expert advice and set priorities. The records also document the various activities undertaken by the Council, primarily through published reports. Topics include studies of facility expansions for branches of the Los Angeles YMCA and a Jewish Community Center in the San Fernando Valley; the role of leisure services and public recreation in the area of mental health rehabilitation; the behavior of youth in recreational settings and in schools; and recreational needs and services for youth.
  • Reed (Mary Sawyer) photographs and ephemera (0339)
    Collection mainly consisting of photographs of USC alumna Mary Sawyer Reed (nee Mary Estella Sawyer), Class of 1892, and of her husband Dr. Elgar Reed. Also are included a play program, print of the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, and Webster dictionary presented to Miss Sawyer as the "The K. H. Wing Prize ...For Highest Scholarship Freshman Year 1889".
  • Rees (Thomas) papers (0223)
    U.S. Congressman (1925 - )
  • Reich and Hayman family papers (6047)
    This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. Joseph Reich and his family. It contains photographs and artifacts as well as correspondence, legal documents, and some ephemera, mostly from the period from World War I to World War II. Dr. Joseph (Josef) Paul Reich, M.D. was born 1887 June 16 in Breslau. He studied neurology, and was licensed to practice medicine in Germany in 1911. His father-in-law was Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm, M.D., founder of the Sanatorium Dr. Kohnstamm in Koenigstein im Taunus and well-known doctor of internal medicine. Serving in the German Army during World War I, Dr. Reich received an Iron Cross First Class in 1914 and stayed in the armed forces, likely in some sort of medical capacity. Because of his Jewish ancestry, Dr. Reich first left Germany for America as an immigrant on 1935 December 30. By 1939, Dr. Reich was already published in American medical journals, studying some of the same topics that his father-in-law Dr. Kohnstamm had, such as psychoanalytic self-observation.
  • Reigns (Steven) papers (Coll2013.099)
    Writings and poetry, clippings, flyers, CDs, DVDs, a calendar and material about the lesbian writer Sapphire, bulk 2000-2010, from gay writer and poet Steven Reigns. The collection documents Reigns' writing career and also includes Reigns' research and annotated bibliography on the African American lesbian writer Sapphire.
  • Reilly (William) and Edward King papers (Coll2013.040)
    Papers of longtime partners William Reilly and Edward King, 1938-1995, including contracts, deeds, correspondence, tax forms, William Reilly's medical records as he dealt with AIDS-related complications, and book and short story manuscripts written by Edward King.
  • Reimann (Walter) "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari" set design pastels (6038)
    3 pastels created by Walter Reimann for the sets of Robert Wiene's "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari". Reimann was a German painter and architect.
  • Remisoff (Nicolas) papers (0199)
    The Nicolas Remisoff papers includes more than 400 original works, consisting of full-size watercolor drawings, some black and white drawings, and numerous oil paintings. The earliest dated drawing is from 1921. The archive covers all aspects of Remisoff's career and shows in detail his strengths as a set designer, costumer, muralist, portrait painter, professional designer, caricaturist, and illustrator. There are also several files of correspondence and photographs related to Remisoff's professional commissions for salons and movies. In addition, there are three personal scrapbooks that contain numerous original photographs (many of them studio shots), newspaper clippings, and printed ephemera. Looked at in its entirety, the archive provides both a detailed record of Remisoff's career and an important, if incomplete, personal record of his life.
  • Resthaven Auxiliary records (0435)
    The Resthaven Auxiliary records consist of correspondence, agendas for meetings, member lists, minutes, gift lists, benefit activities, financial records, and guest books, 1956-1979, that document the activities of the Resthaven Auxiliary, a volunteer organization important for its fundraising work for the Resthaven Psychiatric Hospital and Community Mental Health Center. hospital. There also exists a small amount of material directly related to the hospital.
  • Rexall Drugs Merchandising records (0115)
    This collection consists of the files kept by Joseph A. Hailer over the course of his 60-year career with Rexall Drugs. Most of the files are from his later years with the company, when he was in charge of marketing their pharmaceuticals. In addition, a number of Rexall publications are present in the collection.
  • Rexroth (Kenneth) papers (0119)
    The papers of Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and activist, comprise manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, correspondence, ephemera, and artwork related to poetry, writing, speaking engagements, and teaching, primarily from the last decade of his life; also included are correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and edits compiled by Geoffrey Gardner for a Kenneth Rexroth festschrift published in 1980.
  • Reyes (Tony) papers (Coll2013.021)
    Tony Reyes was a Los Angeles based entertainer and a founding member of ONE Incorporated with his partner Don Slater. This collection primarily consists of music recordings, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and clothing regarding Reyes' entertainment career, but does also include personal travel and art photographs as well as pre-1964 ONE Incorporated event recordings.
  • Reynolds (D. M.) papers (0012)
    The D. M. Reynolds Papers provides an inside view of electoral politics with a number of letters from former President Herbert Hoover, circa 1943 about Reynolds' efforts to support then-governor of Ohio, John Bricker, as a Republican candidate for national office. Reynolds was vice-president of Security First Bank in Los Angeles at the time.
  • Rhoads (William A.) nude male photographs (Coll2008.026)
    Nude photographs of male hitchhikers on Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara taken by amateur photographer William A. Rhoads, circa 1975-1981.
  • Rice (Craig) Papers (0153)
    Personal and business correspondence; typescripts, ca. 1950-55. Rice (Georgiana Ann Randolph) (1908-1957) was born to an artist and a Chicago socialite who travelled frequently. Georgia never lived for more than three years with her parents at a time. Indeed, supposedly her happiest times were spent being watched over by her father's sister, Mrs. Elton Rice. It was from her, of course, that Rice drew her pen name. Rice wrote for the papers, radio, and kept her hand in publicity work, publishing her first book, 8 Faces at 3, in 1939. She married several times; one was to Beat writer Larry Lipton. In its January 28, 1946 issue, Time Magazine selected Rice for a cover feature on the mystery genre. Rice was ""The Queen the Screwball Mystery."" Rice's series characters, ne'er-do-well attorney John J. Malone and his pals, Jake and Helene Justus, two endearingly inept Watsons, drank their way through a whole slew of novels and short stories, not to mention later film, radio and television appearances. Some of the stories were collected in The Name Is Malone (1958). She also wrote several short stories with Stuart Palmer, teaming up Malone with his detective, Hildegarde Withers. these were collected in People vs. Withers and Malone (1963). But Rice wrote more than just the Malone series. She wrote several stand-alone novels, and a a trilogy featuring traveling photographers, the fast-talking Bingo Riggs and his partner, Handsome Kusak. The books in that series are The Sunday Pigeon Murders (1942), The Thursday Turkey Murders (1943) and The April Robin Murders (1958). The last book was, in fact, left uncompleted at the time of her death, and Ed McBain completed it. She wrote the standalone To Catch a Thief (1943), which some consider her finest work. She wrote three other non series books under her own name, including the magnificent Home Sweet Homicide (1944) which was also made into a film. She also published three books under the pseudonym Michael Venning, featuring gray little New York City lawyer Melville Fairr. Rice also wrote for film, adding several of her bizarre, surreal touches to The Falcon's Brother (1942), with her future collaborator Stuart Palmer, and The Falcon in Danger (1943). The first, in particular, with the early death of its hero and his apparent resurrection and ultimate replacement by his brother, reeks of one of Rice's favourite themes, that of doppelgangers and the dead who don't seem to stay dead. Rice also found time to write several highly-acclaimed true crime articles, and to ghost a couple of books, two for stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and one for George Sanders, the actor who had played the original Falcon in The Falcon's Brother. With all these projects she was involved in, it's easy to see why it was said that she was, for a while, almost as popular as Agatha Christie with mystery fans, rivalling her in sales. Rice died at the age of 49 in 1957."
  • Rice (Hugh) Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center records (Coll2013.044)
    Administrative and promotional records, clippings, and photographs maintained by Hugh Rice primarily regarding his work at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center, bulk 1983-1989. Rice was a longterm employee of the Center, including as Health Services Director during the 1980s AIDS crisis.
  • Richard (John) Fire-Damaged House Photographs (Coll2012.091)
    John Richard photographs of an unidentified fire-damaged house, undated.
  • Richardson (Robert) collection on Southern California Theater (0242)
    This collection consists of the research files on Los Angeles and Southern California theaters compiled by Robert Richardson. The focus of the files, which contain clippings, statistics, and ephemera, is the physical venues themselves (the theaters).
  • Riddle (Waide Aaron) writings (Coll2008.036)
    Typescripts of seven poems, 1996-2002, by writer Waide Aaron Riddle, who began writing poetry in 1995. The collection includes his 1996 award-winning poem, "Two Men Kissing," as well as a photograph, circa 2002, of the author himself.
  • Rieder (Howard) collection of KUSC-FM broadcasts and Mr. Magoo research materials (0147)
    The collection consists of audiotape recordings and CD transfers of original KUSC-FM broadcasts, 1948-1952, and scripts of several broadcasts; and research materials for Rieder's 1961 master's thesis, "The Development of the Satire of Mr. Magoo." These latter include CDs of audio interviews of UPA (United Productions of America) producer Stephen Bosustow, director Pete Burness, and actor Jerry Hauser, as well as transcripsts of the interviews and notes from a meeting with director Bobo Cannon.
  • Rink Photographs (Coll2012.092)
    Rink photographs consist of images of the 1975 and 1979 San Francisco pride parades, Bruce Billings and Castro the Dog from 1985, Arthur Evans from 1997, and an unidentified male couple kissing.
  • Roberts (Alan) Photographs of the Lionel Williams Trial (Coll2012.093)
    Alan Roberts photographs of the trial of Lionel Williams, accused killer of Sal Mineo, undated.
  • Robinson (David) collection (Coll2013.047)
    Barbara McClintock Project to Cure AIDS records from 1993 and an undated booklet from the group Pink Tank.
  • Robinson (Elizabeth) collection of Bowen and Van Allen family papers (0014)
    Letters and manuscripts between and created by members of the Bowen and Van Allen families from the 1820s through the 1860s. Correspondents and authors are: Rev. Charles Bowen; his wife Jane Wilson Bowen; her brother David Wilcox; Rev. Bowen's daughter Martha Bowen Van Allen; her husband Martin Van Allen; Sarah Van Allen; Christina E. Ellis, student of Martha Bowen; and Lewis Lyon. The Bowens lived in northern New York State; the letters of Martha Bowen contain inspirational verses and pious meditations. Also included are three books on the general subject of religious life, owned by Martha Bowen Van Allen; manuscripts written by Jane Bowen; and two documents for the Rev. F. Van Allen.
  • Robles (Vincent) Southern California Pride Parade Photographs (Coll2012.112)
    Vincent Robles photographs of Southern California pride parades including Los Angeles, Orange County, and Long Beach, 1982, undated.
  • Rodgers (Ralph) and Percy Turner Circus collection (0388)
    The Ralph Rodgers and Percy Turner Circus Collection documents the collective interests of a circus model builder/ miniature circus owner and a real circus owner who became friends and whose circus memorabilia ended up with a mutual friend who donated them to USC. The collection contains ephemera, correspondence, photographs, books, records, costumes, and a large amount of circus model plans and drawings kept by Ralph Rodgers. A portion of the collection represents the history of the Percy Turner Circus, one of the first circuses owned by an African-American based in the southern California area.
  • Rodriguez (Michaelangelo) All Ohio Gay Conference Photographs (Coll2012.019)
    Michaelangelo Rodriguez photographs of the All Ohio Gay Conference from May 4-6, 1973, in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Rolfe (Lionel Menuhin) papers (0164)
    Articles (some photocopied), ca. 1964 - present, on Southern California literature, politics, entertainment, and Jewish subjects, by journalist Lionel Rolfe (b.1942); includes preliminary studies for Rolfe's Literary L.A., research materials, and related materials by writer Nigey Lennon (b. 1954).
  • Romney (Edana) Papers (0256)
    The Edana Romney papers consists almost exclusively of Ms. Romney's research materials for her unproduced screenplay on the life of Sir Richard Burton. Included are journals, notebooks, photocopies of the script at various stages of completion, audiotapes, and correspondence, as well as realia and ephemera, and some personal materials. Edana Romney was born Edna Rubinstein in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Roos (Joseph) papers (0313)
    This collection contains papers documenting the activities of Joseph Roos (1905-1999) from his retirement from the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council in 1969 until his death in 1999. These papers include correspondence, research files, memoranda and publications. Some documentation of Roos's earlier activities investigating the activities of the German Bund in Los Angeles in the 1930s is also present.
  • Rose (David) papers (0347)
    David Rose (1910-2006) was a well-known courtroom sketch artist whose work documented some of the most notorious trials of the last half of the twentieth century: Klaus Barbie, Patty Hearst, Sirhan Sirhan, members of the Manson family, John Z. De Lorean, Timothy McVeigh, as well as crimes and criminals which were more well-known by their nicknames: The Hillside Strangler, The Night Stalker, the Bob's Big Boy Murders, etc. During his life, Rose also worked for the Hollywood studios as an animator, layout artist, publicity artist, art director, illustrator, and designer.
  • Rosenberg collection of sheet music (1005)
    Collection consists of American popular songs from 1870-1970.
  • Rosenblum (Nancy) photographs (Coll2008.048)
    Sound recordings, photographs and related material created by Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker Nancy Rosenblum. The core of the collection is photographs and related material from Rosenblum's two photography exhibitions: "Vegetables: A Reaction to Male Violence Against Women" (1979) and "Some of My Best Friends... Portraits of Lesbians," a series of lesbian portraits photographed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s. The collection also includes sound recordings of interviews (2002 - 2003) that Rosenblum conducted for Southern California's gay- and lesbian-oriented radio program, IMRU Radio.
  • Rosenkrantz (Robert ) letters received (Coll2008.062)
    Letters and cards of support addressed to gay teenager Robert M. Rosenkrantz, who in 1985 shot and killed the schoolmate who gay-bashed and outed him, during the first months (July 1986-March 1987) of his prison term. Many correspondents write of their own experiences coming out, and a few enclose photographs of themselves. The bulk of the letters date from October through December 1986, following the publication of Dan Siminoski's article on Rosenkrantz, "A Killing in Calabasas", in the November 11, 1986, issue of the Advocate.
  • Rousselot (John) papers (0224)
    This collection reflects the work of John Rousselot during his second term of office in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1970-1985.
  • Rowberry (John W.) Papers (Coll2011.015)
    Correspondence, publicity, clippings, article typescripts, memoranda, photographs, postcards, and other material related to John W. Rowberry's editorship of the magazines Dateline and The Alternate. Rowberry was a writer and editor for various gay publications and wrote under the name John W. Rowland.
  • Rownak (Richard) Photographs (Coll2012.096)
    The photographs by Richard Rownak of World Wide Photography include images of Rick Saslaw with Jerry Brown and Reverend Troy Perry, circa 1976.
  • Rozsa (Miklos) collection of music letters, photographs, and other material (0329)
    The 123-piece collection of rare letters, documents, photographs and manuscripts spanning three centuries of musical history was collected by Miklos Rozsa. Most of the correspondence relates to the composition, performance and business of music. Other writings deal with the mundane realities of daily life, such as the payment of debts, the climate, and social amenities. Most of the letters in the collection are handwritten, though some of the more recent ones are typed. In a 1949 letter, which Rozsa said was his favorite, Richard Strauss attempts--in German--to explain to actor Lionel Barrymore the nature of his relationship with the Nazi party. In addition to writings by musicians, the collection contains a 1670 letter from France's Louis XIV. Rosza collected these notes and letters over the course of a lifetime. Some he bought at auction; others he received as gifts.
  • Runic Stone replica (0087)
    Plaster replica of a stone with runic inscriptions (10th century Denmark), with transliteration and translation.
  • Rushforth (Marjorie) papers (Coll2013.042)
    The Marjorie Rushforth papers include a limited number of records from the Friends of the EAGLES Center, a continuation school of the Los Angeles Unified School District options program, Emphasizing Adolescent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES). The collection also includes a file on the representation of Morris Kight concerning his residence at 1447 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles along with personal correspondence, and reference materials on advertising, media, and sex. As a lawyer, Marjorie Rushforth was known for representing gay men and HIV positive individuals. She served on the executive boards of the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and Friends of Emphasizing Adolscent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES) Center, Los Angeles, California.
  • Ryland (Gladys) papers (0186)
    Materials pertaining to group dances collected by the social worker Gladys Ryland in the 1930s and 1940s.