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Finding Aid to the Dale Holland Papers, 1972-1986

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan, (c) 2013

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator - Creator
Holland, Dale
Title
Dale Holland papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.043
Date [inclusive]
1972-1986
Extent
0.4 linear feet., 1 archive carton
Language
English
Abstract
Newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records, photographs, promotional material, bylaws, and other papers primarily documenting Dale Holland's involvement with the Metro-Chords and Kingmasters, 1970-1986.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Dale Holland Papers, Coll2013-043, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

From 1972-1974, Dale Holland was a member of the Metro-Chords, an eight to thirteen member singing group that performed in the Los Angeles area. From 1974-1983, Holland was involved with the Kingmasters, a Los Angeles based social organization that helped raise funds for such groups as the Homophile Effort For Legal Protection (HELP), Gay Community Services Center, and Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). Holland served as president of the Kingmasters in 1976.

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Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of newsletters, meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records, photographs, promotional material, bylaws, and other papers documenting Dale Holland's involvement with the Metro-Chords and Kingmasters, 1972-1983. To a lesser extent, the papers document Holland's interest in the theater, Society of Pat Rocco Enlightened Enthusiasts (SPREE), Gay Girls Riding Club (GGRC), and AIDS-related organizations, 1970-1986.

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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

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Formerly box 102-A077A. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Programs and periodicals separated to the ONE Performing Arts Collection (note that productions without LGBT content have been deaccessioned)

“Who’s Afraid of ‘2069?” H.E.A.T. Human Experimental Adult Theater

Les Poupe’es de Paris, Krofft Theater

Ludwig, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer

Alan Bates Butley, Shubert Theater

A Very Natural Thing, The Pacific Picwood Theater

The Rocky Horror Show, The Roxy Theater

Diamonds and Dames, Troupers Hall

Raoul Appel’s American (Jazz) Dance Company, Metropolitan Community Church

HAIR, Aquarius Theater

Gigi, The Los Angeles Civic Center

The 1974 Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Paramount Theater

P.S. Your Cat is Dead! Westwood Playhouse

Boy Meets Boy, Las Palmas Theater

“Norman is that You?” Ebony Showcase Theater & Cultural Arts Center

Stand by your Bed Boys, The Callboard Theater

Fortune & Men’s Eyes, Coronet Theater

The Boys in the Band, Huntington Harford Theater

Geese, Coronet Theater

Cycle Sluts, The Roxxy Theater

Mother Rose & Rhinestone Frank Present Weird Trio (Three Unusual Act Plays)

Laemmle Fine Arts Theatres, No. 33, March /April, 1973

Dramatic Game by Jean-Louis Barrault, Based on the works by Francois Rabelais

Separated to the ONE periodical collection

SPREE News, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1972

Frontiers, Vol. 2, No. 3-5, 1983

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Kingmasters.
  • Metro-Chords.

Subject(s)

  • Gay men
  • Gay men--Societies and clubs
  • Social groups--Los Angeles

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Kingmasters records 1974-1983   [4 folders]

1 1-4

 Metro-Chords records 1972-1974   [2 folders]

1 5-6

 Records of other organizational activities and interests 1970-1986 

1 7

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