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Finding aid of the William S. Tom Photographs
Coll2008-017  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William S. Tom photographs
    Dates: 1964-2006.
    Bulk Dates: bulk 1977-1999.
    Collection number: Coll2008-017
    Creator: Tom, William S.
    Collection Size: 13 archive cartons (3.7 linear feet).
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Slides and photographs, 1964-2006, taken at sporting and Gay Pride events in California (Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, and San Francisco), New York, and in Europe; at Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence in New Orleans; at MCC General Conferences; and at gay-oriented events relating to the Asian Pacific community in the Continental US and Thailand.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s). The publication of certain indicated private nude photographs is restricted until January 1, 2050.

    Preferred Citation

    William S. Tom photographs, Coll2008-017, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William S. Tom, April 1, 2007.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Michael P. Palmer, May 22, 2008.
    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Biography

    To be provided later.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Slides and photographs, 1964-2006, taken at sporting and Gay Pride events in California, New York, and in Europe; at Mardi Gras and Southern Decadence in New Orleans; at MCC General Conferences; and at gay-oriented events relating to the Asian Pacific community in the Continental US and Thailand. Sporting events include Gymfest, held annually in September at Santa Monica Beach; Gay Games 3 (Vancouver, 1990), 4 (New York, 1994), and 5 (Amsterdam, 1998), and various swim meets and lifeguard and bodybuilding contests held in Southern California. Gay Pride events include Christopher Street West, Los Angeles (from 1972), and pride parades in San Francisco, Long Beach, San Diego, Stonewall 25 (1994) in New York, and Christopher Street Day celebrations in Germany (from 1996), and gay pride events in Thailand (from 1998). MCC General Conferences include Atlanta (1973), Washington, DC (1976), Toronto (1983), Sacramento (1985), St. Paul (1989), and Sydney (1997). The slides predominate for the period 1964-1989; for the period 1989-1994 there is some overlap, with several events documented in both slides and photographs.

    Arrangement

    Arranged in two series: (1) slides and (2) photographs, each arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Asian Pacific Gays and Friends
    Bodybuilding
    Christopher Street Day (Germany)
    Christopher Street West (CSW) (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Gay games (3rd : 1990 : Vancouver, B.C.)
    Gay games (4th : 1994 : New York)
    Gay games (5th : 1998 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)
    Gay pride parades--California--Long Beach
    Gay pride parades--California--Los Angeles
    Gay pride parades--California--San Diego
    Gay pride parades--California--San Francisco
    Gay pride parades--Germany
    Gay pride parades--Thailand
    Gymnastics--California--Santa Monica
    International Friendship Weekend
    Metropolitan Community Church
    New Orleans (La.)--Mardi Gras
    New Orleans (La.)--Southern Decadence
    Photographs
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Castro St. Fair
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Dore Alley Fair
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Folsom St. Fair
    Tom, William S.
    United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches--General conference