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Finding Aid to the Kingmasters Records, 1972-1983 Coll2014.072
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  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Kingmasters records
    creator: Kingmasters
    creator: Leonard, Lee
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2014.072
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet 1 carton.
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1983
    Abstract: Constitution, bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, flyers, event programs, questionnaires, membership lists, and a photograph, 1972-1983, from Kingmasters in Los Angeles. Kingmasters was a gay men's social group formed to promote fraternity between organizations and the community in general with an emphasis on charitable work.

    Administrative History

    Founded on July 29, 1971, Kingmasters was a gay men's social group in Los Angeles formed to promote fraternity between organizations and the community in general with an emphasis on charitable work. Membership was restricted to gay men and included an elected board of Kingmasters officers. The organization met on a weekly basis and regularly organized events and social gatherings with leather, motorcycle, and western themes. Kingmasters also encouraged members to organize fundraising events for other organizations such as the Gay Community Services Center, HELP Inc., and the Metropolitan Community Church.

    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.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Kingmasters Records, Coll2014-072, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, September 2014.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises the constitution, bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, flyers, event programs, questionnaires, membership lists, and a photograph, 1972-1983, from Kingmasters in Los Angeles. Included are correspondence from former Kingmaster president, Lee Leonard, and event flyers from Kingmaster-sponsored events, including its annual installation of officers, anniversary shows, Thanksgiving "Turkey Shoot," banquets, beer busts, beauty contests, and other charity events.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay clubs -- California -- Los Angeles
    Gay men -- Societies and clubs
    Social groups -- Los Angeles
    Kingmasters
    Leonard, Lee