Scope and Content
Title: John W. Rowberry Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1972-1993
Collection number: 366
Rowberry, John W.
8 boxes (4 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John W. Rowberry (1948-1993) was a writer, editor, and film critic for various gay publications. His fiction was published
in various anthologies and also in the book,
Lewd Conduct (1993). The collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, and publications related to the work of John
W. Rowberry and reflects his involvement with the gay community and various gay publications.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
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Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Gary L. Voice, 1995.
[Identification of item], John W. Rowberry Papers (Collection 366). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Rowberry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 1, 1948; distinguished himself as a writer, editor, and film critic
for various gay publications; met artist Robert Musgrave in 1969 and the two remained lovers until Musgrave's death in 1987;
moved to Los Angeles, 1972; editor,
Entertainment West; moved to San Francisco, 1979; editor of publications, including
Adult Video News, and
Stallion; moved to San Diego, 1988; edited the
Adam Film World Directory; his fiction was published in various anthologies and also in the book,
Lewd Conduct (1993); wrote screenplay for
Blue Angel (1986); deteriorating health forced him to retire in 1993 and he died of AIDS complications on December 4, 1993.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, and publications related to the work of John W. Rowberry.
Most of the material reflects Rowberry's involvement with the gay community and various gay publications.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rowberry, John W.--Archives.
Gay journalists--California--Archival resources.
Gay men's writings, American--Archival resources.