Writings, publications, correspondence,
photocopies, manuscripts, notes, photographs, programs, ephemera, and other
material documenting the lives and intellectual interests of partners and gay
rights activists Michael Lombardi and Paul Nash. The materials relate in
particular to their mutual interest in pioneer German gay activist Karl
Heinrich Ulrichs, whose works Lombardi has translated. The collection also
documents Nash's work as a newspaper journalist and editor, first at the
Los Angles Collegian and later at the gay
Update. Subject and chronological files
demonstrate the range of their interests and their involvement in the GLBT
community in Southern California and its struggle for legal and social
Michael Anthony Lombardi was born in Hawick, Scotland, on August 11,
1947, the son of Antonio and Clementina (Morelli) Lombardi. He was raised in an
Italian colony in Dublin, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States with his
family in 1959. He received his primary and secondary education in Catholic and
public schools in Lynwood, California. He interrupted his high school studies
in Los Angeles and joined the U.S. Army in 1966, where he received his high
school equivalency diploma. After completing his tour of duty, he received his
A.A. degree from Compton Junior College, and entered the University of
California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated with a B.A. in German in
1973. He then entered the UCLA graduate program in German, spending his second
year of graduate study at the Gesamthochschule Essen. He became a candidate for
the M.A. in 1977, but did not take the degree. In 1983, he resumed graduate
study at the ONE Institute for Homophile Studies Graduate School, earning an
M.A. and Ph.D. in Homophile Studies in 1984 and 1986, respectively.
13 records boxes + 5 archive
cartons + 4 archive half-cartons + 1 archive shoebox + 3 oversize
boxes. 20 linear feet.
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