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Finding Aid to the Ed Sebesta Papers, 1964-1995 Coll2014.019
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials note
  • Processing Information
  • Acquisition
  • Scope and Contents
  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: Ed Sebesta papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.019
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.8 linear feet. 3 archive boxes + 1 flat box
    Date (inclusive): 1964-1995
    Abstract: Correspondence, articles, manuscripts, clippings, questionnaires, surveys, research papers, newsletter editorial records, press releases, fliers, and photographs of Ed Sebesta, 1964-1995. The papers primarily document his work for the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists (LGAES), his personal and professional connections in Asia, and his involvement and interest in gay rights causes.
    creator: Sebesta, Edward H.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Ed Sebesta Papers, Coll2014-019, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in the following series:
    Series 1. Correspondence, 1975-1984
    Series 2. Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists (LGAES), 1979-1990
    Series 3. Project records, photographs, and clippings, 1964-1995

    Separated Materials note

    Gay and lesbian science newsletters separated into the ONE periodical collection
    BAGLIS News, Bay Area Gays and Lesbians in Science, November 1983
    GATEScanner newsletter, Gay Association of Technicians, Engineers and Scientists, 1982-1984 (19 issues)
    GLOES newsletter, Gay and Lesbian Orange County Engineers and Scientists, 1982-1983 (5 issues)
    Houston Area Gay and Lesbian Engineers and Scientists newsletter, 1982-1985 (31 issues)
    HTG newsletter, High Tech Gays, 1983-1985 (24 issues)
    Humbodlt Society, Lesbian and Gay Naturalists of Philadelphia newsletter, 1983-1985 (10 issues)
    LAGLS newsletter, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Scientists, 1982-1988 (17 issues)
    Lesbian and Gay Association of Engineers and Scientists--Boston newsletter, 1983-1985 (17 issues)
    Lesbian and Gay Association of Engineers and Scientists--Chicago newsletter, 1982 (3 issues)
    NOGLSTP newsletter, National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, 1983-1990 (8 issues)
    Triangle Area Gay Scientists newsletter, 1981-1985 (19 issues)
    Washington Area Gay and Lesbian Scientists newsletter, 1982-1985 (14 issues)
    Separated into the ONE periodical and pamphlet collections
    About our Children, Parents and Friends of Gays, 1980
    Alice Reports, September 1981
    Change (Japan Gay Center), no.1, 2, 1981-1982
    Gay (Japan Gay Center), no.4, 1980
    Platonica, no.1, 4, 1977-1979

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kyle Morgan.

    Acquisition

    The bulk of the collection was donated by Ed Sebesta to the International Gay and Lesbian Archives in 1987.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, articles, manuscripts, clippings, questionnaires, surveys, research papers, newsletter editorial records, press releases, fliers, and photographs of Ed Sebesta, 1964-1995. The correspondence and photographs document his work for the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists (LGAES) and his personal and professional connections in Asia. The LGAES records also include research, administrative, outreach, and project records. The non-LGAES project records document his interest in gay Asian-American rights, gay politics, and the neo-Confederate movement. Articles and manuscripts written by Sebesta are included in the LGAES and non-LGAES project records sections. The clippings show Sebesta's interests in gay rights issues.

    Biography

    Edward H. Sebesta was involved with the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists professional association, including as president, circa 1980-1985. During this time, he also advocated for gay rights issues, including for gay Asian-Americans. He was one of the editors of Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction published by the University of Texas Press in 2008, and was co-editor with James Loewen of The Confederate and Neo-Confederate: The 'Great Truth' About the 'Lost Cause published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2010. As of 2014, he continues to author two blogs, maintain a website, and publish in peer reviewed academic journals on the neo-Confederate movement.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists.
    Asian American gays
    Gay activists
    Gay rights--United States
    Professional associations--United States