Finding Aid to the Coast to Coast Times Records, 1972-1979 Coll2011.021

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Title: Coast to Coast Times Records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.021
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.4 linear feet. 1 archive box + 1 archive carton + 1 flat box.
Date (inclusive): 1972-1979
Abstract: Typescripts and editorial content, correspondence, advertising information, personnel records, distribution records, financial records, notes, negatives, and publicity material, 1972-1979, from the bi-monthly gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Coast to Coast Times and its predecessor Pacific Coast Times, based in West Hollywood, California.
creator: Coast Times Publishing, Inc..

Administrative History

Coast to Coast Times was a bi-monthly gay and lesbian tabloid periodical and newsmagazine based in West Hollywood, California. It was essentially a continuation of an earlier publication, Pacific Coast Times, with the title change reflecting both a change in ownership (in 1978) and a transition from a regional to a national focus in distribution and news coverage. The Pacific Coast Times was published under the corporate name Coast Press Ltd.; the Coast to Coast Times was published under Coast Times Publishing Co. Paul Nash served as one of the editors of Coast to Coast Times.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.

Acquisition

Date and donor of acquisition unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Coast to Coast Times Records, Coll2011-021, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama with assistance from Hilary Robman, July 2013.

Scope and Content

The collection includes typescripts and editorial content, correspondence, advertising information, personnel records, distribution records, financial records, notes, negatives, and publicity material, 1972-1979, from the bi-monthly gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Coast to Coast Times and its predecessor Pacific Coast Times. The administrative records document the publication's personnel, advertising and publicity, distribution, and other daily operations. The editorial content includes typescripts, notes, halftone negatives and other material used in the magazine's publication.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following series:
Series 1. Administrative records
Series 2. Editorial content

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Coast Press, Inc..
Nash, Paul J., 1934-
Advertising fliers
Correspondence
Gay journalists
Gay press publications
Gay press--United States
Journalism
Manuscripts
Periodicals

 

Administrative records Series 1. 1974-1979

Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

This series comprises correspondence and memoranda, cover art, publicity material, press releases, personnel information, financial records, distribution and advertising information for Pacific Coast Times and Coast to Coast Times, 1974-1979.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 1-2

Advertising and classifieds 1978

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 1, Folder 3

Bumper stickers circa 1970-1979

Box 1, Folder 4-6

Correspondence, memoranda and notes 1974-1979

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 1, Folder 8

Distribution records 1978

Box 1, Folder 9

Financial records 1978

Box 1, Folder 10

Letterhead and templates circa 1970-1979

Box 1, Folder 11

Other gay organizations, information resources 1978-1979

Box 1, Folder 12

Personnel and contributors information 1978

Box 1, Folder 13

Promotional material and press releases 1978

Box 1, Folder 14

Santa Monica Boulevard Association 1978

 

Editorial content Series 2. 1972-1979

Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents

This series includes typescripts, notes, correspondence, negatives and other source material used as editorial content in Pacific Coast Times and Coast to Coast Times, 1972-1979. Numerous folders in this series comprise manuscripts from Coast Times contributor and editor, Paul Nash. This series also includes cover art and articles by nudist advocate Charles Finley.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 2, Folder 1-9

Editorial copy and notes 1976-1979

Physical Description: [9 folders]
Box 2, Folder 10

"Adventures of SuperGay" 1975

Box 2, Folder 11

"Around San Diego with Delta-Don" 1975

Box 2, Folder 12

Aviano, Ron 1975

Box 2, Folder 13

Book reviews 1972-1975

Box 2, Folder 14

Bouchard, Al (freelance) 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 15

"Brother Bizarre's Gaze" 1975

Box 2, Folder 16

"Centerpoint" 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 17

"The Court Reporter, by Mike Von Freak" circa 1970-1979

Box 1, Folder 7

Cover art and clippings from Pacific Coast Times 1975-1978

Box 2, Folder 18

David, Charles 1974

Box 2, Folder 19

"Diary" 1978

Box 2, Folder 20

"Disco Beat" circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 21

"Dr. DooRite," with Plowden Bridges, Ray Locke and others circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 22

Feature articles 1975

Box 2, Folder 23

"From the Left, From the Right" circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 24

"Get in Shape," by Paul Strand circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 25

"Justitium's Diary," by Robert H. Lynn 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 26

"Laguna Beach Combing," by Norm Parker 1975 - 1976

Box 2, Folder 27

"Las Vegas," by Howard Wormser 1976

Box 2, Folder 28

Letters to the editor 1976 - 1978

Box 2, Folder 30

"Light on Dark Corners," by Gary C. Hardin 1974

Box 2, Folder 29

"Light on Dark Corners," by Ruthie QM III of California 1975

Box 2, Folder 31

"Long Beach Harbour," by Jack Roosevelt circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 32

"Man-to-Man," by Jack Bowen 1974-1976

Box 2, Folder 33

"MCC's Reaching Out," by Papa John Hose and Brown Scott "Scotty" 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 34

Nash, Paul, editorial copy 1978

Box 3, Folder 1

Negatives, halftone circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 35

"Palm Springs Happenings," by Ken 1976

Box 2, Folder 36

"Peregrine Grape," by Jim Ward 1974

Box 2, Folder 37

"Peter Gunn: Leather Western Fantasies" circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 38

"Philly Lawyer," by Alan Smith and John Wild, Jr. 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 39

"The Physical You," by Don Kenny circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 41

"Dion Polk Street Sally," by Dixon circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 42

"The Right to Be...Out of Step!" by Ron Ortego, Jim Woodward 1974-1975

Box 2, Folder 43

"S & M Life," by Oli Verius circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 44

"The Social Register," by Empress Nicole circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 45

"Speaking Up," by Connie Rodgers 1974

Box 2, Folder 46

"Spit Impressions," by J.A.M. (Jack A. Martin) circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 47

"Students Get it Together" 1975

Box 2, Folder 48

"Talk of the Campus," by Anne Babcock circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 49

"This Woman's Voice," by Chris Gordon 1974

Box 2, Folder 50

"Touching Your Life"; Metropolitcan Community Church Los Angeles 1976

Box 2, Folder 51

"Trouble Shooter," by staff circa 1970-1979

Box 2, Folder 52

"Up With Youth," by David Griggs and Mike Guzzo circa 1970-1979