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Finding Aid to the Paul Serchia Papers, 1975-2010 Coll2013.074
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Description
Editorial copy, organizational records, correspondence, clippings, flyers, photographs, and other material, 1975-2010, from Los Angeles journalist and AIDS activist, Paul Serchia. Materials document his involvement with AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and the Los Angeles committee of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Background
Paul E. Serchia, Los Angeles journalist and AIDS activist, was born on February 5, 1957. He began his journalism and political cartooning career while a student at Pepperdine University, where he received his journalism degree in 1980. He worked at the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle in the early part of his career. After leaving the News Chronicle, Serchia went on to work as the publications manager at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), where he wrote and edited several publications during the 1980s and 1990s. He was a longtime editor of Positive Living, a monthly publication from APLA, to which he also contributed a regular column, "Thinking Positive." Serchia was also very active on the Los Angeles Committee for the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, as well as the Positive Pedelers group, which raised awareness and funds for AIDS LifeCycle. Serchia was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 and later diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He died on March 1, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Extent
1.0 linear foot. 1 archive box.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.