Journals, a newsletter and an autobiographical note from James M. Martin. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1943, Martin was
a writer, activist, and attorney. This collection contains journals documenting Martin's life in Los Angeles and Texas in
the early 1970s, an issue of his self-published newsletter for Servants of the Star and Snake, as well as an autobiographical
timeline written by Martin in 1995.
James M. Martin was born on March 23, 1943 in Corpus Christi, Texas. In the early 1960s, Martin attended Texas Christian University
and received degrees in English and Journalism. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and attended film school at the
University of California at Los Angeles. While living in Los Angeles he was active in anti-war and counterculture movements
and earned a living as an editor and contributor to several Los Angeles-based magazines and newspapers. It was during this
time that Martin entered into one of his first homosexual relationships.
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