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Finding Aid to the Bill Wuzzy Spaulding Papers, 1981-2009 Coll2013.097
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Description
Administrative records, correspondence, legislation campaign material, publicity material, fundraising records, personal papers and other material, 1981-2009, from Los Angeles gay activist Bill Wuzzy Spaulding. The bulk of the collection is organizational records from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Committee of the California Community Foundation, Christopher Street West, Imperial Courts in Southern California, Lobby for Individual Freedom and Equality (LIFE AIDS Lobby), the campaign against California proposition 64 (also known as the LaRouche initiative), and the Gay and Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force for the City of West Hollywood.
Background
Carrying on a long-standing family tradition of activism and civic engagement, Bill Wuzzy Spaulding is a 14th generation American whose ancestors fought at Bunker Hill, and whose great-great-grandfather helped incorporate the City of Buffalo, New York. Spaulding's accomplishments include serving on the Executive Board of the City of West Hollywood Incorporation Committee, and spearheading the rewrite of California Penal Code Section 273.5 domestic violence law to include gays and lesbians.
Extent
9.8 linear feet. 7 archives boxes + 1 flat archive box.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.