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Steele (Gary L.) papers
Coll2014-032  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
3.8 Linear Feet 5 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.