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Finding Aid to the Doug Elliott Papers, 1987-1999

Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Darwent, (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
Doug Elliott
Title
Doug Elliott papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.111
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1991-1998
Date [inclusive]
1987-1999
Extent
1.6 linear feet., 1 records box + 1 archive carton.
Language
English
Abstract
USC Lambda Alumni Association records, vacation scrapbooks, gay theater show fliers, photographs and other documents from University of Southern California alum and educator Doug Elliott (1924-2008). The collection contains fliers and programs for the Highways Performance Space, Celebration Theatre, the Gay Games and other gay organizations. Photographs document Elliott's various trips abroad and in the United States.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Doug Elliott Papers, Coll2013-111, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Joseph Douglas Elliott was born on November 15, 1924 in Monterey Park, California. Following in his family's footsteps, Elliott became a fourth generation "Trojan" by graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors and Masters in Education in 1952 and 1957, respectively.

Elliott had been a training teacher, a supervisor of music and special education, an assistant principal and principal. He received the prestigious Recognition of Outstanding Support/Service for Education (ROSE) Award in 2003 from the USC Rossier School of Education. He was also an active member of the USC Lambda Alumni Association and served on the USC Lambda Scholarship Committee from 1998-1999. He established an endowed scholarship, the Doug Elliott Scholarship in Education, through Lambda Alumni at the Rossier School of Education.

Elliott was an avid traveler later in his life, traveling to Spain, Turkey, Mexico, Greece and other locations. He supported many LGBT organizations in the community through his donations and participation, including the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, the International Gay and Lesbian Archives, Highways Performance Space, Celebration Theatre, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and many others.

Elliott died on February 14, 2008 in Monterey Park, California.

Source:

Interview with Amy Ross, USC Board of Governors President Elect and founding member of the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, http://alumnigroups.usc.edu/lambda/ross.html. (Accessed on November 11, 2013).

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of documents relating to Doug Elliott's participation in the USC Lambda Alumni Association and the Scholarship Committee that awarded students scholarships for leadership qualities and research proposals relating to the LGBT community. Materials also show his support and interest in several theaters and community organizations, including the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, the 18th Street Arts Complex, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. The bulk of the collection is vacation scrapbooks with photographs that document the Gay Games, gay cruises, and his trips abroad and in the United States.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:

Series 1. Personal papers

Series 2. Vacation scrapbooks

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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 acquisition information unknown.

Processing Information

Formerly boxes 103-61 and A025. Collection processed by Jennifer Darwent, November 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following titles were separated from the collection and catalogued in ONE's periodicals collection:

18th St Arts Complex Newsletter (1992-1994)

Center News, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center newsletter (1992-1997)

Chicago Magazine (1992-1993)

Lingonberry Times (1992)

Newsletter of Gay Games (1994)

On the Purple Circuit (1997)

ONE-IGLA Bulletin (1996-1998)

Our World (1994)

Out and About (1994)

Out in New York (1994)

Palm Springs Pride (2000)

PFLAG Newsletter (1989-1995)

The Pink Sheet (1992)

Vanguard, L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center newsletter (1997-1998)

A plastic rainbow flag with "March on Washington April 25, 1993" printed on the purple stripe was separated from the collection and placed in ONE's ephemera objects collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Occupation(s)

  • Educator

Subject(s)

  • Gay community--California--Los Angeles
  • Gay theater
  • Gays in higher education
  • Gays--Travel

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Series 1 Personal papers 1987-1999  (Bulk, 1991-1998)

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically, with photographs placed at the end of the series.

Scope and Contents

The series consists of USC Lambda Alumni Association records, events at the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, and records about the International Gay and Lesbian Archives and the ONE Institute. There are various clippings related to LGBT news, as well as fliers from the organization Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). There are program fliers for the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles and other gay theaters.

Box Folder

 The Center, Circle of Life Committee, Center 2000 Campaign Capital Fund 1992-1993, 1997 

1 5

 Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center Outreach Training Manual 1987 

1 1

 Highways/Celebration Theatre show fliers 1991-1997 

1 3-4

 ONE Institute, IGLA, Iggy Awards, Wildeweek 1996 

1 7

 PFLAG, LGBT clippings 1991-1995 

1 2

 Rethinking family, diversity with all its variants and commonalities 1997-1998 

1 8

 USC Lambda Alumni Association 1993-1996 

1 6

 USC Lambda Scholarship Committee and applications 1998-1999 

1 9-11

 Photographs circa 1992-1994   6 color photographs

Scope and Contents

There are photographs of Doug Elliott with friends/partners, standing with the rainbow flag, working with the West Hollywood Presbyterian Church and an 8x10 photograph of the 1994 California Men's Gathering at Camp Swig, Santa Rosa, California.

1 12

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Series 2:  Series 2 Vacation scrapbooks 1991-1996  (Bulk, 1994-1995)

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains vacation scrapbooks with approximately 840 photographs of trips abroad and in the United States. There are also trip itineraries and ephemera relating to the Gay Games and cruises Elliott took. The folders documenting his trips to Houston, Baltimore and Chicago contain traveling materials and maps for his preparation.

Box Folder

 Houston, Texas 1991 

1 13

 Baltimore, Maryland 1991 

1 14

 Chicago 1992 

1 15

 New York City; Gay Games; Stonewall 25 1994 

1 16

 New York City; New York Theater 1994 

1 17

 New York City, Gay Games and New England/RSVP 1994   222 color photographs.

1 18-19

 Gay Games and Free Spirit New England 1994 

1 20-21

 Mexican Riviera Jubilee RSVP cruise 1995   170 color photographs.

1 22-23

 New York, Spain, Riviera Cruises 1995   165 color photographs.

2 1

 France plus Spanish and Italian Regent Spirit Cruises 1995   Scrapbook cover with black and white photograph of Doug Elliott and 7 coins; includes 124 color photographs.

2 2

 New York City, Athens, Istanbul 1996   154 color photographs.

2 3

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