Evelyn Freedman Writings

Michael P. Palmer
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California 90007
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ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Evelyn Freedman Writings

Collection number: Coll2008-066

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Michael P. Palmer
Date Completed:
November 21, 2008
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Evelyn Freedman writings
Dates: 1978-1986
Bulk Dates: 1980-1985
Collection number: Coll2008-066
Creator: Freedman, Evelyn
Collection Size: 1 archive carton + 1 oversize box. 0.8 linear foot.
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Writings by journalist Evelyn Freedman between 1981 and 1985, including lengthy interviews of Troy Perry, Gore Vidal, John Rechy, Christine Jorgensen, and Charles Pierce published in Stallion magazine, as well as copies of her social columns, "Around Town" (published in The Voice in 1980-1981) and "Out & About Los Angeles" (published in Update from 1981 to 1985), detailing activities of Los Angeles GLBT clubs and organizations and the gay social scene.
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

Evelyn Freedman writings, Coll2008-066, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Evelyn Freedman Sutton, 2005 and 2006.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael P. Palmer, November 21, 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biography

To be provided later.

Scope and Content of Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of writings by Evelyn Freedman between 1981 and 1985. These include lengthy interviews of major GLBT figures such as Troy Perry, Gore Vidal, John Rechy, Christine Jorgensen, and Charles Pierce, published in Stallion magazine, as well as another interview with Rechy published in the New York Native, and three short articles published in Frontiers. The writings also include copies (as well as a few drafts and notes) of her social columns, "Around Town" (published in The Voice) and "Out & About Los Angeles" (published in Update), detailing activities of Los Angeles GLBT clubs and organizations and the gay social scene. The personal files include typed notes for a curriculum vitae, and handwritten notes from a two-day consciousness-raising workshop. The correspondence file includes a handwritten note from actor Ed Asner. The motorcycle clubs file contains materials relating to the Senate, a league of motorcycle and social clubs, and color photographs taken of a November 1980 run by an unnamed Los Angeles motorcycle club, most probably the Centurions. The photographs, all found in an envelope dated November 17, 1983, from American Theatre Arts, include Oren Curtis & Steve Yudson in the play "Sherlock Holmes"; Jim Kepner receiving a check from Gene's TV; Michael Goodwin (both a 1978 photograph and an original drawing, "Discover the Brotherhood of man"); two members of Frontrunners Track Club at a Christopher Street West run; a publicity shot for a June 1983 CameraVision show; and an advertisement for an exhibition of the erotic photography of Doug Hinckle.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gay motorcycle clubs
Gossip columnists
Interviews
Women journalists


Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1 ; 2 : 9 (Oversize)

Personal circa 1980-1986

Box 1 : 1

circa 1980-1986

Box 2 : 9 (Oversize)

1981

Box 1 : 2

Correspondence circa 1982-1984

Box 1 : 3-15

Articles 1982-circa 1985

Box 1 : 3-5

Frontiers no date, 1983

Box 1 : 3

"Avak Avakian of L. A. Radiators" no date

Box 1 : 4

"King of Hearts" 1983

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 1 : 5

"Vivian Blaine" July 31, 1983

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete.
Box 1 : 6

New York Native July 15, 1983

Box 1 : 6

Interview with John Rechy July 15, 1983

Box 1 : 7-13

Stallion 1982-1983

Box 1 : 7

"Troy Perry vs. The Moral Majority" April 1982

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, draft, and publication.
Box 1 : 8

"Beneath the Wigs: The Real Charles Pierce" May 1982

Scope and Content Note

Publication.
Box 1 : 9

"Conversation with Gore Vidal" August 1982

Scope and Content Note

Publication.
Box 1 : 10

"Christine Jorgensen 35 Years Afterward" September 1982

Scope and Content Note

Publication.
Box 1 : 11

"Conversation with Vivian Blaine" June 1983

Scope and Content Note

Publication.
Box 1 : 12

"Conversation with John Rechy" October 1983

Scope and Content Note

Draft and publication.
Box 1 : 13

Mamie Van Doren interview 1983

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete draft.
Box 1 : 14-15

Unknown Publications 1983-1985

Box 1 : 15

Doug MacDonald 1983

Box 1 : 14

Kimo P. Parish (died October 1985) 1985

Box 1 : 16 ; 2 : 2-8 (Oversize)

Columns 1980-1985

Box 2 : 2 (Oversize)

"Around Town" ( The Voice) 1980-1981

Box 1 : 16 ; 2 : 3-8

"Out & About Los Angeles" ( Update) 1981-1985

Box 2 : 3 (Oversize)

1981

Box 2 : 4 (Oversize)

1982

Box 2 : 5 (Oversize)

1983

Box 2 : 6 (Oversize)

1984

Box 2 : 7 (Oversize)

1985

Box 2 : 8 (Oversize)

no date

Box 1 : 16

Typescripts and manuscript notes no date

Box 2 : 1 (Oversize)

Miscellaneous circa 1980-1984

Box 1 : 17

Motorcycle clubs 1978-1981

Box 1 : 18

Photographs and prints circa 1983