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  • Other Finding Aids
  • Administrative History
  • Processing Information
  • Access
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: Black and White Men Together records
    creator: National Association of Black and White Men Together
    creator: International Association of Black and White Men Together
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012-171
    Physical Description: 2.6 Linear Feet 2 archives boxes + 1 archives carton
    Date (inclusive): 1981-2014
    Abstract: The collection consists of the organizational records of the International Association of Black and White Men Togther; National Association of Black and White Men Together; and regional chapters of Black and White Men Together (BWMT), Men of All Colors Together (MACT), and People of All Colors Together (PACT), 1981-2014. BWMT, MACT, and PACT engage in educational, political, cultural and social activities as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, and HIV/AIDS discrimination.

    Other Finding Aids

    Black and White Men Together records, 1982-1996, MSS903. Atlanta History Center.
    Black and White Men Together San Francisco Bay Area records, 1991-004. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
    Men of All Colors Together Boston records, 1980-1999--M68. Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department.
    Men of All Colors Together/New York records, 7576. Division of Rare and Manuscript Colletions, Cornell University Libraries.
    Men of All Colors Together San Francisco Bay Area (MACT SFBA) records, 2000-64. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
    Miles Everitt Photographs, Coll2013-100. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Administrative History

    Founder Mike Smith began the first Black and White Men Together (BWMT) group in San Francisco in January 1980. Over the summer, groups emerged in Chicago, Boston, and New York, and by the next year, chapters had sprung up in 30 cities across the United States as well as in 3 international locations. The first BWMT conference occurred in San Francisco in 1981 out of which formed the International Association of Black and White Men Together. Renamed in 1986 as the National Association of Black and White Men Together, the organization, as of 2015, remains a nationwide network of Black and White Men Together, Men of All Colors Together (MACT), and People of All Colors Together (PACT) chapters that fosters supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome. BWMT, MCAT, and PCAT engage in educational, political, cultural and social activities as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, and HIV/AIDS discrimination.
    Source: National Association of Black and White Men Together. http://www.nabwmt.org/aboutus.html. Accessed 10/16/2012.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2012. Accrural processed by Kyle Morgan, 2015

    Access

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

    Acquisition Information

    Most of the early International Association and Los Angeles Black & White Men Together (BWMT) records were those compiled by Charles Stewart, 1981-1985, although the date and method of the donation is unknown. Most of the National Association administrative records and DVDs, and all of and the 1987 house-party photographs were donated by Douglas Noble in 2014 and 2015. Most of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter records were donated by Randolph Boyle in 2013. Many of the awards, photographs (post-2010), emails, and administrative records were gifted by Paul Cloutier in 2012 and 2014. Some National Association, convention, and regional materials, notably of the Detroit and Washington D.C. chapters, were gifted by Ken Pavlick in 2012.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of the organizational records of the International Association of Black and White Men Togther; National Association of Black and White Men Together; and regional chapters of Black and White Men Together, Men of All Colors Together, and People of All Colors Together, 1981-2014. The collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, bylaws, convention records, correspondence, editorial records, educational and political committee records, election records, financial records, project files, subject files, awards, collaboration files, membership records, status reports, photographs, interview records, promotional material, clippings, and general administrative records.

    Separated Materials

    Separated to the ONE audiovisual collection
    DVDS cataloged VDD0967-VDD1005 regarding the National Association of Black and White Men Toether.
    Separated to the ONE periodical collection (Black and White Men Together publications)
    Black & White Men Together, no.6 ( July-August 1980).
    Black & White Men Together, special edition, no. 8 1/2.
    International Association of Black & White Men Together, The Board Memo, no.5, 6, 7, 8 (May-August, 1983).
    National Association of Black & White Men Together, The Board Memo, no.19 (July 1985).
    National Association of Black & White Men Together, v.21, no.2 (Summer 2003).
    Black & White Men Together Atlanta (May 1984).
    Black & White Men Together Baltimore (September 1987).
    Black & White Men Together Chicago, v.2, no.5, 6, 7, 10; v.3, no.1 (December 1982-February 1983, May 1983, October 1983).
    Black & White Men Together Detroit, v.25, no.10 (October 2006).
    Black & White Men Together East Coast, Network News (October 1981).
    Black & White Men Together Eastern Region, Network News, no.6 (February 1982; March 1983).
    Black & White Men Together Eastern U.S. Region, Network News (December 1981); no. 4 (1982).
    Black & White Men Together Houston (May 1983).
    Black & White Men Together Long Beach (May 1986).
    Black & White Men Together Los Angeles , v.3, no.10 (October 1983); v.16, no.18 (July 1985).
    Black & White Men Together Memphis (January-February, March-April, August-September, October-November 1983; March, November 1985; January 1986).
    Black & White Men Together Milwaukee (March, April, May, July, September, October 1983; January, April 1984).
    Black & White Men Together Greater Omaha Area, v.1, no.1, no.5 (1983).
    Black & White Men Together Philadelphia, v.3, no.11 (November 1983); v.4, no.3 (March 1984).
    Black & White Men Together San Diego, v.3, no.4, 5, 7 (April-July 1983).
    Black & White Men Together San Francisco (July 1984 - February/March 1991).
    Black & White Men Together Washington D.C. (November 1981).
    G.R.E.A.T. Men of the Rockies, v.3, no.1 (January 1983).
    Quarterly, The National Association of Black and White Men Together, v.18, no.1 (Spring 2000).
    Y.O.U. Your Own Understanding (January 1982).
    Separated to the ONE periodical collection
    Blacklight, v.4, no. 1 (October 1982), no. 3 (1983).
    Brother, v.1, no.2 (Summer 1983).
    Civil Liberties, no.345 (February 1983).
    East West Winds, v.1, no.1 (July-August 1983).
    Gay Community News, v.11, no.15 (October 1983).
    Gay Press Association, v.3, no.2.
    GLLU Unidad, v.2, no.3 (April-May 1983).
    International Gay Association, bulletin 83/1.
    Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc. (Summer 1982).
    The Lesbian News, v.8, no.8 (March 1983).
    The Log, (January 1983); v.2, no.11 (April 1984).
    MECLA, (Fall 1982, Spring 1983, Winter 1983, Mid-Winter 1984).
    Ohio Pride, no.5 (August 15th-28th, 1983).
    Paz y Liberacion, no.4 (March 1983), no.5 (November 1983).
    People of All Colors Together Newsquarters, v.1, no.1 (1985).
    SCWU, v.7, no.1 (February-March 1983).
    Stonewall Speaks, no.56 (February 1984).
    Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance Flyer, v.5, no.1 (April 1984).
    Ten Percent, v.5, no.4 (March 1984).

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Black and White Men Together Records, Coll2012-171, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized in the following series:
    Series 1. Charles Stewart's International Association and Los Angeles Black and White Men Together records, 1981-1985
    Series 2. Douglas Noble's National Association and Los Angeles Black and White Men Together records, 1985-2014
    Series 3. National Association of Black and White Men Together and local chapter records, 1981-2014

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay activists
    Racially mixed people
    African American gay men
    National Association of Black and White Men Together
    Stewart, Charles
    International Association of Black and White Men Together
    Cloutier, Paul
    Boyle, Jerry
    Pavlick, Kenneth
    Black and White Men Together Los Angeles
    Black and White Men Together San Francisco Bay Area
    Men of All Colors Together