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Finding Aid to the Manuel Fernandez-Alemany Research Papers, 1989-2000 Coll2013.067
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  • Arrangement
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  • Scope and Contents
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  • Title: Manuel Fernandez-Alemany research papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.067
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.25 linear feet. 1 archive box + 1 archive binder
    Date (inclusive): 1989-2000
    Abstract: The Manuel Fernandez-Alemany research papers include correspondence, clippings, research, and other materials from Fernandez-Alemany's first book, Mariquitas y Marimachos, published in 1999, as well as correspondence and transcripts of interviews and incident reports from his second book, Heterogender Homosexuality in Honduras, published in 2002.
    creator: Fernandez-Alemany, Manuel


    This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.


    Manuel Fernandez-Alemany earned a bachelor's and master's degree in anthropology from the University of Southern California (USC) and a PhD from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His areas of research include musicology and sociology. Fernandez-Alemany published two books on homosexual male culture, Mariquitas y Marimachos published in 1999, which he wrote in collaboration with Andres Sciolla while studying under Sciolla at UCSD, and Heterogender Homosexuality in Honduras published in 2002, which he wrote in collaboration with Stephen Murray. Written in a question/answer format, Mariquitas y Marimachos provides answers to common misconceptions about homosexuality, including misconceptions about AIDS (la SIDA) in the Hispanic community. Heterogender Homosexuality in Honduras is an anthropological study of the sexual culture of transexual women and of men who identify as homosexual or who identify as heterosexual but have sexual encounters with men in Honduras.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Manuel Fernandez-Alemany Research Papers, Coll2013.067, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Katrina Sire, 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection includes the transcripts and tapes of the interviews and incident reports that appear in Fernandez's book, Heterogender Homosexuality in Honduras, published in 2002. It also includes the proofs, publishers contract, and correspondence and notes related to his book, Mariquitas y Marimachos, published in 1999. The collection documents Fernandez's studies, his masters dissertation, and his directed research project. There are also slides of presentations on international music and musical performances, and tapes of his interviews in Honduras and on subjects including machismo and the documentary Paris is Burning.

    Deaccessed materials

    Zhao Bichen's Tratado de alquimia y medicina toista, translated to Castilian by Fanciso F. Villalba, 1984.


    Date and method of acquisition are unknown.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    AIDS (Disease)--Social aspects
    Anthropology--Research--Gay men
    Hispanic American gays
    Transgender people--Honduras