Scope and Contents
Title: Vaughn Taylor photographs
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.007
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material:
1.0 linear foot.
3 archival binders.
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1985-1991
Date (inclusive): circa 1970-1992
598 photographic prints and 20 sheets of negatives by Vaughn Taylor, created circa 1970-1991. This collection includes photographs
of Taylor's friends; community events in the Castro Street neighborhood of San Francisco; gay community events, such as Christopher
Street West gay pride; protests against then-Governor Pete Wilson; a protest at a federal building in Los Angeles; the 1991
and 1992 Orange County Gay Pride Festival; and the victory celebration of the Presidential election of Bill Clinton. The collection
also includes memorial service programs, a drawing and other printed materials.
Taylor, Vaughn, 1947-1992
Vaughn-Oliver Taylor was living in Sacramento, California, where he married and fathered three children and worked as a fundamentalist
preacher. After divorcing his wife, he moved to San Francisco, then settled in Los Angeles in 1984. Taylor worked as a medical
transcriber and became a community activist. He served as secretary on the Gay & Lesbian Police Advisory Task Force; recording
secretary and corresponding secretary for the Stonewall Democratic Club; and a member of Gay Mensa and the United Spirit Church.
He was one of a group of activists arrested at a civil disobedience demonstration at the Federal Building in Los Angeles in
1991. He also participated for four years in the Salk Study for HIV research at the University of Southern California's Norris
Vaughn-Oliver Taylor died of complications from AIDS on December 10, 1992, in Los Angeles. He was 45 years old.
Source: Fairbanks, H, "Obituaries,"
Update, San Diego, February 1993.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Researchers wishing to publish material must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives as the
physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay
& Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility
of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).
Date and method of acquisition unknown.
Box #, folder #, Vaughn Taylor Photographs, Coll2011-007, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Collection processed by Amanda Meyncke, February 2011. Additional photographs added by Kyle Morgan, August 2012.
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 598 photographic prints and 20 sheets of negatives created and collected by Vaughn Taylor, 1947-1992.
The collection also includes memorial service programs, a drawing and other printed materials. The collection includes photographs
of Taylor's friends and community events in the Castro Street district of San Francisco; gay community events, such as Christopher
Street West gay pride parade and festival; protests against then-Governor Pete Wilson; a protest at a federal building in
Los Angeles; the 1991 and 1992 Orange County Gay Pride Festival; and the victory celebration of the Presidential election
of Bill Clinton are included as well. The bulk of the photographs were shot in the Hollywood and Silver Lake neighborhoods
of Los Angeles, circa 1970-1991.
Materials are arranged in approximate chronological order.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Christopher Street West (CSW) (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gay pride festivals--California--Los Angeles
Gay pride parades--California--Los Angeles
Photography of men