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Finding Aid to the Brian Kevin Beck Papers, circa 1970-2007

Finding aid prepared by Loni Shibuyama, (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
Beck, Brian Kevin
Title
Brian Kevin Beck papers
Collection no.
Coll2013.119
Date [inclusive]
circa 1970-2007
Extent
0.2 linear feet., 1 archive carton.
Language
English
Abstract
Information packets, workshop material, letters to the editor, clippings, flyers, poetry, and gay organization material, circa 1970-2007, from writer and educator Brian Kevin Beck from Whitewater, Wisconsin. Included are articles and manifesto-like writings regarding homosexuality, homophobia, and the intersections of art and activism.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Brian Kevin Beck Papers, Coll2013-119, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biography

Brian Kevin Beck is a writer, educator, and artist. He's the author of the books Poison-Pen Personnel-Portrait Portfolio (2002),  But So Did Her Brother (2006),  The Potato Kronikles (2006), and  Teaching Thinking (2007), as well as contributions to liberal arts journals and poetry anthologies.

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Scope and Contents

The collection comprises information packets, workshop material, letters to the editor, clippings, flyers, poetry, and gay organization material, circa 1970-2007, from writer and educator Brian Kevin Beck from Whitewater, Wisconsin. The bulk of the collection is articles and manifesto-like writings regarding homosexuality, homophobia, and the intersections of art and activism. Also included are materials from the National Gay Task Force, the Gay Peoples Union in Milwaukee, and the gay student group at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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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

Donated by Brian Kevin Beck, 2007.

Processing Information

Formerly housed in box A251. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, December 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Brian K. Beck's book, But So Did Her Brother, has been separated and cataloged in ONE's book collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Poetry

Geographic Name(s)

  • Wisconsin

Subject(s)

  • Gay activists
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality and education

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Brian Kevin Beck papers 

Box Folder

 Biographical information 2007 

1 1

 Boy with Arms Akimbo 1989 

1 2

 Flyers circa 1980-1995 

Scope and Contents note

Includes a flyer for the Gay and Lesbian Student Union, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Office of Student Affairs, and one "homophobic leaflet that was thrown from a passing truck last Friday during a protest of the recent assaults on lesbian minister Lynn Griffis."

1 3

 Gay Peoples Union; Gay Information Data Bank's Resource Packet circa 1970-1979 

1 4

 Gay poetry circa 1980-1995 

1 5

 "Good artistry is not political--or is it after all?" presentation module booklet 2006 

1 6

 "Language of Oppression" flyer undated 

1 7

 Resource Packet for Teaching About Homophobia undated 

1 8

 Letters to the editor and clippings 1990-2002 

1 9

 National Gay Task Force resolutions packet 1974 

1 10

 [Poster with gay quotations and cartoons] undated 

1 11

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