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Finding aid to the Daniel Warner papers, 1980-1994

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Ansley, (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
Warner, Daniel, 1955-1993
Title
Daniel Warner papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.014
Date [inclusive]
1980-1994
Extent
0.4 linear feet., 1 archive carton.
Language
English
Abstract
Diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, videocassettes and personal information, 1980-1994, of Daniel P. Warner, AIDS educator and co-founder of the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation. Materials in this collection primarily concern Warner's experience living with HIV and AIDS from the 1980s to the time of his death in 1993.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Daniel Warner Papers, Coll2013-014, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Daniel P. Warner was the co-founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation, an organization that provided care for people living with AIDS; and the program director of West Hollywood CARES. He also organized the National Candlelight March in 1983 and 1990 and served as a health educator for the City of West Hollywood. In addition, Warner acted as a consultant on two television movies about AIDS, Our Sons on ABC and the Emmy award-winning  An Early Frost on NBC. In 1991, in recognition of his service to the community, Warner was given Los Angeles Shanti's first Daniel P. Warner Commitment to Service Award, Los Angeles County's Community Service Award, and a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate.

Daniel Warner was born on June 14, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to Los Angeles in 1976, where he attended the California Institute of the Arts and the University of California, Los Angeles. In the 1980s, Warner contracted HIV, and began writing extensively about his experience living with HIV/AIDS. In 1987, he moved to San Francisco, but continued to spend most of his time in Southern California. He returned to San Francisco permanently in 1991 and lived there with his partner, Matt Satterlund, until he died on June 14, 1993.

Source: [Box 1, Folder 1] Daniel Warner Papers, Coll2013-014, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Scope and Content

This collection includes the correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, photographs, videocassettes and funeral-related documents, 1980-1994, of Daniel P. Warner, AIDS educator and co-founder of the Los Angeles Shanti Foundation. Materials in this collection primarily concern Warner's experience living with HIV and AIDS from the 1980s until the time of his death in 1993.

Among the items in this collection are four diaries from the years 1980 to 1991, as well miscellaneous manuscripts and loose diary pages from the years 1984 to 1992. The correspondence addresses both his personal experiences and his organizational activities, particularly his involvement with the National Candlelight March and West Hollywood CARES, from the years 1982 to 1983. The personal documents in the collection include copies of his death certificate, will, medical bills, and documents related to his memorial service. The collection also includes the correspondence of Jim Hooker, as it relates to his duties as the executor of Warner's will, from 1993.

These materials also include videocassettes: one of Warner's memorial service; and another that includes an edited video of photographs, home videos, coverage of the National Candlelight March, and clips from his appearances on 60 Minutes, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, and Channel 5 News.

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Arrangement

A folder of Daniel Warner's obituary and memorial service documents is at the beginning of this 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

Gift of Jim Hooker, January 15, 2005.

Processing Information

Formerly box 102-A095. Collection processed by Jennifer Ansley, February 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Los Angeles Shanti Foundation Records, Coll2012-164, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Diaries

Subject(s)

  • AIDS (Disease)--Diaries
  • AIDS (Disease)--Patients
  • AIDS (Disease)--Psychological aspects
  • AIDS activists--California--Los Angeles
  • Gay men

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Daniel Warner papers 

Box Folder

 Obituary and funeral-related documents 1991-1993 

1 1

 Correspondence 1983-1992 

1 2
Box Item

 Diaries and journals 1980-1991   4 notebooks.

1 3-6
Box Folder

 Diary pages and manuscripts Undated 

1 7

 Hooker, Jim, correspondence 1993 

1 8

 Los Angeles Shanti Undated 

1 9

 Photographs 1988-1994   6 photographs: b&w, col.

1 10
Box Item

 Videocassettes (VHS) circa 1993   3 videocassettes (VHS).

Scope and Contents note

Content for two of the videocassettes is of Daniel Warner's memorial service.

1 VV2776-VV2778

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