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Finding aid to the Camp Camp records, 1996-2007

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque, (c) 2013

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 - Creator
Cole, William
Title
Camp Camp records
Collection no.
Coll2012.132
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1997-2004
Date [inclusive]
1996-2007
Extent
2.5 linear feet., 2 archive boxes.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Founded in 1996 by William Cole, an eco-friendly real estate developer based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Camp Camp was created to provide an LGBT community-oriented vacation structured similarly to outdoor summer youth camps. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Camp Camp Records, Coll2012-132, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative History

"Camp" Camp was founded in 1996 by real estate developer William Cole, and was created to provide an alternative vacation for LGBT individuals to enjoy a youth summer camp-like experience and engage in outdoor recreational activities. The camp is located in Kezar Falls, Maine. Situated between two lakes, the secluded property features cabins and camp buildings, such as a theater, a recreation center, craft studios, tennis courts and a main lodge building. The camp offers a full program of outdoor, athletic, and arts and crafts activities along with evening social events. The first annual Camp Camp was held in 1997, with 88 people attending that first year. As of 2013, Camp Camp continues to operate, and the annual event is typically attended by over 200 people.

Source:

"About 'Camp' Camp," www.campcamp.com/about (accessed February 19, 2013).

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Scope and Content

Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers. The collection also includes photographs of camp attendees and staff.

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Arrangement

Steering committee records and incorporation papers are at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

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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

Donated by William Cole, August 25, 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama, February 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE Archives' periodical collection:

HX Magazine, March 16, 2001 (Issue 497).

My Gay World: Quarterly Men's Travel Guide-a-zine, Fall 2003 (Vol. 1, 6).

My Lesbian World: Quarterly Women's Travel Guide-a-zine, Fall 2003 (Vol. 1, 1).

Next: the Hippest Gay Guide to New York, April 16, 2004.

Out and About Escapes: A Quarterly Travel Planning Supplement to the Out and About Newsletter, Summer 2004.

The Out Traveler, February 2004.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Camping
  • Gays--Social life and customs
  • Homosexuality--Social Aspects
  • Outdoor recreation

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Camp Camp records 

Box Folder

 Steering committee records 1997-2005   [4 folders]

1 1-4

 Incorporation and purchase records 2005-2007 

1 5

 Advertising 1998-2004   [4 folders]

1 6-9

 Brochures and publicity material circa 1997-2004 

1 10

 Budget 1998 

1 11

 Calendars 2003-2004 

1 12

 Camp Chat newsletter 2002-2004 

2 20

 Clippings circa 1997-2007   [2 folders]

1 13-14

 Correspondence 1997-2004   [13 folders]

1 15-27

 Employment applications 2001   [2 folders]

1 28-29

 Employment applications 2001-2005   [6 folders]

2 1-6

 Evaluations 1997-2003   [5 folders]

2 7-11

 Floppy disks circa 1997-2004   3 floppy disks (3 1/2 inch).

2 36

 Food service circa 1997-2007 

2 12

 Hawaii 2001-2003 

2 13

 Laufman, Dudley writings 2002 

2 14

 Maine Teen Camp 2000 

2 15

 Maps circa 1997-2007 

2 16

 Camp Camp: the Musical and Movie 2003 

2 17

 New Year's Camp Reunions 1999-2005 

2 18

 New Year's Eve 2001-2002 

2 19

 Photographs 1997-2001   36 photographs + 42 negatives (color).

2 21

 Pride events 2001-2002   [2 folders]

2 22-23

 Printing circa 2000-2004 

2 24

 Program and activities 1997-2004   [5 folders]

2 25-29

 Public relations 1998 

2 30

 Schedule of activities circa 1997-2007 

2 31

 Spring Weekend 2000 

2 32

 Survey 1996 

2 33

 Tax returns 1999-2006 

2 34

 Website 1999-2003 

2 35

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