Finding aid of the Waide Aaron Riddle Writings
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Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, © 2008
- ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
- Riddle, Waide Aaron
- Waide Aaron Riddle writings
- Collection no.
- Date [inclusive]
- 1.0 linear foot.
- 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.
Waide Aaron Riddle Writings, Coll2008-036, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.
Waide Aaron Riddle was born on August 15, 1963, in Kingsville, Texas. Raised in Houston, Texas, Riddle eventually moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a barber and in various jobs in the entertainment industry. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Riddle began writing poetry and short stories. His first poem, "Two Men Kissing," won the National Author's Registry Honorable Mention in 1996 and the Registry's President's Award in 1997. Riddle went on to self-publish two books of poetry: All-American Texan, in 1999, and The Chocolate Man: A Children's Horror Tale, in 2002. In addition, his short stories and articles have been published in anthologies and magazines, and he has won a number of awards in poetry competitions.
As of June 2008, he continues to live in West Hollywood, California.
Source: Waide Aaron Riddle, "Author," Waide Aaron Riddle, http://www.waideriddle.com, last accessed June 17, 2008.
Scope and Content of Collection
This collection comprises typescripts of seven poems and one (11x17 inches) photograph of author Waide Aaron Riddle. The poems date from 1996 to 2002, and five of the poems are printed on 11x17 inch poster boards.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Los Angeles, California, 90007
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Gift of Waide Aaron Riddle, 2002.
Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, June 17, 2008.
Controlled Access Headings
- Riddle, Waide Aaron
- Gay authors--United States--20th century
- Gay men's writings, American
- Gays' writings
- Poets, American--20th century
Poetry 1996 - 2002
"Beautiful Blue" 2000
"Jack O'Lantern Fever" 1999
"Lost Hills, Ca." 2002
"A Prayer For September 11th" 2001
"Two Men Kissing" 1996
Waide Aaron Riddle Photograph circa 2002 1 photograph (11x17 inches) : col.