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Finding aid of the Waide Aaron Riddle Writings
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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: Waide Aaron Riddle writings
    Dates: 1996-2002
    Collection number: Coll2008-036
    Creator: Riddle, Waide Aaron
    Collection Size: 1 flat archive box. 1 linear foot.
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Typescripts of seven poems, 1996-2002, by writer Waide Aaron Riddle, who began writing poetry in 1995. The collection includes his 1996 award-winning poem, "Two Men Kissing," as well as a photograph, circa 2002, of the author himself.
    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

    Waide Aaron Riddle Writings, Coll2008-036, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Waide Aaron Riddle, 2002.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, June 17, 2008.


    Waide Aaron Riddle was born on August 15, 1963, in Kingsville, Texas. Raised in Houston, Texas, Riddle eventually moved to Los Angeles where he worked as a barber and in various jobs in the entertainment industry. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Riddle began writing poetry and short stories. His first poem, "Two Men Kissing," won the National Author's Registry Honorable Mention in 1996 and the Registry's President's Award in 1997. Riddle went on to self-publish two books of poetry: All-American Texan, in 1999, and The Chocolate Man: A Children's Horror Tale, in 2002. In addition, his short stories and articles have been published in anthologies and magazines, and he has won a number of awards in poetry competitions.
    As of June 2008, he continues to live in West Hollywood, California.
    Source: Waide Aaron Riddle, "Author," Waide Aaron Riddle, http://www.waideriddle.com , last accessed June 17, 2008.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises typescripts of seven poems and one (11x17 inches) photograph of author Waide Aaron Riddle. The poems date from 1996 to 2002, and five of the poems are printed on 11x17 inch poster boards.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gay authors--United States--20th century
    Gay men's writings, American
    Gays' writings
    Poets, American--20th century
    Riddle, Waide Aaron