Finding aid to the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team collection, 1957-2006
Table of Contents
Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2013
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
- ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
- Creator - Creator
- Arends, Harry D.
- Los Angeles Waterpolo Team Collection
- Collection no.
- Date [bulk]
- Bulk, 1988-1994
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.6 linear foot., 1 archive carton.
- Flyers, paste-ups, newsletters, drawings, minutes and other material (bulk 1988-1994) from Harry D. Arends, primarily documenting the activities of the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team, a sexual fetish organization.
[Box/folder #, or item name] Los Angeles Waterpolo Team Collection, Coll2013-032, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Waterpolo Team was a members-only organization that met monthly to engage in sexual fetish activities related to urolagnia, or "water sports" in slang. According to a 1990 letter, the Waterpolo Team's mailing list consisted of 55 men, with an average monthly event attendance of 22 men.
Scope and Contents
This collection comprises flyers, paste-ups, newsletters, drawings, minutes and other material (bulk 1988-1994) from Harry D. Arends, primarily documenting the activities of the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team, a sexual fetish organization. The bulk of the collection is made up of erotic drawings, flyers and newsletters for the LA Waterpolo Team, as well as flyers for similar fetish-themed clubs and groups, including the Golden Shower Buddies.
This collection is arranged alphabetically.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
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.
Gift of Harry D. Arends, December 4, 2007.
Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, June 2013.
Following buttons have been separated from the collection and placed with the ONE Archives ephemera collection:
"Gauntlet II: First Anniversary '85"
[Gauntlet II]: "Fifth Anniversary 1989"
[Gauntlet II]: "6th Anniversary 1990"
[Gauntlet II]: "9th Anniversary 1993"
[Gauntlet II]: "Eleventh Anniversary 1995"
"I Support AFA Los Angeles"
"Leathermasters: Ex Flammis Natus"
Controlled Access Headings
- Los Angeles Waterpolo Team.
- Advertising fliers
- Drawings (visual works)
- Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
- Gay erotic art
- Gay men--Sexual behavior
Series 1: LA Waterpolo Team collection
Correspondence and minutes 1990
Drawings and comic strips circa 1990-1993
Flyer and newsletter paste-ups 1988-1994 [63 folders]
Flyers and postcards, other clubs circa 1988-2006
Joe Weider's Mr. America Muscle Building Course 1957