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Guide to the Walter "Butterfly" Blumoff Papers and Photographs
1991-22  
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Collection Contents

Box 1

Biographical Material 1971-1985

Box/ Folder 1/ 1

Personal Memorabilia

Box/ Folder 1/ 2

Resumes

Box/ Folder 1/ 3

Adoption Search-documents, notes

Box/ Folder 1/ 4

Journal Notes 1971-1985

Box 1

Correspondence 1969-1991

Box/ Folder 1/ 5

Mildred and Barnett Blumoff [mother and father] 1972-1991

Box/ Folder 1/ 6

Roslyn Bartholomay 1969-1990

Box/ Folder 1/ 7

Foeppels [birth mother and family] 1986-1990

Box/ Folder 1/ 8

Jay Fisher 1975

Box/ Folder 1/ 9

Mark Jones-letters from WB to MJ 1976

Box/ Folder 1/ 10

Mark Jones-litigation notes, documents 1976

Box/ Folder 1/ 11

Mark Feitl-letters, notes, memorabilia [youth] 1978

Box/ Folder 1/ 12

James C.-letters from JC to WB, and WB to JC 1979-1983

Box/ Folder 1/ 13

James C.-notes and documents on case

Box/ Folder 1/ 14

Glen Geowatts 1979-1980

Box/ Folder 1/ 15

Kirk Palmerton-letters from KP to WB, and WB to KP 1980

Box/ Folder 1/ 16

Dascus Haining and Gerald Denning-letters from DH to WB, GD to WB, and WB to DH [legal-size folder] 1988-1989

Box/ Folder 1/ 17

Miscellaneous correspondence 1974-1991

Box 1, 2

Activities and Interests 1972-1991

Box/ Folder 1/ 18

Harvey Baldwin investigation-final report [suspected gay basher] 1972-1973

Box/ Folder 1/ 19

Harvey Baldwin investigation-notes

Box/ Folder 1/ 20

Harvey Baldwin investigation-photos

Box/ Folder 1/ 21

California Committee for Sexual Law Reform-records, notes 1973

Box/ Folder 1/ 22

Gay Community Services Center, Growth Group-facilitator's notes 1973

Box/ Folder 1/ 23

Queen of Hearts Ball-investigation notes 1973

Box/ Folder 1/ 24

Gay Rights Project, ACLU of Southern California-records and letters [legal-size folder] 1974

Box/ Folder 1/ 25

Military Counseling, GCSC of Los Angeles-documents, working notes, letters 1972-1973

Access Information

Restricted
Box/ Folder 1/ 26

Military Counseling-clippings 1980

Box/ Folder 1/ 27

Military Counseling-Kirk Palmerton case 1980

Box/ Folder 1/ 28

Military Counseling-Don Lee case 1980

Box/ Folder 1/ 29

Military Counseling-Denzil G. Bush case 1981

Box/ Folder 1/ 30

NAMBLA file-pamphlet, flyers circa 1984

Box/ Folder 1/ 30

NAMBLA file-pamphlet, flyers circa 1984

Box/ Folder 1/ 31

Personal Ads-notes for

Box/ Folder 1/ 32

Gay Bulletin Board Service Logs [sexually explicit] 1988

Box/ Folder 1/ 33

Sean William Smith [youth]-documents, photos 1981

Box/ Folder 1/ 33

Sean William Smith [youth]-documents, photos 1981

Box/ Folder 1/ 34

Duane Paul Mayne [youth]-documents, photos 1984

Box/ Folder 1/ 34

Duane Paul Mayne [youth]-documents, photos 1984

Box/ Folder 1/ 35

Spiritual Conference for Radical Faeries-printed materials 1980

Box/ Folder 1/ 36

Gay Vision Circle [gay community land trust]-records 1980-1982

Box/ Folder 1/ 37

Stonewater Circle Gathering of Faeries-printed materials, letters 1982

Box/ Folder 1/ 38

NOMENUS-minutes 1984-1990

Box/ Folder 1/ 39

Faerie, miscellaneous-publications, flyers 1979-1990

Box/ Folder 1/ 40

Faerie Directories [names and addresses] 1979-1982

Access Information

Restricted
Box/ Folder 1/ 41

Faerie Directories 1983-1988

Access Information

Restricted
Box/ Folder 1/ 42

Faerie Directories, Santa Cruz and South Bay area 1984-1990

Access Information

Restricted
Box/ Folder 2/ 43

California Men's Gathering-printed materials 1984-1987

Box/ Folder 2/ 44

Monterey Bay Men's Gathering-printed materials 1991

Box/ Folder 2/ 45

Re-evaluation Counseling ["co-counseling"]-print materials, notes 1985-1989

Box/ Folder 2/ 46

Faerie Group, Re-evaluation Counseling-facilitator's notes 1986-1987

Box/ Folder 2/ 47

Roommate Dispute with Robert Biles-notes 1985

Box/ Folder 2/ 48

Roommate Dispute with Robert Biles-court documents 1985

Box/ Folder 2/ 49

Roommate Dispute with Robert Lindeman-notes 1985

Box/ Folder 2/ 50

Roommate Dispute with Robin, Paul, Ann, Todd, Sarah-notes 1988-1989

Box/ Folder 2/ 51

STEPS Program ["empowerment for people with AIDS"]-workbook 1988

Box/ Folder 2/ 52

STEPS Program-notes, printed materials

Box/ Folder 2/ 53

The Living Room Project-records 1989

Box/ Folder 2/ 54

Project First Hand [PWA Speakers Bureau] 1990

Box/ Folder 2/ 55

Living with AIDS, miscellaneous-notes, printed material 1989-1990

Box 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Photographs 1968-1990

Box/ Folder 2/ 56

Photos: Family, miscellaneous

Box/ Folder 2/ 57

Photos: Walter Blumoff

Box/ Folder 2/ 58

Photos: College and post-college years circa 1965-1969

Box/ Folder 2/ 59

Photos: Friends (Florida) 1968-1970

Box/ Folder 2/ 60

Photos: Lovers circa 1972-circa 1989

Box/ Folder 2/ 61

Photos: Friends [3x5 prints] 1971-1990

Box/ Folder 2/ 62

Photos: Friends [8x10 prints] 1971-1990

Box/ Folder 2/ 63

Photos: Tricks [seem to be 18 years plus] (miscellaneous dates)

Box/ Folder 2/ 64

Photos: Youth, Male [seem to be under 18 years] (miscellaneous dates)

Box/ Folder 2/ 65

Photos: Boy lovers with boys 1981

Box/ Folder 2/ 66

Photos: Faeries, Ukiah, California

Box/ Folder 2/ 67

Photos: Stonewater Circle Faeries Gathering [Harry Hay] 1982

Box/ Folder 2/ 68

Photos: Faeries, around a campfire

Box/ Folder 2/ 69

Photos: Faeries, at swimming hole

Box/ Folder 2/ 70

Photos: Faeries, miscellaneous (miscellaneous dates)

Box/ Folder 2/ 71

Photos: Groovy Stud Contest, Los Angeles circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 72

Photos: Women's Cultural Events, Los Angeles [Robin Tyler] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 73

Photos: Gay Cultural Events, miscellaneous, Los Angeles [SPREE] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 74

Photos: Gay Visibility action at Disneyland circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 75

Photos: Santa Cruz, Gay Pride ["early"]

Box/ Folder 2/ 76

Photos: San Francisco Gay Pride Parade circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 77

Photos: San Francisco Gay Pride Parade circa 1973

Box/ Folder 2/ 78

Photos: Gay Pride Parade [San Francisco? Los Angeles?] 1975

Box/ Folder 2/ 79

Photos: Political Actions, Los Angeles [descriptions on each] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 80

Photos: Political Actions, miscellaneous, Los Angeles [unidentified] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 81

Photos: Men and women, [not lovers, friends, tricks] circa 1970-circa 1989

Box/ Folder 2/ 82

Photos: Teen boys swimming [not gay] 1981-1983

Box/ Folder 2/ 83

Photos: Location shots, Los Angeles, [GCSC, MCC, a pier] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 84

Photos: Homoerotic art shots [male]

Box/ Folder 2/ 85

Photos: Professional shoots, miscellaneous

Box/ Folder 2/ 86

Contact Sheets: Friends/Lovers, Los Angeles, [matched to negatives] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 87

Contact Sheets: Friends/Lovers, Los Angeles, [unmatched] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 88

Contact Sheets: Cultural Events, Los Angeles, [matched to negatives] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 89

Contact Sheets: Cultural Events, Los Angeles, [unmatched] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 90

Contact Sheets: Political Actions, Los Angeles, [matched to negatives] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 91

Contact Sheets: Political Actions, Los Angeles, [unmatched] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 92

Contact Sheets: Locations, Los Angeles, [matched to negatives] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 93

Negatives: Youth, male circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 94

Negatives: Friends/Lovers circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 95

Negatives: Cultural Events, Los Angeles circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 96

Negatives: Political Actions, Los Angeles [rolls 001-039] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 97

Negatives: Political Actions, Los Angeles [rolls 040-069] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 98

Negatives: Locations, Los Angeles [GCSC] circa 1972

Box/ Folder 2/ 99

Negatives: Stonewater Circle Faerie Gathering [for photo album 2] 1982

Box/ Folder 2/ 100

Negatives: Stonewater Circle Faerie Gathering [for photo album 2] 1983

Box/ Folder 2/ 101

Negatives: Blossom of Bone Faerie Gathering [for photo album 3] 1983

Box 3

Contact Sheets: 102, 16 x 20 inch contact sheets of early 1970's Los Angeles gay political and cultural activities, friends, lovers, tricks, youth and locations. Contact sheets are unsorted with some descriptive information on them. Duplicate 8 x 10 inch contact sheets are sorted and matched to negatives.

Box 4

Photo Album 1: Tricks, youth. Florida and California. 1968-circa 1972

Box 5

Photo Album 2: Stonewater Circle Radical Faerie Spiritual Gathering, San Diego, California. August/September 1982 July 1983

Box 6

Photo Album 3: Blossom of Bone Radical Faerie Spiritual Gathering, Napa, California. October 1983

Box 7

Slides circa 1970-circa 1990

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

Slides: 78 pages of color slides, about 1500 slides in all, covering the early 1970's to the late 1980's. About one-fourth of the slides are of early 1970's Los Angeles gay political activities, cultural events, or people; about one-fourth are of Radical Faerie gatherings throughout the 1980's; and approximately half are of Butterfly's friends, lovers, and tricks, early 1970's through late 1980's. Many of these portraits are of young men and teenage boys. There are also many nude portraits, some showing explicit sexual activity. There are negatives for many of the slides; they are filed following the slide pages and they are labeled to show which slides they correspond to.

Arrangement

The slides are cataloged and indexed by subject, date, and location using the dBase III+ program.

Access Note

Access to them is through the SLIDE file, on drive C.

Use Note

Detailed instructions on how to use this program are in the "Computer Manual for Using dBase III+ to Access GLHS [GLBTHS] Databases."
Box 7

Home Movies and Audio Recordings circa 1970-1989

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: "Gay Day in the Park" (Los Angeles), 3" reel, about 2 minutes circa 1972

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: "Gay-In in the Park" (Los Angeles), 3" reel, about 2 minutes circa 1972

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: "Christopher Street West, 1972" [gay pride march] (Los Angeles), 3" reel, about 2 minutes 1972

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: Young man arrested for hustling (Los Angeles), 3" reel, about 2 minutes circa 1972

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: House Party [homemade porn], (possibly Buffalo, New York, or Los Angeles), 5" reel, about 10 minutes circa 1972

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: Miscellaneous shots of teenage boys and street scenes (possibly Florida), 5" reel, about 10 minutes circa 1970

Box 7

Super 8mm movie: Boys, boys, boys (Fort Lauderdale, Forida), 7" reel, about 20 minutes circa 1970

Box 7

Audio Cassette: "Life History, 10/31/89" 1989

Box 7

Audio Cassette: "Getting to know my parts, 11/21/89" 1989

Box 7

Audio Cassette: "Feeling the parts: wounded child, grandfather, higher self and symptoms"

Box 7

Audio Cassette: "Recreating a perfect family, 12/12/89" 1989