Minutes, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, gay and lesbian studies coursework, organizations' publicity material, photographs,
financial records, and other material, 1946-1987, from writer and gay historian Gary L. Steele. The bulk of the materials
is coursework for a college course "Homosexuality and Culture," which he developed and taught at the University of California
Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1980; materials from his work with a Los Angeles chapter of the Gay Academic Union; and editorial content
from Frontiers magazine, for which he served as editor in the early 1980s.
Gary Steele was born on October 12, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas to his mother, Wauneta Bolton. At an early age he and his mother
moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1963, Steele graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science from University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he also attained his master's degree (1965), worked as faculty advisor to gay student
groups, taught gay studies classes, and was national president of the Gay Academic Student Union.
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