November 27, 2012

In this time of thanks, we would like to express our gratitude to all the individuals and organizations that donated materials to the ever-growing historical legacies at ONE Archives over the past year. Over 45 collections have been donated so far this year. Some highlights include:

  • Papers of Dan Luckenbill documenting his life including his service in Vietnam, work as an archivist at UCLA, and many travels.
  • The first installment of records from preeminent HIV/AIDS physician Dr. Mark Katz, which contain the research files he used to update the public on the fight against the disease.
Radical Faerie gathering, c. 1970s. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
  • Photo exhibit featuring stunning images of Radical Faerie gatherings by writer, activist, and long-time friend of ONE, Mark Thompson.Bound papers from Shane Que Hee, documenting his life as an activist.
  • Records from GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, documenting LGBTQ representation in media and entertainment.
  • Records from Black and White Men Together, a national organization that fosters supportive environments by breaking down racial and cultural barriers.


Eve Fowler, Print from the series A Spectacle and Nothing Strange, 2012. Courtesy of the artist
  • Artist Eve Fowler donated a complete set of her series A Spectacle and Nothing Strange which are printed on Colby posters. All texts from the series are excerpts from Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons.
  • The papers of Rick Davis from the 1970s and 1980s documenting his involvement in the Gay Rights National Lobby, Gay Rights Advocates, Human Rights Campaign Fund, Minnesota Committee for Gay Rights, and Gay Rights Legislative Committee.
  • Papers and photographs of local gay activist and photographer Lee Mentley, the first curator of the AIDS History Project Collection at ONE Archives.
Elaine Noble, c. 1974. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
  • Records from Elaine Noble’s 1974 campaign for Massachusetts State Representative. Noble was the first openly gay or lesbian person elected to a state legislature in the United States.
  • Collections from Edwin L. McCready including the papers of Fernand Albert and Joseph Manuel Guarnica, Thomas Edward Gore, and his own personal papers.
  • Correspondence and papers from “Making Love” screenwriter, Barry Sandler.
  • Leathers from Brian Dawson, Mr. Drummer 1989.

Additional collections from Jenelle Hutcherson, HIV/AIDS Legal Services Alliance (HALSA), Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association, Uptown Gay & Lesbian Alliance, Dean Hansell, and Californians for AIDS Research and Education. Thanks also goes to Beth Chayim Chadashim, Dignity, Michael Kearns, and Michael A. Lombardi, who have added additional materials to their collections already housed at ONE.