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Evelyn Freedman Writings

Finding aid prepared by Michael P. Palmer, © 2008

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Freedman, Evelyn
Title
Evelyn Freedman writings
Collection no.
Coll2008.066
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1980-1985
Date [inclusive]
1978-1986
Extent
0.8 linear foot.
General Physical Description note
1 archive carton + 1 oversize box.
Language
English
Abstract
Writings by journalist Evelyn Freedman between 1981 and 1985, including lengthy interviews of Troy Perry, Gore Vidal, John Rechy, Christine Jorgensen, and Charles Pierce published in Stallion magazine, as well as copies of her social columns, "Around Town" (published in  The Voice in 1980-1981) and "Out & About Los Angeles" (published in  Update from 1981 to 1985), detailing activities of Los Angeles GLBT clubs and organizations and the gay social scene.

Preferred Citation

Evelyn Freedman writings, Coll2008-066, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Biography

To be provided later.

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Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of writings by Evelyn Freedman between 1981 and 1985. These include lengthy interviews of major GLBT figures such as Troy Perry, Gore Vidal, John Rechy, Christine Jorgensen, and Charles Pierce, published in Stallion magazine, as well as another interview with Rechy published in the  New York Native, and three short articles published in  Frontiers. The writings also include copies (as well as a few drafts and notes) of her social columns, "Around Town" (published in  The Voice) and "Out & About Los Angeles" (published in  Update), detailing activities of Los Angeles GLBT clubs and organizations and the gay social scene. The personal files include typed notes for a curriculum vitae, and handwritten notes from a two-day consciousness-raising workshop. The correspondence file includes a handwritten note from actor Ed Asner. The motorcycle clubs file contains materials relating to the Senate, a league of motorcycle and social clubs, and color photographs taken of a November 1980 run by an unnamed Los Angeles motorcycle club, most probably the Centurions. The photographs, all found in an envelope dated November 17, 1983, from American Theatre Arts, include Oren Curtis & Steve Yudson in the play "Sherlock Holmes"; Jim Kepner receiving a check from Gene's TV; Michael Goodwin (both a 1978 photograph and an original drawing, "Discover the Brotherhood of man"); two members of Frontrunners Track Club at a Christopher Street West run; a publicity shot for a June 1983 CameraVision show; and an advertisement for an exhibition of the erotic photography of Doug Hinckle.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2008
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

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).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Evelyn Freedman Sutton, 2005 and 2006.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael P. Palmer, November 21, 2008.

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Interviews

Subject(s)

  • Gay motorcycle clubs
  • Gossip columnists
  • Women journalists

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Collection Inventory

 Personal circa 1980-1986 

Box Folder

  circa 1980-1986 

1 1

  1981 

2 9 (Oversize)
Box Folder

 Correspondence circa 1982-1984 

1 2

 Articles 1982-circa 1985 

 Frontiers no date, 1983 

Box Folder

 "Avak Avakian of L. A. Radiators" no date 

1 3

 "King of Hearts" 1983 

Scope and Contents note

Incomplete.

1 4

 "Vivian Blaine" July 31, 1983 

Scope and Contents note

Incomplete.

1 5

 New York Native July 15, 1983 

Box Folder

 Interview with John Rechy July 15, 1983 

1 6

 Stallion 1982-1983 

Box Folder

 "Troy Perry vs. The Moral Majority" April 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, draft, and publication.

1 7

 "Beneath the Wigs: The Real Charles Pierce" May 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Publication.

1 8

 "Conversation with Gore Vidal" August 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Publication.

1 9

 "Christine Jorgensen 35 Years Afterward" September 1982 

Scope and Contents note

Publication.

1 10

 "Conversation with Vivian Blaine" June 1983 

Scope and Contents note

Publication.

1 11

 "Conversation with John Rechy" October 1983 

Scope and Contents note

Draft and publication.

1 12

 Mamie Van Doren interview 1983 

Scope and Contents note

Incomplete draft.

1 13

 Unknown Publications 1983-1985 

Box Folder

 Doug MacDonald 1983 

1 15

 Kimo P. Parish (died October 1985) 1985 

1 14

 Columns 1980-1985 

Box Folder

 "Around Town" ( The Voice) 1980-1981 

2 2 (Oversize)

 "Out & About Los Angeles" ( Update) 1981-1985 

Box Folder

  1981 

2 3 (Oversize)

  1982 

2 4 (Oversize)

  1983 

2 5 (Oversize)

  1984 

2 6 (Oversize)

  1985 

2 7 (Oversize)

  no date 

2 8 (Oversize)

 Typescripts and manuscript notes no date 

1 16
Box Folder

 Miscellaneous circa 1980-1984 

2 1 (Oversize)

 Motorcycle clubs 1978-1981 

1 17

 Photographs and prints circa 1983 

1 18

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