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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Morrow papers
    Dates: 1981-1999
    Collection number: Coll2008-018
    Creator: Morrow, James
    Collection Size: 1 archive carton + 1 flat archive box. 1.3 linear feet.
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Materials created and collected by James (Jim) Morrow, including a photograph album, autograph books, and miscellaneous items from A Different Light Bookstore, in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles; organizational papers from institutions with which Morrow was associated (Emergence and the Alliance); bibliographical notes and article photocopies on GLBT youth and suicide; notes from self-defense workshops and a panel on hate crimes and gay-bashing; and personal items.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    James Morrow papers, Coll2008-018, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by James Morrow, date unknown.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Andrew J. Lau, May 16, 2008.
    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


    Biography to be supplied at a later date.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains a photograph album, autograph books, event fliers, correspondence, newsletters and miscellaneous materials relating to A Different Light Bookstore, collected by James Morrow. The photograph album was prepared by Ann Bradley for the 5th anniversary celebration of A Different Light in 1984, and includes photographs from the bookstore's earliest days; at the end are several similar pages of photographs from the 10th anniversary celebration in 1989. The collection also includes administrative papers for two organizations: Emergence and the Alliance. Miscellaneous materials include: a checklist of lesbian and gay landmarks in Los Angeles; a program for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (November 22, 1981); a photocopy of an article in the Village Voice (November 3, 1998) and other materials concerning the Coors Boycott; a questionnaire from the National Advisory Group, "Policing Lesbian and Gay Communities," about experiences and attitudes of lesbians and gay men regarding reporting homophobic-related crime to the police; a program from a memorial service for author Paul Monette; and one copy of Art Papers: Representing Lesbian Subjectivities [November/December, 1994; 18 (6)]. Additionally, the collection includes Morrow's notes from various workshops in which he participated on self-defense and hate crimes, as well as cards sent to him from his peers.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gay activists--United States--California
    Gay authors--United States--20th century
    Gay youth--Suicide
    Homosexuality and literature
    Lesbian authors--United States--20th century
    Morrow, James