Finding Aid for the Michael Nava Papers, ca. 1954-1995

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Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Michael Nava Papers, ca. 1954-1995

Collection number: 1714

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Dan Luckenbill, October 1995-March 1999
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Michael Nava Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1954-1995
Collection number: 1714
Creator: Nava, Michael
Extent: 25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Michael Nava (1954- ) was the deputy city attorney for the City of Los Angeles (1981-84) before starting his own private law practice. He has also published many books. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, notes, calendars, memorabilia, photographs, drawings, clippings, and printed material related to the life and literary career of Michael Nava.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Michael Nava Papers (Collection 1714). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233482 

Biography

Nava was born on September 16, 1954 in Stockton, California; grew up in Sacramento, California; BA, Colorado College, 1976; JD, Stanford University, 1981; moved with lover Bill Weinberger to Los Angeles, and became deputy city attorney, City of Los Angeles, 1981-84; private law practice in Los Angeles, 1984-86; research attorney with California Court of Appeal, Los Angeles, 1986-95; private law practice in San Francisco beginning in 1995; publications include The Little Death (1986), Goldenboy (1988), Finale (1989), How Town (1990), The Hidden Law (1992), Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America (1994), The Death of Friends (1996), and The Burning Plain (1997).

Chronology

September 16, 1954 Birthdate--Sacramento, California
1975 Book--poetry-- Three poets: James Byers, Michael Nava, David Owen
1976 School--B.A.--Colorado College. In History
1976-1977 School--Watson Fellowship--Studied poetry of Ruben Dario in Buenos Aires, Argentina
1980-1989 Relationship--With Bill Weinberger. Met at the end of second year of Law School, 1982 BW joins MN in Los Angeles (Sycamore St. Apt.), 1984 Buy house in Carthay Circle together (Moore Drive)
1981 Law Degree--Stanford
1981-1984 Law practice--Deputy City Attorney
1984-1986 Law practice--Private, Encino
1986-1995 Law practice--California Court of Appeals--Research Attorney
1986 Book--fiction-- The Little Death. First mystery, with Alyson
1988 Book--fiction-- Goldenboy
1989 Book--fiction anthology-- Finale. Edited by MN. MN's work: Street People [a Henry Rios story]
1990 Book--fiction-- How Town
October 1990 Essay--In The Advocate. Coming Out essay--CHECK title, etc.
1991 Fiction--short in anthology--In Pilcher, Darryl, editors. Certain Voices. MN's story: Grief
1991 Essay--in anthology-- In Preston, John, editor. Hometowns: Gay Men Write about Where They Belong. MN's essay: Gardenland, Sacramento, California
1991- Essays--In Frontiers, etc. For Chris, Wherever He Is, Sodomy Law Update, Our Streets: The Killing of AB101
1992 Book--fiction-- The Hidden Law
1992 Essay--in anthology--In Preston, John, editor. A Member of the Family: Gay Men Write about Their Families. MN's essay: Abuelo: My Grandfather, Raymond Acuna
1993- Essays, various-- Published in Los Angeles Times, Frontiers, etc
March 1993 Book / manuscript only?-- The Last Days. Rejected by David Groff March 23. Read, though, at The Word is Out readings (Provincetown, Massachusetts)?
April 1994 Book--Nonfiction-- Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America. With Robert Dawidoff. Paper edition published January 1995
April 1995 Essay--in anthology--In Preston, John, editor. Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create. MN's essay: The Marriage of Michael and Bill. About relationship with Bill Weinberger
October 13, 1995 Changes residence city--San Francisco, small apt in the Mission Area. 3525 18th Street no.2 SF 94110. (415) 431-6972. Is working on memoir?
October 13, 1995 Changes city of residence--San Francisco, first in Mission area
1995- Law practice--Private, San Francisco
1996 Changes residence--Another apartment (in Mission?). Address on file. Effective March 1, 1996
1996 Changes residence--Another apt in San Francisco
1996 [no month] Book--fiction-- The Death of Friends. Henry Rios mystery, now published with G.P. Putnam's Sons
1997 [no month] Book--fiction-- The Burning Plain. Henry Rios mystery, manuscript not yet at UCLA
199_? Changes residence--Address on file
Agent--Charlotte Sheedy. 65 Bleeker Street, 12th floor, NY 10012. Phone (212) 780-9800

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, notes, calendars, memorabilia, photographs, drawings, clippings, and printed material related to the life and literary career of Michael Nava.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Nava, Michael--Archives.
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
Gay men's writings, American--California--Archival resources.
Gay rights--United States.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Writings

 

Poetry

 

Miscellaneous

 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 1

Various poems. ca. 1972-1983.

Physical Description: [32 leaves total].
 

Poetry (Juvenilia)

 

Homage to Frank O'Hara and March, 1974: Valley Autumn

 

Publication Material

Box 3, Folder 2

In: Kinnikinnik. May 1974.

Physical Description: pp.18-19.

Scope and Content Note

Colorado College literary magazine.
 

Poetry

 

Leviathan Publication Promotion(?)

 

Publicity

Box 24, Folder 4

Poster: A Leviathon [sic] poetry reading, Michael Nava, David Owen, Richard Pyle ... 8 pm Benny's. April 19, 1974 or 1975.

Note

Date range supplied by MN.
 

Three Poets

 

Manuscript(?)

Box 3, Folder 3

Aspen Autumn, Winter, 1973: Fragments, An Equestrian Statue of Diocletian, Cluster of Plum Blossoms in a Vase, The Lilac Bush, Summer-Fall 1974: Fragments, Howtown, Thistle, The Onanist, Green. 1972-1975 [composition].

Physical Description: [10 leaves total].

Note

Not all poems bear dates.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 4

Miscellaneous, including manuscript for Three Poets. 1972-1982

Physical Description: [31 leaves total].
 

Post-Publication Material

Box 24, Folder 5

Poster. April 16, 197[5?].

Scope and Content Note

Readings from the book Three Poets by the authors James Byers, Michael Nava, David Owen ... Bemis 8 pm.
Box 3, Folder 5

Letter from William Weinberger, enclosing a copy of previous volume and others, perhaps the Leviathans. August 20, 1990.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed Billy. 1 leaf.

Note

Publication cataloged for Special Collections.
 

Poetry / Reading

 

Associated With Specific Publication(?)

 

Publicity

Box 24, Folder 6

Poster. July 16, 197_.

Scope and Content Note

A matinee of poetry, David Fenza, Michael Nava ... 3 pm Tutt Atrium.
 

Poetry

 

In Folder: Poetry Submission

 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 6

Various titles. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [57 leaves total].
 

College Papers

 

Poetry as Pure Langauge

 

Philosophy 103

Box 3, Folder 7

Copy of paper. 1972.

 

William Henry Herndon and the Lincoln Legend

 

Historical Essay

Box 3, Folder 8

Copy of paper. 1973.

 

New Salem Heartbreak, or Dickens' Life of Lincoln

 

Historical Essay

Box 3, Folder 9

Copy of paper. 1973.

 

Portrait of a Lady

 

No Class Name Given

Box 3, Folder 10

Copy of paper. 1974.

 

The Constructs of Faith, the Exaltation of God, the Unnecessary Failure

 

Western Civilization

Box 3, Folder 11

Copy of paper. 1974.

Scope and Content Note

Essays on Henry Adams, Jeffrey Burton, and Martin Luther.
 

Chilean Politics: 1920-1938

 

Topics in Latin American History

Box 3, Folder 12

Copy of paper. 1974.

 

The Removal Act of 1830: a Narrative

 

No Class Name Given

Box 3, Folder 13

Copy of paper. 1975?.

 

Plato as Poet, Individualism in the Euthyphro

 

Philosophy: Plato

Box 3, Folder 14

Copy of paper. 1975.

 

To the Harbormaster

 

Independent Reading

Box 3, Folder 15

Copy of paper. 1975.

 

Assimilation, the Letting Go: Poets and Madness

 

Abnormal Psychology

Box 3, Folder 16

Copy of paper. 1975.

 

Formation of American Indian Policy from 1783 to 1791

 

Growth of American Thought and Culture

Box 3, Folder 17

Copy of paper. 1975.

 

Final Essay: Question #2

 

History 358

Box 3, Folder 18

Copy of paper. n.d.

 

Miscellaneous Poems

 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 19

Various. December 1974-April 1975.

Physical Description: [21 leaves total].

Scope and Content Note

Poems by MN and others filed with college essays.
 

Poetry

 

Poems: Imitation of Yeats, Job (for Joseph Brodsky), Lake, My Soul, translated from Dario's Mi alma

 

Publication Material

Box 3, Folder 20

In: Leviathan & Kinnikinnik, a Journal of Politics and the Arts. vol.2 no.8. May 18, 1976 (p.6).

Scope and Content Note

Also: Two issues of this journal with no MN contributions: May 19, 1977 and March 24, 1978.
 

Biographical / Critical

 

Ruben Dario

 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 21

A Forgotten Poet, n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript 9 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Address: 2310 1/2 O St., Sacramento. Material related to MN's post-undergraduate fellowship in Buenos Aires.
Box 3, Folder 22

Homage to Ruben Dario,December 1976-August 1977. Address: 2310 1/2 O Street, Sacramento.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy). 12 leaves.
 

Poetry / Other Writings

 

Diosito and Miscellaneous

 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 23

Unpublished book. 1980-1981.

Physical Description: 51 leaves. Typescript.

Note

Dedication: For Ruth Barton, For Bill Weinberger.
 

Fiction

 

Short Story: In Folder: Second Act and Other Notes

 

Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 24

Notes and draft, MN's note: college years.

Physical Description: [23 leaves total] Small sheet, yellow and white lined paper, etc.

Scope and Content Note

One segment entitled Boby of a Man. Small note sheet has Henry Rios among other notes and names.
 

Novel

 

The Little Death

 

Research Material

Box 3, Folder 25

Stanford University. Museum of Art. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Kept with holograph notes.

Scope and Content Note

Plan of the galleries.
 

Pre-Manuscript Material

Box 3, Folder 26

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: 11 leaves. Holograph. 10 leaves from small spiral pads, 1 leaf note paper.
Box 4, Folder 1

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: 12 leaves. Holograph. On yellow legal pads (legal and letter size).
Box 4, Folder 2

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: 6 leaves from spiral notebook. 6 leaves from notepad.
Box 4, Folder 3

The Little Death, a novel by Michael Nava. n.d.

Physical Description: 4 leaves. Typescript.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis and summaries.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 4, Folder 4

The Little Death. n.d.

Physical Description: 177 leaves. Typescript with extensive holograph adds.and corrections. On two types of paper, white bond, and a pulp paper. Some leaves have month date (no year).

Scope and Content Note

First draft, incomplete.
Box 4, Folder 5

Original draft. Chapters 4-10. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

130 leaves. Holograph, with one inserted typescript leaf.
Box 4, Folder 6

Typist's copy with later corrections(?). n.d.

Physical Description: [245 leaves total]. Typescript, extensive holograph corrections. Also inserted holograph leaves.
Box 4, Folder 7

Corrections to typescript. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Notes for typist. Typescript with MN's corrections noted from previous list.
Includes invoices from typists.
Box 4, Folder 8

pp.1-61. n.d.

Physical Description: 61 leaves. Typescript (photocopy?) in binder.

Scope and Content Note

Version unidentified.
Box 4, Folder 9

The Little Death. n.d. No corrections.

Physical Description: 216 leaves. Typescript (photocopy?).
 

Publication Material

Box 5, Folder 1

Rejection letters from agents. May and July 1984.

Scope and Content Note

From Frances Goldin and Evan Marshall (Sterling Lord Agency).
Box 5, Folder 2

List of editors and publishers. n.d. Has some notations sent 3 / 21.

Physical Description: 1 leaf.
Box 5, Folder 3

Letters to publishers. March 18, 1985.

Physical Description: Typescript, signed in blue ink.
Box 5, Folder 4

Letters of recommendation. October 1984.

Physical Description: Copies.
Box 5, Folder 5

Letters of recommendation. October 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings enclosed.
Box 5, Folder 6

Rejection letters / slips from editors. June 1984, March-May 1985 and n.d.

Box 5, Folder 7

Letter from Sasha Alyson. March 4, 1985.

Physical Description: Typed.

Scope and Content Note

Signed Sasha Alyson. Acceptance, but saying wants other opinions.
Box 5, Folder 8

Letters from John Lavoie, editorial assistant, Alyson Publications. April 5, 16, 30 and May 13, 1985.

Physical Description: Typed, signed.

Note

Enclosure filed separately.
Box 5, Folder 9

Alyson ... Author's Booklet. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosure to letter from John Lavoie, editorial assistant, Alyson Publications.
Box 5, Folder 10

Rudy Kikel. In Defense of Genre: a Talk With Boston Publisher Sasha Alyson. April 30, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping from: The Advocate.
Box 5, Folder 11

Letters from Sasha Alyson. May 30, June 20, July 1, 31, October 10 and 16, 1985.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sasha.
Box 5, Folder 12

Letter to Sasha Alyson. June 18, 1985.

Physical Description: Typed (photocopy), signed Michael Nava.
Box 5, Folder 13

Memorandum of agreement. July 1, 1985.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Printed, signed by Michael Nava and Sasha Alyson.
Box 5, Folder 14

Letters from Sasha Alyson. January 9, 13, 29, March 12 and April 7, 1986.

Physical Description: [9 leaves total]. Typed, signed.
Box 5, Folder 15

Publicity portrait of MN. n.d.

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 5, Folder 16

Note from Sasha Alyson. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 folded leaf (photocopy cover) with holograph note.

Scope and Content Note

Cover is semi-nude male (photocopy) with MN's face (photocopy) added.
Note: Congratulations on de butt of a promising new writer ....
Box 5, Folder 17

Letter from Sasha Alyson to Charles Gilman, Walt Whitman Books, San Francisco. April 8, 1986.

Physical Description: Photocopy.
Box 5, Folder 18

Letters from Sasha Alyson. April 28, May 19, June 25, 30, July 17, 28, September 10 and October 10, 1986.

Physical Description: Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Many refer to book signings, etc. Some letters refer to Rosenkrantz possible project, Greg Louganis, etc.
Box 5, Folder 19

Post-it note and enclosure from Sasha Alyson. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes resale of signed books by Books Bohemian [Bob Manners, Los Angeles].
Box 5, Folder 20

Letter from Sasha Alyson. July 21, 1986.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sasha Alyson.

Scope and Content Note

Gives idea for MN doing a mystery anthology.
Box 5, Folder 21

Letter from Sasha Alyson. August 4, 1986.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sasha.

Scope and Content Note

Gives idea for book based on Robert Rosenkrantz case [other letters in previous series also refer to this].
Box 5, Folder 22

Postcard invitation to signing, A Different Light bookstore (Los Angeles). June 8, 1986(?).

Physical Description: Black and white reproduction (postcard format) of cover of novel with invitation on verso.
Box 5, Folder 23

Flyer and clipping for A Different Light signing. n.d. [signing June 8].

Box 5, Folder 24

Letter from Sasha Alyson. July 31, 1986.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sasha.

Scope and Content Note

With numerous enclosures. Subject is an article SA is writing about over-the-transom submission to publishers.
Box 5, Folder 25

Letter from Paul Gillette. n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Encloses review by him.
Box 5, Folder 26

Paul Gillette. The perfect murder mystery (It just happens to be a gay novel). n.d.

Physical Description: 4 leaves. Typescript (photocopy).
 

Publication / Post Publication Material

Box 5, Folder 27

And Justice for All? May 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Announcement and excerpt from The Little Death.
In: The Alyson Gay Men's Book Catalog.
Box 5, Folder 28

A Knock in the Night. August-September 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Announcement and excerpt from The Little Death. Also, A writer makes his debut: photograph and blurbs from Joseph Hansen and Publishers Weekly.
In: The Alyson Gay Book Catalog
Box 5, Folder 29

Announcement. October-November 1986.

Scope and Content Note

In: The Alyson Gay Book Catalog.
 

Post-Publication Material

Box 5, Folder 30

Announcements. n.d. / v.d.

Box 5, Folder 31

The News and The Washington Blade. 1986.

Scope and Content Note

Mentions. Best-seller lists.
Box 5, Folder 32

Reviews. 1986.

Physical Description: Primarily clippings (photocopies).
Box 25, Folder 1

Review. August 10, 1986.

Scope and Content Note

In: The New York Times Book Review (p.23).
Box 5, Folder 33

Richard Labonte. Best of Gay Reading '86. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping from: In Touch.
Box 5, Folder 34

Letters from literary agent. 1986. Florence Feiler.

Box 5, Folder 35

Letter from Mark Jones. September 3, 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Fan mail.
 

re Publication Material

Box 5, Folder 36

Note from Jed Mattes. February 22, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 notecard. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Japanese publication of The Little Death.
 

Goldenboy

 

Manuscript Material

Box 6, Folder 1

Goldenboy. n.d.

Physical Description: 113 leaves. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Draft #1 [so noted in MN's hand].
Box 6, Folder 2

Goldenboy. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Draft #1 [in MN's hand]. Resolution of the plot.
Box 6, Folder 3

Goldenboy, by Michael Nava. July 11-August 9, 1986.

Physical Description: [126 leaves total]. Typescript and holograph.

Scope and Content Note

2nd draft (in MN's hand on Post-It).
Box 6, Folder 4

Goldenboy. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [238 leaves total]. Various typings, holograph corrections, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous pages (in MN's hand on Post-it)
Some revisions noted: November 12.
Box 6, Folder 5

Goldenboy, by Michael Nava. November 23, 1986 (in MN's hand)

Physical Description: [253 leaves total]. Various typings, holograph insertions, word processing, etc. Final leaf is a sketch map.

Scope and Content Note

[Title page has Brecht epigraph]. Draft #3 in MN's hand
Box 6, Folder 6

Goldenboy, by Michael Nava. n.d.

Physical Description: [238 leaves total] Typescript (wp).

Scope and Content Note

Evidently a printing from previous corrections. No corrections on this copy.
Box 7, Folder 1

Goldenboy, by Michael Nava. n.d.

Physical Description: [2], 238 leaves. Typescript with no corrections.

Scope and Content Note

With epigraph [1] and dedication and acknowledgments [2]. Filed at end of manuscript: leaves 9-11.
Box 7, Folder 2

Goldenboy, by Michael Nava. n.d.

Physical Description: [287 leaves total]. Typescript with holograph and inserted holograph leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Various pagings, from copy of previous typescript.
Box 7, Folder 3

Goldenboy, by Michael Nava. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript with no corrections. [2], 238 leaves. In binder.
Box 8, Folder 1

Corrections. n.d.

Physical Description: 41 leaves total. Holograph. Notes, drafts, various papers.

Scope and Content Note

Future chapters notes [MN].
Box 8, Folder 2

Corrections. n.d.

Physical Description: 10 leaves. Typescript and holograph on line paper and cards.

Scope and Content Note

Revision notes [MN]
Also photocopies of legal briefs not included in count.
 

Publication Material

Box 8, Folder 3

Memorandum of agreement. July 17, 1986. Signed by Sasha Alyson July 28.

Box 8, Folder 4

Letter from Sasha Alyson. June 1, 1987.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sasha.

Scope and Content Note

Editorial changes, etc.
Box 8, Folder 5

Correspondence about using Brecht translation as epigraph. 1987-1988.

Box 8, Folder 6

[Roy Williams]. Illustration on board for possible poster. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Paint on board(?).
Box 8, Folder 7

Letter from Roy Williams. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph, signed.
Box 24, Folder 7

Cover design by Robert J. Adragna. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

[Determine medium of illustration].
 

Publication / Post Publication Material

Box 8, Folder 8

Letter from Sasha Alyson. December 2, 1987.

Physical Description: Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

About proofs, Booklist reviewer, etc. Encloses photocopy from Booklist reviewer.
 

Post-Publication Material

Box 8, Folder 9

Letters from Sasha Alyson. May 19, 1987; February 2 and March 11, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Publicity, reviews, etc.
Box 8, Folder 10

Letter from Wayne [Curtis], Alyson. n.d.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Wayne.

Scope and Content Note

Publicity. Last name supplied by MN.
Box 8, Folder 11

Letters from Joe Chapple, Alyson Publications. March 4 and 18, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Publicity, Library of Congress recording for the blind.
Box 8, Folder 12

Announcement reviews (Kirkus, etc.), announcement of publication date and review copies, etc.. 1988.

Physical Description: Photocopies on Alyson letterhead.
Box 8, Folder 13

Correspondence, statements, etc. Davidson & Choy Publicity. 1988.

Box 8, Folder 14

A Different Light invitation, guest list with annotations, etc.. April 12, 1988(?).

Box 8, Folder 15

Reviews. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: Clippings, photocopies, etc.

Scope and Content Note

The Desert Sun, Guys.
Box 8, Folder 16

Review. June 15-29, 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping from: Frontiers. With Post-it note from Dale Reynolds.
Box 8, Folder 17

Interviews. 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Advocate, LA Life, Lambda Rising Book Report.
Box 8, Folder 18

Mentions. 1988-1989.

Physical Description: Clippings, photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

[From:] The Feminist Bookstore News and Washington Blade.
Box 8, Folder 19

Letters from readers. 1988.

Box 8, Folder 20

Award (1st annual Lambda awards). June 2, 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Lambda Rising banquet program, article about winners.
Box 8, Folder 21

Award. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Article about Lambda winners. In: Lambda Rising Book Report vol.1 no.11
Includes Edmund White essay, Paul Monette information, etc.
Box 8, Folder 22

Award. June-August 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Letters of congratulation. From: Larry Ashmead, Jed Mattes, Lev Raphael.
 

Goldenboy / A Little Death

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 8, Folder 23

Letter from Adrien Saks. April 15, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Encloses recent mentions, reviews.
 

Goldenboy

 

Re-Publication Material

Box 8, Folder 24

Letter from Jed Mattes. August 22, 1994.

Physical Description: 1 note signed.

Scope and Content Note

About Japanese translation.
 

How Town

 

Research Material

Box 9, Folder 1

Notes and items collected. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Clippings and photocopies.
 

Pre-Manuscript(?) Material

Box 9, Folder 2

Synopsis of Howtown [sp?] by Michael Nava. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript. 4 leaves.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 9, Folder 3

Notes, pages, research [MN's note]. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [230 leaves total]. Holograph, typescript with corrections, etc.

Note

Previous folders' materials separated from folder labeled Manuscript.
Letters from agents, etc. separated.
Box 9, Folder 4

Letter from Jed Mattes, International Creative Management, Incorporated. October 19, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Jed. 1 business card.

Note

Letter removed from previous file.
Box 9, Folder 5

Letter from Lawrence Peel Ashmead, Harper & Row, to Jed Mattes. October 18, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Larry.

Scope and Content Note

Concerning How Town manuscript.
Box 9, Folder 6

Letter (enclosure note to manuscript) to MN from Jed Mattes. May 30, 1989.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed Jed.
Box 9, Folder 7

Third version [MN's note]. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [271 leaves total] Typescript (photocopy) with inserted corrections. Also corrections (red ink) from Ashmead(?).
Box 9, Folder 8

Draft (incomplete) [MN's note]. n.d.

Physical Description: [225 leaves total] Typescript (photocopy) with extensive corrections.
Box 9, Folder 9

Draft. n.d.

Physical Description: [180 leaves total] Typescript with corrections.
Box 10, Folder 1

Second draft, probably incomplete [MN's note]. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [328 leaves total] Typescript with extensive corrections. Some inserted holograph leaves.
 

Publication Material

Box 10, Folder 2

Contact proofs of Jerry Bauer photographs for dustjacket. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 sheets.
 

Fiction

 

How Town

 

Publication Material

Box 10, Folder 3

Letters from Chris Cox, Ballantine. February 12, 20 and April 11, 1990. Also office memo slip.

Physical Description: 3 leaves total. Each 1 leaf. Typed, signed. Each with envelope.
 

Novel

 

How Town

 

Publication Material

Box 10, Folder 4

Letter from Michael Moore, Ballantine. September 16, 1991.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed. Paperback reprint.
Box 10, Folder 5

Cover for paperback version. n.d. / v.d.

 

Fiction

 

How Town

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 10, Folder 6

Letters from Laurie van Rooten (Zuloaga), Harper Paperbacks. March 14 and 30, 1990.

Physical Description: 1 leaf (Typed, signed) and 1 leaf (Holograph, signed). Each with envelope.
 

Novel

 

How Town

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 10, Folder 7

Mention. 1990.

Box 10, Folder 8

Reviews. 1990.

Box 10, Folder 9

Interviews. 1990.

Box 10, Folder 10

Feature article, Los Angeles Times. May 6, 1990.

 

Unpublished Fiction

 

Darkness

Box 10, Folder 11

Research material. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Information about police investigation procedures, psychology of criminals especially sex offenders, etc.
 

Pre-Manuscript Material

Box 10, Folder 12

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: 65 leaves. Holograph on yellow notepad.
Box 10, Folder 13

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Holograph. In small composition book.

Scope and Content Note

On cover: Darkness. Notes here: Los Angeles as capital of Pacifica, vampirism, etc.
Box 10, Folder 14

Synopsis. 1991(?).

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript (word processor?).
Box 10, Folder 15

Letter from Michael Denneny. February 27, 1991.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Michael Denneny. With holograph corrections, adds.

Scope and Content Note

In response to Darkness synopsis.
 

Short Story

 

Have You Seen This Man?

 

Manuscript Material

Box 10, Folder 16

Draft. MN's note: early 90s.

Physical Description: 29 leaves. Holograph on lined yellow paper.
 

Fiction

 

Finale

 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 11, Folder 1

Letters from Sasha Alyson. October 5, 23, 1987; May 13, 19, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sasha.

Scope and Content Note

About contract for one-time rights, press release advertising for contributions, etc.
Box 11, Folder 2

Letter to prospective authors, MN's jottings. n.d. phone numbers, etc.

Physical Description: Typed (wp) with holograph corrections. Jottings are on 2 small leaves paper.
Box 11, Folder 3

Sheet of address labels with notes from Sasha Alyson. n.d. / v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Paul Monette, Katherine V. Forrest, etc.
Box 11, Folder 4

Letters from authors submitting stories [not used]. June-October 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Sandy Bayer, Curtis Clark, Louie Crew, Lauren Wright Douglas, Catherine Farley, Randall Friessen, Katherine V. Forrest, Richard Lipez, Barbara Wilson.
 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 11, Folder 5

Letters from authors submitting stories [not used]. October 1987-October 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Rosemary Cahill, Wayne Curtis, Franklin, William Gelwicz, Barbara Grier, Dirk Hannam, Pam Johnson, William Knowlton, J.P. McConnell, Elizabeth Pincus.
 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 11, Folder 6

Manuscript not used. ca. 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Michael Allen, Curtis Clark, Wayne Curtis, Lauren Wright Douglas, Michael Faraday, Joseph Kornowski, Jeffrey N. McMahon, Elizabeth Pincus.
 

Pre-Publication

Box 11, Folder 7

Letters from Samuel Steward. May 10, July 21, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sam Steward, and Sam.
Box 11, Folder 8

Letter from Richard Hall. March 9, 1988.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed Richard.
Box 11, Folder 9

Letter from Gerald Lebonati. October 27, 1987.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Gerald Lebonati.
Box 11, Folder 10

Letter from Ivy Burrowes. February 1, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Ivy Burrowes.
Box 11, Folder 11

Letter from Alan Irwin. March 3, 1988.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed Alan Irwin (block letters).
Box 11, Folder 12

Letters from Vincent Lardo. May 27, June 16, July 17, 1987; July 19, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Vincent.
Box 11, Folder 13

Letter from Katherine V. Forrest. June 15, 1987.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Katherine Forrest.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 11, Folder 14

Letter from Barbara Grier submitting two Forrest manuscripts. August 22, 1987.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Barbara Grier.
Box 11, Folder 15

Letters from Gerald Lebonati. November 10, 1987; October 4, 1988 (postmark).

Physical Description: Typed, signed Jerry Lebonati, holograph, signed Jerry Lebonati.
Box 11, Folder 16

Letter from Ivy Burrowes. July 5, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Ivy.
Box 11, Folder 17

Letter from Richard Hall. July 21, November 16, 1988.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed Richard.
Box 11, Folder 18

Letters from Alan Irwin. July 15, August 20, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Alan, holograph, signed Alan.
Box 11, Folder 19

Letter from Vincent Lardo. August 3, 1988.

Physical Description: Holograph notecard, signed Vincent.
Box 11, Folder 20

Richard Hall. Death Writes a Story. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript, minor holograph corrections (photocopy). 20 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Evidently version submitted.
Box 11, Folder 21

Richard Hall. Death Writes a Story. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript, minor holograph corrections (photocopy). 20 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Edited ... Also RH corrections(?).
Box 11, Folder 22

Richard Hall. Death Writes a Story. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript, minor holograph corrections (photocopy). 20 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Edited ... without second corrections.
Box 11, Folder 23

Richard Hall. Death Writes a Story. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (wp). 30 leaves, also numbered 5-33.

Scope and Content Note

Note: Alyson edited copy.
Box 11, Folder 24

Katherine V. Forrest. Jessie. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopy.

Scope and Content Note

From Dreams and Swords.
Box 11, Folder 25

Samuel Steward [Phil Andros]. Death and the Tattoo. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy). 31 leaves.
Box 11, Folder 26

Letter from Samuel Steward. v, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Sam.
Box 11, Folder 27

Ivy Burrowes. One Terminal Anniversary. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript. 14 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

As submitted.
Box 11, Folder 28

Ivy Burrowes. One Terminal Anniversary. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy). 14 leaves and [1 leaf].

Scope and Content Note

MN's photocopy of first corrections sent to IB. With holograph note from MN.
Box 11, Folder 29

Ivy Burrowes. One Terminal Anniversary. n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph, signed (photocopy). 1 leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of MN's letter with first editorial corrections.
Box 11, Folder 30

Ivy Burrowes. Terminal Anniversary. Letter to MN. July 11, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Ivy Burrowes. 1 leaf.
Box 11, Folder 31

Ivy Burrowes. Terminal Anniversary. Letter from MN to IB. August 3, 1988.

Physical Description: Holograph. 2 leaves (photocopy).
Box 11, Folder 32

Ivy Burrowes. Terminal Anniversary. Letter from IB to MN. August 17, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Ivy. 2 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosing her final corrections to be put into MN's word processor.
Box 11, Folder 33

Ivy Burrowes. Terminal Anniversary. n.d.

Physical Description: 14 leaves. Photocopy of typescript.

Scope and Content Note

First corrections from Ivy Burrowes.
Box 11, Folder 34

Ivy Burrowes. Terminal Anniversary. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 14 leaves. Typescript (photocopy) with holograph corrections. MN's corrections in red, IB's in black.

Scope and Content Note

To be put into MN's word processor.
Box 11, Folder 35

Ivy Burrowes. Terminal Essay. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (wp). 13 leaves also numbered 92 - 104.

Scope and Content Note

Alyson edit.
Box 11, Folder 36

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript(?) 22 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Evidently as submitted.
Box 11, Folder 37

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Typescript(?) (photocopy) 22, [1] leaves.

Scope and Content Note

As submitted with MN's corrections and note [MN's copy].
Box 11, Folder 38

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. July 8, 1988.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript, signed Jerry.

Scope and Content Note

Letter and notes from GL to MN
Box 11, Folder 39

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. July 8, 1988.

Physical Description: 10 leaves total. Typescript (photocopy) with holograph correction.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete typescript: GL's corrections from MN's edit. Also 1 leaf list of possible titles.
Box 11, Folder 40

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. August 28, 1988.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript, signed Jerry.

Scope and Content Note

Letter from GL to MN
Box 11, Folder 41

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. August 28, 1988.

Physical Description: [41 leaves total] Typescript and typescript (wp) with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Changes put into wp and further changes by GL. With 3 alternate endings.
Box 11, Folder 42

Gerald Lebonati. Reunion. Alyson edit. n.d.

Physical Description: 40 leaves. Typescript (wp) with holograph corrections. Also numbered 110-149.

Scope and Content Note

Marked Alyson edit.
Box 12, Folder 1

Alan Irwin. Skip. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (wp?). 36 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

As submitted.
Box 12, Folder 2

Alan Irwin. Skip. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy). 36 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

As submitted with MN's corrections
Box 12, Folder 3

Alan Irwin. Skip. July 30, 1988. Also letter.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy). 42 leaves and 1 leaf. Typescript, signed.
 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 12, Folder 4

Michael Nava. Street People. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Research material.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 12, Folder 5

Michael Nava. Angel City [ Street People]. n.d.

Physical Description: [12] leaves. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Synopsis.
Box 12, Folder 6

Michael Nava. The Blue Millionaire [ Street People]. n.d.

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript. 3 copies.

Scope and Content Note

The back story.
Box 12, Folder 7

Michael Nava. Street People. n.d.

Physical Description: 19 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Incomplete. Not in sequence.
Box 12, Folder 8

Michael Nava. Street People. n.d.

Physical Description: 19 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Second typed revisions [as per MN note].
Box 12, Folder 9

Michael Nava. Street People. 1980 or 1986.

Physical Description: [60] leaves. Holograph and typescript.
Box 12, Folder 10

Michael Nava. Sacrifice [ Street People]. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (wp) with extensive holograph corrections. 66 leaves.
Box 12, Folder 11

Michael Nava. Street People. n.d.

Physical Description: [59 leaves]. Typescript (wp) with extensive holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Title changed in holograph from Sacrifice to Street People.
Box 12, Folder 12

Michael Nava. Street People. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (photocopy) 58 leaves. Also numbered 193-250.

Scope and Content Note

Evidently photocopy of a printing before final editing.
Box 12, Folder 13

Michael Nava. Street People. n.d.

Physical Description: Numbered 193-257.

Scope and Content Note

Corrections made on another printing of previous (photocopy) version. Does not incorporate all previous changes.
Box 12, Folder 14

Letters from Vincent Lardo. October 25 and November 28, 1988 (postmark)?.

Physical Description: Typed, signed.

Note

Each [Lardo manuscript not present in collection?].
 

Publication Material

Box 12, Folder 15

Letter from Richard Hall. August 10, 1989.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed Richard.

Scope and Content Note

Details of publishing.
Box 12, Folder 16

Letter from Ivy Burrowes. November 16, 1988.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed Ivy.
Box 12, Folder 17

Letters from Samuel Steward. August 10, October 23, [November 5], 1988.

Physical Description: Each 1 leaf. Typed, signed. Also two envelopes.
Box 12, Folder 18

Christmas card from Alan Irwin. November 30, 1988 (postmark). Also envelope.

Box 12, Folder 19

Letter from Vincent Lardo. November 7, 1988.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed. Also envelope.
Box 12, Folder 20

Contract signed by Katherine V. Forrest. July 15, 1988.

Box 12, Folder 21

Authors' bios. n.d. / v.d.

Scope and Content Note

[Ivy Burrowes], Richard Hall, Alan Irwin, Vincent Lardo, Gerald Lebonati, Sam Steward.
Box 12, Folder 22

Letters from Sasha Alyson. December 1988-August 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes photocopies. Publishing, copyright, publicity, etc.
Box 12, Folder 23

MN's contract with Alyson Publications. Includes letter from Sasha Alyson. June 21, 1988.

 

Publication Material(?)

Box 12, Folder 24

Michael Nava. Introduction(?) or publicity draft. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Holograph.
 

Manuscript / Publication Material

Box 13, Folder 1

Finale: Short Stories of Mystery and Suspense. Edited by Michael Nava. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies bound as if for printer(?).
 

Publication Material

Box 13, Folder 2

Uncorrected bound proofs. n.d. / v.d.

Note

See letter from SA, [July 13, 1989].
Box 24, Folder 8

Cover art. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Overlay.
 

Nonfiction

 

For Chris, Wherever He Is: a Personal Memoir of Coming Out

 

Publication Material

Box 13, Folder 3

In: The Advocate. Issue 562. October 23, 1990.

 

Sodomy Law Update

 

Research Material

Box 13, Folder 4

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: Holograph. 11 leaves torn from small spiral notebook.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 13, Folder 5

n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (wp) with extensive holograph corrections. 8 leaves.
 

Publication Material

Box 13, Folder 6

In: The Advocate. Issue 565. December 4, 1990.

 

Our Streets: The Killing of AB 101

 

Publication Material

Box 13, Folder 7

Clipping from: Frontiers. October 25, 1991.

 

Novel

 

The Hidden Law

 

Box 13, Folder 8

Research Material. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Topics: Chicano philosophy, Chicano gangs, drugs, and article about Jose Luis Razo.
Razo evidently basis for first concept of character Michael Ruiz.
Box 13, Folder 9

Los Angeles map (Hertz). n.d. / v.d.

Box 13, Folder 10

James Diego Vigil. Barrio Gangs. n.d. / v.d. University of Texas Press.

Scope and Content Note

Copy with MN's extensive holograph underscorings and notations.
Box 13, Folder 11

MN's notes from newspaper articles, including from article about Razo, notes on books to read (Chicano history, philosophy). n.d.

Physical Description: 20 leaves. Holograph.
Box 13, Folder 12

Topics: Drugs, political corruption, etc.. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Newspaper clippings.
 

Pre-Manuscript Material

Box 14, Folder 1

Notes on characters. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf from yellow legal pad.

Scope and Content Note

Also contains information on panelists for A Writer's Responsibility: Gender, Race and Class in Lesbian and Gay Fiction.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 14, Folder 2

Notes, drafts for Safehouse. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 20 leaves total. Holograph, typescript. 4 leaves (one blank) are in notepad.

Scope and Content Note

Version before The Crazy Life?
 

Research Material

Box 14, Folder 3

Notes. 1989(?).

Physical Description: 2 leaves total.
 

Pre-Manuscript Material

Box 14, Folder 4

The Crazy Life, a Henry Rios Mystery by Michael Nava [synopsis]. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 33 leaves total. Typescript (wp) and photocopy with corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Several versions. Most have extensive corrections, one copy has none.
 

Research Material

Box 14, Folder 5

Topic: Toxoplasmosis. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies.
Box 14, Folder 6

Topics: Psychotherapist - patient privilege, AIDS transmission. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies.
Box 14, Folder 7

Topics: City Hall, Van Ness House. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Printed and photocopied material.
 

Pre-Manuscript Material

Box 14, Folder 8

Safehouse. n.d.

Physical Description: Typescript (wp) with extensive holograph corrections. 11 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

[Summary, synopsis, etc.].
 

Research Material

Box 14, Folder 9

Topics: Drugs, gangs, Mexican American / Chicano designations. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Clippings, photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Assembled at a different time, evidently, from the previous.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 14, Folder 10

The Hidden Law. n.d.

Physical Description: 26, [2] leaves. Holograph. On lined yellow paper removed from legal pad.
Box 14, Folder 11

Second draft [MN's note]. April 26, 1990.

Physical Description: 25, [1] leaves. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections. Last leaf numbered 126.
Box 14, Folder 12

Unidentified draft, with epigraph from Auden. n.d.

Physical Description: [271 leaves total]. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections. Extensive inserted corrections. Some are small sheets, one is photocopy research material inserted, and there are Post-its. First leaf is epigraph.
Box 14, Folder 13

Corrections by Katherine V. Forrest. n.d.

Physical Description: [242 leaves total] Typescript (photocopy) with holograph corrections.
Box 24, Folder 9

The Hidden Law. April 22, 1991.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two 5.25 inch floppy disks.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 15, Folder 1

Corrections by Eamon Dolan, editor, Harper Collins. n.d.

Physical Description: [161 leaves total]. Typescript (wp) with holograph corrections.
Box 15, Folder 2

Letter to MN from Eamon Dolan, Harper Collins, cover to edited manuscript. July 8, 1991.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Eamon.
Box 15, Folder 3

Other draft. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [269 leaves total]. Typescript with editor's corrections. Also draft of dust jacket copy.
Box 15, Folder 4

Reprinting(?) with editor's queries as footnotes. n.d. / v.d. Also MN's responses.

Physical Description: [256 leaves total]. Typescript (wp).
 

Publication Material

Box 15, Folder 5

Corrected page proofs. June 24, 1992.

Physical Description: [202 leaves total].
 

Post-Publication Material

Box 15, Folder 6

Reviews. 1992-1994.

Physical Description: Clippings, photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Lambda Book Report. November / December 1992. The Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area Reporter, Booklist, Lambda Book Report, Planet Homo, Out (Pittsburgh?).
Box 25, Folder 2

Mentions. In The Los Angeles Times Book Review. May 29, 1994.

Box 15, Folder 7

Articles / interviews. 1992-1994.

Physical Description: Clippings and photocopies.
Box 15, Folder 8

Letter from Michael Moore. June 18, 1991. Also mentions Lambda award for How Town.

 

Re-Publication Material

Box 15, Folder 8

Letter from Joe Blades. October 8, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 typed leaf, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Encloses sample of wrapper for Ballantine paperback.
 

Unpublished Novel

 

Howtown [Not the Published Work]

 

Manuscript Material

Box 16, Folder 1

Original manuscript, chapters 1-5 [MN's folder title]. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [105 leaves total] Typescript and some holograph insertions.
 

Nick Story

 

Research Material

Box 16, Folder 2

Notes, drafts. n.d. / v.d.

 

Notes

Box 16, Folder 3

Another folder, labeled Notes. n.d. / v.d.

 

Manuscript Material

Box 16, Folder 4

Lanyon [a short story?]. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript with numerous holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Does not have characters Nick, Brendan, etc., but Lanyon (as a cop) is named in characters' list, see ___.

Note

Removed from Notes folder.
 

Research Material

Box 16, Folder 5

Legal case: In re Paula P.. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopy.
 

Pre-Manuscript Material(?)

Box 16, Folder 6

Notes on events of late 1979-1980. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [7] leaves. Holograph.
 

Outline

Box 16, Folder 7

Time and Fevers. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 8 leaves total. Typescript with minor holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Chronology and characters.
Corrects first date from 1979 to 1980.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 16, Folder 8

MN's folder title: Section 1, chapters 1-5. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [4 leaves total]. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Filed with this: one leaf torn from The Advocate (1988); connection unclear.
 

Research Material

Box 16, Folder 9

Topics not listed separately. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Newspaper clippings.
 

Notes

Box 16, Folder 10

Various topics. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: In 4 spiral binders (small).
 

Notes and Drafts

Box 16, Folder 11

Variously titled: new novel, The New Age ... [seem to be at least two versions filed together]. 1984-1987? (inclusive).

Physical Description: [91 leaves total] Typescript and holograph, also inserted leaves. Varying sizes of paper.

Scope and Content Note

Wallace Stevens epigraph written, typed for the versions.
 

Research Material / Notes and Drafts

Physical Description: [Divided into to 3 folders, folder 1 of 3]
Box 16, Folder 12

Map of San Francisco, children and alcoholism, etc.. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Clipping from map, photocopy, etc.
 

Research Material / Notes and Drafts

Physical Description: [folder 2 of 3]
Box 16, Folder 13

Nick's chapter, etc.. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [11 leaves total] Holograph.
 

Research Material / Notes and Drafts [folder 3 of 3]

Box 16, Folder 14

Prologue .... n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [45 leaves total]. Primarily typescript. Seemingly one printing from word processor with inserted holograph additions, corrections.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 16, Folder 15

These sets titled New Age. (folder 1 of 2). n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: 24 leaves. Typescript (photocopy) 3 copies. Some corrections.

Scope and Content Note

Various drafts and copies, an extensive file. Some versions titled New Age.
Box 16, Folder 16

Various drafts and copies (folder 2 of 2). n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [304 leaves total]. Holograph and typescript with holograph corrections.
 

Research Material

Box 16, Folder 17

Baby Doe, etc.. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: Photocopies.

Scope and Content Note

Filed with 2nd draft.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 16, Folder 18

2nd draft. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [203 leaves total] Typescript (printer) and inserted holograph leaves.
Box 16, Folder 19

Unidentified draft printing from word processing. n.d. / v.d.

Physical Description: [104 leaves total].
 

Nonfiction

 

Altar Egos

 

Publication

Box 25, Folder 3

In: Frontiers. vol.13 no.4. July 1, 1994.

 

Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America

 

Research Material

Box 17, Folder 1

Clippings. 1992-1993.

 

Research / Manuscript Material

Box 17, Folder 2

n.d. Various pagings.

 

Manuscript Material

Box 17, Folder 3

Chapter 1 drafts. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 4

Chapter 2 drafts. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 5

First draft chapters. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 6

Chapter 3 drafts. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 7

Fundamentalist (4) chapter. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 8

Chapter 5 drafts. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 9

Unlabeled drafts. n.d. Various pagings.

 

Research / Manuscript Material

Box 17, Folder 10

Equal protection. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 11

Unlabeled notes and drafts. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 17, Folder 12

Material from Robert [Dawidoff]. n.d. Various pagings.

 

Manuscript Material

Box 17, Folder 13

First pages, printing with holograph corrections. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 18, Folder 1

Continuing pages(?) draft with holograph corrections. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 18, Folder 2

Draft with few corrections. n.d. Various pagings.

Box 18, Folder 3

Various sections. n.d. Various pagings.

Scope and Content Note

An extensive file.
Box 18, Folder 4

Final version with corrections. n.d.

Physical Description: [213 leaves total]. Typescript (wp) with corrections. Some blank interleaves.
Box 18, Folder 5

Final manuscript, with sources. n.d.

Physical Description: [174 leaves total] Typescript (wp) with few corrections. Some pages are duplicated, etc.
Box 18, Folder 6

"Created Equal"February 31, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Also 1 card notes.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One 3.5 inch floppy disk.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
 

Publication Material

Box 18, Folder 7

Letter to Charlotte Sheedy. June 30, 1992.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript, signed (photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

MN's letter, evidently asking CS to be agent. Gives news of Created Equal project.
Box 18, Folder 8

Correspondence with Charlotte Sheedy. February 6, March 16 and May 21, 1993.

Box 18, Folder 9

Letter from Michael Denneny. June 18, 1993.

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Editing details.
Box 18, Folder 10

Letters from St. Martin's Press, including Michael Denneny. June 18, July 1, November 4 and 30, 1993 and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Publicity, serial rights, sales rep. MD letter (n.d.).
 

Post-Publication Material

Box 18, Folder 11

Reviews. 1994.

Box 25, Folder 4

Reviews. 1994.

Box 18, Folder 12

Fliers, announcements. 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Talk at ONE Institute preceded publication(?).
 

Related Material

Box 19, Folder 1

The Jeffersonian Option, by Robert Dawidoff. n.d.

Physical Description: 37 leaves. Typescript (photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

Unclear if directly related to Created Equal.
 

Nonfiction

 

Caught in a Cycle of Competing Hatred

 

Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 2

In: Los Angeles Times. March 19, 1993.

 

Re-Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 3

Letter from Catherine Leach. June 24, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 typed leaf, signed.

Scope and Content Note

About reprinting the essay.
 

Novel, Unpublished

 

The Last Days [Henry Rios Mystery]

 

Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 4

Letter from David Groff to Charlotte Sheedy [copy]. March 23, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed (photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

Rejecting The Last Days.
 

Post-Manuscript Material

Box 19, Folder 5

The Word Is Out readings. July-August 1993.

Physical Description: Clipping (photocopy) and flier.

Scope and Content Note

MN read August 6, 1993. There is a Lambda Book Report article about these readings(?).
Box 19, Folder 6

The Word is Out readings / radio. Contract. Letters from Philip Gambone. June 24 (contract), May 10 and August 11, 1993.

 

Nonfiction

 

Casting Shadows

 

Manuscript Material

Box 19, Folder 6

Copy of editorial with letter from MN to Los Angeles Times editor. March 30, 1993.

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typescript. Letter: 1 leaf typed, signed.
 

Living Upstairs by Joseph Hansen

 

Manuscript Material

Box 19, Folder 7

Copy of FAX with dustjacket quotation. May 11, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed.
 

Light at Dusk by Peter Gadol

 

Manuscript Material

Box 19, Folder 8

Copy of FAX with dustjacket quotation. May 13, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed.
 

A Marriage Stripped to its Essential Elements

 

Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 9

Corrected proofs. May 21, 1993.

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

From email(?). For column: First Person / Michael Nava.
Box 19, Folder 10

In: Los Angeles Times. May 31, 1993.

 

Coming Out and Born Again--In: Wrestling with the Angel: Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men

 

Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 11

Letters from Brian Bouldrey enclosing contract, etc.. April and August 1994. Date signed by MN.

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 12

Letter from Neil S. Nyren. October 18, 1994.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed.
 

Some Lines By Whitman

 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 13

Letter from editors David Hendrickson and Ruth Barton. May 27, 1994.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typed, signed with holograph addition.

Scope and Content Note

Soliciting contribution to 25th anniversary of Cutler Publications, special issue of Leviathan.
 

Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 14

Letter from David Hendrickson. September 28, 1994.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosing copy of publication.
Box 19, Folder 15

In: Leviathan 25th anniversary issue. 1994.

Physical Description: [62]pp. color illustrations.

Scope and Content Note

MN's essay pp.44-45.
 

Novel

 

The Death af Friends: a Henry Rios Mystery

 

Pre-Manuscript Material

Box 19, Folder 16

Notes. n.d.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Holograph on verso of Division Four Calendar.
Box 19, Folder 17

Synopsis. n.d.

Physical Description: 10 leaves. Typescript (photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

Title is from W.B. Yeats, The Tower, excerpt as epigraph: The death of friends or death / Of every brilliant eye ....
 

Manuscript Material

Box 19, Folder 18

MN's note: 1st draft. n.d. Also Post-it notes.

Physical Description: [85 leaves total]. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections.
Box 19, Folder 19

MN's note: 2d draft. n.d.

Physical Description: [260 leaves total]. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections.
Box 19, Folder 20

3d draft. January 31, 1995.

Physical Description: [322 leaves total]. Typescript with extensive holograph corrections.
 

Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 21

Letter from Regula Noetzli, Charlotte Sheedy Agency. July 8, 1993.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Encloses contract with G.P. Putnam's Sons.
 

Manuscript / Publication Material

Box 19, Folder 22

Letter from Neil S. Nyren. June 1, 1995.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Typed, signed.

Scope and Content Note

Detailed revision, editing suggestions from editor in chief, G.P. Putnam's Sons.
 

Mention

Box 20, Folder 1

In: ABA Journal: The Lawyer's Magazine. June 1994 (p.46).

Scope and Content Note

Portrait photograph, general interview about previous novels and mentions of The Death of Friends, etc.
 

Fiction

 

The Little Death

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 2

Correspondence, fans. 1986- .

Scope and Content Note

Some fan letters much later than publication date.
 

Goldenboy

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 3

Correspondence, fans. 1988.

 

Fiction, Short

 

Finale

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 4

Correspondence, fans. 1989.

 

Fiction

 

How Town

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 5

Correspondence, fans. 1990.

 

Essay(s)

 

Advocate Article

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 6

Correspondence, fans. October 1990.

 

The Hidden Law

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 7

Correspondence, fans. 1992-1993.

 

Frontiers Article: The Whying Game

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 8

Correspondence, fan. April 1993.

 

Nonfiction

 

Hometowns

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 9

Correspondence, fans. May 1993.

 

Essay(s)

 

Los Angeles Times Articles

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 10

Correspondence, fans. June 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Letters for all articles filed here.
 

Nonfiction

 

Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 11

Correspondence, fans. 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Also letter which also mentions the ABA Journal article.

Note

(see The Death of Friends materials)
 

Essay(s)

 

Frontiers Article

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 20, Folder 12

Correspondence, fans. July 1994.

 

Writing, General

 

Projects, etc.

 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 14

Letters from editors, etc. . 1988, 1993-1994.

Scope and Content Note

About projects, enclosing others' works, etc.
Includes letters from: Sasha Alyson, Lawrence Peel Ashmead, David Groff, Kenneth Hanes, Phillip Sherman.
 

Sheedy, Charlotte

 

Various Materials

Box 23, Folder 15

Letters. 1993-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosing reviews, letters which rejected Created Equal, etc.

Note

Sheedy became MN's agent.
 

Mattes, Jed

 

Various Materials, Primarily Foreign Rights

Box 23, Folder 16

Letters. 1992, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Discussing how to arrange this with Sheedy, and with details of fees paid, etc.
 

General Critical Works, etc.

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 17

Letters. 1990-1992, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Enclosing reviews, copies of reviews, etc. Includes letter from Stephen Murray, writing for Latin American Male Homosexualities, George Klawitter for Contemporary Gay American Novelists, etc.
 

Fiction

 

The Hidden Law

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 18

Letter from PEN Center U.S.A. West (Aram Saroyan). 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Telling of nomination for award. Title for nominated work not given.
 

Essay(s)

 

Friends and Lovers

 

Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 19

Letters from John Preston. February 22, April 12 and n.d., 1993 [1993 postmark].

Physical Description: Typed, signed, n.d. is postcard, holograph signed.
 

Book Review

 

The Great Central Valley--In: Los Angeles Times

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 20

Letter from Bob Manners. June 7, 1993.

Physical Description: Photocopy.
 

Essay(s)

 

Hometowns

 

Re-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 21

Letter. March 4, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

With payment for reprinting in college textbook, Common Ground
 

Essay(s) etc.

 

Various Projects

 

Pre-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 22

Letters. 1993-1994.

Scope and Content Note

Requesting / suggesting projects, writings, etc.
Includes letters from University of California Press, David Groff, etc.
 

Essay(s)

 

Hometowns, etc.

 

Re-Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 23

Letters. 1994 and v.d.

Scope and Content Note

From University of California Press, Alyson about a volume of essays. Most letters are from Sasha Alyson.
 

Biographical: Correspondence

 

Correspondence, General

 

A - B

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 1

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from: Rane Arroyo, Harry A. Blackmun.
 

C - F

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 2

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

 

G - I

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 3

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

 

L - Q

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 4

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

 

R

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 5

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

 

S

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 6

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

 

T - Z

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 7

Not all correspondents listed. v.d.

 

Alyson, Sasha

 

Letters Received

Box 21, Folder 8

February-June 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Mixes publishing with personal. See also individual books published by Alyson. Has information about Robert Rosenkrantz.
Box 21, Folder 9

July-December 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Also letters from others at Alyson. Most letters about specific publications filed with publication files. Letter (copy) from Joseph Hansen to SA.
Box 21, Folder 10

1989- .

 

Boyd, Malcolm

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 11

1986, 1987.

 

Burrowes, Ivy

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 12

1989-1990, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

An extensive file.
 

Cleator, Scott B.

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 13

1990-1991, 1993-1994.

 

de la Peña, Terri

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 14

1990.

 

Denneny, Michael

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 15

1993-1994.

 

Feinberg, David B.

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 16

1990, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Postcards and letters.
 

Gale, Patrick

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 21, Folder 17

1990-1991.

 

Gambone, Philip

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 1

April 18, 1991.

 

Giard, Robert

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 2

March 1988(?).

Physical Description: Postcard in envelope.
 

Graham, James K. (Father)

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 3

1986, 1989, 1992-1994.

 

Guadagni, Ann

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 4

1990, 1994.

 

Hall, Richard

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 5

1990-1991.

 

Hansen, Joseph

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 6

1989-1990.

 

Hart, Ellen

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 7

1994.

 

Hvolboll, Eric

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 8

1988-1991, n.d.

 

Lardo, Vicent

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 9

1989, 1993.

 

Lassell, Michael

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 10

Copy of a poem by ML, Lord Byron Takes Leave of Love. 1989(?).

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typescript.
 

Lipez, Dick (Richard?)

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 11

1987-1988, 1990-1994.

 

McLucas, John

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 12

1990, 1993-1994.

 

Mattes, Jed

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 13

July 19, 1988.

 

Miller, Tim

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 14

1994.

 

Preston, John

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 15

1986, 1991, 1993.

 

Raphael, Lev

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 16

1989.

Scope and Content Note

October 21, 1989 mentions having met Paul Monette.
 

Reidinger, Paul

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 17

1989, 1993-1994.

 

Reyes, Guillermo

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 18

1990, 1993.

 

Steward, Samuel

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 19

1989-1990.

Note

See also files for Finale.
 

Uyemoto, Holly

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 20

1990-1991.

 

Warga, Wayne

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 21

1989.

 

Weir, John

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 22

1990.

 

Miscellaneous and Unidentified

 

Letter(s) Received

Box 22, Folder 23

v.d.

 

Biographical

 

Family Life

 

Parents, Grandparents

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 1

MN's notes: MN [baby] with his mother, MN age 3, My grandparents, my natural father (1954), my half brother Tom Nava (1954). v.d. Identification and terms by MN.

Physical Description: Some photos small snapshots, in bad condition.
 

Portraits

 

Various

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 2

Various snapshots. 1971, 1972. Identification by MN.

 

School

 

High School

 

Memorabilia (Yearbook)

Box 1, Folder 3

Don Oro. vol.1. Norte del Rio High School, Sacramento, California. 1971.

 

College, Undergraduate

 

Memorabilia (Yearbook)

Box 1, Folder 4

The Colorado College Nugget. 1974.

Scope and Content Note

100 year centennial 1874-1974.
Box 1, Folder 5

The Pikes Peak Nugget. 1976. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

Portraits

 

Various

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 6

Various snapshots. 1974, 1976-1977. Identification(s) by MN on photographs.

Note

Copies of one photograph dated differently.
 

Family Life

 

Parents, Grandparents, etc.

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 7

College graduation [with mother] (1976), my mother (1979), my cousin and namesake Michael Musgrove, my natural father and his wife (1990?), MN and surrogate parents. v.d. Identifications and terms by MN.

 

School

 

Friendships

 

Snapshot(s)

Box 1, Folder 8

Jim Beyers. 1974. MN: My other [than David Owen] best college friend. Date provided by MN.

Box 1, Folder 9

David Owen. 1975(?) 1976, etc. MN: the writer David Owen, my best friend in college.

Box 1, Folder 10

Robert Miller. ca. 1977 [MN's note]. MN: ... my friend Robert Miller whom I have known since 1973.

 

Law School

 

Friendships

 

Snapshot(s)

Box 1, Folder 11

Susan Gibbs and others, not all identified. 1980. MN's notes: Susan Gibbs, my best friend in law shool.

 

Law School / Immediately After(?)

 

Relationship

 

Snapshot(s)

Box 1, Folder 12

Bill Weinberger, and one picture BW with MN. 1980. MN's note on one snapshot: Bill Weinberger, my 1st lover.

 

Relationship

 

Housewarming

Box 1, Folder 13

Invitation. 1982.

Scope and Content Note

Drawing and hand lettering. Bill Weinberger: Michael and Bill, ... invite you to a housewarming, Sunday, November 21st ... 157 N. Sycamore no.4
 

Relationship and Miscellaneous Occasions

 

Bill Weinberger and Friends

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 14

1986-1988. Most are annotated by MN.

 

Relationship

 

Bill Weinberger

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 15

Taken by Bill Weinberger [MN's note]. ca. 1985-1986.

Physical Description: 12 prints. Also negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Taken in Little Tokyo: Temple, Atomic Cafe, etc.
 

Law Practice

 

Sample Brief(s)

 

Copies

Box 1, Folder 16

Brown vs. Bleiberg. 1986.

 

Friendship / Writing Project

 

Robert Rosenkrantz

 

Material About

Box 2, Folder 1

Clippings, articles about. 1986- .

Physical Description: Photocopies, clippings.
 

Friendship

 

Robert Rosenkrantz

 

Material About

Box 2, Folder 2

Letter from [Richard Labonte]. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf holograph. Enclosing clipping.
Box 2, Folder 3

Trial records, judge biography, etc.

Physical Description: Photocopies.
Box 2, Folder 4

MN's notes on visits. November 1 and December 21, 1986.

Physical Description: 9 leaves holograph on lined paper.
Box 2, Folder 5

MN's further notes, photograph, etc.. n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Letters to RR from Sasha Alyson, RR to SA. November 1986-February 1987.

Physical Description: Photocopies.
Box 2, Folder 7

MN's letters to RR. 1986.

Physical Description: 7 leaves holograph.
Box 2, Folder 8

RR's letters to MN (folder 1 of 2). September 1986-August 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Some have enclosures: photographs, writings by RR, etc.
Box 2, Folder 9

RR's letters to MN (folder 2 of 2). September 1990-August 1991.

Scope and Content Note

Some have enclosures: photographs, writings by RR, etc.
Box 2, Folder 10

Letter to William Weinberger. February 1987.

 

Health

 

AA

 

12-Step Literature

Box 2, Folder 11

Fourth step inventory general directions. ca. 1987-1988.

Scope and Content Note

Cf. The Marriage of Michael and Bill.
 

Writing--General

 

ERIC GARBER-- The Lavender Herring: A Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Male Images in the Mystery / Suspense / Thriller Genre

 

Manuscript Material

Box 2, Folder 12

Typescript. 1988(?). With letter from EG, August 25, 1988.

Physical Description: Typed, signed Eric.
 

General

 

1990

 

Appointments

Box 24, Folder 1

In: Dykes to Watch out for appointment calendar. 1990. Entries throughout.

 

Appearances / Readings / Interviews

 

UCLA Extension

 

Publicity

Box 2, Folder 13

Clipping from: Los Angeles Times Westside. April 19, 1990.

Scope and Content Note

Interviews Joseph Hansen, Katherine V. Forrest, MN, etc.
 

Course Announcement

Box 2, Folder 14

The flowering of gay and lesbian literature: six evenings with the community's premiere writers. 1990.

Physical Description: 2 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Others: Mark Thompson and Malcolm Boyd, Eloise Klein Healy, Paul Monette, etc. MN to appear October 25 with Daniel G. Calder, UCLA English Department.
 

Outwrite

 

Program

Box 2, Folder 15

Out Write '90: The first national lesbian and gay writers conference. Sponsored by the Out / Look Foundation. 1990. To be held March 3-4, 1990, San Francisco.

Scope and Content Note

MN moderator, Gay Mysteries: Who Dun it and Who's Doing it?
 

Outwrite '90

 

Memorabilia

Box 2, Folder 16

Name badge as panelist. n.d.

 

Laguna Outreach: [Laguna Beach Lesbian and Gay Social / Political Organizaton]

 

Related Material

Box 2, Folder 17

Letter from Simon Ford. September 3, 1990.

Physical Description: Typed (word processing), signed.

Scope and Content Note

Encloses SF's work on DNA fingerprinting and mentions will see MN when appearing at Laguna Outreach.
 

Law Practice

 

Court of Appeals: Division 4, 2d District Justices and Staffing

 

Photograph

Box 2, Folder 18

Formal portrait. 1991.

Scope and Content Note

Center front is Jutice Arleigh Woods, MN's employer 1986-1995. Others identified by MN on photocopy.

Note

Identification and date supplied by MN.
 

Appearances / Readings / Interviews

 

Outwrite '91

 

Program

Box 2, Folder 19

MN moderator, The Writer's Responsibilities: Gender, Race, and Class in Lesbian and Gay Fiction. 1991. Paul Monette, Terri de la Peña, ....

 

Outwrite '91 / Noche de Ambiente: A bilingual reading by Latin American & Chicano / a lesbian & gay authors

 

Flyer

Box 2, Folder 20

Victoria Theatre. 1991.

Scope and Content Note

A benefit for the 1st Latin American Lesbian and Gay Activists Conference. Advertised with OutWrite.
 

Mystery Forum Interviews

 

Publication Material

Box 2, Folder 21

In: Mystery Forum no.5. n.d.

 

Post-Publication Material

Box 2, Folder 22

Letter from Bob Myers. n.d. Typed, signed Bob.

 

Los Angeles Poetry Festival 1991: Lavender Los Angeles

 

Arrangements

Box 2, Folder 23

Letter from Gail Suber and Sophia Corleone. October 15, 1991.

Physical Description: On A Different Light (Los Angeles) letterhead.
 

Publicity

Box 2, Folder 24

Flyer / poster. 1991(?).

Scope and Content Note

MN reads at Lavender Los Angeles, Celebration Theater, October 22 with Peter Cashorali, Robert Peters, and Paul Trachtenberg.
 

Manuscript Material

Box 2, Folder 25

Poems arranged for reading(?).

Physical Description: 11 leaves total.

Scope and Content Note

Various poems, including Darkness (for AJF), Details from a Poem by Cavafy, The Blue Shirt, For Andy ....
 

Political Activities

 

AB 101 Demonstrations

 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 26

Color snapshots.

Physical Description: 3 items.

Scope and Content Note

2 are with Dawn Levy of Queer Nation.
 

Appearances / Readings / Interviews

 

Gay and Lesbian Literature(?)

 

Manuscript material

Box 2, Folder 27

Joseph Hansen. To Michael Nava.

Physical Description: Typescript (word processing). With yellow hi lite (sp?).

Scope and Content Note

re UCLA interview. February 9-10, 1992. Begins: ... facts that may be of use to you in our 24 February interview at UCLA ... Includes James Colton bibliography.
 

Outlines

 

Publication Material

Box 2, Folder 28

Owen Keehnen. He Done It: An interview with Michael Nava. April 1992.

Scope and Content Note

In: Outlines, the Voice of the Gay and Lesbian Community (Chicago). vol.5 no.11. Before publication of The Hidden Law.
 

Class Given

 

Colorado College: Gay Male Fiction

 

Research Material / Manuscript Material

Box 2, Folder 29

Outlines primarily. April-May 1992.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph notes and photocopies. Introductory lecture and lectures on: Vidal ( City and the Pillar), Isherwood ( A Single Man) and Hansen ( Job's Year).
 

Appearances / Readings / Interviews

 

American Libary Association Panel

 

Post-Appearance Material

Box 23, Folder 1

Clipping, letter. September 1992.

 

Michael Nava Papers

 

UCLA

 

Library Correspondence

Box 23, Folder 2

Letters from Gloria Werner, Dan Luckenbill. March 1 and March 18, 1993.

 

Appearances / Readings / Interviews

 

ONE Institute

 

Promotional Material

Box 23, Folder 3

Flyer. March 7, 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Flyer for the series. Robert Dawidoff and MN spoke March 7.

Note

Also see: Created Equal post-publication material.
 

Organizations

 

PEN Center U.S.A. West

 

Membership Material

Box 23, Folder 4

Letter of invitation. April 2, 1993.

 

March on Washington

 

Memorabilia

Box 23, Folder 5

Paper clip. April 25, 1993.

 

Appearances / Readings / Interviews

 

GLLU [Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos]

 

Pre-Appearance Material

Box 23, Folder 6

Letter of invitation to speak. August 31, 1993 [letter].

 

Outwrite 93

 

Session Material

Box 23, Folder 7

Printed program. October 1993.

 

Ballantine Book Tour

 

Various Material

Box 23, Folder 8

Letters, programs, articles. Summer 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Tour arranged by Ballantine. With Ellen Hart, Sandra Scoppetone.
Box 24, Folder 2

Promotional articles, etc.. 1994.

 

ADL Readers & Writers Conference

 

Promotional Material

Box 23, Folder 9

Flyers. May 20-21, 1994. In San Francisco.

 

Lambda Literary Awards

 

Event Materials

Box 23, Folder 10

Program. May 27, 1994. MN presenter.

 

Unity Expo

 

Promotional Material

Box 23, Folder 11

Programs, flyers, etc.. August 13-14, 1994. Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

Methodist Church: National Affirmation Gathering

 

Promotional Material

Box 23, Folder 12

Letter of invitation to speak, program. October 8, 1994. Los Angeles.

 

Nava [Class Of] '81: Why Gay Rights Matter

 

Publication Material

Box 23, Folder 13

Letter from Stanford Law Alum enclosing article for approval. April 18, 1995.

Note

Article filed separately (oversize).
 

Publication

Box 24, Folder 3

In: Stanford Law Alum, no.4. Summer 1995. p.29.

 

Biographical: Formal Photographs and Portraits

 

Portraits

 

Various Photographers

 

Publicity(?)

Box 27, Folder 1

Unidentified photographer. 1988.

Physical Description: 3 items. ca. 5 × 9 prints.

Scope and Content Note

Rudd Brown photograph at time of Goldenboy, Robert Doyle photograph at time of Finale. 1988-1990.
 

Rojas, Alejandro (Photographer)

 

Prints

Box 27, Folder 2

Various poses. c. 1991.

Physical Description: 11 items. ca. 8 × 10 print.

Scope and Content Note

4 poses. Some signed by photographer.
 

Orphanos, Stathis (Photographer)

 

Prints

Box 27, Folder 3

Various poses. n.d.

Physical Description: 5 items.

Scope and Content Note

One is double portrait, with Andrew Ferrero. Signed on verso by photographer.
 

Bianchi, Tom (Photographer)

 

Prints

Box 27, Folder 4

With Robert Dawidoff, and alone. ca. 1993-1994.

Physical Description: 7 items. ca. 5 × 9 (2) and 8 × 10 (5). 2 copies of one larger print.

Scope and Content Note

Seem to have been taken for publication of Created Equal. No copy of photograph used on that dustjacket.
 

JB, (Artist)

 

Drawing

Box 27, Folder 5

Pen and ink. n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item.

Scope and Content Note

Used in ADL publication. Unable to identify artist.
 

By / of Friends, etc.

 

Various

Box 27, Folder 6

[Photographs]. v.d., primarily 1990s.

Scope and Content Note

  • Snapshot of group including John Weir, David B. Feinberg.
  • Snapshots of party of AA sponsor Bob Doyle.
  • MN at March on Washingon.
  • Photo booth prints of Andrew Ferrero, with Robert Dawidoff and Charles Mylis(?) at Morro Bay. March 1993, etc.