Finding aid of the Matthew and Buddy of Glendale Photograph Albums

Stacy Wierenga
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Phone: (213) 741-0094
Fax: (213) 741-0220
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ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Matthew and Buddy of Glendale Photograph Albums

Collection number: Coll2009-009

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Stacy Wierenga
Date Completed:
August 25, 2009
Encoded by:
Stacy Wierenga
© 2009 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale photograph albums
Dates: 1934-1993
Collection number: Coll2009-009
Creator: Schmidt, Matthew J., 1918-2007
Creator: Antunes, Albert
Collection Size: 4.0 linear feet (3 archive boxes and 1 oversize box).
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: The bulk of the collection consists of the photograph albums of Matthew Schmidt and Albert Antunes (pseudonyms: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale). The early albums document the Los Angeles non-bar gay scene from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, and contain many photographs of the elaborate costume parties the couple threw at their home. The later albums document the couple's extensive world travels. The collection also includes a small amount of printed and manuscript materials, including a 1934 letter to Matthew Schmidt from Mae West.
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

Matthew and Buddy of Glendale photograph albums, Coll2009-009, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Albert Antunes (Buddy of Glendale) on April 9, 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Stacy Wierenga on August 25, 2009.

Biography

To be supplied later.

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of the photograph albums of Matthew Schmidt and Albert Antunes (pseudonyms: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale), from approximately 1965 to 1993, including photographs of elaborate costume parties the couple threw at their home, and their extensive world travels. The collection also includes a small amount of printed and manuscript materials, including a program, circa 1957, for the Jewel Box Revue drag review, and a 1934 letter from Mae West.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Antunes, Albert (pseudonym: Buddy of Glendale)
Buddy of Glendale
Entertaining.
Gays--Social life and customs
Matthew of Glendale
Parties
Photograph Albums
Photographs
Schmidt, Matthew J. (pseudonym: Matthew of Glendale), 1918-2007
Travel


Collection Contents

Box : Folder 1 : 1-13 ; 2 : 1-14 ; 3 : 1-12 ; 4: 1-3

Series 1:  Photograph Albums 1965-1993

Physical Description: 39 albums + 3 folders of loose pages

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of the photograph albums of Matthew Schmidt and Albert Antunes (pseudonyms: Matthew and Buddy of Glendale). The early albums document the Los Angeles non-bar gay scene from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s, and include many photographs of elaborate costume parties the couple threw at their home. The later albums document the couple's extensive world travels.
Box 1 : 1

Album 1: Xmas House Decorations ; Antique Shop circa 1965

Box 1 : 2

Album 2: Song of the Loon ; Matthew's Birthday circa 1968-1971

Box 1 : 3

Album 3: Wrangler Party circa 1968-1969

Box 1 : 4

Album 4: Matthew of Glendale circa 1969-1971

Box 1 : 5

Album 5: 8x10 Portraits circa 1969-1970

Box 1 : 6

Album 6: "An Evening in Las Vegas" 1971

Box 1 : 7

Album 7: Leather/Western Shambles circa 1972

Box 1 : 8

Album 8: Hawaii & Shamrock's Party circa 1972

Box 1 : 9

Album 9: Columnist's Party - 1972 ; Aldo's B'day Party ; Xmas 1972 ; Camelot Ball ; MCC Fire ; S.F. Coronation circa 1972-1973

Box 1 : 10

Album 10: Europe 1972

Box 1 : 11

Album 11: Friends circa 1972-1974

Box 1 : 12

Album 12: St. Patrick's Day Party circa 1971-1973

Box 1 : 13

Album 13: Welcome Home Buddy ; Ron of Cambridge/Welcome to Glendale circa 1973

Box 2 : 1

Album 14: Shamrock's Festival 1973

Box 2 : 2

Album 15: Buddy/Matthew Pictures circa 1974

Box 2 : 3

Album 16: Hawaii - Alaska, Sept. 1974

Box 2 : 4

Album 17: Vacations circa 1974

Box 2 : 5-6

Albums 18-19: Cycle M.C. European Trip Sept. 1978

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2 : 7

Album 20: Spain - Portugal - Morocco Sept. 1979

Box 2 : 8

Album 21: England - France - Italy and Greece Summer 1980

Box 2 : 9

Album 22: Greece 1980

Box 2 : 10

Album 23: Singapore - Hong Kong - Bangkok 1981

Box 2 : 11

Album 24: New Zealand April 1981

Box 2 : 12

Album 25: Australia - New Zealand ; New Orleans Mardi Gras 1981

Box 2 : 13

Album 26: Mexico - Hawaii 1981

Box 2 : 14 ; 3 : 1

Albums 27-28: China 1981

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3 : 2

Album 29: Moscow June 1982

Box 3 : 3

Album 30: Tahiti - Jan.-Feb. 1982 ; Xmas - 1980

Box 3 : 4

Album 31: Norway and Sweden June 1982

Box 3 : 5

Album 32: Finland and Leningrad June 1982

Box 3 : 6-7

Albums 33-34: Egypt April 1983

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 3 : 8-10

Albums 35-37: India - Nepal Sept.-Oct. 1983

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 3 : 11

Album 38: Royal Princess Cruise 1990

Box 3 : 12

Album 39: Bus Trip to Yosemite May 1993

Box 4 : 1-3

Loose Photo Album Pages : A - C circa 1967-1973

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 4 : 1

A circa 1967

Box 4 : 2

B circa 1971-1973

Box 4 : 3

C n.d.

Box : Folder 4 : 4-7

Series 2:  Printed and Manuscript Materials 1934-1957

Physical Description: 4 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of a program for The Jewel Box Revue, clippings on John Nichols from Life Magazine, an undated clipping from Compass Newspaper, and a 1934 letter from Mae West.
Box 4 : 4

The Jewel Box Revue Program circa 1957

Box 4 : 5

Clippings - John Nichols - Life Magazine February 9, 1948

Box 4 : 6

Clipping - Compass n.d.

Box 4 : 7

Letter from Mae West February 14, 1934