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Onthank (Wilna and Robert) papers
Coll2015-024  
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Description
Manuscripts, photographs, correspondence and other papers, circa 1910-1995, of Wilna Onthank, who in 1994 wrote Born Gay, an unpublished book based on the diaries of her brother Robert Onthank, a gay World War II veteran.
Background
Wilna Jane Onthank was born December 11, 1921 to Fred R. and Grace E. Onthank. She was raised in the middle-class suburbs of Chicago until the Depression forced the Onthank family to travel west. Wilna attended high school in Glendale and then majored in commercial art at Frank Wiggins Trade School, now known as Los Angeles Trade Technical College. Wilna was the first woman employed in the Technical Illustration Department at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California.
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet 2 boxes.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.