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Finding Aid to the Doug Elliott Papers, 1987-1999 Coll2013.111
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Acquisition
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
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  • Title: Doug Elliott papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.111
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.6 linear feet. 1 records box + 1 archive carton.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1991-1998
    Date (inclusive): 1987-1999
    Abstract: USC Lambda Alumni Association records, vacation scrapbooks, gay theater show fliers, photographs and other documents from University of Southern California alum and educator Doug Elliott (1924-2008). The collection contains fliers and programs for the Highways Performance Space, Celebration Theatre, the Gay Games and other gay organizations. Photographs document Elliott's various trips abroad and in the United States.
    creator: Doug Elliott


    Joseph Douglas Elliott was born on November 15, 1924 in Monterey Park, California. Following in his family's footsteps, Elliott became a fourth generation "Trojan" by graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors and Masters in Education in 1952 and 1957, respectively.
    Elliott had been a training teacher, a supervisor of music and special education, an assistant principal and principal. He received the prestigious Recognition of Outstanding Support/Service for Education (ROSE) Award in 2003 from the USC Rossier School of Education. He was also an active member of the USC Lambda Alumni Association and served on the USC Lambda Scholarship Committee from 1998-1999. He established an endowed scholarship, the Doug Elliott Scholarship in Education, through Lambda Alumni at the Rossier School of Education.
    Elliott was an avid traveler later in his life, traveling to Spain, Turkey, Mexico, Greece and other locations. He supported many LGBT organizations in the community through his donations and participation, including the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, the International Gay and Lesbian Archives, Highways Performance Space, Celebration Theatre, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and many others.
    Elliott died on February 14, 2008 in Monterey Park, California.
    Interview with Amy Ross, USC Board of Governors President Elect and founding member of the Lambda LGBT Alumni Association, http://alumnigroups.usc.edu/lambda/ross.html. (Accessed on November 11, 2013).

    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.


    Date and acquisition information unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Doug Elliott Papers, Coll2013-111, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Formerly boxes 103-61 and A025. Collection processed by Jennifer Darwent, November 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of documents relating to Doug Elliott's participation in the USC Lambda Alumni Association and the Scholarship Committee that awarded students scholarships for leadership qualities and research proposals relating to the LGBT community. Materials also show his support and interest in several theaters and community organizations, including the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles, the 18th Street Arts Complex, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center. The bulk of the collection is vacation scrapbooks with photographs that document the Gay Games, gay cruises, and his trips abroad and in the United States.


    This collection is arranged in the following series:
    Series 1. Personal papers
    Series 2. Vacation scrapbooks

    Separated Materials

    The following titles were separated from the collection and catalogued in ONE's periodicals collection:
    18th St Arts Complex Newsletter (1992-1994)
    Center News, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center newsletter (1992-1997)
    Chicago Magazine (1992-1993)
    Lingonberry Times (1992)
    Newsletter of Gay Games (1994)
    On the Purple Circuit (1997)
    ONE-IGLA Bulletin (1996-1998)
    Our World (1994)
    Out and About (1994)
    Out in New York (1994)
    Palm Springs Pride (2000)
    PFLAG Newsletter (1989-1995)
    The Pink Sheet (1992)
    Vanguard, L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center newsletter (1997-1998)
    A plastic rainbow flag with "March on Washington April 25, 1993" printed on the purple stripe was separated from the collection and placed in ONE's ephemera objects collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay community--California--Los Angeles
    Gay theater
    Gays in higher education