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Wayne T. Corbitt papers, 1980-1997.
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 1; BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 2; BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 3; BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 4; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Wayne T. Corbitt papers, 1980-1997

Creator/Contributor:

Corbitt, Wayne T., creator

Abstract:

Consists of works by and about Wayne T. Corbitt, including his notebooks, poems, short stories, plays, and performance works, as well as reviews of his work and interviews. Also includes a small amount of correspondence with colleagues and friends, and personal materials, including artistic statements, memorial service, and cards from Corbitt to his partner, William David ("Davey") French.

Date:

1980 (issued)

Subject:

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Corbitt, Wayne T -- Archives
Performance art -- California -- San Francisco
African American gays -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Gay men's writings, American
AIDS (Disease) and the arts -- United States

Note:

Wayne T. Corbitt papers, BANC MSS 2000/100 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED. Photocopies of items in the collection may not be made without the express consent of either Jeanne L. Bergman or Mary A. Porter. Direct requests for copies to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, for forwarding.
COPYRIGHT IS RESERVED to the estate of Wayne T. Corbitt, Mary A. Porter and Jeanne L. Bergman, trustees and executors. Direct requests for permission to quote or publish to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, for forwarding.
In English.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2000.069).
Wayne T. Corbitt was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1952. He settled in San Francisco in 1976 and began writing in 1980, while supporting himself as a cook. Following his diagnosis with AIDS in 1989, Corbitt devoted himself full time to his public performances. His works include "Blackbird's boogie in the black moonlight," "Waves of gravity and time: the gospel according to Wayne," and "Crying holy."
Forms part of the Sexuality and gender collection.

Type:

biography
Notebooks.
Poems.

Physical Description:

print
8 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (3.9 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 1
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 2
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 3
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 4
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 5
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 6
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 7
BANC MSS 2000/100 c box 8
BANC MSS 2000/100 c v. 1
BANC MSS 2000/100 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2000/100 c OS Box 1
BANC MSS 2000/100 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED. Photocopies of items in the collection may not be made without the express consent of either Jeanne L. Bergman or Mary A. Porter. Direct requests for copies to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, for forwarding.
COPYRIGHT IS RESERVED to the estate of Wayne T. Corbitt, Mary A. Porter and Jeanne L. Bergman, trustees and executors. Direct requests for permission to quote or publish to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, for forwarding.