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Finding Aid to the Bill Wuzzy Spaulding Papers, 1981-2009

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (c) 2014

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
Spaulding, Bill Wuzzy
Title
Bill Wuzzy Spaulding papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.097
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1984-1996
Date [inclusive]
1981-2009
Extent
9.8 linear feet., 7 archives boxes + 1 flat archive box.
Language
English
Abstract
Administrative records, correspondence, legislation campaign material, publicity material, fundraising records, personal papers and other material, 1981-2009, from Los Angeles gay activist Bill Wuzzy Spaulding. The bulk of the collection is organizational records from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Committee of the California Community Foundation, Christopher Street West, Imperial Courts in Southern California, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), the campaign against California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), and the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force for the City of West Hollywood.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Bill Wuzzy Spaulding Papers, Coll2013-097, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Carrying on a long-standing family tradition of activism and civic engagement, Bill Wuzzy Spaulding is a 14th generation American whose ancestors fought at Bunker Hill, and whose great-great-grandfather helped incorporate the City of Buffalo, New York. Spaulding's accomplishments include serving on the Executive Board of the City of West Hollywood Incorporation Committee, and spearheading the rewrite of California Penal Code Section 273.5 domestic violence law to include gays and lesbians.

Spaulding's career as an activist began in the early 1970s in New York, New York, with the National Gay Task Force when Jean O'Leary and Bruce Voeller were co-chairs. He has served on numerous committees and boards of directors, including Christopher Street West, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), Greater Los Angeles AIDS Hospice Foundation, Casa del Sol hospice, and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Fund Advisory Committee of the California Community Foundation. He was an active volunteer in the campaign against California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), in the Long Beach pride parades, and in Imperial Courts activities in Southern California. In addition, Spaulding served as co-chair of the first West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which gave rise to West Hollywood's Gay and Lesbian Sheriff's Conference Committee, in which Spaulding was founding co-chair.

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Scope and Contents

This collection comprises administrative records, correspondence, legislation campaign material, publicity material, fundraising records, personal papers and other material, 1981-2009, from Los Angeles gay activist Bill Wuzzy Spaulding. The bulk of the collection is organizational records from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Committee of the California Community Foundation, Christopher Street West, Imperial Courts in Southern California, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), the campaign against the California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force for the City of West Hollywood, and other organizations. The personal papers include writings, correspondence, legal papers, clippings, flyers, photographs, memorial programs, memorabilia, media packets, and materials from an AIDS study.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Gay and lesbian activism

Series 2. Personal papers

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
(c) 2014
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 Bill Wuzzy Spaulding, September 24, 2009 and April 21, 2010.

Processing Information

One folder of moldy materials has been separated from the collection. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, February 2014.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Separated to the ONE Archives library:

City Lights Review, Ed. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nancy J. Peters, San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books, 1988.

Commission on Racial, Ethnic, Religious, and Minority Violence Final Report, April 1990.

It Could Happen to You...An Account of the Gay Civil Rights Campaign in Eugene, Oregon, Boston, MA: The Gay Writer's Group, 1983.

The Lesbian and Gay Almanac and Events of 1990, Ed. Danni Munson, Chicago, IL: Envoy Enterprises, 1989.

Marcus, Eric, Breaking the Surface, Greg Louganis, New York: Random House, 1995 (signed copy).

"Strengthening Families: A Model for Community Action" Final Report, May 19, 1988.

Talk Back!, Lesbian and Gay Media Advocates, Boston: Alyson Publications, 1982.

Separated to the ONE periodicals collection:

ACT UP/LA, Vol. 3, No. 2 (April/May 1990)

AGLA News (November 1986)

COLAGE Issues 1-7 (1987)

Compass, Vol. 19, No. 19 (January 1992)

Frontiers (October 1986)

Frontiers, "Ready for the Next Generation" (2009)

Gay and Lesbian Press Association Newsletter (November 1986)

GLAAD/LA Reports, Vol. 4, No. 3 (April 1992)

GLAD Tidings, Vol. 5, No. 1 (April 1994)

The GLAAD Bulletin (November/December 1992)

The Institute of Gay and Lesbian Education (Spring Semester 1994)

Lambda Update, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 1991) and Vol. 9, No. 2 (Fall 1992)

LAMS Newsletter (April 1992)

The Network, Autumn Issue (October 1989)

The News, Vol. III, No. 9 (July 22, 1988); Vol. I, No. 17 (November 14, 1986); and February 3, 1989.

Occasional Halo, A Quarterly Newsletter (March 1991)

Orange County Blade, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1992)

Out Front, Vol. 17, No. 17 (November 11, 1992)

Update, Issue 249 (October 1, 1986) and Issue 181 (June 12, 1985)

Veterans C.A.R.E. (April 1987)

Separated to the ONE programs collection:

Christopher Street West, Gay Pride Celebration, Bicentennial Issue, July 4, 1976

Christopher Street West, Los Angeles, 1991

Celebrate 25 Years of the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival, Souvenir Pride Guide, Long Beach, 2008

The Official Long Beach Pages Souvenir Pride Guide, 2009

The XVII Royal Court De Santa Monica presents Coronation, 1989

Imperial Coronation Imperial Court of the San Fernando Valley, 1989

Coronation 1990, Moonlight Madness

Imperial Coronation San Bernardino/Riverside, Feb 24, 1990

Babes in Toyland or Barbie Meets G.I. Joe, October 3, 1992

Carnival In Rio a Festival of Lights, May 30, 1992

Coronation XX 1992, South Bay

The Imperial Star Empire, Inc. Coronation 1992, September 5, 1992

Coronation 93 Hollywood Horrors, 1993

Pagans vs. Christians XX, Coronation 1993

Imperial Coronation '93 Studio City, CA, August 14, 1993

XX Saturday, May 8, 1993

Ventura County Coronation 1993, September 25, 1993

Coronation 1993 After the Reign

Imperial Coronation of Los Angeles, 1993

Imperial Dove Court, May 14, 1994

A Hot Night on Bourbon Street A Rhythm and Blues Fantasy, Coronation XXI, March 19, 1994

Coronation, Imperial Royal Lion Monarchy, 1994

The Orange County Imperial Court Inc., Proudly Presents, Coronation 1994

The International Imperial Court of Long Beach, Inc. Presents: Coronation XXIII, March 13, 1994

San Francisco Coronation 1994

National March on Washington For Lesbian and Gay Rights, October 11, 1987

Handbook National Lesbian and Gay March on Washington, October 13, 1987

The National AIDS Quilt, Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, April 7-10, 1988

Remember Their Names, The Names Project Quilt, Washington DC, October 7-10, 1988

Third Annual UTLA Stonewall Scholarship Awards Dinner, United Teachers Los Angeles, Gay and Lesbian Issues Committee June 9, 1994

Separated to the ONE audiovisual collection:

1988 Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade (VHS).

1991 Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade (2 VHS tapes).

AB101 The Time is Now! LIFE AIDS Lobby (VHS).

American Red Cross, Beyond Fear, 1) The Virus, 2) The Individual, 3) The Community (VHS).

Californians Against Proposition 102; Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker (VHS).

City of West Hollywood Citychannel 10 Into the Streets AB101 Demonstrations; Jamie Kravitz (VHS).

Stop LaRouche-No on 64 Version 1; Party Tape, Patty Duke, 1986 (U-matic).

Yes on Prop AA, an imporant message for voters from Steve Schulte, 1990 (VHS).

Separated to the ONE AIDS History Project collection:

ACLU AIDS Project, Docket, October 1991

ACLU Lesbian & Gay Rights Project, Docket, October 1991

AIDS and Insurance: A source Book, Assemblyman Art Agnos, January 1987

AIDS Guide to Federal Agencies and Resources, National Council of La Raza, 1991

America Living With AIDS, John Hannan, July 1990

Centers For Disease Control, America Reponds to AIDS, May, 1991

Commitment to Life V, AIDS Project Los Angeles, September 15, 1991

Financing Health Care for Persons with HIV Disease, August 1991

A Guide to Fiscal Year 1991 Federal Funding for HIV Disease, A.S.A.P., 1991

Public Policy Primer, National Minority AIDS Council, June 1991

United Way Actions on AIDS, April 1989

Separated to the ONE garments and ephemera collections:

T-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, matchbooks, water bottles, mugs, keychains, and other promotional items

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Christopher Street West Association.
  • Imperial Courts.
  • Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality.

Geographic Name(s)

  • West Hollywood (Calif.)

Personal Name(s)

  • LaRouche, Lyndon H.

Subject(s)

  • AIDS (Disease)--Law and Legislation--California
  • AIDS activists--California--Los Angeles
  • Cross dressing--Competitions--United States
  • Gay activists
  • Gay pride parades--California
  • Police--Community relations

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Gay and lesbian activism 1981-2009 

Series Description

This series comprises administrative records, campaign material, publicity material, financial and fundraising records, correspondence, reports, and other material, 1981-2009, from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Committee of the California Community Foundation, Christopher Street West, Imperial Courts in Southern California, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), the campaign against the California proposition 64 LaRouche initiative, the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force for the City of West Hollywood, and other organizations.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 California and National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs 1985-1987   [3 folders]

7 2-4

 California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Fund Advisory Committee 1990-2002   [9 folders]

1 1-9

 Creating Change West conference 1990 

7 9

 Christopher Street West 

Box Folder

 Board of directors materials 1986-1992   [14 folders]

1 10-23

 Board of directors materials 1987-1994   [7 folders]

2 1-7

 Lesbian and Gay Activist Retreat 1990 

2 8

 Media clippings 1991 

2 9

 Merchandise 1989 

2 10

 Parade monitor 1991 

2 11
Box Item

 Personal calendar "CSW Stonewall 20: A Generation of Pride, Wuzzy Spaulding" circa 1990 

8 1
Box Folder

 Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) 1986, 2009 

7 11

 Equality Summit 2009 

7 12

 Festival of Trees event records 1991 

7 14

 Greater Los Angeles AIDS Hospice 1989   [4 folders]

7 18-21

 Imperial Courts 

Box Folder

 General 1988-1995   [6 folders]

2 12-17

 Coronations 1989-1994   [3 folders]

2 18-20

 Court Conference International general 1992-1993 

2 21

 Court Conference International constitution circa 1988 

2 22

 Court Conference International financial report July 1992 

2 23

 Court Conference International register 1992   [3 folders]

2 24-26

 Imperial Court Santa Monica 1989-1993   [2 folders]

2 27-28
Box Item

 Plaque, "Steve Minter Memorial Award '91 Presented to Wuzzy Spaulding" October 5, 1991 

8 2

 Plaque, "My Wuzzy; Moonlight Emperor XVIII Steve Marcus" October 7. 1990 

8 3
Box Folder

 Legal documents 1982-1987 

7 23-26
Box Folder

 Allred, Gloria vs. Schmitz, et al. 1982-1986   [2 folders]

7 23-24

 Department of Fair Employment vs. Raytheon 1987 

7 25

 Gay Law Students vs. Pacific Bell 1986 

7 26

 Lesbian Rights Project 1985 

7 27

 Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby) 1985-1992   [8 folders]

2 29-36

 Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby) 1986-1992   [25 folders]

3 1-25

 Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby) 1989-1994   [16 folders]

4 1-16

 Long Beach Pride and Interpride 1987-2009 

7 29

 Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center 1986-1991 

7 30

 March on Washington 1986-1991   [8 folders]

4 17-24

 National Skills Building Conference 1991   [2 folders]

7 33-34

 No on 102, Stop Dannemeyer 1988 

7 35

 No on LaRouche Intiative Coalition (Proposition 64) 

Box Folder

 General 1986-1987   [8 folders]

4 25-32

 Acknowledgements 1986 

4 33

 Autograph party video 1986 

4 34

 Bar events 1986 

4 35

 Business letters 1986 

4 36

 Contributions 1986   [3 folders]

5 1-3

 Craig, Bob 1986 

5 4

 Forms 1986 

5 5

 Fundraising 1986 

5 6

 General meeting 1986 

5 7

 Lawsuit 1985-1987 

5 8

 Membership 1986 

5 9

 Panic filing 1985-1986 

5 10

 Sign-in sheets 1986 

5 11

 Speakers' bureau circa 1986 

5 12

 Steering committee 1986   [15 folders]

5 13-27

 Stop 64 August information 1986 

5 28

 Tail ends 1986 

5 29

 Telephone tally sheets 1986 

5 30

 Transportation and housing 1986 

5 31
Box Folder

 Search Alliance 1991 

7 42

 Southern California Harvey Milk Democratic Club 1986   [2 folders]

7 44-45

 Southern California Harvey Milk Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club flyer paste-ups 1983-1984 

8 4

 West Hollywood City Council election 1986 

5 32

 West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force 1981-1995   [12 folders]

5 33-44

 West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force 1988-1994   [22 folders]

6 1-22

 World AIDS Day circa 1988-2009 

7 48

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Series 2:  Personal papers 1981-2009 

Series Description

This series comprises Spaulding's personal papers, including writings, correspondence, legal papers, clippings, flyers, photographs, memorial programs, financial records, workshop and conference materials, memorabilia, media information, and materials from the Los Angeles Men's Study at the University of California, Los Angeles, in which Spaulding participated.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder

 Writings 1981-1987 

6 23

 Addresses and name lists circa 1986-1990 

6 24

 Business cards and name badges, including Steve Marcus undated 

6 25

 Calendar 1993 

8 5

 California Fair Political Practices Commission 1986 

7 1

 CAPI conference workshop materials 1990 

7 5

 Clippings 1989-2005   [2 folders]

7 6-7

 Correspondence 1987-1992 

7 8

 Durable Power of Attorney 1989 

7 10

 Event program and ticket stubs circa 1980-1990 

7 13

 Floppy disk undated   1 disk (5 1/4 inch).

8 6

 Flyers, mailers, press releases and publicity material, general circa 1985-2008 

7 15

 FYI: AIDS Reader 1989 

7 16

 Fundraising class, University of California, Los Angeles 1990 

7 17

 Income tax and financial records 1984-1987 

7 22

 Local Media Coverage for Social Change 2009 

7 28

 Media packet circa 1980-1990 

7 31

 Memorial service programs 1988-1989 

7 32

 Photographs circa 1980-1995 

7 36

 Real estate 1984-1992   [4 folders]

7 37-40

 Rubber gloves, signed undated 

8 7

 Screenplay, untitled 1986 

7 41

 Southern California Broadcasters Association 1991 

7 43

 University of California, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Men's Study 1983-2001 

7 46

 van Renssalaer, Peter manuscripts undated 

7 47

 Welcome Home Desert Storm Parade official program May 19, 1991 

8 8

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