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Finding aid of the Matthew and Buddy of Glendale Photograph Albums

Finding aid prepared by Stacy Wierenga, © 2009

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Schmidt, Matthew J., 1918-2007
Title
Matthew and Buddy of Glendale photograph albums
Collection no.
Coll2009.009
Date [inclusive]
1934-1993
Extent
4.0 linear feet.
General Physical Description note
(3 archive boxes and 1 oversize box).
Language
English
Abstract
The bulk of the collection consists of the photograph albums of Matthew Schmidt and Albert Antunes (pseudonyms: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale). The early albums document the Los Angeles non-bar gay scene from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, and contain many photographs of the elaborate costume parties the couple threw at their home. The later albums document the couple's extensive world travels. The collection also includes a small amount of printed and manuscript materials, including a 1934 letter to Matthew Schmidt from Mae West.

Preferred Citation

Matthew and Buddy of Glendale photograph albums, Coll2009-009, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

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Biography

To be supplied later.

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Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of the photograph albums of Matthew Schmidt and Albert Antunes (pseudonyms: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale), from approximately 1965 to 1993, including photographs of elaborate costume parties the couple threw at their home, and their extensive world travels. The collection also includes a small amount of printed and manuscript materials, including a program, circa 1957, for the Jewel Box Revue drag review, and a 1934 letter from Mae West.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2009
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

The collection was donated by Albert Antunes (Buddy of Glendale) on April 9, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Stacy Wierenga on August 25, 2009.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Antunes, Albert, -2014
  • Buddy of Glendale
  • Matthew of Glendale
  • Schmidt, Matthew J. (pseudonym: Matthew of Glendale), 1918-2007

Subject(s)

  • Entertaining.
  • Gays--Social life and customs
  • Parties
  • Photograph albums
  • Travel

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1: Photograph Albums 1965-1993   39 albums + 3 folders of loose pages

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the photograph albums of Matthew Schmidt and Albert Antunes (pseudonyms: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale). The early albums document the Los Angeles non-bar gay scene from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, and include many photographs of elaborate costume parties the couple threw at their home. The later albums document the couple's extensive world travels.

Box Folder

 Album 1: Xmas House Decorations ; Antique Shop circa 1965 

1 1

 Album 2: Song of the Loon ; Matthew's Birthday circa 1968-1971 

1 2

 Album 3: Wrangler Party circa 1968-1969 

1 3

 Album 4: Matthew of Glendale circa 1969-1971 

1 4

 Album 5: 8x10 Portraits circa 1969-1970 

1 5

 Album 6: "An Evening in Las Vegas" 1971 

1 6

 Album 7: Leather/Western Shambles circa 1972 

1 7

 Album 8: Hawaii & Shamrock's Party circa 1972 

1 8

 Album 9: Columnist's Party - 1972 ; Aldo's B'day Party ; Xmas 1972 ; Camelot Ball ; MCC Fire ; S.F. Coronation circa 1972-1973 

1 9

 Album 10: Europe 1972 

1 10

 Album 11: Friends circa 1972-1974 

1 11

 Album 12: St. Patrick's Day Party circa 1971-1973 

1 12

 Album 13: Welcome Home Buddy ; Ron of Cambridge/Welcome to Glendale circa 1973 

1 13

 Album 14: Shamrock's Festival 1973 

2 1

 Album 15: Buddy/Matthew Pictures circa 1974 

2 2

 Album 16: Hawaii - Alaska, Sept. 1974 

2 3

 Album 17: Vacations circa 1974 

2 4

 Albums 18-19: Cycle M.C. European Trip Sept. 1978   2.0 folders.

2 5-6

 Album 20: Spain - Portugal - Morocco Sept. 1979 

2 7

 Album 21: England - France - Italy and Greece Summer 1980 

2 8

 Album 22: Greece 1980 

2 9

 Album 23: Singapore - Hong Kong - Bangkok 1981 

2 10

 Album 24: New Zealand April 1981 

2 11

 Album 25: Australia - New Zealand ; New Orleans Mardi Gras 1981 

2 12

 Album 26: Mexico - Hawaii 1981 

2 13

 Albums 27-28: China 1981   2.0 folders.


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 14
    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 1

Box Folder

 Album 29: Moscow June 1982 

3 2

 Album 30: Tahiti - Jan.-Feb. 1982 ; Xmas - 1980 

3 3

 Album 31: Norway and Sweden June 1982 

3 4

 Album 32: Finland and Leningrad June 1982 

3 5

 Albums 33-34: Egypt April 1983   2.0 folders.

3 6-7

 Albums 35-37: India - Nepal Sept.-Oct. 1983   3.0 folders.

3 8-10

 Album 38: Royal Princess Cruise 1990 

3 11

 Album 39: Bus Trip to Yosemite May 1993 

3 12

 Loose Photo Album Pages : A - C circa 1967-1973   3.0 folders.

Box Folder

 A circa 1967 

4 1

 B circa 1971-1973 

4 2

 C n.d. 

4 3

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Series 2:  Series 2: Printed and Manuscript Materials 1934-1957   4.0 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of a program for The Jewel Box Revue, clippings on John Nichols from Life Magazine, an undated clipping from  Compass Newspaper, and a 1934 letter from Mae West.

Box Folder

 The Jewel Box Revue Program circa 1957 

4 4

 Clippings - John Nichols - Life Magazine February 9, 1948 

4 5

 Clipping - Compass n.d. 

4 6

 Letter from Mae West February 14, 1934 

4 7

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