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Newspaper administrative records Series 1

Scope and Contents

This series includes organizational records, correspondence, press kits, drafts, clippings, and photographs from Fairbanks' career as a staff writer for publications such as Newswest and Update. The bulk of this series is photographs published in Newswest or Update. This series also includes several files of drafts and research material for obituaries published in Update.

Arrangement

Photographs are at the beginning, followed by administrative records. The series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 1-30

Photographs A-V Undated

Box 2, Folder 1-3

Photographs W-Z Undated

Box 3, Folder 1

Activists demonstration at UCLA Law School Undated

Box 2, Folder 13

Anderson, Scott, and others Undated

Box 3, Folder 2

Art auction in Santa Monica Undated

Box 2, Folder 4-5

Art photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 11

Blueboy project photographs Undated

Box 9, Folder 1

Book signing for unidentified author, contact sheet Undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Born to Raise Hell photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 3

Buddies Undated

Box 3, Folder 4

Candlelight vigil Undated

Box 3, Folder 5

Century City Hotel, Los Angeles Police Department violence Undated

Box 3, Folder 6

Clinton (Bill)-Gore (Al) campaign Undated

Box 3, Folder 7

Cruisin' '57 Undated

Box 2, Folder 14

Daddy Dearest photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 8

Demonstration at Senator John Seymour's office Undated

Box 17, Folder 6

The Dirtiest Show in Town publicity photographs and flyer 1972

Box 2, Folder 6

Drag photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 15

Drifter and miscellaneous photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Erotic film photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 40-45

Erotic photographs Undated

Box 17, Folder 7

Erotic photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 9

Erotic Undated

Box 6, Folder 4

Erotic photographs, photocopies Undated

Box 2, Folder 8

Events photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 10

Festival after parade Undated

Box 3, Folder 11

Festival Saturday night Undated

Box 3, Folder 12

Forbidden Letters Undated

Box 3, Folder 13

Fundamentalist vs. [Queer Nation] demonstration Undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Gage, Joe, films photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Gay business people and businesses photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 17

Gay events and organizations photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Gay men photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Gay people and supporters Undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Gay pride celebrations photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Greek Lightning photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 20

Hard Hat photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 14

Headshots Undated

Box 3, Folder 15

Heart Strings Undated

Box 3, Folder 16

Jaguar Undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Jaundice photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 33

Kight, Morris, photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 23

Latinos Unidos photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 24

The Light from the Second Window photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 17-18

Los Angeles news Undated

Box 3, Folder 40

March on Sacramento Undated

Box 3, Folder 19

March on Washington 1993

Box 3, Folder 20

Media Undated

Box 3, Folder 21

Michaels, Dick Undated

Box 2, Folder 25-26

Miscellaneous photographs Undated

Box 6, Folder 10

Miscellaneous photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 22-24

Miscellaneous Undated

Box 3, Folder 25

Mitchell, Vernon Undated

Box 6, Folder 3

Photocopies of images at Academy Film Archive of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Undated

Box 2, Folder 27

Mr. Blackwell photographs Undated

Box 9, Folder 10

Mug shots Undated

Box 3, Folder 26

Negatives Undated

Box 2, Folder 28-29

Negatives and contact sheets Undated

Box 3, Folder 27

New panel dedication ceremony at Hollywood United Methodist Church Undated

Box 3, Folder 29-35

News Undated

Box 3, Folder 37-39

News Undated

Box 3, Folder 28

News for Tennessee Undated

Box 3, Folder 41

Newswest Undated

Box 11, Folder 1-5

Newswest Undated

Box 3, Folder 36

Connie Norman's arrest at Los Angeles demonstration Undated

Box 2, Folder 30

Nude beach demonstration photographs Undated

Box 10, Folder 2-6

Obituary photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 42-44

Parade Undated

Box 3, Folder 45

Paws Undated

Box 3, Folder 46-54

Photographs for articles Undated

Box 3, Folder 55

Photoshoots and events Undated

Box 2, Folder 31

Political photographs Undated

Box 11, Folder 6

Press packets Undated

Box 2, Folder 32

Raw Country; Tuesday Morning Workout photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 34

Religious photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Roundabouts photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 56

Saturday, softball, festival, Valerie Undated

Box 2, Folder 36

Seattle photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 37

Sextool photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 38

So Long Blue Boy and other erotic films photographs Undated

Box 2, Folder 39

Sports photographs Undated

Box 3, Folder 57

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Century Plaza Undated

Box 3, Folder 58

Washington inaugural Undated

Box 3, Folder 59

Whittman, Jason Undated

Box 8, Folder 1

Administrative records and mailing lists 1975-1976

Box 17, Folder 5

Advertisement layouts Undated

Box 10, Folder 1

AIDS-related documents 1985-1996

Box 17, Folder 2

Robert Arthur/Arthaud article draft Undated

Box 9, Folder 4

Batey, Frank and Betty, case clippings 1984-1995

Box 8, Folder 2-3

Batey, Frank and Betty, case clippings and transcripts 1984-1995

Box 8, Folder 4

Calendar and notes 1955-1964

Box 6, Folder 1-2

Calendars 1976-1998

Box 17, Folder 3

Cartoon drawing Undated

Box 9, Folder 5

Envelopes Undated

Box 9, Folder 7

The Fun Club 1980

Box 6, Folder 5

Green Carnation Newspapers, Inc. records 1975

Box 6, Folder 7

"Hickory Sticks" column, Grant County Independent Undated

Box 6, Folder 8

Lesbian Tide letter and photograph 1977

Box 9, Folder 9

LA Weekly controversy 1984

Box 17, Folder 4

Men of the Century poster Undated

Box 6, Folder 11-21

Newswest records and correspondence 1976-1978

Box 9, Folder 11-12

Notebooks Undated

Box 6, Folder 9

Notes Undated

Box 8, Folder 6

Personal and classified ads 1977

Box 8, Folder 5

Roberts, Rob, correspondence 1993

Box 17, Folder 9-10

Update advertisements, proofs, records 1981-1983

Box 8, Folder 7

Update advertisements, proofs, records 1989-1992

Box 8, Folder 9

Update miscellaneous records 1986-2001

Box 4, Folder 1-25

Update obituaries A-H 1987-2000

Box 5, Folder 1-26

Update obituaries J-Z 1988-1992

Box 9, Folder 13

Update obituary layouts and photographs Undated

Box 6, Folder 23

Update press passes 1982-1987

 

Personal papers and photographs Series 2

Scope and Contents

This series comprises personal correspondence, photographs, and other documents spanning Fairbanks' lifetime. It includes personal papers, as well as early childhood records and photographs acquired from his family.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 8, Folder 12-17

Arthaud (Arthur), Robert, correspondence and photographs 2004-2011

Scope and Contents

Contents include papers, correspondence, and photographs from close friend Robert Arthaud (1925-2008), who worked as a film actor under the name Robert Arthur in 1940s and 1950s in Hollywood. Arthur, a gay man, was closeted at the time of his acting career and later moved to Washington to start an insurance business and join the Log Cabin Republicans. Wood and Arthur wrote each other regularly. Fairbanks often wrote articles about Arthur's career and later published Arthur's memoir posthumously.
Box 9, Folder 2-3

Arthaud (Arthur), Robert, papers Undated

Box 7, Folder 11

Baby photographs 1935-1938

Box 7, Folder 1

Baby records, tooth, hair 1935

Box 7, Folder 2

Childhood crafts and memorabilia 1942-1955

Box 8, Folder 10-11

Correspondence 1983-2003

Box 7, Folder 4

Correspondence, young George to parents 1942

Box 6, Folder 22

Correspondence and photograph Undated

Box 7, Folder 6

Film showings in college 1954-1958

Box 15, Item 1

George McKay Spence photograph album 1935-1939

Box 16, Item 1-2

"Georgie" silhouettes, by John Van Bibben 1938

Physical Description: 2 framed silhouettes.
Box 6, Folder 26

Hampe, Larry I. datebook 1982

Box 9, Folder 8

Hudson Avenue eviction 1980

Box 6, Folder 6

Hudson Avenue Tenant Association 1980

Box 8, Folder 8

Miscellaneous personal papers 1956-2011

Box 7, Folder 15

Report cards 1941-1952

Box 6, Folder 29

School records 1941-1958

Box 8, Folder 18-25

Wood, Olin, correspondence and photographs 1974-1977

Scope and Contents

This file includes correspondence between Fairbanks and a University of Wisconsin at Madison undergraduate named Olin Woods. Also included in the file are erotic photographs, as well as posters and ephemera related to Wood's involvement with the Camp Randall film society, which in 1974 was considered by the university newspaper to be the first campus organization in the country dedicated to screening "male, homosexually oriented films" including erotica.
 

Spence family papers and photographs Series 3

Scope and Contents

This series comprises papers and photographs from the Spence and Hagen (maternal grandparents) families. The photographs span the first half of the 20th century and document the family in Duluth, Minnesota. The series also includes a high school yearbook, illustrations, certificates, diaries, and correspondence.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
 

Photographs

Box 6, Folder 24-25

Family photographs circa 1917-1960

Box 7, Folder 19-22

Family photographs circa 1917-2000

Box 9, Folder 6

Family photographs, greeting cards 1917-2011

Box 17

Mounted fine photography Undated

Box 14, Item 1

Photograph album Undated

Box 17, Folder 1

Photograph negatives Undated

Box 17

Portrait of unidentified couple Undated

Physical Description: Unframed canvas.
Box 12, Folder 1-5

Spence family photographs circa 1905-1980

Box 17, Folder 8

Spence family photographs Undated

Box 16, Item 3

The Spences photograph album Undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence 1944

Box 17

Diplomas and licenses 1917-1919

Box 7, Folder 16-18

Greeting cards Undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Hagen, Ludwig L., correspondence 1947

Box 7, Folder 13

Hagen, Ludwig L., financial records 1919

Box 6, Folder 28

Hagen, Ludwig L., funeral 1947

Box 7, Folder 14

Hagen, Mary, death certificate 1959

Box 7, Folder 7-10

Hagen, Mary, funeral 1959

Box 6, Folder 27

The Modern Woodman 1947

Box 7, Folder 12

Spence, Gladys (Hagen), correspondence 1920

Box 13, Item 1-13

Spence, Gladys (Hagen), diaries 1977-1992

Physical Description: 13 diaries.
Box 16, Item 4

Spence, Gladys (Hagen), Red Wing High School Yearbook 1917

 

Audiocassettes 4 circa 1975-1995

Scope and Contents

This series contains audiocassettes, primarily used to record phone conversations, events, and meetings as resources for articles and obituaries.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Item AC3423

AIDS charity controversy interview Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Interview about a controversy surrounding an AIDS charity event.
Item AC3438

AFA meeting recording Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

AIDS charity organization meeting recording.
Item AC3445

APLA award ceremony and press conference Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: APLA award ceremony recording. Side B: Press conference for AIDS related policy making federation.
Item AC3448

APLA benefit Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Empty. Side B: APLA benefit recording.
Item AC3441

APLA meeting and research interviews 1992

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Recording of APLA meeting, 11-18-92. Side B: Research phone calls concerning potential AIDS quarantine land.
Item AC3453

Award ceremony Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Award ceremony recording for an AIDS organization.
Item AC3435

Black's Beach interview Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Recording of interview regarding initiative/campaign for Black's beach in San Diego and the cruising culture that exists there.
Item AC3455

Captain Cunningham and vice squad 1987

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Label reads: "Capt Cunningham NE-LAPD 3-17-87". Also includes interview, obituary research, and phone calls about vice squad.
Item AC3419

Conversation continued Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Continued interview from AC3418
Item AC3447

Craig Corbett interview 1987

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Phone call with Craig Corbett, widower of Frank Batey, following his death and the removal of their son from his Palm Springs home (1987). Also includes related research phone calls.
Item AC3422

Eddie Murphy recording, interview Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Television recording of a homophobic Eddie Murphy stand-up routine regarding AIDS. Also includes recorded phone conversation.
Item AC3456

Erotic film industry interviews Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Label reads: "GED Payne Jack Devean". Includes interviews with erotic film industry producer.
Item AC3425

Film actor interview Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Interview with erotic film actor.
Item AC3437

Filmmaker interview Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Interview with German filmmaker about S/M films
Item AC3418

Interview Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Recorded interview with film industry professional.
Item AC3424

Interviews Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Continued interview from AC3423. Side B: Interview with former closeted film actor.
Item AC3436

Interview and meeting recording Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Interview with erotic filmmaker, phone call about West Hollywood city council. Side B: Continued interview, recording of meeting.
Item AC3417

Interviews and television recording Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Phone interview with friend Dick who moved East after diagnosed with colon cancer. Fairbanks offers to print upcoming obituary, written by Dick. Research calls and phone conversations, television recording about ARC. Side B: Angry voicemail from family member of deceased.
Item AC3421

Interview with Jack Pierce and Robert Chesley 1991

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: "Jack Pierce re Karl Ellis 8-30-91". Side B: Interview with Robert Chesley.
Item AC3442

Interview with Rick Davidson Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Interview with Rick Davidson about town council and metro squad.
Item AC3420

Music Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Music and recorded background noise.
Item AC3432

Music and woman's voice Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: music recordings. Side B: Recording of a girl reading and a woman's narration.
Item AC3434

Music and woman's voice Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Contains woman's narration similar to AC3432. Handwritten label reads "To my darling Helen"
Item AC3450

Music and woman's voice Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Music as well as voice narration of woman's voice found on two other tapes in series.
Item AC3428

News recordings and voicemail Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Recording of TV news. Side B: Recording of television and angry voicemail.
Item AC3426

Organizational meeting recording Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Recording of organizational meeting, including Fairbanks as participant.
Item AC3444

Pat Warren and research calls Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Label reads "Pat Warren #1 UCLA 2/25/76". Side B: Obituary voicemail, calls about Palm Springs and controversy surrounding AIDS charity honor to Joan Rivers.
Item AC3431

Phone calls Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Phone conversation about controversial statements about gays and AIDS by comedian Eddie Murphy.
Item AC3446

Phone calls Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Conversations with colleague about Update and getting reimbursement money owed to Fairbanks. Side B: Fundraising controversy for ATLA (?).
Item AC3430

Phone calls and award ceremony Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: Phone call about Batey case and awards ceremony recording. Side B: Phone calls about traveling AIDS memorial quilt and donations.
Item AC3427

Police Task Force meeting 1988

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

"Police Task Force Meeting @ CCSC 02/04/1988"
Item AC3454

Ron Taylor and Michael Daniels obituary Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Side A: (Damaged or recorder over) label reads "Ron Taylor 3-3-90". Side B: Michael Daniels obituary.
Item AC3451

Silver Lake safety meeting Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Recording of meeting regarding the safety of gay people in the Silverlake neighborhood.
Item AC3440

Tech support call Undated

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette.

Scope and Contents

Recording of tech support hotline call.