Wendell Ricketts papers

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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: Wendell Ricketts papers
Dates: circa 1978-1996
Collection Number: 1999-27
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .6 linear feet
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: The collection contains materials related to author Wendell Rickett's writing and activism. Ricketts was born on Wake Island, an atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and raised in small towns on O’ahu, Hawai’i. His writings about working class queers, politics, education, literature, the performing and visual arts, lesbian and gay family and legal issues, and responses to AIDS in the arts and media have appeared in a variety of publications.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Wendell Ricketts papers. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Wendell Ricketts, 1997-1998.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains materials related to author Wendell Rickett's writing and activism. Ricketts was born on Wake Island, an atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and raised in small towns on O’ahu, Hawai’i. His writings about working class queers, politics, education, literature, the performing and visual arts, lesbian and gay family and legal issues, and responses to AIDS in the arts and media have appeared in a variety of publications. Ricketts' work includes “Lesbians and Gay Men as Foster Parents: A Manual for Policy Makers" and “Everything I Have Is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men about More-or-Less Gay Life,” which he edited. The collection includes correspondence on a variety of subjects, including Ricketts' roles as guest editor for a variety of publications, such as the Social Work and Love issue of "The Journal of Social Work and Human Sexuality," and the book, "Anal Pleasure and Health," circa 1980-1985; draft typescripts of his policy manual (1989-1990); subject files on sex and military suitability, the 1992 Republican Convention, the 1988 Lavender Law Conference, lesbian and gay youth, juvenile prostitution, and the Committee on Human Sexuality of the Episcopal Church in Hawaii. There is also a press list from 1996.

Indexing Terms

Parents and Children
Youth
Sex and Sexuality
Social Work