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Finding aid to the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team collection, 1957-2006 Coll2013.032
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Material

  • Title: Los Angeles Waterpolo Team Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.032
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.6 linear foot. 1 archive carton.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1988-1994
    Date (inclusive): 1957-2006
    Abstract: Flyers, paste-ups, newsletters, drawings, minutes and other material (bulk 1988-1994) from Harry D. Arends, primarily documenting the activities of the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team, a sexual fetish organization.
    creator: Arends, Harry D.

    Administrative History

    The Los Angeles Waterpolo Team was a members-only organization that met monthly to engage in sexual fetish activities related to urolagnia, or "water sports" in slang. According to a 1990 letter, the Waterpolo Team's mailing list consisted of 55 men, with an average monthly event attendance of 22 men.

    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 Harry D. Arends, December 4, 2007.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Los Angeles Waterpolo Team Collection, Coll2013-032, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, June 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection comprises flyers, paste-ups, newsletters, drawings, minutes and other material (bulk 1988-1994) from Harry D. Arends, primarily documenting the activities of the Los Angeles Waterpolo Team, a sexual fetish organization. The bulk of the collection is made up of erotic drawings, flyers and newsletters for the LA Waterpolo Team, as well as flyers for similar fetish-themed clubs and groups, including the Golden Shower Buddies.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Separated Material

    Following buttons have been separated from the collection and placed with the ONE Archives ephemera collection:
    "Gauntlet II: First Anniversary '85"
    [Gauntlet II]: "Fifth Anniversary 1989"
    [Gauntlet II]: "6th Anniversary 1990"
    [Gauntlet II]: "9th Anniversary 1993"
    [Gauntlet II]: "Eleventh Anniversary 1995"
    "I Support AFA Los Angeles"
    "Leathermasters: Ex Flammis Natus"

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles Waterpolo Team.
    Advertising fliers
    Drawings (visual works)
    Fetishism (Sexual behavior)
    Gay erotic art
    Gay men--Sexual behavior