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Finding aid of John Paul Hudson typescript,

Finding aid prepared by Michael C. Oliveira, © 2012

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

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Author
Hudson, John Paul, 1929-2002
Creator - Author
Hunter, John Francis, 1929-2002
Title
John Paul Hudson Typescript, Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers
Collection no.
Coll2012.120
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1980
Date [inclusive]
circa 1970-1980
Extent
0.4 linear feet.
Language
English
Abstract
A photocopy of a marked up typescript of John Paul Hudson's unpublished work, Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers: Edited, Answered and Augmented, 1980. Also included in the collection are clippings, photocopies of correspondence, and publicity stills, circa 1970-1977. John Paul Hudson was an early gay liberation activist, journalist, and author.

Preferred Citation

Box #, Folder #, John Paul Hudson Typescript, Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers, Coll2012-120, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

John Paul Hudson was an early gay liberation activist, journalist, and author. He served as a Mattachine Society New York chapter librarian/archivist, Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) member, and National Coalition of Gay Activists vice president. His articles appeared in The Advocate,  Gay, and  Gay News under the psuedonym, John Francis Hunter, during the early 1970s. Some of his published books include  The Gay Insider: A Hunter's Guide to New York and a Thesaurus of Phallic Lore and  Superstar Murder. His later articles and books appeared under his own name.

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Scope and Content

A photocopy of a marked up typescript of John Paul Hudson's unpublished work, Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers: Edited, Answered and Augmented, 1980. Hudson's work examines famous letters, reviews the ideals of the liberation movement, and answers common questions.

The collection also includes various clipping pertaining to Hudson, photocopies of correspondence, a blank copy of his Bi-Reach Questionnaire and publicity stills.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2012
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.

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 Information

The typescript was located in box 103-259, while the other documents were removed from the ONE subject files. The collection does include a original letter from "John Paul" to "Brother Rudy," a gift of Jeffery Auer.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael C. Oliveira, November 2012.

Existence and Location of Copies

Fred Methered papers, Manuscript M019, Archives & Manuscripts, Hamilton Library. [Filed with John Paul Hudson correspondence]

Existence and Location of Originals

John Paul Hudson Manuscript, Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers, 25, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center, New York, New York.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Gay men's writings

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Typescript, Letters from Lovers and Lawbreakers 1979-1980   [5 folders]

1 1-5

 Clippings and Correspondence 1972-1977 

1 6

 Publicity Stills circa 1970   [4 black & white photographs]

1 7

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