Finding Aid of the Philip Gambone Interviews Coll2011.013

Finding aid prepared by Griselda L. Guillen and Katrina Sire
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Los Angeles, California, 90007
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Title: Philip Gambone Interviews
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.013
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 linear feet. 3 archive boxes + 1 flat archive carton + 1 large shoebox.
Date (inclusive): 1977-2010
Abstract: Materials related to Philip Gambone's book, Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, include interview transcripts, audio recordings of interviews, newspaper clippings, biographical information, book reviews, photographs and writing samples. The Gambone collection also includes eight volumes of Travels in a Gay Nation, two earlier versions of Travels in a Gay Nation, a manuscript of Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of the LGBTQ Americans, three volumes of autograph albums, and two project logs documenting Gambone's travels in the United States, 2007-2010.
creator: Gambone, Philip

Biography

Philip Gambone was born 21 July 1948 in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He completed his B.A. at Harvard College and M.A. at the Episcopal Divinity School. Gambone is a writer of various genres, ranging from fiction to non-fiction, anthologies, scholarly articles and journalism. His works center on gay and lesbian culture, as well as ancient and modern Chinese history and literature. Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans (2010) provides a compilation of interviews with gay and lesbian writers and artists throughout the United States.
Gambone's The Language We Use Up Here (Dutton 1991) and Beijin (Wisconsin 2003) were nominated for Lambda Literary Awards, and Something Inside: Conversation with Gay Fiction Writers (University of Wisconsin Press 1999) was named one of the "Best Books of 1999" in Pride. Gambone has also found a place for his work in Best American Short Stories, 1989 (Houghton Mifflin), and has received artist's fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.
Gambone worked as a writing instructor for the University of Massachusetts, Boston College and Harvard's expository writing program. He was a faculty member for twenty-seven years at The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts. Now, he teaches English at Boston University Academy and Harvard's Extension writing program. For his work as an instructor, Gambone received the Distinguished Teaching Citations from Harvard and the James Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing Award (1991).
Sources: Boston University Academy, Faculty Lecture Series: Phil Gambone, "Four Great Poets of the Tang Dynasty." Accessed 7 June 2011. http://www.bu.edu/academy/2011/01/07/fls-gambone/ 
Harvard University Extension School, Philip Gambone, Instructor in English, Boston University Academy. Accessed 7 June 2011. http://www.extension.harvard.edu/about/faculty/philip-gambone.jsp;jsessionid=FLNNAMPPEAII 
Gambone, Philip. Accessed 2 June 2011. http://www.philipgambone.com/bio.htm 
Gambone, Philip, Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans (University of Wisconsin Press, 2010).

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

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).

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Philip Gambone interviews, Coll2011.013, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip Gambone per deed of gift dated 30 December 2010 and 20 July 2011.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Griselda L. Guillen on June 7 2011. Accretion processed by Katrina Sire on March 30, 2013.

Scope and Contents

The Philip Gambone collection includes the following materials related to his book Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans: interview transcripts, audio recordings of interviews, newspaper clippings, biographical information, book reviews, photographs and writing samples, 1977-2000. The Gambone collection also includes eight volumes of papers related to Travels in a Gay Nation, two earlier versions of Travels in a Gay Nation, including a first version entitled, Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of the LGBTQ Americans, three volumes of autograph albums, and two project logs documenting Gambone's travels in the United States from 2007-2010.
Note: not all interviewees in the collection are included in the published copy of Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans.

Separated Materials

The following publication has been separated from collection and is located in the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives Library:
Gambone, Philip. Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans. University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in the following series:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Audiotapes
Books
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Compact discs
Gay and lesbian studies
Gays--United States--History--20th Century
Interviews
Lesbian and gay experience
Lesbians--United States--History--20th century
Transcripts
Transgender people

 

Interviews Series 1. 1977-2000

Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet.

Arrangement note

All materials are alphabetically arranged according to their respective subject (name of writer/artist). Note: each individual compact disc contains multiple interviews, and are arranged by the name first listed on the compact disc. This note also applies to those audiocassettes that include two or more subjects.

Scope and Content

This series includes printed materials and audio recordings dated 1977-2000. Printed materials consist of interview transcripts, newspaper clippings, biographical information, book reviews, 8 photographs and writing samples. Audio recordings of interviews are recorded on audiocassette tapes and compact discs.
Box 3, CD 25

Abbott, Franklin 2008

Box 3, CD 19

Allison, Dorothy 2008

 

Anshaw, Carol 1993

Box 1, Folder 1

Interview transcript, correspondence, and other printed materials. 1993

Note: Contains 1 photograph.
Box 3, Cassette 1

Audiocassette 1993

Box 3, CD 19

Appiah, Kwame Anthony 2008

Box 1, Folder 2

Bailey, Jim 1990

Box 3, CD 19

Baldwin, Tammy 2008

Box 3, Folder 2

Barnett, Alan 1990

Box 3, CD 19

Barnhill, Christopher circa 2007-2010

Box 3, Cassette 13

Barry, Tim 1991

Box 3, CD 19

Bechdel, Alison 2008

 

Boyd, Blanche 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 3

Interview transcript, correspondence, and other printed materials. 1993-1994

Note: Contains 2 photographs.
Box 3, Cassette 3

Audiocassette 1993

Box 1, Folder 4

Boyd, Malcolm 1977

 

Bram, Christopher 1989-1998

Box 1, Folder 5

Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1989-1998

Box 3, Cassette 4

Audiocassette 1993

 

Cameron, Peter 1986-1997

Box 1, Folder 6

Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1986-1997

Box 3, Cassette 5

Audiocassette 1997

Box 3, CD 20

Carter, Mandy 2008

Box 3, CD 20

Chrisler, Jennifer 2008

Box 3, Cassette 13

Cinnater, Nan and Johnson, Diane 1991

Box 3, CD 20

Clayton, Laura Beth/Racette, Patricia 2008

 

Clinton, Kate 1993-2007

Box 3, Cassette 6

Audiocassette 1993

Box 3, CD 21

Compact disc 2007

Box 1, Folder 7

Cooper, Bernard 1996-2000

Box 1, Folder 8

Cooper, Dennis 1989-1998

 

Cunningham, Michael 1990-1993

Box 1, Folder 9

Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1990-1993

Cassette 3, Folder 7

Audiocassette 1993

Box 3, CD 22

Dlugacz, Judy 2009

Box 3, CD 20

Dong, Arthur 2008

 

Donnelly, Nisa 1993

Box 1, Folder 10

Interview transcript, correspondence, writing sample, and other printed materials. 1993

Note: Contains 3 photographs.
Box 3, Cassette 8

Audiocassette 1993

Box 3, CD 23

Doty, Mark 2007

Box 1, Folder 11

Duberman, Martin 1991

Box 3, CD 20

Dunning, Zoe 2008

Box 3, CD 20

Eck, Joe/Winterrowd, Wayne 2008

Box 3, CD 20

Faderman, Lillian 2008

 

Fowler, Ronald 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 12

Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1992-1993

Box 3, Cassette 9

Audiocassette 1992-1993

Box 3, CD 21

Frank, Barney 2008

 

Glickman, Gary 1987-1993

Box 1, Folder 13-14

Interview transcript, biography, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1987-1993

Box 3, Cassette 13

Audiocassette 1991

Note

Audiocassette contains short clip of Gary Glickman discussing his opera "Orlando."
Box 1, Folder 15

Gooch, Brad 1988-1996

Box 3, CD 23

Goodridge, Hillary circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 25

Grahn, Judy 2008

Box 3, CD 22-23

Halberstam, Judith (Jack) circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 22

Harvie, Crawford circa 2007-2010

 

Heim, Scott 1995-2009

Box 1, Folder 16

Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1995-1998

Note: Contains 1 photograph.
Box 3, CD 23

Compact disc 2009

Note

CD also includes an interview with Michael Lowenthal.
Box 3, CD 24

Higdon, Jennifer 2008

Box 3, Folder 2

Hoemig, Tom 1992

 

Holleran, Andrew 1993-1998

Box 1, Folder 17

Interview transcript and other printed materials. 1993-1998

Box 3, Cassette 10

Audiocassette 1993

 

Hollinghurst, Alan 1994

Box 1, Folder 18

Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1994

Box 3, Cassette 11

Audiocassette 1994

Box 3, CD 25

Horne, Lucy circa 2007-2010

Box 1, CD 19

Jackson, Keith 1997

Box 1, Folder 20

Julty, Sam 1977

Box 3, CD 23

Kameny, Frank circa 2007-2010

 

Kenan, Randall 1989-2008

Box 1, Folder 21

Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1989-1999

Box 3, Cassette 12

Audiocassette 1993

Box 3, CD 23

Compact disc 2008

Box 3, CD 24

Khoury, Jamil/Gillani, Malik 2008

Box 3, CD 24

Kleinbaum, Sharon 2008

Box 3, CD 21

van Kraayenburg, Russell circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 23

Lam, Andrew 2009

Box 3, CD 23

Larkin, Joan 2008

 

Lowenthal, Michael 1996-2009

Box 1, Folder 22

Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), writing samples, and other printed materials. 1996-1998

Box 3, CD 23

Compact disc 2009

Note

CD also includes an interview with Scott Heim.
Box 3, CD 25

McGuire, Kathleen circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 21

Merritt, Stephin circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 23-24

Miller, Neil 1989-1992

Box 3, CD 23

Compact disc 1989

Box 3, CD 24

Compact disc 1992

 

Miller, Tim 1991-2010

Box 1, Folder 25

Biography, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1991-1993

Box 3, CD 22

Compact disc circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 21

Millett, Greg 2008

Box 1, Folder 26

Monette, Paul 1988-1993

Box 3, Cassette 13-14

Nava, Michael 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 27

Plante, David 1986-1995

 

Preston, John 1993

Box 1, Folder 28

Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles) writing sample, and other printed materials. 1993

Box 3, Cassette 15

Audiocassette 1993

 

Raphael, Lev 1990-1999

Box 1, Folder 29

Interview transcript, correspondence, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1990-1999

Box 3, Cassette 16

Audiocassette 1993

Box 3, CD 21

Raval, P.J. circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 26

Robinson, Gene 2008

Box 3, CD 22

Rodriguez, Richard 2009

Box 3, CD 24

Rorem, Ned 2008

Box 3, Cassette 17

Schulman, Sarah 1993

Box 3, CD 21

Sedaris, David 2007

Box 3, CD 26

Siciliano, Carl circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 24

Spade, Dean circa 2007-2010

Box 3, CD 24

Takei, George 2009

Box 3, CD 24

Tiven, Rachel 2008

Box 3, CD 24

Vaid, Urvashi 2008

Box 3, CD 22

Valle, Modesto "Tico" 2008

Box 3, Cassette 9

Webb, Patrick 1993

 

White, Edmund 1982-1995

Box 1, Folder 30

Interview transcript, newspaper/journal clippings (reviews, articles), and other printed materials. 1982-1995

Note: Contains 1 photograph.
Box 3, Cassette 18

Audiocassette 1995

 

Writings Series 2. 2007-2010

Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

This series includes manuscripts for The Language We Use Up Here and Beijing, and materials related to the published edition of Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, dated from 2007-2010. Volumes I-VIII and two early versions of Travels in a Gay Nation printed prior to the published edition, and a manuscript of Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of LGBTQ Americans.
Box 1, Folder 31-39

Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, Volumes I-III 2007-2010

Physical Description: [9 folders]
Box 2, Folder 1-15

Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans, Volumes IV-VIII 2007-2010

Physical Description: [15 folders]
Box 2, Folder 16-18

Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans 2009

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Note

Version as Submitted in July 2009, then titled: Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Spirit of LGBTQ Americans.
Box 2, Folder 19-21

Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans 2009

Physical Description: [3 folders]

Note

Copy Edited Version, November 2009.
Box 2, Folder 22

Living Out Our Lives: Catching the Heroic Spirit of LGBTQ Americans 2009

Box 4, Folder 124-126

Beijing: A Novel manuscript 2002

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 4, Folder 127-128

The Language We Use Up Here and Other Stories manuscript copyright 1991

Physical Description: [2 folders]
 

Autograph Albums and Project Logs Series 3. 1997-2010

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

Series contains volumes I-III of the LGBTQ autograph album, containing 144 photographs of artists interviewed by Philip Gambone for Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans; and two project logs documenting Gambone's travels throughout the United States, 2007-2010. Project logs contain total of 28 photographs.

Arrangement note

Albums and logs are arranged chronologically.
Box 5, Folder 1

My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume I 1997-2008

General Physical Description note: Album (Volume I) contains 77 photographs.
Box 5, Folder 2

My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume II 2008-2010

General Physical Description note: Album (Volume II) contains 31 photographs.
Box 5, Folder 3

My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume III 2008-2009

General Physical Description note: Album (Volume III) contains 36 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 23

Project Log: Travels in a Gay Nation, Volume I 2007-2008

Note: Contains 4 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 24

Project Log: Travels in a Gay Nation, Volume II 2008-2010

Note: Contains 24 photographs.
Box 4, Folder 129

List of Autographs from My LGBTQ Autograph Album, Volume I-III 1997-2009

 

Undeveloped prospects for Travels in a Gay Nation Series 4. 1998-2009

Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot.

Scope and Contents

The series consists of research materials on potential subjects for Travels in a Gay Nation. The materials include clippings, queer performance reviews, and e-mail requests for interviews. The series also contains one interview transcript, between Gambone and David Leavitt. The folders titled, "File," includes, limited materials on a number of potential subjects for Travels in a Gay Nation. The folders "Chicago," "Gay Rodeo," and "Texas" consist of research and e-mail requests for interviews concerning the topic or region.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by name or topic.
Box 4, Folder 7

Achetnberg, Roberta 2009

Box 4, Folder 3

Als, Hilton 2007

Box 4, Folder 4

Alsop, Marin 2008

Box 4, Folder 5

Amer, Ghada 2008

Box 4, Folder 6

Araki, Greg 2008-2009

Box 4, Folder 118

Arshad, Urooj 2008

Box 4, Folder 8

Bass, Lance 2008

Box 4, Folder 9

Bean, Billy 2007

Box 4, Folder 10

Bleckner, Ross 2007

Box 4, Folder 11

Bonauto, Mary 2008

Box 4, Folder 12

Boykin, Keith 2008

Box 4, Folder 13

Bright, Susie 2008

Box 4, Folder 14

Bronski, Michael 2008

Box 4, Folder 15

Broumas, Olga 2008

Box 4, Folder 16

Bumbalo, Victor 2008-2009

Box 4, Folder 17

Chicago 2008

Box 4, Folder 18

Cho, Margaret 2007

Box 4, Folder 19

Corigliano, John 2007

Box 4, Folder 20

Daniels, David 1994-2004

Box 4, Folder 21

Degeneres, Ellen 2008

Box 4, Folder 22

Del Tredici, David 2007

Box 4, Folder 23

Ditto, Beth 2008

Box 4, Folder 24

Dowd, John 2007

Box 4, Folder 25

Du Bowski, Sandi 2008-2009

Box 4, Folder 26

Durhams, Sharif 2008

Box 4, Folder 27

Eck, Diana 2008

Box 4, Folder 28

Etheridge, Melissa 2007-2009

Box 4, Folder 29

Ettelbrick, Paula 2008

Box 4, Folder 30

Feldblum, Chai R. 2008

Box 4, Folder 1-2

File 2000

Box 4, Folder 31

Ford, Tom 2007

Box 4, Folder 32

Fortunato, John 2008

Box 4, Folder 33

Galati, Frank 2008

Box 4, Folder 34

Galloway, Terry 2009

Box 4, Folder 35

Gay Rodeo 2009

Box 4, Folder 36

Geffen, David 2008

Box 4, Folder 37

Gill, Tim 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 38

Giuliano, Neil 2009

Box 4, Folder 39

Gomes, Peter J. 2008

Box 4, Folder 40

Graden, Brian 2008

Box 4, Folder 41

Graff, E. J. circa 2008

Box 4, Folder 42

Greenberg, Steven 2008

Box 4, Folder 43

Grumbach, Doris 2008

Box 4, Folder 44

Hacker, Marilyn 2007

Box 4, Folder 45

Harjo, Joy 2008

Box 4, Folder 46

Harris, Neil Patrick 2008

Box 4, Folder 47

Herman, Jerry 2008

Box 4, Folder 48

Hormel, James 2008

Box 4, Folder 49

Hughes, David 2007

Box 4, Folder 50

Hunter, Tab 2008

Box 4, Folder 51

Iliya, Ilyas 2008

Box 4, Folder 52

Indiana, Robert 2007

Box 4, Folder 53

Jacobs, Marc 2007

Box 4, Folder 54

Jones, Bill T. 2008-2009

Box 4, Folder 55

Kaufman, Moisés 2009

Box 4, Folder 56

Kelly, Ellsworth 2007

Box 4, Folder 57

King, Billy Jean 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 58

King, Lorry 2007

Box 4, Folder 59

Kopay, David 2007

Box 4, Folder 60

Kosse, Roberta 2007

Box 4, Folder 61

Kramer, Larry 2007

Box 4, Folder 62

Kronenberg, Anne 2009

Box 4, Folder 63

Kummer, Corby 2007

Box 4, Folder 64

Kuehl, Sheila J. 2008

Box 4, Folder 65

La Chapelle, David 2007

Box 4, Folder 66

Lane, Nathan 2007

Box 4, Folder 67

Lawrence, David 2002

Box 4, Folder 68

Leavitt, David 1998-2008

Scope and Contents note

Typescript of Interview
Box 4, Folder 69

Le, Thi Diem Thuy 2008

Box 4, Folder 70

Lippman, Ellen 2008

Box 4, Folder 71

Long, Scott 2007

Box 4, Folder 72

Louganis, Greg 2007

Box 4, Folder 73

Maguire, Gregory 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 74

Martinez, Alba 2008

Box 4, Folder 75

Mason, Christopher 2008

Box 4, Folder 76

McNally, Terrence 2008

Box 4, Folder 77

Mehretu, Julie 2008

Box 4, Folder 88

Mitchell, John C. 2007

Box 4, Folder 89

Monk, Meredith 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 90

Mould, Bob 2008

Box 4, Folder 91

Move, Richard Circa 2008

Box 4, Folder 92

Navratilova, Martina 2008

Box 4, Folder 93

Niehaus, Catherine 2009

Box 4, Folder 94

O'Donnabhain, Rhiannon 2007

Box 4, Folder 95

Orman, Susie 2008

Box 4, Folder 96

Parker, Annise 2009

Box 4, Folder 97

Pierce, Kimberly 2008

Box 4, Folder 98

Quinn, Christine 2008

Box 4, Folder 99

Rechy, John 2009

Box 4, Folder 100

Reitan, Jacob 2008

Box 4, Folder 101

Roberts, Thomas 2008

Box 4, Folder 102

Rosser, Sue 2008

Box 4, Folder 103

Rupaul, Charles Circa 2008

Box 4, Folder 104

Sansolo, Jack 2008

Box 4, Folder 105

Savage, Dan 2007

Box 4, Folder 106

Schiff, Karen 2008

Box 4, Folder 107

Scott, Karen 2008

Box 4, Folder 108

Sellars, Peter 2008

Box 4, Folder 109

Steele, Valerie 2008

Box 4, Folder 110

Sterling, Stowell 2008

Box 4, Folder 111

Styles, Freddie 2008

Box 4, Folder 112

Sylvan, Sanford 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 113

Texas 2009

Box 4, Folder 114

Tilson Thomas, Michelle 2007

Box 4, Folder 115

Tomlin, Lily 2007-2009

Box 4, Folder 116

Truong, Monique 2008

Box 4, Folder 117

Tuaolo, Esera 2007

Box 4, Folder 119

Vogel, Pamela 2007

Box 4, Folder 120

Waters, John 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 121

Wong, B. D. 2007-2008

Box 4, Folder 123

Zeigler, Cyd 2007