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Finding aid to the Camp Camp records, 1996-2007 Coll2012.132
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  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials

  • Title: Camp Camp records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.132
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet. 2 archive boxes.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1997-2004
    Date (inclusive): 1996-2007
    Abstract: Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Founded in 1996 by William Cole, an eco-friendly real estate developer based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Camp Camp was created to provide an LGBT community-oriented vacation structured similarly to outdoor summer youth camps. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers.
    creator: Cole, William

    Administrative History

    "Camp" Camp was founded in 1996 by real estate developer William Cole, and was created to provide an alternative vacation for LGBT individuals to enjoy a youth summer camp-like experience and engage in outdoor recreational activities. The camp is located in Kezar Falls, Maine. Situated between two lakes, the secluded property features cabins and camp buildings, such as a theater, a recreation center, craft studios, tennis courts and a main lodge building. The camp offers a full program of outdoor, athletic, and arts and crafts activities along with evening social events. The first annual Camp Camp was held in 1997, with 88 people attending that first year. As of 2013, Camp Camp continues to operate, and the annual event is typically attended by over 200 people.
    Source:
    "About 'Camp' Camp," www.campcamp.com/about (accessed February 19, 2013).

    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

    Donated by William Cole, August 25, 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Camp Camp Records, Coll2012-132, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama, February 2013.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, steering committee records, photographs, negatives, clippings, publicity material, evaluation forms, floppy disks, and other material, 1996-2007, from "Camp" Camp, an annual one-week summer camp in Maine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. The collection documents Camp Camp activities and publicity, as well as correspondence with past and returning campers. The collection also includes photographs of camp attendees and staff.

    Arrangement

    Steering committee records and incorporation papers are at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

    Separated Materials

    The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE Archives' periodical collection:
    HX Magazine, March 16, 2001 (Issue 497).
    My Gay World: Quarterly Men's Travel Guide-a-zine, Fall 2003 (Vol. 1, 6).
    My Lesbian World: Quarterly Women's Travel Guide-a-zine, Fall 2003 (Vol. 1, 1).
    Next: the Hippest Gay Guide to New York, April 16, 2004.
    Out and About Escapes: A Quarterly Travel Planning Supplement to the Out and About Newsletter, Summer 2004.
    The Out Traveler, February 2004.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Camping
    Correspondence
    Gays--Social life and customs
    Homosexuality--Social Aspects
    Outdoor recreation
    Photographs