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Guide to the Walter "Butterfly" Blumoff Papers and Photographs
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The collection consists of correspondence, organizational files and working notes, directories, photographs, slides, negatives, home movies, and memorabilia. Most materials relate to Blumoff's activities with the Gay Community Services Center in L.A. in the early 1970's, his involvement with the Radical Faerie Movement throughout the 1980's, and his attraction to and involvement with young men and teenage boys. The bulk of the material is from the early 1970's to the late 1980's, though some earlier photographs and memorabilia are also included. The collection is arranged in six series: Biographical Material, Correspondence, Activities and Interests, Photographs, Slides, and Movies and Audio Recordings.
Walter Blumoff was born in 1941 in New York City, and was adopted by Mildred and Barnett Blumoff. In 1986, when he was 45, he undertook a search for his birth mother, and found out that she was his adopted mother's sister, Vera Foeppel.
8 Cubic Feet 7 boxes
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials are shared by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, Mildred Blumhoff and Robin White.
Collection open for research.