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Finding aid to the B.W. Grant Barnes papers, 1913-2008 Coll2013.036
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Title: B.W. Grant Barnes Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.036
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.6 linear feet. 9 archive boxes + 1 archive carton.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-2000
    Date (inclusive): 1913-2008
    Abstract: Reports and administrative files from the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), subject and research files, and personal papers (bulk, 1970-2000) from Attorney B.W. Grant Barnes. The collection includes extensive subject files pertaining to Barnes' research in international human rights laws; records documenting his work in the Individual Rights Section of the LACBA; and his personal writings, correspondence and other material documenting his involvement in numerous gay and lesbian organizations.
    Language of Materials note: Languages represented in the collection: English and German.
    creator: Barnes, B.W. Grant, 1948-

    Biography

    B.W. Grant Barnes was born in Stephenville, Texas. He graduated high school in 1966, then attended the University of Texas for his bachelor's degree. He graduated in 1972, with High Honors in Sociology, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Architecture. After living in Berlin in the mid-1970s while teaching English, he moved back to the United States and graduated Harvard Law School in 1982.
    His legal experience includes international counseling and litigation practice (including providing counsel to Swedish and German law firms and assisting local firms in California in state and federal litigation and business due diligence), international law, international civil aviation, securities regulation and mortgage acquisition litigation, insurance coverage, labor litigation and counseling (including performance/recording contracts), construction claims, government contract law, and general business negotiable law.
    Barnes was involved in gay rights activism, including research in international human rights violations and LGBT legal issues in the United States. He also advocated for LGBT immigration rights, same-gender marriage and AIDS awareness and support. He was a member of LGBT groups including AIDS Project Los Angeles, Asian/Pacific Lesbians & Gays, Gay Bruins, Lawyers for Human Rights and Lambda Lawyers. He also participated on the rowing team in the Gay Games of 1994 in Amsterdam.
    As of 2013, Barnes continues to live in Los Angeles, California.
    Source:
    B.W. Grant Barnes Papers, Coll2013-036, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/b-w-grant-barnes/8/a00/69b

    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 B.W. Grant Barnes, September 4, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] B.W. Grant Barnes Papers, Coll2013-036, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Formerly boxes 102-011, 103-050, 103-079, 103-080, 103-236, 103-255, 104-127, 104-156. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama and Hilary Robman, June 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises reports and administrative files from the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), subject and research files, and personal papers (bulk, 1970-2000) from Attorney B.W. Grant Barnes. The LACBA and Gay and Lesbian Legal Issues Series includes records documenting his work in the Individual Rights Section of the LACBA, as well as material documenting gay and lesbian legislation and legal cases, particularly in California and Hawaii. The Subject Files Series comprises extensive files of clippings and articles pertaining to Barnes' research in international human rights laws. The Personal Papers Series includes Barnes' personal writings, correspondence and other material documenting his involvement in numerous gay and lesbian organizations. In particular, this series includes material from LGBT lawyers organizations, the rowing team from the 1994 Gay Games, sound recordings from the OutWrite conference for gay and lesbian writers, and Barnes' writings, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in the following series:
    Series 1. Los Angeles County Bar Association and gay and lesbian legal issues
    Series 2. Subject files
    Series 3. Personal papers

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay Games.
    Los Angeles County Bar Association.
    AIDS (Disease)
    Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
    Correspondence
    Gay and lesbian rights
    Gay men's writings
    Gays--Law and legislation
    Homosexuality--Germany--History
    Homosexuality--Law and legislation
    Homosexuality--Research
    Human rights advocacy
    International law and human rights
    Poetry