Finding aid of the Mary Whitlock Photographs

Misha Karbelnig
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Phone: (213) 741-0094
Fax: (213) 741-0220
Email: askone@onearchives.org
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© 2008
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Mary Whitlock Photographs

Collection number: Coll2008-053

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Misha Karbelnig
Date Completed:
September 24, 2008
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Whitlock photographs
Dates: 1974-2008.
Bulk Dates: 1974-1990.
Collection number: Coll2008-053
Creator: Whitlock, Mary
Collection Size: 1 archive carton + 1 archive half-carton + 1 clamshell binder + 1 oversized box 2 linear feet
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Photographic images, including prints, negatives, and color transparencies (slides), documenting the professional career and private life of Mary Whitlock between 1974 and 2008. The bulk of the collection consists of images taken by Whitlock in her capacity as a professional photographer, documenting the Los Angeles GLBT, in particular the lesbian, community between 1974 and approximately 1990. The collection also contains several albums documenting Whitlock's personal relationships with family and friends, and her life with her partner Nancy Rosenblum, as well as a small number of clippings, correspondence, brochures, fliers, and programs.
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).

Preferred Citation

Mary Whitlock photographs, Coll2008-053, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Whitlock, July 24, 2008.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Misha Karbelnig, September 24, 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biography

To be supplied later.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of photographic images, including prints, negatives, and color transparencies (slides), documenting the professional career and private life of Mary Whitlock between 1974 and 2008. The bulk of the collection consists of images taken by Whitlock in her capacity as a professional photographer. Several photograph and slide portfolios contain commercial images; the remaining materials document the Los Angeles GLBT, in particular the lesbian, community between 1974 and approximately 1990. The collection also contains several albums documenting Whitlock's personal relationships with family and friends, and her life with her partner Nancy Rosenblum; a small number of clippings, correspondence, brochures, fliers, and programs; and a silver pin with the word "Lesbian" in blue enamel.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Lesbians
Photographers
Photographs
Portrait photographers


Collection Contents

Box : 1 : 1-33 ; 3 : 1-11 (Oversize) ; 4 : 1-5

Series 1.  Professional Photographs 1974-circa 1990

Series Scope and Content

This series contains photographic images, including prints and negatives, taken by Mary Whitlock from 1974 to approximately 1990 in her professional capacity. The materials include a portfolio of images taken early in Whitlock's career of weddings and catered events; a professional portfolio binder of 11 x 16-inch black-and-white images of Gay Pride in New York City in 1976 and in Los Angeles in 1984, of the Griffith Park Observatory, and of various children; and six color slide portfolios from 1984 through 1990, containing images of Cape Cod National Park, Los Angeles apartment interiors, Hollywood movie sets, ancient ruins in Mexico and Italy, actors James Coburn and Nanette Fabray, writer Michael Creighton, and the 1986 Miss Black Los Angeles contest. The remaining photographs and negatives primarily document the Los Angeles GLBT, in particular Lesbian, community. GLBT events include a rally of Lesbians at Boston University in February 1974; the canals of Venice march by the performance group Sisters of Survival in 1983; a performance by Terry Wolverton and the MECLA annual dinner, both in 1985; the Lesbian and Gay Health Conference and an unidentified Connexus event, both in 1987; the UCLA/Woman's Building "Art Criticism for Women in the 90s" and UCLA "Friends of Women" conferences, both in 1988; the West Coast Women's Music Festival and dedication of the Robert Alan Kettelhack Memorial AIDS Chapel at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Hollywood, both in 1989; undated Stonewall and Liberty Hill Foundation events; and several unidentified formal and informal events. The collection also contains photo shoots of GLBT individuals, including Sally Fiske, Katherine V. Forest, Jim La Maida, Paul Monette, Tori Osborne, and Yolanda Retter, and an undated photo shoot for a poster for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center (GLCSC).
Box 1 : 1

Professional photographer resume no date

Physical Description: .
Box 3 : 1-9 (Oversize)

Portfolio binder no date

Physical Description: 9 photographs : b&w and col. ; 11 x 16 inches.
Box 3 : 1 (Oversize)

Gay Pride, Central Park, New York City June 1976

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 inches. Reproduced in Lesbenpresse, May 1982 (Series 3, Box 2, Folder 7).
Box 3 : 2 (Oversize)

L.A. Gay Pride June 1984

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 inches.
Box 3 : 3 (Oversize)

Two men conversing no date

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 11x16.
Box 3 : 4 (Oversize)

Griffith Park Observatory no date

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 11x16.
Box 3 : 5 (Oversize)

Landscape no date

Physical Description: 1 photograph : col. ; 11 x 16 inches.
Box 3 : 6-9 (Oversize)

Portraits of Children no date

Physical Description: 4 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 16 inches.
Box 3 : 10-11 (Oversize) ; 4 : 1-4

Slide portfolios 1984-1990

Box 3 : 10 (Oversize)

Interiors of apartments just off Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles July 1984

Physical Description: 9 slides : col.
Box 3 : 11 (Oversize)

Cape Cod National Park, January 1990 / James Coburn, circa 1984 / Nanette Fabray, circa 1984 / unidentified man, August 1986 / Hollywood movie lots, March 1986 circa 1984-1990

Physical Description: 12 slides : col.
Box 4 : 1

Ruins of Tulum, Mexico December 1985

Physical Description: 2 slides : col.
Box 4 : 2

Unidentified woman / Sheila de Brettville / Judy Chicago / Miss Black Los Angeles Contest / Laura Chick / Miss Black Los Angeles 1986 / Phranc October 1986

Physical Description: 9 slides : col.
Box 4 : 3

Michael Creighton November 1986

Physical Description: 9 slides : col.
Box 4 : 4

Rome and Positeno, Italy 1988

Physical Description: 12 slides : col.
Box 1 : 2

Photographs 8x10 1974 - circa 1990

Physical Description: 7 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 10 inches: Lesbian Rally, Boston University (February 1974); Pat Akers, Lesbian Comedienne (1980s); Phranc; Daedalus ultralight airplane (circa 1988) (2); men in drag (2).
Box 1 : 3

Sisters of Survival, Venice Canals August 6, 1983

Physical Description: 2 proof sheets : b&w ; 2 sets of negatives (92072, 92073).
Box 1 : 4

Crossroads School, Santa Monica, graduation May 1984

Physical Description: 1 set of negatives.
Box 1 : 5

MECLA Dinner, Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles March 16, 1985

Physical Description: 5 proof sheets : b&w ; 5 sets of negatives (645-648, 690).
Box 1 : 6

Sally Fiske May 1985

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (5879).
Box 1 : 7

Jim La Maida May 1985

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (5911).
Box 1 : 8

Terry Wolverton performance June 1985

Physical Description: 4 sets of negatives.
Box 1 : 9

Unidentified formal event circa 1985

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet (100) : b&w.
Box 1 : 10

Unidentified woman circa 1985

Physical Description: 1 set of negatives (31919).
Box 1 : 11

Unidentified casual event (?Business and Professional Association [BAPA]) circa 1985

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (717).
Box 1 : 12

Stonewall event circa 1985

Physical Description: 6 proof sheets : b&w ; 5 sets of negatives (210-214).
Box 1 : 13

Gloria Allred at Boys' Market, Marina del Rey November 1986

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (00-850).
Box 1 : 14

Lesbian and Gay Health Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Los Angeles March 27-29, 1987

Physical Description: 6 proof sheets : b&w ; 6 sets of negatives (6, 10-16).
Box 1 : 15

Connexxus Event: Karen Sterling, Lorraine Jardine, Del Martinez, Pat Martel May 1987

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 inches ; 1 proof sheet (#4) : b&w ; 2 sets of negatives (2 and 4 of 4).
Box 1 : 16

Katherine V. Forrest November 9, 1987

Physical Description: 1 book + 1 letter ; 1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 11 inches ; 5 photographs : b&w ; 4 x 6 inches.
Box 1 : 17

UCLA/Woman's Building: Art Criticism for Women in the 90s January 23, 1988

Physical Description: 2 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 inches ; 1 proof sheet (4 of 5) : b&w ; 5 sets of negatives (1-5 of 5).
Box 1 : 18

UCLA Friends of Women February 22, 1988

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet (2 of 3) : b&w ; 3 sets of negatives (1-3 of 3).
Box 1 : 19

Yolanda Retter, for the Advocate August 29, 1988

Physical Description: 1 set of negatives.
Box 1 : 20

Alex Dobkin, Irene Pinn, Nancy Rosenblum 1988

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w.
Box 1 : 21

Yosemite Association weekend trip August 6, 1989

Physical Description: 2 proof sheets : b&w ; 3 sets of negatives.
Box 1 : 22

West Coast Women's Music Festival September 3-4,1989

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives.
Box 1 : 23

Robert Alan Kettlehack Memorial AIDS Chapel, St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, Hollywood, Calif. November 4-5, 1989

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 4 sets of negatives.
Box 1 : 24

Xavier Elaine Hall, Lesbian & Gay Public Awareness Project June 23, 1990

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 inches ; 1 news clipping.
Box 4 : 5

Early Portfolio: Wedding and Catered Events no date

Physical Description: 17 photographs : col. ; 3 x 5 inches ; 25 photographs : col. ; 4 x 6 inches.
Box 1 : 25

Tom Clark no date

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (06-851).
Box 1 : 26

Marylyn Donahue / Phranc no date

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet (1908) : b&w.
Box 1 : 27

GLCSC (Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center, Los Angeles) Poster no date

Physical Description: 5 proof sheets : b&w ; 5 sets of negatives (97-186 through 97-190).
Box 1 : 28

Bud Cort & 2 unidentified men, Liberty Hill Foundation event no date

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 8x10.
Box 1 : 29

Paul Monette no date

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (07-156).
Box 1 : 30

Torie Osborne no date

Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 inches.
Box 1 : 31

Unidentified event / personal no date

Physical Description: 1 set of negatives (90588).
Box 1 : 32

Unidentified male no date

Physical Description: 1 proof sheet : b&w ; 1 set of negatives (07-728).
Box 1 : 33

Unidentified women's event (?June Swoon) no date

Physical Description: 1 set of negatives.
Box : 4 : 6-9

Series 2.  Personal Photographs circa 1980-2008

Series Scope and Content

This series contains 3 albums: an album of a trip Whitlock took with her partner Nancy Rosenblum to Zion National Park in 1985; a family photograph album dated approximately 1991-1998; and a miniature album containing travel and family gatherings in 2001. The series also contains a small number of miscellaneous personal photographs found loose in the collection.
Box 4 : 6

Photoalbum, Mary Whitlock & Nancy Rosenblum, Zion National Park trip 1985

Box 4 : 7

Family photoalbum 1991-1998

Box 4 : 8

Mini photoalbum 2001

Box 4 : 9

Miscellaneous Personal Photographs no date

Physical Description: 2 photographs : col. ; wallet ; 8 photographs : col. ; 4 x 6 inches ; 1 photograph : col. ; 3.5 x 5 inches.
Box : 2 : 1-10

Series 3.  Papers 1975-2008

Series Scope and Content

This series contains clippings, correspondence, brochures, fliers, and programs dating from 1973-2007, as well as a personal datebook for 2004.
Box 2 : 1

Books Removed from Collection 1973-2001

Box 2 : 2

Clippings 1989-2001

Box 2 : 3

Correspondence 1987-2000

Box 2 : 4

Datebook 2004

Box 2 : 5

Fem; Publicacion Feminista Mensual July 1990

Box 2 : 6

Fliers 1987-2008

Box 2 : 7

Lesbenpresse May 1982

Physical Description: Page 26 reproduces image of Gay Pride, Central Park, New York City, June 1976 (Series 1, Box 3, Item 1).
Box 2 : 8

Lesbian Herstory Archives June 1975

Box 2 : 9

Yoland Retter memorial service September 29, 2007

Box 2 : 10

Women's Music and Comedy Festival August 31-September 3 1984

Box : 3 : 12 (Oversize)

Series 4.  Memorabilia circa 1980

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of a single undated silver pin with the word "Lesbian" in blue enamel.
Box 3 : 12

"Lesbian" silver and blue enamel pin no date