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 newspaper
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 recognition.
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.
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