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Partyka (Eugene) and Philip Stuart papers
Coll2015-008  
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Description
Correspondence, journals, notebooks, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, scrapbooks, film (home movies), sound recordings, video recordings, uniform accoutrements, and other material, 1961-2000, from Eugene Partyka and Philip Stuart. Materials in the collection document the relationship between Partyka and Stuart, as well as Partyka and his former partner Val Sondergaard. The bulk of the collection is Partyka and Stuart's visual works and other creative projects mostly involving photography, writings, drawings, and abstract geometic designs. Also included are documents and memorabilia related to Partyka's status as a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Background
Eugene John Partyka was born on November 2, 1938 in Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Michigan Technological University before serving in the United States Navy from 1961-1971. He received his Masters of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1971. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Partyka worked in sales and program development in multi-media design companies, including Laser Images, Inc. Partyka died November 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California.Philip Stuart Smith was born on June 15, 1937. Stuart was partner and creative collaborator to Eugene Partyka. He was also a photographer, and often used the pseudonym Thor Smith. Philip Stuart died of complications from AIDS in February 1986.
Extent
13.5 Linear Feet 3 boxes, 4 cartons, 2 photo album boxes, 3 shoeboxes, 4 flat 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.