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Finding aid to the Vaughn Taylor photographs Coll2011.007
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  • Biography
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement note

  • Title: Vaughn Taylor photographs
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.007
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. 3 archival binders.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1985-1991
    Date (inclusive): circa 1970-1992
    Abstract: 598 photographic prints and 20 sheets of negatives by Vaughn Taylor, created circa 1970-1991. This collection includes photographs of Taylor's friends; community events in the Castro Street neighborhood of San Francisco; gay community events, such as Christopher Street West gay pride; protests against then-Governor Pete Wilson; a protest at a federal building in Los Angeles; the 1991 and 1992 Orange County Gay Pride Festival; and the victory celebration of the Presidential election of Bill Clinton. The collection also includes memorial service programs, a drawing and other printed materials.
    creator: Taylor, Vaughn, 1947-1992

    Biography

    Vaughn-Oliver Taylor was living in Sacramento, California, where he married and fathered three children and worked as a fundamentalist preacher. After divorcing his wife, he moved to San Francisco, then settled in Los Angeles in 1984. Taylor worked as a medical transcriber and became a community activist. He served as secretary on the Gay & Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force; recording secretary and corresponding secretary for the Stonewall Democratic Club; and a member of Gay Mensa and the United Spirit Church. He was one of a group of activists arrested at a civil disobedience demonstration at the Federal Building in Los Angeles in 1991. He also participated for four years in the Salk Study for HIV research at the University of Southern California's Norris Cancer Center.
    Vaughn-Oliver Taylor died of complications from AIDS on December 10, 1992, in Los Angeles. He was 45 years old.
    Source: Fairbanks, H, "Obituaries," Update, San Diego, February 1993.

    Access

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

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).

    Acquisition Information

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, Vaughn Taylor Photographs, Coll2011-007, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Amanda Meyncke, February 2011. Additional photographs added by Kyle Morgan, August 2012.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of 598 photographic prints and 20 sheets of negatives created and collected by Vaughn Taylor, 1947-1992. The collection also includes memorial service programs, a drawing and other printed materials. The collection includes photographs of Taylor's friends and community events in the Castro Street district of San Francisco; gay community events, such as Christopher Street West gay pride parade and festival; protests against then-Governor Pete Wilson; a protest at a federal building in Los Angeles; the 1991 and 1992 Orange County Gay Pride Festival; and the victory celebration of the Presidential election of Bill Clinton are included as well. The bulk of the photographs were shot in the Hollywood and Silver Lake neighborhoods of Los Angeles, circa 1970-1991.

    Arrangement note

    Materials are arranged in approximate chronological order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Christopher Street West (CSW) (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Gay pride festivals--California--Los Angeles
    Gay pride parades--California--Los Angeles
    Photographs
    Photography of men