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  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Len Evans Collection
    Creator: Evans, Len, 1943-2003
    Identifier/Call Number: SC.LE
    Extent: 4.95 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1996
    Abstract: Len Evans (1943-2003) was an historian and collector who wrote several articles and chronologies discussing the history of homosexuality in the United States and in Mexico. The collection helps to document that history within the United States and consists of information compiled as part of the Gay History Project in San Francisco (ca. 1983-1984) and Mr. Evans' collection of "Physique" Art and Photography.
    Language of Material: English

    Scope and Contents

    The Len Evans Collection documents the legal and social history of homosexuality in the United States and consists of information compiled as part of the Gay History Project in San Francisco ca. 1983-1984, as well as Mr. Evans' collection of "Physique" Art and Photography. Topics include McCarthyism, what Evans' calls the "gay milieu," facts about bars, literature, the homophile movement, laws and their enforcement, erotica, and sex research as it related to homosexuals. The collection has been divided into two series: Series I, Gay History Project, San Francisco (1941-1994),  and Series II, " Physique" Art and Photography (1949-1996).
    Series I, Gay History Project, San Francisco, consists of materials gathered during the course of that project (ca. 1983-1984). These materials were arranged topically in binders and include information on several facets of gay life in America. These include censorship, public opinion, and security, which includes government surveillance as well as those listed above. There is a small amount of material relating to Evans' work with the Peace and Freedom Party in the 1960s. Materials are arranged alphabetically.
    Series II, "Physique" Art and Photography, consists of photographs and illustrations depicting the male form. Many of these images depict full-frontal nudity. This series also includes a written history of "Physique" photography compiled and written by Mr. Evans.

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Gay History Project, San Francisco, 1941-1994
    Series II: "Physique" Art and Photography, 1949-1996

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Accruals:

    01/26/2000

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Len Evans. 08/04/1999. 01/26/2000

    Preferred Citation:

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    Processing Information:

    April Feldman, 2015

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Documents
    Photographs
    Audiovisual materials