Finding aid of the Jim Long Papers

Michael P. Palmer
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California 90007
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Finding aid of the Jim Long Papers

Collection number: Coll2007-011

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Michael P. Palmer
Date Completed:
July 13, 2007
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2007 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: Jim Long papers
Dates: 1969-1983
Bulk Dates: 1977-1981
Collection number: Coll2007-011
Creator: Long, Jim (James Augustus III)
Collection Size: 3 achive boxes (1 linear foot).
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, notes, writings, and printed materials, primarily from the years 1977-1981, relating to Jim Long's activities as director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center's Educational Outreach Program, and as a private consultant, in particular with the California State Department of Mental Health's Lesbian/Gay Male Mental Health Promotion Project.
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

Jim Long papers, Coll2007-011, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Found among L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center Records (Coll2007-010).

Processing Information

Collection processed by Michael P. Palmer, July 12-13, 2007.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biography

James Augustus Long III trained originally to become a teacher, but while working as a student teacher in a school for emotionally disturbed children in Dade County, FL, in 1970, he was outed and fired. He moved to California that same year, but his record followed him, and he was unable to find work as a teacher. From 1971 to 1975, he worked for Union Bank, but was denied promotion because of his sexual orientation. In 1975, he was hired by the Los Angeles Gay (later Gay and Lesbian) Community Services Center, where he worked as a counselor and as director of the Educational Outreach Program. He left the Center in approximately 1981, to work as a consultant, counselor, and child care worker at a collective in Echo Park/Silverlake. In 1981 and 1982, he also served as alternate coordinator of the California State Department of Mental Health's Gay/Lesbian Work Group.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, writings, and printed materials relating to Jim Long's activities as director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center's Educational Outreach Program, and as a private consultant, primarily in the years 1977-1981. The papers fall into three groups: (1) Conferences, Workshops, and Consulting; (2) Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center; and (3) Subject files.
The bulk of the Conferences, Workshops, and Consulting files consists of correspondence and sample writings of applicants to and participants in a writers' workshop held by Malcolm Boyd and sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center in 1980-1981, for which Long acted as teaching assistant; and correspondence, news releases, scripts, and other materials produced and acquired between 1980 and 1982 by Long in his capacity as alternate coordinator of the Gay/Lesbian Work Group, formed to advise the California State Department of Mental Health's Lesbian/Gay Male Mental Health Promotion Project "We Are [All] Family".. This project was one of several, each targeting a different population group, under the general heading "Friends Can Be Good Medicine". The project produced several public service announcements, featuring celebrities such as Abigail Van Buren, judge Steven Lachs, and actors Mike Farrell, Jack Albertson; and Ed Asner, intended for broadcast on local network television; however, California Secretary of Health and Welfare Mario Obledo considered them too controversial, and they were never shown. The group files also contain materials from the 1979 and 1980 annual conferences of the Gay Academic Union (GAU), Long's testimony before the California Commission on Personal Privacy in 1982, and a review copy of the California State Personnel Board booklet, What is a sexual minority anyway?
The files relating to the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center include correspondence relating to Long's speaking engagements before college classes and civic groups and media relations, in particular, scripts for radio public service announcements featuring the Center and copies of correspondence with the Los Angeles Times relating to its publication of negative comments concerning gays and lesbians. The materials also include an undated report by Steve Schulte and Josy Catoggio on the White House Conference on the Family, a 1978 organizational study of the Center, notes on a 1979 Men's Meeting concerning a consciousness-expanding process for the Center, and a 1980 report on the structure of the Lesbian Resource Center.
The Subject files comprise materials collected by Long in support of his activities at the Center and as a private consultant, and cover such topics as homophobia, employment discrimination, gay teachers and public health workers, feminism, lesbianism, transexuality, religion, the Advocate Experience, men and consciousness, wellness, women's resources, and marketing to the gay community.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center (Los Angeles)
Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (Los Angeles)
Gay Community Services Center (Los Angeles)
Gays--Services for
Human services--California--Los Angeles
L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Lesbians--Services for
Long, Jim (James Augustus III)
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
Social work with gays
Social work with lesbians

Related Material

L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center Records, Coll2007-010, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

Container List

Box 1 : 1 - 2 : 3

Conferences, Workshops, and Consulting 1977-1982

Box 1 : 1

Conferences 1977, 1979-1980

Box 1 : 2

Community Organizing. Workshop for the Gay Community Service Center by the Laurel Springs Institute December 6, 1979

Box 1 : 3 - 7

To be a Writer, Lesbian or Gay. Workshop by Malcolm Boyd and Honor Moore, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center December 1980-May 1981

Box 1 : 3

General Information 1980-1981

Box 1 : 4

Participants, A-C 1980-1981

Box 1 : 5

Participants, F-G 1980-1981

Box 1 : 6

Participants, H 1980-1981

Box 1 : 7

Participants, L-O 1980-1981

Box 1 : 8

Participants, P-T 1980-1981

Box 1 : 9

Advocates for Gay and Lesbian State Employees 1982

Box 1 : 10

California Commission on Personal Privacy 1982

Box 1 : 11 - 2 : 2

California Department of Mental Health. Special Population Projects. Lesbian/Gay Male Mental Health Promotion Project: "Friends Can be Good Medicine" 1980-1982

Box 1 : 11

1980

Box 1 : 12

January-June 1981

Box 2 : 1

July-December 1981

Box 2 : 2

1982

Box 2 : 3

California State Personnel Board. Booklet: What is a Sexual Minority Anyway? 1981

Box 2 : 4 - 7

Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center 1975-1981

Box 2 : 4

Correspondence 1978-1980

Box 2 : 5

Media 1977-1980

Box 2 : 6

Miscellaneous 1975-1981

Box 2 : 7

Speaking Engagements 1977-1981

Box 2 : 8 - 3 : 17

Subject Files 1969-1983

Box 2 : 8

Advocate Experience 1981

Box 2 : 9

AIDS 1983

Box 2 : 10

American Public Health Association / Gay Public Health Workers 1979-1981

Box 2 : 11

Articles 1969-1982

Box 2 : 12

Book Reviews 1980

Box 2 : 13

Feminism 1977-1980

Box 2 : 14

Gay Rights Issue in American Politics . Prepared by Eric Jay for the Gay Rights National Lobby 1980

Box 2 : 15

Gay Teachers 1977

Box 2 : 16

Heterosexuality: can it be cured? 1977

Box 2 : 17

Homophobia 1977-1979

Box 2 : 18

Homophobic People/Organizations 1978

Box 3 : 1

Homosexuality - Bibliography circa 1978

Box 3 : 2

Homosexuality in ancient Greece and Rome 1971

Box 3 : 3

Lesbianism 1980-1981

Box 3 : 4

Marketing to the Gay Community circa 1983

Box 3 : 5

Men and Consciousness 1978-1981

Box 3 : 6

Mondanaro, Josette 1977-1978

Box 3 : 7

Newspaper clippings 1977-1983

Box 3 : 8

Parents and Friends of Gays 1979

Box 3 : 9

Proposal writing circa 1974

Box 3 : 10

Rape and incest 1978-1980

Box 3 : 11

Religion 1980-1982

Box 3 : 12

Sexual orientation and employment discrimination 1979-1980

Box 3 : 13

Stationery no date

Box 3 : 14

Transexuality no date

Box 3 : 15

Wellness 1979-1982

Box 3 : 16

Women's resources circa 1977-1980

Box 3 : 17

Workshop materials circa 1977-1982