Richard L. Schlegel Papers, 1959-1972 Coll2011.087

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Title: Richard L. Schlegel Papers
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.087
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot. 1 archive carton.
Date (inclusive): 1959-1972
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, flyers, legal documents, book notes, organizational prospectus, notes, legal expense records, mailing lists, invoices, personal advertising inquiries, private periodicals (personals), photographs, and other material from Richard L. Schlegel, 1959-1972. Schlegel was a gay civil rights activist who pursued a wrongful termination suit against the Department of the Army to the Supreme Court. During the 1960s and early 1970s he also published two quarterly gay publications based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
creator: Schlegel, Richard L.

Biographical Note

Richard L. Schlegel was a gay civil rights activist and publisher who pursued a wrongful termination suit against the Department of the Army to the Supreme Court. In addition, during the 1960s and early 1970s he published two gay quarterly publications based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Access

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Acquisition Information

April 5, 1982, letter on file discusses Richard Schlegel donation to the International Gay & Lesbian Archives.

Preferred Citation

Richard L. Schlegel Papers, Coll2011-087, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, clippings, flyers, legal documents, book notes, organizational prospectus, notes, legal expense records, mailing lists, invoices, personal advertising inquiries, periodicals, photographs, and other material from gay activist and publisher Richard L. Schlegel, 1959-1972. Schlegel was a gay civil rights activist who pursued a wrongful termination suit (circa 1959) against the Department of the Army to the Supreme Court. During the 1960s and early 1970s, he published two mail-order gay quarterly publications: PACE, a Playboy-style magazine for gay and bisexual men, and Gay Male Swinger, "a vehicle for our gay correspondence club") based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection has two emphases: Schlegel v. United States, Schlegel's wrongful termination suit; and correspondence related to Schlegel's PACE and Gay Male Swinger. Three folders contain domestic and international correspondence largely concerned with personal advertisements to Gay Male Swinger.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay men's writings
Gay military personnel--United States
United States--Army