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Finding Aid of the Philip Gambone Interviews

Finding aid prepared by Griselda L. Guillen and Katrina Sire, © 2013

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Gambone, Philip
Title
Philip Gambone Interviews
Collection no.
Coll2011.013
Date [inclusive]
1977-2010
Extent
5.0 linear feet., 3 archive boxes + 1 flat archive carton + 1 large shoebox.
Language
English
Abstract
Materials related to Philip Gambone's book, Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, include interview transcripts, audio recordings of interviews, newspaper clippings, biographical information, book reviews, photographs and writing samples. The Gambone collection also includes eight volumes of  Travels in a Gay Nation, two earlier versions of  Travels in a Gay Nation, a manuscript of  Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of the LGBTQ Americans, three volumes of autograph albums, and two project logs documenting Gambone's travels in the United States, 2007-2010.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Philip Gambone interviews, Coll2011.013, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Philip Gambone was born 21 July 1948 in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He completed his B.A. at Harvard College and M.A. at the Episcopal Divinity School. Gambone is a writer of various genres, ranging from fiction to non-fiction, anthologies, scholarly articles and journalism. His works center on gay and lesbian culture, as well as ancient and modern Chinese history and literature. Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans (2010) provides a compilation of interviews with gay and lesbian writers and artists throughout the United States.

Gambone's The Language We Use Up Here (Dutton 1991) and  Beijin (Wisconsin 2003) were nominated for Lambda Literary Awards, and  Something Inside: Conversation with Gay Fiction Writers (University of Wisconsin Press 1999) was named one of the "Best Books of 1999" in  Pride. Gambone has also found a place for his work in  Best American Short Stories, 1989 (Houghton Mifflin), and has received artist's fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.

Gambone worked as a writing instructor for the University of Massachusetts, Boston College and Harvard's expository writing program. He was a faculty member for twenty-seven years at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Now, he teaches English at Boston University Academy and Harvard's Extension writing program. For his work as an instructor, Gambone received the Distinguished Teaching Citations from Harvard and the James Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing Award (1991).

Sources: Boston University Academy, Faculty Lecture Series: Phil Gambone, "Four Great Poets of the Tang Dynasty." Accessed 7 June 2011. http://www.bu.edu/academy/2011/01/07/fls-gambone/

Harvard University Extension School, Philip Gambone, Instructor in English, Boston University Academy. Accessed 7 June 2011. http://www.extension.harvard.edu/about/faculty/philip-gambone.jsp;jsessionid=FLNNAMPPEAII

Gambone, Philip. Accessed 2 June 2011. http://www.philipgambone.com/bio.htm

Gambone, Philip, Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Philip Gambone collection includes the following materials related to his book Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans: interview transcripts, audio recordings of interviews, newspaper clippings, biographical information, book reviews, photographs and writing samples, 1977-2000. The Gambone collection also includes eight volumes of papers related to  Travels in a Gay Nation, two earlier versions of  Travels in a Gay Nation, including a first version entitled,  Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of the LGBTQ Americans, three volumes of autograph albums, and two project logs documenting Gambone's travels in the United States from 2007-2010.

Note: not all interviewees in the collection are included in the published copy of Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans.

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Arrangement

The records are arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Interviews, 1977-2000

Series 2. Writings, 2007-2010

Series 3. Autograph Albums and Project Logs, 1997-2010

Series 4. Undeveloped prospects for Travels in a Gay Nation, 1998-2009

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2013
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Undeveloped prospects for <title render="italic">Travels in a Gay Nation</title> October 06, 2011 Minor editorial corrections in scope and content note, corrected alphabetical order and date in Interviews series - , March 30, 2013

Access

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

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip Gambone per deed of gift dated 30 December 2010 and 20 July 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Griselda L. Guillen on June 7 2011. Accretion processed by Katrina Sire on March 30, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following publication has been separated from collection and is located in the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Library:

Gambone, Philip. Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans. University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes
  • Books
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Compact discs
  • Interviews
  • Transcripts

Subject(s)

  • Gay and lesbian studies
  • Gays--United States--History--20th Century
  • Lesbian and gay experience
  • Lesbians--United States--History--20th century
  • Transgender people

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Interviews 1977-2000   2.0 linear feet.

Arrangement note

All materials are alphabetically arranged according to their respective subject (name of writer/artist). Note: each individual compact disc contains multiple interviews, and are arranged by the name first listed on the compact disc. This note also applies to those audiocassettes that include two or more subjects.

Scope and Content

This series includes printed materials and audio recordings dated 1977-2000. Printed materials consist of interview transcripts, newspaper clippings, biographical information, book reviews, 8 photographs and writing samples. Audio recordings of interviews are recorded on audiocassette tapes and compact discs.

Box CD

 Abbott, Franklin 2008 

3 25

 Allison, Dorothy 2008 

3 19

 Anshaw, Carol 1993 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, and other printed materials. 1993   Contains 1 photograph.

1 1
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 1
Box CD

 Appiah, Kwame Anthony 2008 

3 19
Box Folder

 Bailey, Jim 1990 

1 2
Box CD

 Baldwin, Tammy 2008 

3 19
Box Folder

 Barnett, Alan 1990 

3 2
Box CD

 Barnhill, Christopher circa 2007-2010 

3 19
Box Cassette

 Barry, Tim 1991 

3 13
Box CD

 Bechdel, Alison 2008 

3 19

 Boyd, Blanche 1993-1994 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, and other printed materials. 1993-1994   Contains 2 photographs.

1 3
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 3
Box Folder

 Boyd, Malcolm 1977 

1 4

 Bram, Christopher 1989-1998 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1989-1998 

1 5
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 4

 Cameron, Peter 1986-1997 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1986-1997 

1 6
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1997 

3 5
Box CD

 Carter, Mandy 2008 

3 20

 Chrisler, Jennifer 2008 

3 20
Box Cassette

 Cinnater, Nan and Johnson, Diane 1991 

3 13
Box CD

 Clayton, Laura Beth/Racette, Patricia 2008 

3 20

 Clinton, Kate 1993-2007 

Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 6
Box CD

 Compact disc 2007 

3 21
Box Folder

 Cooper, Bernard 1996-2000 

1 7

 Cooper, Dennis 1989-1998 

1 8

 Cunningham, Michael 1990-1993 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1990-1993 

1 9
Cassette Folder

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 7
Box CD

 Dlugacz, Judy 2009 

3 22

 Dong, Arthur 2008 

3 20

 Donnelly, Nisa 1993 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, writing sample, and other printed materials. 1993   Contains 3 photographs.

1 10
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 8
Box CD

 Doty, Mark 2007 

3 23
Box Folder

 Duberman, Martin 1991 

1 11
Box CD

 Dunning, Zoe 2008 

3 20

 Eck, Joe/Winterrowd, Wayne 2008 

3 20

 Faderman, Lillian 2008 

3 20

 Fowler, Ronald 1992-1993 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1992-1993 

1 12
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1992-1993 

3 9
Box CD

 Frank, Barney 2008 

3 21

 Glickman, Gary 1987-1993 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, biography, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1987-1993 

1 13-14
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1991 

Note

Audiocassette contains short clip of Gary Glickman discussing his opera "Orlando."

3 13
Box Folder

 Gooch, Brad 1988-1996 

1 15
Box CD

 Goodridge, Hillary circa 2007-2010 

3 23

 Grahn, Judy 2008 

3 25

 Halberstam, Judith (Jack) circa 2007-2010 

3 22-23

 Harvie, Crawford circa 2007-2010 

3 22

 Heim, Scott 1995-2009 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1995-1998   Contains 1 photograph.

1 16
Box CD

 Compact disc 2009 

Note

CD also includes an interview with Michael Lowenthal.

3 23
Box CD

 Higdon, Jennifer 2008 

3 24
Box Folder

 Hoemig, Tom 1992 

3 2

 Holleran, Andrew 1993-1998 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript and other printed materials. 1993-1998 

1 17
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 10

 Hollinghurst, Alan 1994 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1994 

1 18
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1994 

3 11
Box CD

 Horne, Lucy circa 2007-2010 

3 25

 Jackson, Keith 1997 

1 19
Box Folder

 Julty, Sam 1977 

1 20
Box CD

 Kameny, Frank circa 2007-2010 

3 23

 Kenan, Randall 1989-2008 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1989-1999 

1 21
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 12
Box CD

 Compact disc 2008 

3 23
Box CD

 Khoury, Jamil/Gillani, Malik 2008 

3 24

 Kleinbaum, Sharon 2008 

3 24

 van Kraayenburg, Russell circa 2007-2010 

3 21

 Lam, Andrew 2009 

3 23

 Larkin, Joan 2008 

3 23

 Lowenthal, Michael 1996-2009 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), writing samples, and other printed materials. 1996-1998 

1 22
Box CD

 Compact disc 2009 

Note

CD also includes an interview with Scott Heim.

3 23
Box CD

 McGuire, Kathleen circa 2007-2010 

3 25

 Merritt, Stephin circa 2007-2010 

3 21

 Miller, Neil 1989-1992 

3 23-24
Box CD

 Compact disc 1989 

3 23

 Compact disc 1992 

3 24

 Miller, Tim 1991-2010 

Box Folder

 Biography, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1991-1993 

1 25
Box CD

 Compact disc circa 2007-2010 

3 22
Box CD

 Millett, Greg 2008 

3 21
Box Folder

 Monette, Paul 1988-1993 

1 26
Box Cassette

 Nava, Michael 1992-1993 

3 13-14
Box Folder

 Plante, David 1986-1995 

1 27

 Preston, John 1993 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles) writing sample, and other printed materials. 1993 

1 28
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 15

 Raphael, Lev 1990-1999 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1990-1999 

1 29
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1993 

3 16
Box CD

 Raval, P.J. circa 2007-2010 

3 21

 Robinson, Gene 2008 

3 26

 Rodriguez, Richard 2009 

3 22

 Rorem, Ned 2008 

3 24
Box Cassette

 Schulman, Sarah 1993 

3 17
Box CD

 Sedaris, David 2007 

3 21

 Siciliano, Carl circa 2007-2010 

3 26

 Spade, Dean circa 2007-2010 

3 24

 Takei, George 2009 

3 24

 Tiven, Rachel 2008 

3 24

 Vaid, Urvashi 2008 

3 24

 Valle, Modesto "Tico" 2008 

3 22
Box Cassette

 Webb, Patrick 1993 

3 9

 White, Edmund 1982-1995 

Box Folder

 Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1982-1995   Contains 1 photograph.

1 30
Box Cassette

 Audiocassette 1995 

3 18

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Series 2:  Series 2. Writings 2007-2010   1.0 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

This series includes manuscripts for The Language We Use Up Here and  Beijing, and materials related to the published edition of  Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, dated from 2007-2010. Volumes I-VIII and two early versions of  Travels in a Gay Nation printed prior to the published edition, and a manuscript of  Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of LGBTQ Americans.

Box Folder

 Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, Volumes I-III 2007-2010   [9 folders]

1 31-39

 Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, Volumes IV-VIII 2007-2010   [15 folders]

2 1-15

 Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans 2009   [3 folders]

Note

Version as Submitted in July 2009, then titled: Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Spirit of LGBTQ Americans.

2 16-18

 Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans 2009   [3 folders]

Note

Copy Edited Version, November 2009.

2 19-21

 Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of LGBTQ Americans 2009 

2 22

 Beijing: A Novel manuscript 2002   [3 folders]

4 124-126

 The Language We Use Up Here and Other Stories manuscript copyright 1991   [2 folders]

4 127-128

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Series 3:  Series 3. Autograph Albums and Project Logs 1997-2010   0.2 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

Series contains volumes I-III of the LGBTQ autograph album, containing 144 photographs of artists interviewed by Philip Gambone for Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans; and two project logs documenting Gambone's travels throughout the United States, 2007-2010. Project logs contain total of 28 photographs.

Arrangement note

Albums and logs are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

 My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume I 1997-2008   Album (Volume I) contains 77 photographs.

5 1

 My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume II 2008-2010   Album (Volume II) contains 31 photographs.

5 2

 My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume III 2008-2009   Album (Volume III) contains 36 photographs.

5 3

 Project Log: Travels in a Gay Nation, Volume I 2007-2008   Contains 4 photographs.

2 23

 Project Log: Travels in a Gay Nation, Volume II 2008-2010   Contains 24 photographs.

2 24

 List of Autographs from My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume I-III 1997-2009 

4 129

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Series 4:  Series 4. Undeveloped prospects for Travels in a Gay Nation 1998-2009   1.0 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

The series consists of research materials on potential subjects for Travels in a Gay Nation. The materials include clippings, queer performance reviews, and e-mail requests for interviews. The series also contains one interview transcript, between Gambone and David Leavitt. The folders titled, "File," includes, limited materials on a number of potential subjects for  Travels in a Gay Nation. The folders "Chicago," "Gay Rodeo," and "Texas" consist of research and e-mail requests for interviews concerning the topic or region.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by name or topic.

Box Folder

 Achetnberg, Roberta 2009 

4 7

 Als, Hilton 2007 

4 3

 Alsop, Marin 2008 

4 4

 Amer, Ghada 2008 

4 5

 Araki, Greg 2008-2009 

4 6

 Arshad, Urooj 2008 

4 118

 Bass, Lance 2008 

4 8

 Bean, Billy 2007 

4 9

 Bleckner, Ross 2007 

4 10

 Bonauto, Mary 2008 

4 11

 Boykin, Keith 2008 

4 12

 Bright, Susie 2008 

4 13

 Bronski, Michael 2008 

4 14

 Broumas, Olga 2008 

4 15

 Bumbalo, Victor 2008-2009 

4 16

 Chicago 2008 

4 17

 Cho, Margaret 2007 

4 18

 Corigliano, John 2007 

4 19

 Daniels, David 1994-2004 

4 20

 Degeneres, Ellen 2008 

4 21

 Del Tredici, David 2007 

4 22

 Ditto, Beth 2008 

4 23

 Dowd, John 2007 

4 24

 Du Bowski, Sandi 2008-2009 

4 25

 Durhams, Sharif 2008 

4 26

 Eck, Diana 2008 

4 27

 Etheridge, Melissa 2007-2009 

4 28

 Ettelbrick, Paula 2008 

4 29

 Feldblum, Chai R. 2008 

4 30

 File 2000 

4 1-2

 Ford, Tom 2007 

4 31

 Fortunato, John 2008 

4 32

 Galati, Frank 2008 

4 33

 Galloway, Terry 2009 

4 34

 Gay Rodeo 2009 

4 35

 Geffen, David 2008 

4 36

 Gill, Tim 2007-2008 

4 37

 Giuliano, Neil 2009 

4 38

 Gomes, Peter J. 2008 

4 39

 Graden, Brian 2008 

4 40

 Graff, E. J. circa 2008 

4 41

 Greenberg, Steven 2008 

4 42

 Grumbach, Doris 2008 

4 43

 Hacker, Marilyn 2007 

4 44

 Harjo, Joy 2008 

4 45

 Harris, Neil Patrick 2008 

4 46

 Herman, Jerry 2008 

4 47

 Hormel, James 2008 

4 48

 Hughes, David 2007 

4 49

 Hunter, Tab 2008 

4 50

 Iliya, Ilyas 2008 

4 51

 Indiana, Robert 2007 

4 52

 Jacobs, Marc 2007 

4 53

 Jones, Bill T. 2008-2009 

4 54

 Kaufman, Moisés 2009 

4 55

 Kelly, Ellsworth 2007 

4 56

 King, Billy Jean 2007-2008 

4 57

 King, Lorry 2007 

4 58

 Kopay, David 2007 

4 59

 Kosse, Roberta 2007 

4 60

 Kramer, Larry 2007 

4 61

 Kronenberg, Anne 2009 

4 62

 Kummer, Corby 2007 

4 63

 Kuehl, Sheila J. 2008 

4 64

 La Chapelle, David 2007 

4 65

 Lane, Nathan 2007 

4 66

 Lawrence, David 2002 

4 67

 Leavitt, David 1998-2008 

Scope and Contents note

Typescript of Interview

4 68

 Le, Thi Diem Thuy 2008 

4 69

 Lippman, Ellen 2008 

4 70

 Long, Scott 2007 

4 71

 Louganis, Greg 2007 

4 72

 Maguire, Gregory 2007-2008 

4 73

 Martinez, Alba 2008 

4 74

 Mason, Christopher 2008 

4 75

 McNally, Terrence 2008 

4 76

 Mehretu, Julie 2008 

4 77

 Mitchell, John C. 2007 

4 88

 Monk, Meredith 2007-2008 

4 89

 Mould, Bob 2008 

4 90

 Move, Richard Circa 2008 

4 91

 Navratilova, Martina 2008 

4 92

 Niehaus, Catherine 2009 

4 93

 O'Donnabhain, Rhiannon 2007 

4 94

 Orman, Susie 2008 

4 95

 Parker, Annise 2009 

4 96

 Pierce, Kimberly 2008 

4 97

 Quinn, Christine 2008 

4 98

 Rechy, John 2009 

4 99

 Reitan, Jacob 2008 

4 100

 Roberts, Thomas 2008 

4 101

 Rosser, Sue 2008 

4 102

 Rupaul, Charles Circa 2008 

4 103

 Sansolo, Jack 2008 

4 104

 Savage, Dan 2007 

4 105

 Schiff, Karen 2008 

4 106

 Scott, Karen 2008 

4 107

 Sellars, Peter 2008 

4 108

 Steele, Valerie 2008 

4 109

 Sterling, Stowell 2008 

4 110

 Styles, Freddie 2008 

4 111

 Sylvan, Sanford 2007-2008 

4 112

 Texas 2009 

4 113

 Tilson Thomas, Michelle 2007 

4 114

 Tomlin, Lily 2007-2009 

4 115

 Truong, Monique 2008 

4 116

 Tuaolo, Esera 2007 

4 117

 Vogel, Pamela 2007 

4 119

 Waters, John 2007-2008 

4 120

 Wong, B. D. 2007-2008 

4 121

 Zeigler, Cyd 2007 

4 123

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