Finding aid to the Stuart Szidak photographs, 1981-1985, undated Coll2012-024

Kyle Morgan
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
(213) 821-2771

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Stuart Szidak photographs
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012-024
Physical Description: 127 photographs. Color photographic prints
Date (inclusive): 1981-1985, undated
Abstract: The photographs consist of images of friends gathering at homes and on the beach, of a Los Angeles Christopher Street West pride parade, and of Radical Faeries gatherings, 1981-1985, undated.

Processing Information

Although the photographs are believed to have come from one photograph album, the images of the Christopher Street West pride parade and of friends gathering are of a less certain identification with Stuart Szidak.

Acquisition Information

Photographs may have come to the International Gay & Lesbian Archives in 1991 after the passing of Stuart Szidak.

Custodial History

The name Stuart Szidak derives from a name on the back of one of the photographs (a group shot) with a request for more copies. A letter in the collection addressed to "Stu" from "David" adds to the evidence that the materials were once the possession of Stuart Szidak.

Preferred Citation

Stuart Szidak photographs, Coll2012-024, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).


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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Radical Faeries (New Age movement)
Gay pride parades -- California -- Los Angeles
Gay community -- California -- Los Angeles

Box 1

Stuart Szidak photographs 1981-1985, undated

Szidak (Stuart) photographs, sample