Finding aid to the Black and White Men Together Records, 1981-2014 Coll2012-171

Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by generous grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and Wells Fargo.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213) 821-2771
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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

 

Charles Stewart's International Association and Los Angeles Black and White Men Together records Series 1. 1981-1985 bulk

Scope and Contents

The records primarily comprise those compiled by Charles Stewart as co-chair of the International Association of Black and White Men Together, 1982-1983, and as a member of the Black and White Men Together Los Angeles chapter, 1981-1984. The series includes meeting minutes, agendas, bylaws, convention records, correspondence, editorial records, educational and political committee records, election records, financial records, project files, subject files, collaboration files, membership records, status reports, fliers, clippings, and general administrative records.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Stewart was elected to a one year term as co-chair of the International Associaion of Black and White Men Together in 1982. He has been a member of the Steering Committee for the Black and White Men Together Los Angeles chapter, secretary of the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force, vice-president of the board of directors of the National Gay Archives, and chairman of the Community Support Committee of Christopher Street West.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 2

Board agendas, International Association 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 3

Board ballots, International Association 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 4

Board memoranda, International Association 1983

Box 1, Folder 5

The Bulletin, editorial records, International Association 1983

Box 1, Folder 6

Bylaws, International Association 1982

Box 1, Folder 7

Bylaws, Los Angeles chapter 1981-1982

Box 1, Folder 9

Convention, International Association 1983

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence received, Charles Stewart 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence sent, Charles Stewart, International Association 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 13

Educational/political committee, International Association 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 14

Editorial board, International Association 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 15

Elections, International Association 1983

Box 1, Folder 16

Expenses and accounts, International Association 1982-1984

Box 1, Folder 17

Fine Focus project 1983

Box 1, Folder 18

Form letters, standard memoranda, and stationary, International Association 1982

Box 1, Folder 19

Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (GLCSC) 1984

Box 1, Folder 20

Gay Rights National Lobby (GRNL) 1983-1984

Box 1, Folder 21-23

General administration, International Association 1982-1983

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 1, Folder 25

International Gay Association 1983

Box 1, Folder 26

Just Business project 1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 1

Membership, International Association 1982

Box 1, Folder 27

Los Angeles gay community 1984

Box 1, Folder 28

Multi-Ethnic Gay/Lesbian Exchange (MEG/LE) 1982-1985

Box 2, Folder 2

Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles (MECLA) 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 3

National Association of Business Councils (NABC) 1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 4

National Association of Gay and Lesbian Democratic Clubs 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 5

National Gay Archives 1983

Box 2, Folder 6

National Gay Task Force (NGTF) 1983

Box 2, Folder 7

Pacific Coast Network 1983

Box 2, Folder 8

Press materials 1983-1985

Scope and Contents

Includes press releases and clippings.
Box 2, Folder 9

Quarterly editorial and promotional material 1983, undated

Scope and Contents

Founded in San Francisco (Calif.) in 1980, it was originally called "BWMT Newsletter." Expanded and renamed "The Quarterly" within couple of years, the file includes a typescript of an interview with Charles Stewart and published interviews with Stewart and Julius M. Johnson.
Box 2, Folder 12

Rosters 1981-1984

Scope and Contents

Includes telephone, membership, mailing, field associates, and affiliate group lists.
Box 2, Folder 13

Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 14

Status reports, International Association 1982-1983

Box 2, Folder 15

Subject files, general 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 16

Tax exempt status 1981-1983

Box 2, Folder 17

Telecon memos 1983

Box 2, Folder 19

Work in progress, assorted content undated

Box 2, Folder 18

Working drafts, assorted content 1983

 

Douglas Noble's National Association and Los Angeles Black and White Men Together records 1985-2014

Scope and Contents

The records comprise those compiled by Douglas Noble as a member of the Black and White Men Together Los Angeles chapter from 1985-1989 and as a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Black and White Men Together from 1989-2006. The series includes meeting minutes, agendas, convention records, interview questions and release forms, membership records, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical

Douglas Noble was the national representative for the Black and White Men Together Los Angeles chapter starting in 1985. He served on the National Association’s board of directors from 1989-2006 and in 2008 won the NABWMT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 3, Folder 2-8

Meeting minutes and agendas 1989-2006

Box 3, Folder 9

Meeting minutes, agendas, and conference records 2013-2014

Box 3, Folder 11

Interview questions and release forms 1999-2003

Box 3, Folder 10

Convention materials and annual reports 1986-2004

Box 3, Folder 12-14

Membership lists and addresses 1985-2012

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted.
Box 3, Folder 15

Photographs 1987

Physical Description: [76 color photographic prints]

Scope and Contents

Miles Everitt photographs of Black and White Men Together house parties in the summer of 1987.
Box 3, Folder 16

Subject file and locations of related archival materials 1963-2014

 

National Association of Black and White Men Together and local chapter records 1981-2014

Scope and Contents

The records comprise those collected by Paul Cloutier, Ken Pavlick, Jerry Boyle, and other members of the National Association of Black and White Men Together and of assorted regional chapters, 1981-2014. The series includes meeting minutes, agendas, bylaws, convention records, correspondence, financial records, fliers, awards, collaboration files, photographs, clippings, and general administrative records.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Cloutier served as treasurer or co-chair of the National Association of Black and White Men Together from 1997-2004. Cloutier received the NABWMT Lifetime Achievement Award for 2010. Ken Pavlick was a longtime member of Black and White Men Together. Jerry Boyle was a member of the Black and White Men Together San Francisco Bay Area chapter from 1981-1991.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 1

Awards 1981-2001

Acquisition Information

All awards except for the 1991 certificate and 2001 trophy were gifted by Paul Cloutier.
Box 1, Folder 8

Conferences and conventions 1981-2002

Box 1, Folder 10

National Association convention, 25th anniversary 2005

Box 3, Folder 20

Los Angeles chapter photographs circa 1981-1989

Box 3, Folder 21

Los Angeles chapter promotional materials 1980-1989

Box 1, Folder 24

National Association administrative records 1986-2001

Box 3, Folder 19

Los Angeles chapter administrative records 1981-1985

Box 3, Folder 18

National Association photographs 2012-2014

Box 3, Folder 17

National Association photographs in emails 2011-2014

Box 3, Folder 1

Presentations by John E. Bush at national convention 1981-1982

Box 2, Folder 10- 11

Regional chapters and networks 1982-2006

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 3, Folder 22

San Francisco chapter promotional materials circa 1980-1981

Box 3, Folder 23-25

San Francisco chapter records 1981-1991