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Finding aid to the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team collection, 1957-2006

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.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Arends, Harry D.
Title
Los Angeles Waterpolo Team Collection
Collection no.
Coll2013.032
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1988-1994
Date [inclusive]
1957-2006
Extent
0.6 linear foot., 1 archive carton.
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Los Angeles Waterpolo Team Collection, Coll2013-032, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Administrative History

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.

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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.

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Arrangement

This collection is 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 Harry D. Arends, December 4, 2007.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, June 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

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"

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Los Angeles Waterpolo Team.

Genre(s)

  • Advertising fliers
  • Drawings (visual works)

Subject(s)

  • Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
  • Gay erotic art
  • Gay men--Sexual behavior

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  LA Waterpolo Team collection 

Box Folder

 Correspondence and minutes 1990 

1 1

 Drawings and comic strips circa 1990-1993 

1 2

 Flyer and newsletter paste-ups 1988-1994   [63 folders]

1 5-67

 Flyers and postcards, other clubs circa 1988-2006 

1 3

 Joe Weider's Mr. America Muscle Building Course 1957 

1 4

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