Journals, 1971-1992, of William Carl Saxon
(1954-1992). The entries are primarily of a psychological nature, and chronicle
his relationships with his family, friends, and his long-time partner, William
John "Billy" Lorenz, and, from July 1990, the emotional effects of his struggle
William Carl Saxon was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 26,
1954. He graduated from Franklin Hugh School in 1972, and received a journalism
scholarship from the Los Angeles Times to attend California State University
Los Angeles, where he served as president of the Gay Student Union, and from
which he graduated in 1979 with a BA in American Studies. Saxon did much
volunteer work with the Braille Institute, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian
Center, and the Suicide Hot Line. He was last employed as a Quality Control
Engineer and Customer Service Representative at Champion Irrigation Co. He was
diagnosed with AIDS in July 1990, and died of the disease in Los Angeles on
February 22, 1992.
4 archive cartons.
1.4 linear feet.
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