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Finding Aid to the Coast to Coast Times Records, 1972-1979

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Coast Times Publishing, Inc..
Title
Coast to Coast Times Records
Collection no.
Coll2011.021
Date [inclusive]
1972-1979
Extent
2.4 linear feet., 1 archive box + 1 archive carton + 1 flat box.
Language
English
Abstract
Typescripts and editorial content, correspondence, advertising information, personnel records, distribution records, financial records, notes, negatives, and publicity material, 1972-1979, from the bi-monthly gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Coast to Coast Times and its predecessor  Pacific Coast Times, based in West Hollywood, California.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Coast to Coast Times Records, Coll2011-021, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative History

Coast to Coast Times was a bi-monthly gay and lesbian tabloid periodical and newsmagazine based in West Hollywood, California. It was essentially a continuation of an earlier publication,  Pacific Coast Times, with the title change reflecting both a change in ownership (in 1978) and a transition from a regional to a national focus in distribution and news coverage. The  Pacific Coast Times was published under the corporate name Coast Press Ltd.; the  Coast to Coast Times was published under Coast Times Publishing Co. Paul Nash served as one of the editors of  Coast to Coast Times.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes typescripts and editorial content, correspondence, advertising information, personnel records, distribution records, financial records, notes, negatives, and publicity material, 1972-1979, from the bi-monthly gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Coast to Coast Times and its predecessor  Pacific Coast Times. The administrative records document the publication's personnel, advertising and publicity, distribution, and other daily operations. The editorial content includes typescripts, notes, halftone negatives and other material used in the magazine's publication.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Administrative records

Series 2. Editorial content

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Date and donor of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama with assistance from Hilary Robman, July 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Coast Press, Inc..

Genre(s)

  • Advertising fliers
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts
  • Periodicals

Personal Name(s)

  • Nash, Paul J., 1934-

Subject(s)

  • Gay journalists
  • Gay press publications
  • Gay press--United States
  • Journalism

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1. Administrative records 1974-1979   0.4 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

This series comprises correspondence and memoranda, cover art, publicity material, press releases, personnel information, financial records, distribution and advertising information for Pacific Coast Times and  Coast to Coast Times, 1974-1979.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 Advertising and classifieds 1978   [2 folders]

1 1-2

 Bumper stickers circa 1970-1979 

1 3

 Correspondence, memoranda and notes 1974-1979   [3 folders]

1 4-6

 Distribution records 1978 

1 8

 Financial records 1978 

1 9

 Letterhead and templates circa 1970-1979 

1 10

 Other gay organizations, information resources 1978-1979 

1 11

 Personnel and contributors information 1978 

1 12

 Promotional material and press releases 1978 

1 13

 Santa Monica Boulevard Association 1978 

1 14

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Series 2:  Series 2. Editorial content 1972-1979   2.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

This series includes typescripts, notes, correspondence, negatives and other source material used as editorial content in Pacific Coast Times and  Coast to Coast Times, 1972-1979. Numerous folders in this series comprise manuscripts from  Coast Times contributor and editor, Paul Nash. This series also includes cover art and articles by nudist advocate Charles Finley.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 Editorial copy and notes 1976-1979   [9 folders]

2 1-9

 "Adventures of SuperGay" 1975 

2 10

 "Around San Diego with Delta-Don" 1975 

2 11

 Aviano, Ron 1975 

2 12

 Book reviews 1972-1975 

2 13

 Bouchard, Al (freelance) 1975-1976 

2 14

 "Brother Bizarre's Gaze" 1975 

2 15

 "Centerpoint" 1974-1975 

2 16

 "The Court Reporter, by Mike Von Freak" circa 1970-1979 

2 17

 Cover art and clippings from Pacific Coast Times 1975-1978 

1 7

 David, Charles 1974 

2 18

 "Diary" 1978 

2 19

 "Disco Beat" circa 1970-1979 

2 20

 "Dr. DooRite," with Plowden Bridges, Ray Locke and others circa 1970-1979 

2 21

 Feature articles 1975 

2 22

 "From the Left, From the Right" circa 1970-1979 

2 23

 "Get in Shape," by Paul Strand circa 1970-1979 

2 24

 "Justitium's Diary," by Robert H. Lynn 1974-1975 

2 25

 "Laguna Beach Combing," by Norm Parker 1975 - 1976 

2 26

 "Las Vegas," by Howard Wormser 1976 

2 27

 Letters to the editor 1976 - 1978 

2 28

 "Light on Dark Corners," by Gary C. Hardin 1974 

2 30

 "Light on Dark Corners," by Ruthie QM III of California 1975 

2 29

 "Long Beach Harbour," by Jack Roosevelt circa 1970-1979 

2 31

 "Man-to-Man," by Jack Bowen 1974-1976 

2 32

 "MCC's Reaching Out," by Papa John Hose and Brown Scott "Scotty" 1974-1975 

2 33

 Nash, Paul, editorial copy 1978 

2 34

 Negatives, halftone circa 1970-1979 

3 1

 "Palm Springs Happenings," by Ken 1976 

2 35

 "Peregrine Grape," by Jim Ward 1974 

2 36

 "Peter Gunn: Leather Western Fantasies" circa 1970-1979 

2 37

 "Philly Lawyer," by Alan Smith and John Wild, Jr. 1974-1975 

2 38

 "The Physical You," by Don Kenny circa 1970-1979 

2 39

 "Dion Polk Street Sally," by Dixon circa 1970-1979 

2 41

 "The Right to Be...Out of Step!" by Ron Ortego, Jim Woodward 1974-1975 

2 42

 "S & M Life," by Oli Verius circa 1970-1979 

2 43

 "The Social Register," by Empress Nicole circa 1970-1979 

2 44

 "Speaking Up," by Connie Rodgers 1974 

2 45

 "Spit Impressions," by J.A.M. (Jack A. Martin) circa 1970-1979 

2 46

 "Students Get it Together" 1975 

2 47

 "Talk of the Campus," by Anne Babcock circa 1970-1979 

2 48

 "This Woman's Voice," by Chris Gordon 1974 

2 49

 "Touching Your Life"; Metropolitcan Community Church Los Angeles 1976 

2 50

 "Trouble Shooter," by staff circa 1970-1979 

2 51

 "Up With Youth," by David Griggs and Mike Guzzo circa 1970-1979 

2 52

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