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Guide to the James T. Sears Papers, 1918-2008 and undated (bulk 1950-2004)

Abstract

Educator, gay rights activist, and author of many works on sexuality, identity, and sex education, and the history of homosexuality and the gay rights movement in the United States.

The James T. Sears Papers span the dates 1918-2011, with the bulk of the material covering the period between 1950 and 2004. The papers are arranged into the following series: Audiovisual Material; Other Activities; Personal Papers; Photographic Material; Professional Papers; the largest series, Research and Writings; Jack Nichols Papers; and Oversize Material. The Research and Writings series is divided into subseries for major works by Sears, as well as subseries for other writings and editorial work, research files, and a small set of writings by other individuals. Formats include but are not limited to correspondence, research files, writings, interviews, recordings, serials and newspapers, photographs, and diaries. The collection also houses the personal papers of Hal Call (1917-2000) and Jack Nichols (1938-2005), both early activists for gay rights. Taken as a whole, the collection offers a deep and rich source of information on gay, lesbian, and bisexual culture in the United States, especially in the South, and its representation in literature and in the press, both positive and negative; the history of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and abroad, including the evolution of organizations such as the Mattachine Society and related gay movement publications; sexuality studies in the U.S. and teaching sexuality in primary and secondary classrooms; gays in the military; drag queen, lesbian, and bisexual communities; and many other topics relevant to sexual identity in society.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Sears, James T.
Title
James T. Sears papers 1918-2011 and undated (bulk 1950-2004)
Language of Material
English
Extent
138 Linear Feet, 86,700 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The James T. Sears Papers span the dates 1918-2008, with the bulk of the material covering the period between 1950 and 2004, and are arranged in the following series: Audiovisual Material; Other Activities; Personal Papers; Photographic Material; Professional Papers; the largest series, Research and Writings; Jack Nichols Papers Series; and Oversize Material, which contains chiefly newspapers and other large-format serials. The Research and Writings series, the largest in the collection, is divided into subseries for each of Sears' major works; in addition, there are other large subseries for Sears' other writings and editorial work, research files, and a small set of writings by other individuals.

The collection documents the career and life of a gay rights activist, educator, and author who has performed ground-breaking research on gay, lesbian, and bisexual culture in the United States, and the teaching of human sexuality in the classroom. The evolution and publication of Sears' major book-length works, articles, and other editorial work is fully documented in this collection in the form of drafts, correspondence, recorded and transcribed oral histories, many research files, and a wide variety of images and recordings. Sears' professional papers contain teaching and course materials as well as files on publicity, speeches, and other activities. Sears also worked as a journal and book editor, thus the collection houses various iterations of authors' accepted work along with Sears' line edits and final publications. Many electronic files accompanied the research, writing, and teaching files; these have been archived on the library's server. An extensive collection of audiovisual materials includes videos, sound recordings, and other media either assembled through Sears' research and teaching activities, or acquired from other sources (note: original recordings are closed to use; unless otherwise noted, listening or viewing copies must be made for research access).

The collection also houses the personal papers of Hal Call (1917-2000) and Jack Nichols (1938-2005), authors and early activists for gay rights. These two large sub-collections contain writings, correspondence, research files, diaries, audiovisual material (separated and removed to the Audiovisual Series), and photographs.

Taken as a whole, the James T. Sears Papers offer a rich source of primary documents and information on gay, lesbian, and bisexual culture in the United States, especially in the South, and its representation in literature and in the press, both positive and negative. The collection also provides extensive documentation on the history of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and abroad, including the evolution of organizations such as the Mattachine Society and related gay movement publications; sexuality studies in the U.S. and teaching sexuality in primary and secondary classrooms; gays in the military; drag queen, lesbian, and bisexual communities; and many other topics relevant to sexual identity in society. The collection also include anthropological field notes of Sears' extensive research and travels in the Philippines related to sexualities and sex education.

Consent forms signed by individuals whose interviews or images were recorded for possible use in publications are sometimes filed with other records relevant to that publication; oftentimes, however, permissions may have been filed in the Research Permissions Subseries box in the Research and Writings Series, or have not been located in the collection. Researchers wishing to publish information on individuals represented in the Sears Papers must have in hand the consent forms, or obtain permission from the individuals.

For more details on the contents and arrangement of individual series or subseries in the Sears Papers, see the series and subseries descriptions that follow.

Administrative Information

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Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Consent forms signed by individuals whose interviews or images were recorded for possible use in publications are sometimes filed with other records relevant to that publication; oftentimes, however, permissions may have been filed in the Research Permissions Subseries box in the Research and Writings Series, or have not been located in the collection. Researchers wishing to publish information on individuals represented in the Sears Papers must have in hand the consent forms, or obtain permission from the individuals.

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials requires production of listening or viewing copies.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

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Contents of the Collection

The research conducted by Sears over many decades spawned a large component of audio and visual material, separated from the main collection either as originally received or for preservation purposes, and described in this series. Materials are found in a variety of formats, including audiocassettes, audiotapes, microcassettes, small gauge films, and videocassettes. Subject matter can be grouped into the following categories: interviews with Sears about his career; publicity related to his writings; many oral histories and interviews of Jack Nichols, Hal Call, and other activists and gays individuals interviewed by Sears; histories of regional gay activism in Virginia, Kentucky, and other areas; audio recordings from the earliest programs and conferences on homosexuality in the U.S., some featuring Hal Call and Del Martin as speakers; recordings on aids, cloning, and other issues; classroom and conference lectures by Sears; home movies from James Sears and Jack Nichols; audio recordings belonging in the papers of Jack Nichols; gay parades, rallies, and other social events, filmed by various individuals; and other unidentified recordings.

Arranged by format (audiocassettes, audiotapes, film, video, and other media), and further subdivided into groupings that, when possible, parallel the series and subseries in the rest of the collection. Format groupings are described in further detail below. Items are arranged within categories mostly in original order as received, with original titles retained.

[RESTRICTION: Originals are closed to use. Use of these materials requires production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Each of the audiocassettes boxes holds approximately 20 cassettes. Some recordings are on microcassette and are noted in the container lists below.

[RESTRICTIONS: Original copies closed to use. Unless otherwise noted, staff must arrange for listening copies to be made. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Originally part of the Jack Nichols Papers. Chiefly interviews by Nichols and publicity tours taken by Nichols and Lige Clarke. Inidividuals interviewed include Dick Leitsch, Camille Paglia, Dr. George Weinberg, and Randy Wicker. In addition to many radio interviews of Nichols as well as some speeches by him, a number of music recordings are also included. Several recitations of Walt Whitman's poetry by Nichols are this grouping as well. Each of the five boxes holds approximately 20 audiocassettes. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically, in order as received.

Cassettes, 1974-2003
Box 1-5
ScholarLink focus groups and publicity (see Other Activities Series, undated
(5 tapes)
Box 5
Conference audiocassettes (AERA, 1996; ASCD, 1990, 1991, 1993)

Panel discussions on curriculum development and sexuality studies with Sears participating.

(5 tapes)
Box 5
Moore, Mitzi, teaching, undated
Box 5
Magavern, Kevin, lesson, 1990 Mar. 3
Box 5
Moore Mitzi, lesson reflections, 1990 Mar. 4
Box 5
Magavern, Kevin, reflections, 1990 Mar. 5
(2 tapes)
Box 5
825, 1996 Fall
Box 5
Sears, James, curriculum theory class #1, 1998 May 2
Box 5
Sears, James, talk to N.C. business group [?], Durham, N.C., 1998 Apr. 8
Box 6
EDLP 825, Sears, 1998 June
(5 tapes, 5 microcassettes)
Box 6
Religion symposium, 1998 Apr.
(2 tapes)
Box 6
GLSEN Talk, Religion Convention and Gays, San Diego, 1998 Apr.
Box 6
Sears, James, Michigan Public Radio, interview by J. Walters, 1995 Oct. 11
(duplicate)
Box 6
Sears, James et al., Students at Risk: Responding to the Diverse and Unique needs of Gay and Lesbian Youth, ASCD 46th Annual Conference, 1991
(duplicate)
Box 6
Book interview, undated
Box 6
Curriculum theory Part II, 1998 July 25
Box 6
Tape 1, 1998 July 11
Box 6
Tape 2, 1998 July 11
Box 6
Unmarked tape, undated
Box 6
1999 Sept. 7-Oct. 18
(5 microcassettes)
Box 6
Dr. Monroe, 1998 June
(microcassette)
Box 6
Unmarked tape
(microcassette)
Box 6
Sears, This Way Out, interview, Austin, Texas, 2000 May 22
Box 6
Bauhr, Jane, undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
Blades, Jane, Rubyfruit Jungle, 2003 Dec.
(microcassette)
Box 6
Cope, Sarah, undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
D., Nicole and Lydia, undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
Elise, undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
Regan, Karen, undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
Staehr, Tanya, undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
This side first [otherwise unlabeled], undated
(microcassette)
Box 6
Putnam, Luella, Left Hand of Darkness, undated
Box 6
Pyatt, Patti, undated
Box 6
Arden and Lane, undated
Box 6
Stec, Blair, Nicole de Villier, undated
Box 6
Dresher, Margaret, undated
Box 6
Smoak, Sarah, A Boy’s Own Story, undated
Box 6
Harris, Rachel, Nerves, undated
Box 6
Wayburn, Jessie and Brinkley Stone, undated
Box 6
Lloyd, Cenna, Lover, undated
Box 6
Bull, Lauren, Cook and Carpenter, undated
Box 6
Stanley, Miriam, Era I, The Western Shore, undated
Box 6
Wales, Orlando
Box 6
Sears, interview of, To the Best of Our Knowledge, NPR/WPR, 1998 Feb. 7
Box 6
1997 Fall
Box 6
2002 Sept.-Oct.
(7 tapes)
Box 7
EDLP 829, Sears, 2000 Mar.
Box 7
825, Sears class lecture, 2000 Oct.
(2 cassettes)
Box 7
Sears lecture, 2001 Jan. 20
Box 7
Sexual Orientation Talk, 2002 Nov. 21
Box 7
Sears interview, St. Louis radio station, 1997 Oct. 24
Box 7
Sears interview, This Way Out, 2001 Sept. 30
Box 7
Tape 1, 2002 Sept. 10
Box 7
AAPP Scholars, How to Prepare to Write Your Dissertation, 1998 Oct. 8
Box 7
Institutional Climate, Journal of Homosexuality, 1995
(4 cassettes)
Box 7
Unmarked
Box 7
Pedagogical work audiocassettes, 1983 and undated
(13 audiocassettes)
Box 7
Class on religious right, undated
(41 audiocassettes)
Box 7-9
Class on religious right, master audiocassettes
(23 audiocassettes)
Box 9

Titles arranged in chronological order as in main collection.

Interviews

Arranged by codes given to each interviewee.

(58 audiocassettes)
Box 9-11
Interviews

Arranged alphabetically. Three recordings dated after publication of book; possibly may not belong to series.

(208 audiocassettes)
Box 11-18
Gay and lesbian Richmond [Virginia] history, 1987 Oct.-1991 Mar.

Arranged chronologically.

(21 audiocassettes)
Box 11-18
Kentucky activism, 1982-1983

Contains tapes of Spiral Meetings.

Box 11-18

Significant amounts of other related audiovisual material can be found in the Videocassettes and Audio Tapes Subseries.

Hal Call interviews
(28 audiocassettes)
Box 18-19
Other interviews
(26 audiocassettes)
Box 18-19

Two recordings of interviews conducted by Sears, one labeled "John," one unlabeled. Other audiovisual material, chiefly on Carson McCullers and one additional interview, are housed in the Research and Writings Series, John and Edwin Subseries.

Two cassettes, 1996 and undated
Box 19
A Dangerous Knowing: Sexuality, Pedagogy and Popular Culture, 1989 July-1995 Aug.

Arranged alphabetically. Focus on the chapter about case studies in the Philippines. Contains interviews and recordings of symposia.

(39 audiocassettes)
Box 19-20
Interviews

Arranged alphabetically. Contains interviews of Bragg by Gene Wadell and others.

(45 audiocassettes)
Box 10-22

Arranged alphabetically. Part of the studies Sears conducted on sex education in different communities in the U.S.

Interviews
(21 audiocassettes)
Box 22
Julian Hayes
(5 audiocassettes)
Box 22-23
Perry Schwartz

Arranged chronologically.

(13 audiocassettes)
Box 22-23
Florida LGBT interviews, 1995-2000

Interviews used for Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones and Lonely Hunters. Interviewees include Julia Penelope, Flo Fleishman, Paul Wegman, Merril Mushroom, Bill Pinyon (founder of Badpuppy), Bob Basker, Jack Campbell, Jesse Monteagudo, and Bob Kunst. Also has material from original broadcasts related to Anita Bryant and the Miami Referendum (1977-1978).

(34 audiocassettes)
Box 23-24
Sex Education Community Studies field research, 1990-1992 and undated

Contains recordings of interviews with individuals from three communities: Chicago, Illinois, Winnetka, Illinois, and South Carolina. Most are labeled with the name and the school of the interviewee. There are some tapes that are unlabeled and undated.

(50 audiocassettes)
Box 24-26
Various recordings, 1988-1998

Possibly related to three works, Combating Heterosexuality, Lonely Hunters, and Sexuality and the Curriculum. Difficult to distinguish the writing to which each individual tape belongs. There also appear to be some lectures by Sears, and interviews with him. A few are labeled as recordings of "L/G symposiums." Finally, there are four unidentified cassettes that may be recordings of meeting and publicity events (1999, 2001), and several unlabeled microcassettes.

(63 audiocassettes)
Box 26-27

Includes significant reel-to-reel recordings from some of the earliest publicly broadcast forums on American homosexuality, with participants such as Hal Call, Del Martin, Jack Nichols, and other early activists, as well as doctors, psychologists, criminologists, journalists, and writers. Arranged chronologically.

[Includes one unidentified recording found with the Southern States research files, labeled "Prince Akeem." This recording has not been transferred to a preservation copy.]

[RESTRICTIONS: Originals are CLOSED to use. Master copies on CD-R for all recordings are available in Box 39, from which staff can make listening copies for research access. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

AT-OR-1: 1958, Nov. 24, "The Homosexual in Our Society": a panel discussion in two parts, broadcast over radio station KPFA, Berkeley, California, on November 24, 1958.

Panel 1: Elsa Knight Thompson, Moderator; Blanche M. Baker, Psychiatrist; Mrs. Leah Gailey, Housewife; Harold L. Call, Editor, Mattachine Review. [TRT 56:00] Panel 2: Elsa Knight Thompson, Moderator; Dr. Karl Bowman, M.D., Psychiatrist; Dr. Frank Beach, Jr., Professor of Psychology, University of California; David Wilson, Department of Criminology, University of California; Morris Lowenthal, Attorney [TRT 60:00]

Box 28
AT-OR-2: 1959, Sept. 5, "The Psychological Aspects of Sexual Deviation" with Dr. Leo V. Tepley, Denver Psychiatrist: Luncheon Meeting, Sixth Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado
Box 28
AT-OR-3: 1959, Sep. 6, "New Frontiers in Acceptance of the Homophile"; Miss Del Martin, San Francisco, President, Daughters of Bilitis, Incorporated; James Kepner, Jr., Los Angeles, Chairman, One Inc., editor, One Institute Quarterly on Homophile Studies; Harold L. Call, Editor, Mattachine Review; Sixth Annual Convention, Mattachine Society Inc., Denver, Colorado, September 6, 1959
Box 28
AT-OR-4: 1961, Sept. 2, Panel discussion on employment and rehabilitation for offenders and veterans, with Joseph R. Rowan, Mrs. Lillian Stodick, Robert Gilbert, Jan Marinissen, Charles Ives
Box 28
AT-OR-5: 1959, Dec. 5, "Pornography and the Law"
Box 28
AT-OR-6: 1962, July 9 and 1961, Sept. 11, "Doctor's news conference: medicine, law, and the homosexual," broadcast on KQED, July 9, 1962; "The Rejected," broadcast on KQED, Sept. 11, 1961
Box 28
AT-OR-7: 1962, Aug. 25, Conference: Harold Call, Dr. Cummings, Paul Britton, Dr. Karl Bowman. Side 1: "A Decade of Progress in the Homophile Movement"; "Progress in Venereal Disease Control." Side 2: Poetry Reading, Paul Britton; Ninth Annual Awards Banquet: "Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality"
Box 28
AT-OR-8: 1964, Jul. 21, "An Introduction to the Homophile Movement"; Harold L. Call and Donald S. Lucas; "A Breakthrough in the Conspiracy of Silence"; Harold L. Call and Donald S. Lucas. Produced by the Mattachine Society, Inc., for a classroom project at Stanford University
Box 28
AT-OR-9: 1970, Sept. 15 and 1970, Sept. 29, Side 1: "Gay Liberation," broadcast over KQED-FM on Sept. 15, 1970; Hal Call: Moderator; Bob Planz: Gay Students Union, University of California-Berkeley; Charles McWade: "Gay Liberation," San Francisco; Richard Evans: Vanguard Productions, San Francisco; Keith St. Claire: Vanguard Productions, San Francisco. Side 2: "Bay Area Gay Fund," Broadcast on Sept. 29, 1970; Hal Call, Moderator; Gary Titus, Institute for Homo. Studies; Karen Wells, Institute for Homo. Studies; Ruth Sudal, Institute for Homo. Studies; David Klineberg, Gay Lib, University of California-Berkeley [7.5 IPS, quarter-track mono]
Box 28
AT-OR-10: 1970, Oct. 26 and Nov. 3, Side 1: "Obscenity and Pornography," broadcast over KQED-FM. Hal Call, Moderator, John O'Niel, S.F. "Smut" Distributor, Richard Riley, former University of California student. Side 2: "Tavern Guild of San Francisco," broadcast over KQED-FM. Hal Call, Moderator; Bob Ross, Roberta Boba, and George Banda, TransGender San Francisco
Box 28
AT-OR-11: 1975 June 3, Jack Nichols on men's liberation, WFSB-TV, New England Journal
Box 28
AT-OR-12: 1975 July 5, Jack Nichols on men's liberation, AM Pittsburgh Show, segments 9 and 10
Box 28

Small-gauge films separated from the papers of Hal Call and Jack Nichols, early gay activists. Titles are from original labels. Arranged chronologically.

[RESTRICTIONS: Originals are CLOSED to use. Staff must arrange for viewing copies to be made for research access. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

1970, Super 8; Fred J. Call, St. Joseph; Farm; Jamesport; Antioch; Columbia; Trenton
Box 29
1975-1980, Super 8; Gene H. Call Family Films
Box 29
1981, Super 8 family films; Sterling, Trenton, Chillicothe; Early Mom at Home; Garner 40; Dad's Funeral
Box 29
1960s, [original hand-written titles and numbering] #1 Scotland; St. Aug; Jax Bch
Box 29
1960s, #2 Jax Bch; Rockville; Golf; N. Carolina; Indiana; Calif.
Box 29
1960s, #3 Fall; Jax bch (house); Trip west; Marineland; Tom, Clair and kids; Uncle Alec and Aunt Joe
Box 29
1960s, #4 Finlayson
Box 29
Undated, Gender #8
Box 29

Videocassettes and some Hi-8 digital cassettes separated from other series in the main collection, from the papers of Jack Nichols and Hal Call, and Sears' own teaching materials and other series. Others were found loose. Many recordings contain interviews, while others are compilations of news and other broadcasts focused on gay history, gay rights, or sexuality and sex education; Sears used many of these for his courses. Other recordings were collected by Sears during research for his major written works. Some boxes include manuscripts explaining video content or indexes to contents. For the most part, titles are as originally given. Arranged in groups by series in main collection; within, by date. Total running time (TRT) given where possible.

[RESTRICTIONS: Originals are CLOSED to use. Staff must arrange for viewing copies to be made for research access. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

1970, Arnold Zenker Show, Baltimore, with Lige, Jack, Randy and Peter
Box 30
1983, "Mid-Morning L.A." interview with Logan Carter
Box 30
1984, Sep. 25 and 1985, Oct. 10, "ER" CBS; Logan Carter - "Leslie"; "Fall Boy" (?); REPO Man; Half Nelson; Pat Benatar (?); Second Sense; Hollywood Jive Squad [Format: Beta. TRT 3:55:00]
Box 30
1985, Sep. 15, An Evening at La Cage Arts; An Evening at La Cage Show; La Cage in New York [Format: Beta]
Box 30
Circa 1985, Home recordings with Jack Nichols, Logan Carter and other friends at home and in Beverly Hills [poor picture quality]: some talk about sexuality and gender identity, lifestyle, biographical insights
Box 30
1986, Sept. 3, Nichols, Jack, readings and songs
Box 30
1987, Tampa Christmas
Box 30
1988, Jan. 23-24 and 1987, Dec. 25, Jack - tape in LA; Frankie - tape in LA; Christmas in Tampa [Format: Beta]
Box 30
1988, 1998, Logan Carter

Some videos are unlabeled but other labels include references to La Cage; Logan's Hollywood tour; 1998 - family Christmas; evening at La Cage; night on the town; ER episode.

(5 videocassettes)
Box 30
1988, Logan Carter and Jack Nichols, Los Angeles
Box 30
1988, Logan Carter, Hollywood
(1 of 2 videocassettes)
Box 30
1988, Logan Carter, Hollywood
(2 of 2 videocassettes)
Box 31
1980s, Interview with Logan Carter [TRT about 00:30:00]; various news shows about La Cage Aux Folles, nightclub; interviews with female impersonators "Gipsy," and impersonators of female celebrities [TRT about 00:30:00]; home recording of Logan Carter, Jack Nichols, and friends at home and visiting California sights [poor picture quality]
Box 31
1993, Eric Clarke Rhein, 101 Salamanders, Penn State (from Shelbi Rhein; see her letter in same box describing video background; and see related Rhein video below, in same box)
Box 31
1993, Jamie Rhein and Steve Murray Wedding (from Shelbi Rhein; see her letter in same box describing video background)
Box 31
1994, May, Maine Brimfield
Box 31
1994, Apr. 24, Salute to Larry, with Randy Wicker [TRT 50:00]
Box 31
1995, Gay Pride '95; Coco's Birthday Party
Box 31
1995, Out In New England, Gay Pride '95
Box 31
1995, July 31, [Network Q?] [TRT 33:00]; Ashok Kave - India's First Gay Activist [TRT 27:00]
Box 31
1996, Mar. 29, Stonewall Vets Forum; Gay Community Center
Box 31
1997, Nov. 1, "50 Years of Freedom" GALA - Americans United for Separation of Church and State [TRT 1:53:30]
Box 31
1997, Sep. 14, Cloning Diana - Central Park; Clone Right!; United Front distributes badges until Central Park Police give summons and seize materials [TRT 12:00:00]
Box 31
1998, Feb. 12, Randy Wicker- Congressional Hearing; Cloning; Brad Pitt in "The Favor"
Box 31
1998, July, BBC - Cloning Documentary [TRT 20:00]; Nightline on Cloning [TRT 21:00]; CBS Morning News
Box 31
1999, Nov.-Dec., Shelbi Rhein presentation; AIDS Awareness Week - Rondout Valley High School; Eric Rhein's Life and Art (see also related videos above, in same box)
Box 31
2002, Feb. 13 and 4, Randy Wicker: Human Cloning: An Investigative Report - AE and FOX
Box 32
2002, Apr. 10-Dec. 29, Wicker, Randy debates Catholic League before Bush speech; George Bush outlines position on cloning; Wicker and Catholic League continue debate; CNN; MSNBC; Alan Keyes Show; McConnel; Wolf Blitzer on cloning Ted Williams; ESPN debate on cloning Ted Williams
Box 32
2004, The Heterosexuals

Attached note explains this as a "mockumentary" inspired by a documentary titled "The Homosexuals," and created by students at American University taking a course in gay/lesbian documentaries.

Box 32
Undated, "A Time for AIDS;" "And the Band Played On"
Box 32
Undated, Logan Carter in "Gender," "Second Service," "E.R.," "Hollywood Vice Squad," "Repo Man," "Mid-Morning L.A.," and "San Fernando Valley"
Box 32
Undated, Logan Carter for Ed Parker [TV broadcast tape] [format: Scotch 3M Umatic UCA20S]
Box 32
Undated, Logan Carter on "Mid-Morning L.A."
Box 32
Undated, Logan Carter - pictures from photo albums
Box 32
Undated, An Evening at La Cage [Format: Beta]
Box 32
Undated, Falling in Love Again; Do Your Boys Hang Low ("possible stuff for your column"?)
Box 32
1985, The Female Impersonator Pageant [TRT 74:00]
Box 33
Undated, Logan Carter in "Hollywood Vice Squad" starring Logan Carter in his last appearance on film (2 videos)
Box 33
Undated, "Hollywood Vice Squad"
Box 33
Undated, "I Sing the Body Electric" Finale in FAME; Islam; Tour of Washington, D.C.
Box 33
Undated, "Evening at La Cage" TV Clips, Toronto - inscribed from Danny Windsor to Logan Carter
Box 33
Undated, "La Cage Aux Folles" TV Clips - John Caryle [sic] [Format: Beta]
Box 33
Undated, Logan and Jack, Family Poker
Box 33
Undated, Repo Man, Logan Carter
Box 33
Undated, Charlie Rose; [unidentified writing] [TRT 57:00]; Organ Donation [1:39:00]
Box 33
Undated, Robert Streker, "AIDS: Man-Made"
Box 33
Undated, Mike Wallace, 20th Century 3rd hour
Box 33
Undated, Randy Wicker on Alan Keys
Box 33
Undated, Randy Wicker, "The Clone Ranger," on "The Daily Show," Comedy Channel
Box 33
1993, Sears intro.; Anderson lesson on inquiry
Box 33
1994, EDLP 825
Box 34
1998, Dr. Jim Sears presentation; Education for Diversity; EDUC 632; EDFN 845
Box 34
1994 Aug. 1, EDLP 825 Curriculum Theory
Box 34
Undated, EDLP 825 #1
Box 29
Circa 1997, Lonely Hunters publicity
Box 34
1972-1978, Gay parades, narration by Hal Call and Ray Broshears
Box 34
1973-1977, Gay parade - gay events
Box 34
1980, Feb. 13, "A Homosexual Perspective" by Hal Call
Box 34
1983, Feb. 2, Hal Call interview: "Before Stonewall"
Box 34
1983, Sept. 27, Hal Call: "History of the Mattachine Valencia Rose" lecture
Box 34
1984, Sept. 16, Hal Call: AIDS announcements, master copy
Box 34
1986, Mar. 7, Hal Call, Phyllis Lyon, and Del Martin
Box 34
1989, Hal Call and Kevin Gladstone on "Straight Talk"
Box 34
1989, June 20, Hal Call and panel: "San Francisco and the Mattachine Society in the 60s and 70s"
Box 34
1989, June 28, Hal Call and Eric Marcus Interview: Harper and Row
Box 34
1989 May 18, Hal Call, interview with Michael O'Loughlin, San Francisco Examiner
Box 35
1991 Nov. 1, Hal Call, interview with Robert Rope, SFSC
Box 35
1994 Mar. 12, Hal Call, interview with Bert Wylen, American Public Radio
Box 35
1990, Aug. 5 and 1991, Jan., Hal Call and Paul Hardman; Ted Milunna, Call's doctorate
Box 35
1992, Dec. 14, Hal Call Interviews
Box 35
1992-1993, Dec. 14, The Hal Call Story; Hal Call interview
Box 35
Undated, Hal Call and Kevin Gladstone; Straight Talk [TRT 13:00]
Box 35
Undated, CBS Homo 66 with Hal
Box 35
Interviews, lectures, and other events (found in Mattachine Papers Series), 1988 July-1998 Apr.

Many of these feature Hal Call; may focus on historical events or trends in gay history ("60s and 70s gay scene")

(13 hi-8 videocassettes)
Box 35
Undated, Raw interview footage relating to Carson McCullers' life and work, with Horton Foote, Simon Callow, Edward Albee, Carlos Dewey(?), Virginia Spencer Carr, Jordan Massee, and Sarah Shulman
Box 35
1993-1994, Short Mountain video edits
Box 36
1993-1994, Short Mountain interviews, Fall 1993; SMS Dubs, unedited interviews by Russell Morgan
Box 36
1993-1995, Short Mountain Sanctuary interviews, with Sylvan, Jombi, Project X and Jan, interviews by Russell Morgan (duplicate?)
Box 36
1993-1995, Short Mountain Sanctuary interviews, with Sylvan, Jombi, Project X and Jan, interviews by Russell Morgan (duplicate?)
Box 36
1995, Short Mountain unedited interviews by Russell Morgan
Box 36
1993, Dr. Carper, Dr. Hal French (Constitution and Religion in the Public Schools), Howell, Pastor Bob Shearer, and Vaughn (2)
(6 videocassettes)
Box 36
1981, Nov. 2-1982, Sept. 28, "Hour Magazine" - Kinsey Report:

11/16/81, news coverage of anti-gay events in Houston; 1981 mayoral race; news reports on the Austin Housing Ordinance vote, 1/16/82; news coverage of gay instructors at HPD; "Bisexual Living" - NBC TODAY show, 5/17/82; news coverage of National Gay Leadership Conference in Dallas, 8/82; news coverage of repeal of the Texas sodomy statute, 8/82; "Gays on TV" - Hour Magazine with Newton Dieter, 9/28/82; Miss Gay America - TOMORROW Show, 11/2/81; Houston Gay Pride Parade, 1981

Box 36
1996 Oct. 7, UW-River Falls, Sharing Separate Struggles: Racism, Sexism, Homophobia ("original tape"), [TRT: 00:00:90]
Box 36
1996 Oct. 7, UW-River Falls, Sharing Separate Struggles: Racism, Sexism, Homophobia ("tape 2"), [TRT: 00:00:90]
Box 36
1997 Sept. 26, This is America with Dennis Wholey, Show #307 (James Sears is guest with others)
Box 36
1997 Oct. 2, Jim Sears speech
Box 37
1998 Feb. 5, James T. Sears, Visiting Minority Scholar, Rethinking Homosexuality in Cultural Contexts
Box 37
2002, Gay rights rally, Columbia S.C.
Box 37
2003, Mar. 26, James Sears, Homophobia, Heterosexism, and Heteronormativity [TRT 00:32:19]
Box 37
Undated, Dr. Charles Dunn, Religion on Center Stage: Political Theatre in the 90s
Box 37

A variety of videos received as a separate group in the Sears collection. Arranged in order as originally received.

1986 and other dates, Hampsters, Shelbianna, Penny, Demo 10/3/86, Sagan, Kalb, B. E. King, Sex Ed.- Donahue, Summit, Contras, Pearl, Summit Report: Gorbachev
Box 38
1980s, Gender (Logan Carter), Broward (Ft. Lauderdale) Gay Archives
Box 38
1972, Baltimore, Zenker (?), Lige and Jack, Randy and Peter and Coco (?)
Box 38
1971, Gay Pride (0-1800), other undentified names or events on label
Box 38
1969, Outrage
Box 38
Undated, Bob Basker [president Mattachine Society-Midwest] interview (?)
(3 video cassettes)
Box 38
Undated, Stonewall, Logan, Ads, Miss P. [Oklahoma?]
Box 38
1984, Guthrie Long campaign; TV commentary; Reflections in Paris
Box 38
1989, Prisms original tape
Box 38
1991, Reflections with Davie, from WSMU-TV, Nashville
Box 38
1993 Feb. 8, Dr. Sante` presentation, Omni Hotel
Box 38
1994, Aug. 1, Zamora Way (part 2); Jamie Bailey; news broadcasts of Pedro Zamora's memorial services
Box 38
2002 Feb. 26, The Writer's Circle of South Carolina: interview with Louise Andersen Allen, author of A Bluestocking in Charleston: The Life and Career of Laura Bragg [TRT 00:25:15]
Box 38
2004, Gay Pioneers, produced by Equality Forum and WHYY [TRT: 00:30:00]
Box 38
Circa 1995, Oprah Show with Wanda and Brenda Henson from Mississippi, Ovett, Mississippi townspeople, and James Sears [at 28:30 until end], about homophobia in Mississippi, conflicts over Camp Sister Spirit, an intentional lesbian community founded in 1993 [TRT: 00:40:15]
Box 38
Undated, Adonis excerpts
Box 38
Undated, Alternative march [0-9:17]; Dancer [10:20]; Hay begins (?): Irish (?) [26:86]; Laura (?) John [28:00]; Father [33:40]; Radiant Fairies [39:20]
Box 38
Undated, Dent: Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong
Box 38
Undated, Sears, Jim: Gabby's Wedding
Box 38
Undated, Sin or Murder? Who Created AIDS - Scolletta/Redman [TRT 62:00]
Box 38
Undated, Stan Boyle (?) newscast
Box 38
Undated, Wendy, Kate, and Carol interviewing Rose, Audrey and Danielle
Box 38
[CD-R. Closed to research use. Staff can use to make listening copies for research access.]
Box 39

[RESTRICTIONS: Originals are CLOSED to use. Staff must arrange for use copies to be made for research access. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

David Diamond (openly gay composer, 1914-2005), interview by Carlos Dews and Dan Griffin, 2000 July 8
(2 CD-Rs)
Box 40
Helical scan video, unknown content, undated
Box 40
Box 40
Scholarlink Subseries, 1991-2004 and undated (2003-2004)

An online referral service founded by Sears, linking academics with the business community and other sectors. Materials include correspondence, focus group sessions, feedback, several versions of proposals and business plans, Powerpoint presentation, and other various printed materials. Electronic material has been separated and mounted to the library server; for access to this material, please consult with a reference archivist.

Box 41
Seabrook Island Community Subseries, 2006-2008

Drafts and research materials written and gathered by Sears, a resident of Seabrook Island (S.C.), for real estate columns in local newspapers: The Seabrooker, The Island Connection, The Island Eye News, and Ocean Tides. Issues addressed by Sears in these writings include the environment, land use, property zoning, and community organizing. Original complete issues of newspapers have been removed to Oversize Material.

Box 42

Houses biographical information on James T. Sears, early education materials, early writings, newspaper clippings, and an essay written in 2007 in which Sears reflects on his career and the field of curriculum studies. Arranged in chronological order within subseries.

[NOTE: Portions of this series are closed to use until five years after the donor's death.]

1974-1983, Letters of recommendation
Box 43
1991-1993 and undated, Newspaper clippings
Box 43
1999-2002, Curriculum vitae,
Box 43
2006, Grawemeyer Award
Box 43
Fall 2007, Sears essay reminiscing about his career and the field of curriculum studies, published in American Educational Research Association Curriculum Studies Newsletter
Box 43
2008, Curriculum vita
Box 43
1970-1980, Class notes
(7 folders)
Box 43
1973-1980, Sociology, classroom notes
Box 43
1975-1981, High school and college writings
(2 folders)
Box 44
Box 44
1976, Ronald Reagan paper
(2 folders)
Box 44
1980, Analysis, strategies, proposals
Box 44
1990, Prisms
Box 44
Undated, Law
Box 44
Personal Files (CLOSED)
Boxes 45-46

Chiefly black and white photographic images used in Sears' publications on gay history, as well as a few publicity shots of Sears, and casual snapshots of Sears at lectures, conferences, and book tours. Most of the research material was used to illustrate Rebels, Rubyfruit and Rhinestones and Lonely Hunters. Files of materials considered for use in a publication are identified with the original titles consisting of names of individuals, groups, or locales; contents can include photographs, paper print-outs of images, other research material, clippings, permissions forms, and correspondence. Key communities represented in the research materials include Atlanta and New Orleans, though there are files on most Southern states. The various materials in the series cover the period from the late nineteenth century through the 1990s, with the bulk focusing on the 20th century. While the majority of images relate to urban issues, images of rural gay culture are also included; files on the Short Mountain Sanctuary and people associated with it (among them Milo [Guthrie] Pyne and Merril Mushroom) are notable in this regard. Also includes a set of 21 signed 8x10 black and white portraits of gay activists, writers, and artists by noted photographer Robert Giardi. Giardi's subjects in alphabetical order: Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldua, Perry Brass, Forman Brown (pseudonym Richard Meeker), Allen Ginsburg, Essex Hemphill, Dolores Kaich, Joan Larkin, Audre Lorde, Joan Nestle, Manuel Ramos Otero, Pat Parker, Felice Picano-Amagansett, Venita Porter, John Preston, James Purdy, Assotto Saint, Barbara Smith, Kitty Tsui, Carolyn Weather, and Jenny Wrenn; there is also a group portrait of the managing editors of RFD (publication of the Radical Faeries) at Short Mountain Sanctuary, an intentional gay community in rural Tennessee. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Other photographs and images can also be found throughout the Sears Papers; additionally, hundreds of digital images related to this series and to other materials in the collection have been separated and mounted on a library server; please contact a reference archivist for access to these images.

AIDS
Box 47
Alabama
Box 47
ALFA
Box 47
ALFA/Atlanta
Box 47
Atlanta
Box 47
Blue
Box 47
Bourbon
Box 47
Bragg [Laura]
(8 folders)
Box 47
Carter, Logan
Box 47
Catalogue photos sent
Box 47
Chronicle newspaper for Hall [Gordon]
(3 folders)
Box 47
Clearwater, Marge
(2 folders)
Box 47
Copies of photo release forms
Box 47
Crew [Louis]
Box 47
Day [Greg] picture
Box 47
Drag
(3 folders)
Box 47
Duke
Box 47
Early 20th century women/vita
(3 folders)
Box 47
Faye, Frances
(2 folders)
Box 47
Feminist photos, 1920
Box 47
Gallery
Box 47
Generations
Box 47
Giardi, Robert photographs, 1986-1989
Box 48
Hall [Gordon Langley]
(3 folders)
Box 47
Inman, [Richard]
Box 47
Jackson, Tony
Box 47
Johns Committee
(2 folders)
Box 47
Jones, Elliott
Box 47
Kepner, [Jim]
Box 47
Lambe, Ron
Box 47
[Clarke,] Lige
Box 49
Martin, Marcelina
Box 49
March on Washington
Box 49
Minstrel shows
Box 49
Matlovich, [Leonard]
(2 folders)
Box 49
M[onteagudo], Jesse
Box 49
Mushroom, Merril
(3 folders)
Box 49
New Orleans
(2 folders)
Box 49
Newspaper headers, 1950s-1960s harassment
(2 folders)
Box 49
Nichols, Jack
(3 folders)
Box 49
North Carolina
Box 49
P, Miss
(2 folders)
Box 49
[Penelope,] Julia
Box 49
Pioneer photos
Box 49
Pre-1998
Box 49
Pyne, Milo
(4 folders)
Box 49
RFD photos (misc)
Box 49
Running Water/Lambe, Ron
Box 49
Sears, James
(5 folders)
Box 49
Shaw, Clay
Box 49
Short Mountain
Box 49
Simpson chapter
Box 50
Sinister Wisdom/Feminary
Box 50
South Carolina
Box 50
Southeast conference
Box 50
Tennessee
Box 50
Texas
(2 folders)
Box 50
Turner, Herman David
Box 50
Unidentified
(2 folders)
Box 50
University at North Carolina at Chapel Hill photo archive
Box 50
[Wanstrom,] Rita
(2 folders)
Box 50
Wilson, Pete/Cubbs, Elizabeth
Box 50
Zamora, Pedro
Box 50

Research materials, correspondence, publicity, drafts and proofs, administrative and editorial files, and other items documenting James T. Sears' career as an educator and author. Arranged into subseries in the following categories: conferences and organizations; professional correspondence; engagements and publicity; publishing files; and teaching, the largest file group. Further descriptions of each subseries follow. For personal correspondence and other files, consult the Personal Files Series.

Chiefly composed of files relating to conferences Sears attended or coordinated, and organizations in which he played an active role. There are references to other conferences, mostly on teaching and curriculum studies, that appear in the Research and Writings Series as part of the subseries for certain publications; in addition, there may be some conference-related materials in the Engagements and Publicity Subseries of this series. Prominently represented organizations and conferences include: American Educational Research Association (AERA); the AERA Lesbian and Gay Studies Special Interest Group (SIG); and Curriculum and Pedagogy. Arranged in alphabetical order by name of conference or organization.

AERA -- Curriculum and Pedagogy
(14 folders)
Box 51
Curriculum and Pedagogy -- South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Pride (SC Pride)
(12 folders)
Box 52

Exchanges between Sears and other authors and colleagues found separately from other materials in the collection. Large amounts of professional correspondence can be found throughout the writings and other publications files and in the records relating to Sears' academic positions.

1994-2005
(37 folders)
Box 53
2005-2007
(14 folders)
Box 54

Files document the many speaking engagements and publicity related to Sears' publications, as well as other non-academic activities. There is a mix of folders with distinct names and folders that group materials by year, but in general the two categories are comprised as follows: engagements materials derive from events such as speeches, interviews, and readings, and include the texts of speeches, correspondence, clippings, brochures, other printed materials, and photographs; publicity materials contain correspondence, clippings, and printed material such as brochures and flyers regarding Sears' book-length works, primarily Lonely Hunters and Rebels, Rhinestones, and Rubyfruit. A number of reviews of Sears' work, primarily in the gay press, are also included. Correspondence in this series pertains to efforts by Sears and his publicists to secure speaking or reading engagements at bookstores and other venues in 1997 and 2001. Although a few items relating to Sears' published work on curriculum are included, his conference papers on that topic are located in the Conferences and Organizations Subseries above and his academic lectures in the Teaching Subseries below. Arranged in chronological order.

1991-1994
(24 folders)
Box 55
1994-1998
(16 folders)
Box 56
1997-2001
(40 folders)
Box 57
2001-2007
(23 folders)
Box 58
2007 and undated
(10 folders)
Box 59
Publicity photographs, 1987-1991 and undated
(48 items)
Box 59

Small group of files containing royalty statements, contracts for Sears' writings, contracts and other materials for submissions to works or series edited by Sears, publishers' correspondence, and other documents related to the publishing process. Files in the Research and Writings Series hold other similar documentation, including correspondence with publishers and copies of contracts. Arranged in original order as received.

1997-2007
(7 folders)
Box 59

Arranged in the following groups: Brackenridge Internship in Teaching; Consulting; Department Files; and Closed Academic Files, which are closed to research until five years after the donor's death.

Files of correspondence, interviews, and other papers that document Sears' involvement with the Bridenthal Internship in Teaching program, now known as the Brackenridge (BIT). A six-year study on teacher recruitment based on the BIT program culminated in a publication edited by Sears and several others, When Best Doesn't Equal Good: Educational Reform and Teacher Recruitment. A Longitudinal Study (1994). Other materials on BIT are located in the Research and Writings Series, Other Publications Subseries, under that title. Arranged in order as received, roughly chronological.

Correspondence, 1984-1986 and undated
(1 folder)
Box 60
1984-1990
Box 60
1985-1993
Box 61
1984-1993
Box 62
General files
(30 folders)
Box 62
General files
(3 folders)
Box 63
Individuals
(16 folders)
Box 63
Individuals
(9 folders)
Box 64
Journals and Papers, 1985-1992
(16 folders)
Box 64

Materials gathered here derive from work Sears has done for various universities and organizations on issues related to gays and lesbians on campus. Most of these documents originated from Penn State University, and includes documentation on a proposed Center for Sexualities and the Professions in its School of Education. Files include correspondence, reports of task forces and committees at various universities, and a variety of printed material. Arranged in alphabetical order by folder title.

[CLOSED to research for 25 years from latest date.]

EDLP 832--Penn State Forensic Study
(24 folders)
Box 65
Penn State Outreach--University of South Carolina Campus Climate Survey
(15 folders)
Box 66

Large group of files containing documentation on courses taught by Sears chiefly at the University of South Carolina and Penn State. Course topics include sexual identity, teaching and the creation of "sex ed" curricula, and political movements. Files include correspondence, syllabi, notes, lectures, comments and evaluations by students, proposals for courses or programs, and other files. One group of folders deals with a controversial course taught on the Religious Right. Also contains materials relating to Sears' teaching activities as a faculty member at the University of South Carolina and College of Charleston. Arranged in order received, roughly chronological.

Courses, 1985-2004 and undated
Box 67-75

Mainly correspondence and documents gathered by Sears through his participation at the University of South Carolina on various academic committees and working groups. Arranged in order as received.

Files, 1991-2004 and undated
(12 folders)
Box 75
Closed Academic Files, 1999-2007 and undated

Correspondence and other documents derived from Sear's work with various tenure committees and working groups. Arranged in order as received.

Box 76

This largest series in the collection houses research materials, correspondence, publicity, drafts and proofs, administrative and editorial files, and other materials documenting James T. Sears' career as researcher, author, and editor. Organized into four subseries: Major Works, Other Publications, Research Files, and Writings by Others.

The largest subseries, Major Works, features files of correspondence, drafts and proofs, research materials, and other items related to the following major book-length works by Sears (presented in chronological order) on the history of homosexuality and gay identity in the South, and the history of the gay rights movement: Growing Up Gay in the South: Race, Gender, and Journeys of the Spirit (1990); Lonely Hunters: an Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968 (1997); Rebels, Rhinestones, and Rubyfruit: Queering Space in the Stonewall South (2001); Behind the Mask of the Mattachine: the Hal Call Chronicles and the Early Movement for Homosexual Emancipation (2006); and John and Edwin (2009), a volume on early gay history seen through the lens of a relationship between two men from the South. Lonely Hunters, Rebels, Rhinestones, and Rubyfruit, and Behind the Mask of the Mattachine were published as volumes in a series on gay history; another volume on homosexuality in the U.S. before 1950 was planned but is currently unpublished. Detailed descriptions follow below; titles are organized chronologically by date of publication.

The Other Publications Subseries chiefly consists of the following types of materials: files relating to essays and chapters contributed by Sears to book-length works; files deriving from his editorial work for books and journals, including the gay studies journal Empathy; and conference papers written by Sears, some of which may be unpublished. A number of the writings in this subseries relate to Sears' pioneering work on the development of a classroom curriculum for teaching sexuality and gender identity. In addition, this series houses files of book reviews written by Sears. Reviews of his own publications can be found in the Major Works Subseries, or in the Publicity Series. Subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by title.

The Research Files Subseries contains extensive files maintained by Sears on various topics relevant to his written work, including gay culture in the Southern U.S. (especially Florida, North Carolina, and Alabama), gays in the military, and sexuality in the Philippines; some material was unpublished while other material was utilized in published works. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.

The smallest and final subseries, Writings by Others, houses writings by other individuals which were either sent to Sears for review, or used by Sears in his research. These are arranged alphabetically by author last name.

Many of the writings and other related materials in this collection were received as electronic files. The contents of each disk have been migrated to a library server. Please consult a reference archivist for access to these and other electronic files.

Correspondence, research, contributor, and administrative files pertaining to major book-length works by Sears. Arranged chronologically by publication date; within, alphabetically or in original order as received.

Files organized into sections of correspondence, drafts and proofs, interviews, and research files. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically; drafts and proofs in order received. Interviews comprise three boxes: the first two contain complete interviews and interview notes, and are arranged by first name and case number as assigned by Sears. Research files include a set of folders (mostly but not all contiguous and marked "QSL") housing materials related to Sears' paper, "Attitudes, Experiences, and Feelings of Guidance Counselors in Working with Homosexual Students: A Report on the Quality of School Life for Southern Gay and Lesbian Students" (1988), which formed the basis for the book. The early research for this paper was in part supported by the Gay and Lesbian Advocacy Research Project (GLARP), whose name appears on many folders. The third box contains what seem to be aggregates of these interviews, and are arranged according to case number. Audio recordings on cassette are also available for many interviews; these are housed in the Audiovisual Series.

Correspondence, 1987-1990
(8 folders)
Box 77
Drafts and Proofs, 1988 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 77
Full transcripts
Box 78-79
Aggregate interviews
Box 80
Publicity, 1987-1992 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 81
American Educational Research Association paper, 1988
Box 81-82
Book references, undated
Box 81-82
Chapter 13 (?), undated
Box 81-82
Coping Behaviors (American Educational Research Association), 1988
Box 81-82
Counselor surveys, undated
Box 81-82
Curriculum Theory conference paper, 1987
Box 81-82
Debutante Ball, Raleigh, North Carolina; clippings, 1975 and 1987-1988
Box 81-82
Developing a Sense of Difference, 1987
Box 81-82
Draft: Feelings and Attitudes of Educators Toward Homosexuality and Homosexual Students, undated
Box 81-82
Gay book appendices: research instruments (?), undated
Box 81-82
Growing up Gay in the South appendix, 1985
Box 81-82
Miscellaneous references and chapter quotes (?), undated
Box 81-82
Notes, undated
Box 81-82
Originals, educators' questions, undated
Box 81-82
Pre-service teachers' knowledge, attitudes about homosexuality, undated
Box 81-82
Professional interview questions, undated
Box 81-82
Quality of School Life for Gay and Lesbian Adolescents proposals and papers, 1986-1989 and undated
(10 folders)
Box 81-82
References for gay quality of school life paper, undated
Box 81-82
Thomas from the rebels, undated
Box 81-82
South Carolina guidance counselor questions, 1987
Box 81-82
South Carolina history, undated
Box 81-82
Summary of 36 rebel cases, undated
Box 81-82
Organization of the original 36 rebels, undated
Box 81-82

Also referred to in earlier material as "Generations," this volume was published as the first in a series on history of homosexuality and gay movements in the U.S. Contains groups of drafts and proofs, publicity, and research files. Drafts and proofs are arranged in the order in which they were received. Several files of proofs or drafts include the 1995 prospectus, correspondence with Sears' colleagues and proofreaders, including Kepner's foreword, an interview with Barbara Gittings (Daughters of Bilitis founder) for the afterword, Gordon Hall (Dawn Langley Simmons), and Jack Nichols. Publicity files are arranged alphabetically, and include book reviews, awards, book tour schedules, promotional statements, and a video. Research files, arranged alphabetically, include chapter and interview notes, early research materials about gender, early homosexuality cases, and gay identity, as well as correspondence and research materials relating to book subjects Jack Nichols, Dawn Langley Simmons, and Sue Sponnoble. The last three boxes of research files pertain to an inquiry into homosexuality at the University of Florida in the late fifties; they contain depositions, statements, and court documents pertaining to the Johns Committee proceedings; these documents are arranged in order as received.

Correspondence, 1995-1997
(2 folders)
Box 83
Drafts and Proofs, 1995-1997
(25 folders)
Box 83-86
Publicity, 1997-1998
(24 folders)
Box 86-87
Braggman's interview notes, 1994
Box 87
Civil Rights chapter, 1996
Box 87
Ed Wall scandal: clippings, 1956
Box 87
Growing up as a Jewish Lesbian, 1997-1998 (Chapter in Generations of Youth..., 1998; became a chapter in Lonely Hunters)
Box 87
Hall, Gordon Langley: clippings, 1963, 1989, and 1993
Box 87
Hall material from Perkins Library, 1963-1972
Box 87
Miami juvenile delinquency hearing, 1954-1955
Box 87
Nichols, Jack: notes for memoirs, 1995-1996
Box 87
Nichols, Jack: correspondence with Sears, and early materials (correspondence, writings, and clippings), 1963-1996 and undated
Box 87
Notes, undated
Box 87
Pages from Dialectics chapter; writings by Lige Clark and Jack Nichols, 1996
Box 87
Penelope, Julia, 1996
Box 87
Related fifties articles , 1959-1964, 1989

Chiefly reprints of early gay magazines Janus and One, but also reading lists of gay sci-fi and list of gay pulp fiction at Special Collections Library, Duke.

Box 88
Research aids from Special Collections Library, Duke University (subject bibliographies, primary source lists), 1995-1996
Box 88
Simmons, Dawn Langley: correspondence and clippings (contains photographic material), 1995-1996
Box 88
Sponnoble correspondence and notes, 1995-1996
Box 88
Johns Committee files [University of Florida legal case], 1957-1966 and undated

[Box 91 contains photographic materials.]

Box 89-92

Arranged into the following subseries: Administrative Files, Correspondence, Drafts and Proofs, Publicity, and Research Files. These divisions and their internal arrangement are further described below. The largest group, the research files (36 boxes), documents Sears' work on the book through correspondence, clippings and articles files, interviews, memoirs, oral histories, regional material from southern states, files on activist groups, memorabilia, and other material. The research files also house a set of diaries written by a gay youth from 1973-1993, and a large component of materials, chiefly correspondence, written by Jack Nichols and Lige Clarke. Other material on Nichols can be found in the Jack Nichols Papers Series.

Consent forms, 1996-2005
(2 folders)
Box 93
Duke University consent forms, 1994-2000
Box 93

Consists of correspondence between Sears and various contacts related to the project. Organized in two sections: alphabetical order by recipient, and editorial and location-specific correspondence. The second section is arranged in order as received.

A-C
(26 folders)
Box 93
C-J
(30 folders)
Box 94
J-N
(26 folders)
Box 95
N-W
(39 folders)
Box 96
W-Z
(10 folders)
Box 97
Editorial, 2000
Box 97
Promotional blurbs, 2000-2001
Box 97
Rutgers, 1997-2000
(2 folders)
Box 97
Photo contacts, 1999-2000
Box 97
City contacts
(18 folders)
Box 97
Drafts and Proofs, 1998-2001
(5 boxes)

[Diskettes removed from folders in Boxes 98 and 99; contents have been migrated to library server.]

Box 98-102
Publicity, 2000-2001

Includes correspondence, flyers, and travel plans for publicity tours as well as press reviews of the book.

(3 folders)
Box 102

Contains a large amount of research materials pertaining to the writing of Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones, including correspondence between third parties, clippings, gay newspaper issues, chapters of books consulted by Sears, flyers, programs, newsletters, diaries, oral histories, promotional materials, minutes, and memorabilia. The subseries is organized into rough subject areas with titles originally assigned by Sears, with individual folders left largely in the original order as received. These subject areas are organized alphabetically within the subseries and their contents are further described below. Many of the folders carry state names, and contain research materials gathered by Sears in the southern U.S. Extensive additional materials on Jack Nichols and Lige Clarke can be found in the Jack Nichols Papers Series in this collection.

1970s Articles

Principally popular and academic articles and book chapters by others, providing a general background on social issues of the 1970s.

(14 folders)
Box 103
1970s articles
(11 folders)
Box 104
Other 1970s material
Box 104
1980s

A mixture of material including bibliographies, newspaper articles, and a large group of individually foldered flyers, pamphlets, catalogues, and other material from gay and lesbian organizations from the 1980s.

(11 folders)
Box 104
1980s
(5 folders)
Box 105
1980s organization material
(49 folders)
Box 105
1980s organization material
(69 folders)
Box 106
Activist groups, 1960s-1980s

Material related to various political and social activist groups active in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Includes newspapers, newsletters, flyers, posters, correspondence, and other materials. Subjects include the Student Southern Organizing Committee, the North American Bioregional Conference, the People's Party, the North American Congress of Homophile Organizations, the Gay Rights Lobby, the National Gay Task Force, and the Gay Sex Alliance.

(4 folders)
Box 106
Activist groups
(13 folders)
Box 107
Activist groups
(6 folders)
Box 108
AIDS and other medical materials, 1970s-1980s

Mostly newspaper and magazine articles about the AIDS epidemic, but also includes material on sexually transmitted diseases and materials from the Gay Caucus of the American Psychiatric Association.

(10 folders)
Box 108
Timothy Bass diaries, 1977-1993
(8 folders)
Box 109
Biker clubs, 1972-1980, undated
(3 folders)
Box 110
Logan Carter, 1970s-1980s, and undated

Documents from the life of Logan Carter/Roxanne Russell. Includes newspaper articles, diaries, book manuscripts, and correspence with Jack Nichols.

(6 folders)
Box 110
Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols correspondence, 1967
(3 folders)
Box 110
Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols correspondence, 1967-1968
Box 111
Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols correspondence, 1968-1988, and undated
(11 folders)
Box 112
Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols articles, circa 1974
Box 112
Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols articles, 1969-1973
(3 folders)
Box 113
Lige Clarke and Jack Nichols - Nichols writings about Clarke, 1970, 1975, 1998, and undated
(3 folders)
Box 113
Drag Queens, 1970s-1996 and undated
(10 folders)
Box 113
Florida, 1970s-1980s

Newspaper articles, biographical documents, FBI reports, legal documents, and other material from Florida. Topics include Jack Campbell's campaign for Miami Commissioner, the Miami equal treatment ordinance, and the Anita Bryant affair.

(5 folders)
Box 113
Florida, 1970s-1980s
(16 folders)
Box 114
Florida, 1977-1980, 1997
(2 folders)
Box 115
Georgia, 1970s-1997

Includes material on Atlanta gay organizations and the Supreme Court's 1985 Bowers v. Hardwick sodomy case.

(20 folders)
Box 115
Georgia - ALFA, 1972-1991
(2 folders)
Box 116
Kentucky, 1950s-1990s

Covers activities at the University of Kentucky and in Louisville, as well as the Sam Dorr case from 1982.

(26 folders)
Box 116
Peter Lee, correspondence and datebooks, 1950s-2000
Box 117-119
Lesbians, 1969-1996

Contains chiefly print material about lesbian and feminist figures, organizations, and issues, in the form of book chapters, biographical entries, newspaper articles, flyers, and pamphlets.

Box 120-121
Louisiana, 1971-1982

Includes material on Gertrude Stein Society and the study "Hidden People."

Box 122-123
Mississippi, 1969-1990s

Includes articles about the 1983 gubernatorial election; letters, publications, minutes, and other material from the Mississippi Gay Allliance; and letters between "Eddie's Boys."

Box 124
Mississippi, 1969-1990s

Includes "Eddie's Boys" material.

(14 folders)
Box 125
Nichols, Jack, 1970s-1991

Contains newspaper and magazine articles, manuscripts, speeches, interviews, correspondence, clippings, and other material created by Jack Nichols. See also the Jack Nichols Papers Series in this collection for extensive materials on Nichols and Lige Clark.

(2 folders)
Box 125
Jack Nichols material, 1960s-2003 and undated

Contains many folders of correspondence (1990s-2003), newspaper and magazine articles, manuscripts, speeches, interviews, clippings, and other materials by and about Jack Nichols.

Box 126-128
Jack Nichols, undated
(4 folders)
Box 129
Jack Nichols correspondence A-L, 1993-2003
(8 folders)
Box 129
Jack Nichols correspondence M-Z, 1988-2003
(9 folders)
Box 130
North Carolina, 1950s-1990s

Mostly information and material on the history of gay groups in various North Carolina cities, as well as a large number of newspapers from the 1970s.

(8 folders)
Box 130
North Carolina, 1950s-1990s

Chiefly information and material on the history of gay groups in various North Carolina cities, as well as a large number of newspapers from the 1970s.

(11 folders)
Box 130
North Carolina, 1969-2002
(31 folders)
Box 131
North Carolina, 1969-1985
(7 folders)
Box 132
North Carolina - The Protean, circa 1970
Box 132
Religion
Box 133-135
Short Mountain (Tennessee), 1974-1995 and undated

Minutes, correspondence, deeds, flyers, maps, notebooks, and other materials from the Short Mountain Sanctuary in Tennessee, an intentional community for gay men.

Box 136-137
Short Mountain correspondence, 1980-1983
(2 folders)
Box 136-137
Short Mountain correspondence, 1980-1983 and undated
Box 138-139
South Carolina, 1969-1998

Chiefly material relating to South Carolina University in Columbia, SC, including letters, minutes, flyers, and newsletters of the Lambda Alliance.

(22 folders)
Box 140
Tennessee, 1969-1991, and undated

Additional material about Tennessee, unrelated to Short Mountain, focusing on Memphis and various political campaigns.

(23 folders)
Box 141
Texas, 1967-1991 and undated
Box 142-144
Virginia, 1977-1978
(3 folders)
Box 144
Virginia,1968-1984
Box 145-146
Uncategorized material, 1960s-1980s, and undated

Research material of broad application. Topics include racism within the gay community; hate crimes and homophobia. Includes miscellaneous notes, publications, newspaper clippings, and other items.

(2 boxes)
Box 146-147
Memorabilia, undated

Bumper stickers, two t-shirts, a rainbow streamer, and two small boxes of pins and buttons.

Box 148

Transcripts of interviews conducted by Sears and others, related to the book Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones. Folders sorted in alphabetical order by interview subject's name.

Interview transcripts, 1978, 1996, and undated
(26 folders)
Box 149

Correspondence, writings, interview transcripts, administrative files, minutes, diaries, memoirs, printed materials, relating to the life of Hal Call, prominent member of the early gay rights movement, the history of the Mattachine Society with which Call was engaged, and the writing of Sears' book Behind the Mask of the Mattachine. Arranged in the following series: Administrative, Financial, and Legal Files; Hal Call Papers; Correspondence; Diaries, Memoirs, Yearbooks; Drafts; Interview Transcripts; Photographic Material; and Printed Material. The bulk of the personal papers of Hal Call date from the early 1940s to the 1970s and include correspondence, writings, diaries, and printed matter related to the early years of the gay liberation movement. See descriptions below for more detail on each group of materials.

A variety of materials that document the organization, meetings, conventions and various financial and legal activities of the Mattachine Society. Files are divided into alphabetical and chronological runs of folders. The alphabetical folders reflect a broad range of topics, including all of the following: balance sheets and other budget activities; chapters of the Society in various cities; FBI files; related groups such as One, Inc. and Pan-Graphic Press; and the work of various committees, especially the Publications Committee. The chronological run of folders consists almost entirely of minutes, agendas, and related documents from meetings and conventions. This group of folders contains a mix of documents that were produced by individual chapters as well as national conventions of the Society, w/some individual folders containing items from multiple sources; all are interfiled chronologically.

Alphabetical: Adonis--Speeches, 1953-1974 and undated
(29 folders)
Box 150
1951-1960 and undated
(13 folders)
Box 151
1954-1960 and undated
(15 folders)
Box 152
1960-1964 and undated
(8 folders)
Box 153
Correspondence, index to 1946-1950
Box 153
Correspondence, 1941-1972
(10 folders)

[Some items removed to Hal Call Papers, Oversize Materials.]

Box 153
Correspondence, 1950-2000 and undated
(13 folders)
Box 154

Consists of thirty years of Hal Call's yearbooks and appointment books in forty-five volumes, plus an undated World War II era notebook. Items contain a mix of appointments, lists of contacts, and brief day-to-day record-keeping for various financial transactions of the Mattachine Society.

1940s, 1967-1980
(17 volumes)
Box 155
1981-1990
(14 volumes)
Box 156
1991-1998
(15 volumes)
Box 157
Interviews (transcripts) of Hal Call by various interviewers, 1980-2000
(10 folders)
Box 158
Photographic material, 1918-1996 and undated

[Processing note: Photographs and slides relating to Hal Call are filed in the box for all photographic materials in this subseries.]

Box 158
Printed material, 1926-1999 and undated
(11 folders)
Box 158
Hal Call correspondence, 1945-1948
(5 items)
Box 159
Hal Call Papers printed materials, newspapers and clippings, 1931-1964 and undated
(7 folders)
Box 159

A mix of individual and organizational correspondence relating to the history of gay rights, the history of the Mattachine Society and its various chapters, and to Sears's research for his book. Individuals prominently represented, mainly in the early years, include Henry Gerber, Frank McCourt, and Manuel boyFrank. Organizational correspondence, heavily concentrated in the 1950s and early 1960s, includes: material about the early history of the Mattachine in San Francisco; some material from the New York chapter; and correspondence with other organizations such as ONE, Inc. and the Atheneum Society of American, Inc., the Florida activist group founded by Richard Inman. Finally, Sears's research correspondence, including some email, is filed at the end of this file set. Arranged chronogically.

Henry Gerber, Frank McCourt, Manuel boyFrank, and early Mattachine materials, 1933-1979 and undated
(11 folders)
Box 160
Mattachine materials from San Francisco and New York, 1950-1991 and undated
(42 folders)
Box 161
Mattachine materials from San Francisco and New York; ONE, Inc., 1957-1975 and undated
(29 folders)
Box 162
Mattachine materials; Richard Inman and Atheneum Society; James Sears correspondence and email, 1961-2006 and undated
(28 folders)
Box 163

Contains a variety of autobiographical documents for Jim Kepner and Prescott Townsend. Although the Kepner folders, as received, are labeled as diaries, they actually appear to be a typescript memoir written in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Arranged by author, then chronologically.

Kepner, Jim, diary, My First 66 Years of Gay Liberation, 1968-1990
(11 folders, typescript)
Box 164
Townsend, Prescott, Queer for Justice: an autobiographical memoir, (by Adrian Cathcart), 1994
Box 164

Consists mainly of multiple drafts in typescript of various chapters of Behind the Mask of the Mattachine. At the beginning of these is a folder for Sears's 1999 proposal for the book, originally to be known as "Calling Shots" . At the end of the group are several folders of visual materials for the book, including photographs, clippings, and other printed materials. Since these items were numbered and thus possibly keyed to one or more drafts of the book, they were left in the current folder group rather than separated by format. Filed chronologically to the extent possible, but folder contents vary: most contain multiple drafts of a single chapter, but others contain a single draft of multiple chapters.

Proposal, 1999
Box 165
Drafts and introductions, 2001 June-2002 July
Box 165
Chapters 1-10, various drafts, 2001 Aug.-2002 Jul.
(12 folders)
Box 165
Chapters 11-28, various drafts, 2001 Dec.-2002 Sept.
(16 folders)
Box 166
Chapters 1-36, various drafts, 2002 July-2004 Oct.
(12 folders)
Box 167
Chapters 14-40, various drafts, 2004 May-2005 Aug.
(6 folders)
Box 168
Visual materials for book, numbered 1-11, 21-50, 1919-1965 and undated
(8 folders)
Box 168

Contains transcripts of interviews with over forty individuals that Sears conducted or gathered as part of his research for Behind the Mask of the Mattachine. Interviews conducted by Sears took place in the late 1990s and early 2000s, while those by other researchers took place as much as thirty years earlier up through the 1990s; other interviewers include Paul Cain, Martin Meeker, and Frank Prager. For most transcripts there are release forms signed by the interviewees; these are usually filed at the front of the folder containing the transcripts, but others were also left as received, in a separate folder at the beginning of the folder group. In addition to transcripts and release forms, folders also contain associated correspondence and e-mail between Sears, other researchers, and the interviewees; printed material; research notes; and a few photographs. Some folders contain only these supporting materials and no transcripts; they often appear to be preparatory work for interviews that did not take place. Interviews are mainly concerned with the Mattachine Society in San Francisco in the 1950s-1970s, but also cover chapters in other cities. Interviewees prominently cited in the book include: Martin Block, Ken Burns, Frank Kameny, Jim Kepner, Hal Lawson, Dorr Legg, Don Lucas, Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin, Jack Nichols, and Randy Wicker. Transcripts for several interviews with Hal Call are all housed in the Hal Call folder group in this subseries. Arranged alphabetically.

Interview release forms, Barker-Wicker, 2001-2004
Box 169
Transcripts, Anchor-Littlejohn, 1962-2005 and undated
(26 folders)
Box 169
Transcripts, Lucas-Wicker, 1956-2004 and undated
(20 folders)
Box 170

Contains 187 black-and-white prints, 25 color prints, 44 negatives, and circa 150 slides documenting three topics: the life of Hal Call; materials which may have been assembled by Call relating to an unidentified project on the history of gay erotica; and the early history of the Mattachine Society. The bulk of the materials relate to Hal Call and document his childhood, family, military service in World War II, work history, and include a variety of professional portraits and personal snapshots taken at different periods of his life. Separated by format, then arranged alphabetically by topic.

Hal Call--prints, slides, and negatives, 1918-2000 and undated
(5 folders and 1 box of slides)
Box 171
History of gay erotica--prints, slides, and negatives, circa 1960s-1970s and undated
(3 folders)
Box 171
Mattachine Society history--prints and slides, 1947 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 171

A variety of clippings, flyers, legal case histories, newsletters, photocopied articles, research about the history of erotica, and other printed materials. Consists mainly of documents generated by or about various chapters of the Mattachine Society in the 1960s and 1970s, but also includes research that Sears gathered in preparing his book. Newsletters from Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco form the largest category, comprising about a third of the materials gathered here. The Randy Wicker folders contain materials by and about Wicker. Arranged alphabetically, with folder titles derived from topical subjects, publication titles, and people's names.

Black Cat--Gerber/Hart Library
(22 folders)
Box 172
Gerber/Hart Library--Newsletters, Denver
(23 folders)
Box 173
Newsletters, Denver--The Rejected
(23 folders)
Box 174
Reprints--Vanguard
(15 folders)
Box 175
Wicker, Randy--Womack School
(12 folders)

[Some items removed to Digital Materials Series.]

Box 176

Files contain research materials and correspondence relating to a book chronicling a 40-year relationship between John Ziegler and Edwin Peacock, both of Charleston, S.C. Both men also served in the military during World War II. Includes photocopies of original correspondence (1941-1959) and a set of diaries (1937-1940) used in the 1993 book The Diary of Jeb and Dash, published by Farber and Farber. (The original full set of correspondence is held in the John Zeigler Papers at Duke.) Also includes oral interviews with John Ziegler conducted by Sears; research notes; printed materials on gay life in Charleston; materials related to southern women writers, including Carson McCullers, Edwin Peacock's longtime friend; photographs; and drafts and proofs. Audiovisual materials and electronic diskettes have been separated into the format-appropriate series. The personal papers of Edwin Peacock and John Zeigler are also held by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke.

[Electronic files have been migrated to a library server. Please consult a reference archivist for access to these and other electronic files in this collection.]

Main Correspondence Files, 1941-2007
(13 folders)
Box 177
1941-1944
Box 177
1944-1945
Box 178
1945-1959
Box 179
Diaries, 1937-1940
Box 179
Files, 2007-2008
Box 180
Allen, Henry, 1919
Box 181
Notes, undated
Box 181
McCullers, et al., 1996

[Contains photographic materials and 2 CD-Rs. Please contact a reference archivist for access to the electronic materials.]

[Diskettes removed.]

Box 181
Play based on Jeb and Dash, undated
Box 181
John's poetry and writings, undated
Box 181
Photographs, 1954-1995
Box 181
The Shako (Citadel newspaper) and Foothills, 1931-1940
Box 181
1930-40 South, 1998
Box 181
Ninety-Nines, undated
Box 181
St. Cecilia Society, undated
Box 181
Murray, Pauli, 1938-1940
Box 181
McCullers, undated
Box 181
Candlestick Murder, Charleston, 1958
Box 181
Walking Charleston, 2001
Box 181
Printed material, 1997-2004
Box 181
Southern Women, undated
Box 181
Crompton, Louis, Homosexuals and the Death Penalty in Colonial America, 1976
Box 181
Charleston Red Light District, undated
Box 181
Wilde's visit to the south, undated
Box 181
Pre-20th century material, undated
Box 181
Notes on Southern women writers, undated
Box 181
Stein, Gertrude, visit to Charleston, 1981-1984
Box 181
The Shako (Citadel newspaper), 1934-1935

[Removed to Oversize Materials]

Box 181

Includes works edited by Sears, sometimes with other individuals; writings contributed by Sears to book-length works by others; many articles appearing in a variety of academic journals; and nine folders of book reviews. Includes Sears' 1984 doctoral dissertation on teacher education programs. Arranged in alphabetical order by title or topic of work; within, typically divided into subgroupings, including administrative files, correspondence, drafts and proofs, publicity, and research files, or, in some cases, arranged in some other original order as received. Many of these writings are also present in the form of electronic files.

[Electronic files have been migrated to a library server. Please consult a reference archivist for access to these and other electronic files in this collection.]

Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context, edited by Vern Bullough (2003), 1994-2003

Chapters on activists Bob Basker, Hal Call, and Jack Nichols.

Box 182
Beyond Zero Tolerance: Four Approaches to Integrating Lesbian/Gay Issues into Multicultural Education, 1995

Article for AACTE book (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education).

Box 182
Book reviews by James Sears, 1991-2002
(9 folders)
Box 182
Centering Culture: Teaching for Critical Sexual Literacy Using the Sexual Diversity Wheel (1997), in Journal of Moral Culture, Vol. 26, No. 3, 1995-1997
(2 folders)
Box 182
Columns by Sears, 1992-2001 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 182
A Critical Ethnography of Teacher Education Programs at Indiana University (1984)

Sears' doctoral thesis.

(4 folders)
Box 183
Crossing Borders/Expanding Boundaries: Teaching, Thinking, and Theorizing About Sexualities Education, 1995
Box 183
Cultural Wars in a Southern Town: Race and the Hidden Narrative of the Master, (2000) in Journal of Educational Policy, 2000
Box 183

Series edited by Sears. Arranged in two groups, Correspondence and Editorial Files, then alphabetically within each group.

Correspondence, 1998-2002
(9 folders)
Box 183
Editorial Files, 1997-2003
(11 folders)
Box 184
Editorial Files, 1997-2003
(2 folders)
Box 185

Edited by Sears with assistance from James C. Carper. Originated from controversy surrounding Sears' course on Christian fundamentalism and education (see other materials on this topic in the Teaching Series). Arranged in four groupings: Correspondence, Dialogues, Editorial Files, and Publicity. Correspondence includes letters written between Sears and chapter authors, and Sears and his publishers at Teachers College Press. Dialogues contain several printed round table discussions pertaining to chapters in this publication. Editorial files also contain correspondence with chapter authors and Teachers College Press, as well as chapters written by a select group of contributors. All files arranged alphabetically.

Brantley, Paul, 1996
Box 185
Contacts, 1993-1994
Box 185
McLaren, Peter, 1996
Box 185
Provine, W., 1994-1995
Box 185
Public Agenda correspondence and evaluation, 1994
Box 185
Teachers College Press: correspondence and contracts, undated
Box 185
Conversationalists: Public Square, 1996
Box 185
Dinner dialogue: Textbooks, 1996
Box 185
End of book conversations drafts, 1996-1997 and undated
(7 folders)
Box 185
Outcomes-Based Education, 1995
Box 185
Teaching About Human Origins draft, 1995
Box 185
Teaching About Human Sexuality, 1995
Box 185
Values, 1996
Box 185
Editorial Files, 1994-1997
(23 folders)
Box 186
Editorial Files, 1994-1997
(10 folders)
Box 187
Publicity, 1997-1999
(4 folders)
Box 187

Co-edited by James Sears and Rubin Gaztambibe-Fernandez. Contains correspondence and drafts and proofs.

Correspondence, 2001-2003
(6 folders)
Box 188
Drafts and Proofs, 2002-2003
(9 folders)
Box 188

Contains correspondence, editorial files, and administrative files. Correspondence includes letters to publishers, authors, and Debbie Epstein, Sears' co-editor. Editorial files also include correspondence with authors, as well as proofs and layouts. All files organized alphabetically.

Cassell Academic, 1998
Box 189
Early correspondence, 1995
Box 189
Epstein, Debbie, 1996-1997
Box 189
Johnson, Richard, 1996
Box 189
Kruger, Andrew, 1996
Box 189
Rejections, 1996
Box 189
Salazar, Philippe-Joseph, 1996
Box 189
Steinberg, Deborah, 1996
Box 189
Wakefield, Nina, 1996
Box 189
Weeks, Jeff, 1996
Box 189
Altman, Dennis, 1996-1997
Box 189
Beckett, Lori, 1997
Box 189
Burgess, Ian, 1995
Box 189
Connell, R. W., 1996-1997
Box 189
Crowley, Vicki, 1996-1997
Box 189
Crowther, Barbara, 1996-1997
Box 189
Dupuis, Martin, 1996
Box 189
Fine, Michelle, 1996-1997
Box 189
Original articles and chapters, 1998
(2 folders)
Box 189
Pallotta-Chianolli, Maria, 1996-1997
Box 189
Plante, Rebecca, 1996-1997
Box 189
Quinlivan, Kathleen, and Shane Town, 1997
Box 189
Sears, James, 1998
Box 189
Smyth, Lisa, 1997
Box 189
Thew, Neill, 1996
Box 189
Whatley, Marianne, 1995-1996
Box 189
Proofs, 1999
(2 folders)
Box 190
Administrative Files, 1996
(3 folders)
Box 190

Publication of proceedings from the First Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference in Austin, Texas, October 2000, edited by Sears and Kris Sloan and published in 2001.

Conference files
(2 folders)
Box 190
Correspondence
(3 folders)
Box 190
Editorial files
Box 190
Editorial files
Box 191
Developing a Sense of Difference Among Gay and Lesbian Children in the Deep South: The Difference Between Being Queer and Being Different (1987), 1987

Draft of paper presented at the Curriculum Theory Conference, Dayton, Ohio, 1987 Oct. 28-Nov. 1.

Box 191
Dictionary of Multicultural Education (1997), 1995-1996

Two entries written by Sears on gay and lesbian studies and on homophobia and heterosexism.

Box 191

Contains files related to Sears' activities and responsibilities as editor of this journal for gay and lesbian studies and homophobia in education. Arranged into four groupings: Correspondence, Drafts and Proofs, Submissions, and Administrative Files. Correspondence files contain exchanges between Sears and publishers or authors. The Drafts and Proofs grouping also includes some correspondence. Submissions files include rejections, acceptances, and letters of intent to publish. A wide range of clippings, calls for papers, publicity, and assorted resource files are found in the Administrative grouping. Drafts and proofs are arranged in order received; all other sections are arranged alphabetically.

Correspondence, 1988-1994
(8 folders)
Box 191
Correspondence, 1988-1994
(16 folders)
Box 192
Drafts and Proofs, 1988-1994
(9 folders)
Box 192
Submissions, 1988-1994
(7 boxes)
Box 192-198
Advertisements, 1990
Box 198
Annotations, 1989
Box 198
Assorted resources and printed material, 1990
Box 198
Blank copyright forms, undated
Box 198
Blumenfeld, W. [no essay attached], 1993
Box 198
Call for papers, 1993
Box 198
Clippings, press releases, and printed material, 1990-1992
Box 198
Completed [Edition?], vol. 1 no. 2, 1989
Box 198
Copyright forms, signed, 1989
Box 198
Dali, 1990
Box 198
Denny, Ian, Curtis, 1994
Box 198
Fraken, D., Out of the Darkness (article reprint), 1991
Box 198
Galtz, L. (clipping), 1993
Box 198
Gwenwald photos, 1992
Box 198
Hardisty, J., Constructing Homophobia (article reprint), 1992
Box 198
Hochberg (article reprint), 1992
Box 198
June flyer, undated
Box 198
Kramer, S., Fanning the Vision (article reprint), 1990
Box 198
Layout, vol. 2 no. 1, 1989-1990
Box 198
Mailing list, vol. 2 no. 1, 1990
Box 198
Manasse photos, 1992
Box 198
North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), 1991
Box 198
Newsletter bid, 1990
Box 198
Pennington, S. (article reprint), 1995
Box 198
The Point; event lists; financial requirements, 1992
Box 198
Press releases, 1990
Box 198
Promotional statements, 1990
Box 199
Promotional statements (copies), 1990
Box 199
Quatrefoil library, 1991
Box 199
Reprints, The Ex-Gay Movement, 1990 April
Box 199
Requests by others, 1989
Box 199
Resource section, undated
Box 199
Ron [Orterew?] photos, undated
Box 199
Sidebars, undated
Box 199
Stroud, I., The Wilderness Generation (article reprint), 1992
Box 199
Tjabbes, Lesbians in Eastern Europe (pamphlet), 1990
Box 199
Vaughan [no submission attached], 1990
Box 199
From Margin to Center: On the 'Other' Side of the Curriculum Renaissance (2003), in Curriculum Inquiry, Issue 4, Vol. 33, 1998-2002 and undated

A review essay by Sears of five works on curriculum development, with photocopies of the works included.

Box 199
A Generational and Theoretical Analysis of Culture and Male (Homo)Sexuality (1998), 1997-1998 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 199
Generational Influences on Contemporary Curriculum Thought (2000), Sears and J. Dan Marshall, in Journal of Curriculum Studies, Vol. 32 No. 2, 1999-2000
Box 199

Edited by Sears; hard bound copy has been transferred to the library's general collections and can be located through the Duke Library's online catalog.

[Electronic files have been migrated to a library server. Please consult a reference archivist for access to these and other electronic files in this collection.]

Correspondence, 2005-2007
(43 folders)
Box 199
Correspondence, 2005-2007
(41 folders)
Box 200
Introduction
Box 200
Copyedited Manuscript, 2007
(4 folders)
Box 200
Greenwood Press catalog
Box 200
Growing Older: LGBT's in the New Millenium (2008), 2006-2007

Files of contributor correspondence and publication agreements, and one folder of publisher correspondence, for double issue of Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Studies published while Sears was editor. Hard-copy drafts of articles are not included, but electronic files of drafts have been mounted to the library server - please contact a research archivist for assistance in accessing these drafts. Arranged in original order as received.

Box 201
Handbooks for Teachers and Parents (2005-2007), 2004-2005 2004-2005

Series edited by Sears for Greenwood Publishing Group. Includes the following titles: Including Children with Special Needs (2005), Holding Schools Accountable (2006), and Bullying(2007). Chiefly correspondence and administrative files. Organized as received.

Box 201
Homophobic Bullying (2008), 2005-2007

Contributor files of correspondence and publication agreements for double issue of Journal of Lesbian Gay and Bisexual and Transgender Social Work, published while Sears was editor. Drafts of articles are often included, and electronic files of most drafts have been mounted to the library server; please contact a research archivist for assistance in accessing electronic files. Arranged in original order as received.

Box 201
Drafts and Proofs
(2 folders)
Box 202
Research Files
Box 202-204

Editorial files assembled by Sears during his tenure as editor for Volumes 4 and 5 (2006-2007). Contributor files found in the Publication Files grouping represent accepted manuscripts only. Beginning with Volume 5, the journal was renamed Journal of LGBT Youth, and published by Taylor and Francis.

Correspondence
Box 205
Editorial Files
Box 206
Publication Files
Box 207-212
Laura Bragg and her 'Bright Young Things...' with Louise Allen, in Renaissance in Charleston: Art and Life in the Carolina Low Country, 1900-1940 (2003), 1997-2002 and undated

Set of folders relating to an essay on Laura Bragg, a Charleston resident, museum director, library founder, and social progressive, entitled "Museums, Friends and Lovers in the New South: Laura's Web, 1909-1931," (2000) with Louise Allen. The essay later became a chapter in the 2003 publication.

(7 folders)
Box 213
Miscellaneous writings by Sears, 1970s-1995 and undated

Fragments and full drafts of various articles, essays, and memoirs, mainly untitled.

Box 213
Out of Harmony on the Cherokee Boundary: Clinics, Culture and the Sex Ed Curriculum (2002), in Sex Education, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2001-2002
Box 213

Edited by Sears and Walter L. Williams. Arranged into three groups: Correspondence, Editorial Files, and Administrative Files. Correspondence files include letters written by Sears and contributors, and exchanges with the Columbia University Press. Chapters and topics edited by Sears and incorporated into his publication are found in the Editorial Files group; these folders are arranged by author's last name. Administrative files are routine in nature. All files are arranged alphabetically.

Correspondence, 1994-1997
(5 folders)
Box 214
Editorial Files, 1994-1995
(36 folders)
Box 214-215
Administrative Files, 1994-1998
(5 folders)
Box 216
Pedagogical Currents (1999), 1999

Series published by Educator's International Press, for which Sears served as associate editor. One file mainly of correspondence.

Box 216

Series published by Haworth Press for which Sears served as senior editor beginning in 2000. Files are arranged in two alphabetical groups, Correspondence and Editorial Files.

Correspondence, 1999-2003
(6 folders)
Box 217
Editorial Files, 1998-2003 and undated
(9 folders)
Box 217
Editorial Files, 1998-2003 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 218

Edited by Sears and William James Letts IV. Organized into the following groupings: Correspondence, Drafts and Proofs, Editorial Files, Publicity, and Administrative Files. Drafts and Proofs folders contain layouts, publisher proofs, and copy edits; also included in this grouping are proofs of Sears' introductory chapter, "Teaching Queerly: Some Elementary Propositions." All folders arranged alphabetically; editorial files by author's last name. Several earlier administrative and correspondence files refer to this publication as "Teaching Queerly" rather than by its final published title.

Correspondence, 1998-1999
(5 folders)
Box 218
Drafts and Proofs, 1999
(4 folders)
Box 218
Drafts and Proofs, 1999
(3 folders)
Box 219
Editorial Files, 1998-1999
(13 folders)
Box 219
Editorial Files, 1998-1999
(16 folders)
Box 220
Publicity, 1999-2000
(3 folders)
Box 220
Administrative Files, 1996-1998 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 220
Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Stonewall Charleston (1997), chapter in Carryin' on in the Lesbian and Gay South, 1995-1997
Box 220
Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies (entry on U.S. South), 1998-1999
Box 220
Ron Lambe: Time in Camelot (1999), 1999

Drafts of essay, possibly unpublished, on Running Water communal gathering, the Faery movement, and Lambe's life and role. Material later appears in Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones.

Box 220

Edited by Sears. Arranged into groups of correspondence, editorial files, rejected abstracts, publicity, and routine administrative files. Correspondence includes letters written to authors and publishers at Teachers College Press. Abstracts, drafts, correspondence, and proofs by various authors are found in the editorial files. Administrative files include promotional statements, abstract reviews, and calls for papers.

Correspondence, 1989-1992
(11 folders)
Box 220
Correspondence, 1989-1992
(2 folders)
Box 221
Brunner, Diane, 1990
Box 221
Burman, Louise and Diane Lee, 1989-1991
(2 folders)
Box 221
Carlson, Dennis, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box 221
Draft, 1991
(Folders 1-4 of 6)
Box 221
Draft, 1991
(Folders 5-6 of 6)
Box 222
Earls, Ruth, Joanne Fraser, and Bambi Sumpter, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box 222
Fine, Michelle and Lynn Phillips, 1991-1992
Box 222
Fonow, Mary Margaret, 1990
Box 222
Friend, Richard, 1990
Box 222
Goodman, Jesse and Maria Sapon-Shevin, 1990
(2 folders)
Box 222
Kimmel, Michael, 1989
Box 223
Klein, Susan, 1990-1992
Box 223
Koch, Patricia, 1990
(2 folders)
Box 223
Kupel, David, 1989
Box 223
LaCerva, Christine, 1990-1991
(3 folders)
Box 223
Linn, Eleanor, 1990-1991
(1 of 2)
Box 223
Linn, Eleanor, 1990-1991,
(2 of 2)
Box 223
McLaren, Peter, 1991
Box 223
Miller, Jaye, 1990
Box 224
Niemiec, Richard, 1989-1990
Box 224
Sears, James T., Dilemmas and Possibilities of Sexuality Education: Reproducing the Body Politic, drafts, undated
Box 224
Sears, James T., The Impact of Culture and Ideology on the Construction of Gender and Sexual Identities, drafts, undated
Box 224
Shakeshaft, Carol, 1992
Box 224
Silin, Jonathan, 1991
Box 224
Sultana, Safia, 1989
Box 224
Thompson, Cooper, 1989-1990
Box 224
Trudell, Bonnie, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box 224
Whatley, Mariamne, 1992
Box 224
Ward, Janie Victoria and Jill McLean Taylor, 1990-1991
Box 224
Whitson, James Anthony, 1991
Box 224
Publicity, 1992-1993
(3 folders)
Box 225
Rejected abstracts, 1989
(13 folders)
Box 225
Administrative Files, 1989-1991
(9 folders)
Box 225
Sexuality Education, in What Principals Should Know...: A Primer on School Subjects (2000), 1998-2000
Box 225

Edited by Sears and J. Dan Marshall; reprinted in 2001. Files house correspondence, editorial files, reviews, and routine administrative files. Correspondence includes exchanges with Teachers College Press and prospective authors. Editorial files only include those abstracts and drafts that Sears accepted for publication. Reviews are organized by number; all other folders are organized alphabetically.

Correspondence, 1987-1990
(6 folders)
Box 225
Editorial Files, 1988-1989
(20 folders)
Box 226
Reviews, 1987-1988 and undated
(11 folders)
Box 227
Administrative Files, 1987-1988 and undated
(8 folders)
Box 227

Arranged in three groups: correspondence, drafts and proofs, and publicity. Files relate to 2000 and 2002 editions of this anthology. Correspondence consists of exchanges between some of the authors (Louise Allen, James Sears, J. Dan Marshall, Patrick Roberts, and William A. Schubert) and the publishers. Loose drafts and publisher revisions are often included with this correspondence. The Drafts and Proofs grouping houses copy edits, drafts, layouts, and manuscripts.

Correspondence, 1992-2002
(5 folders)
Box 228
Drafts and Proofs, 1994-2002 and undated
(6 folders)
Box 228
Drafts and Proofs, 1994-2002 and undated
(9 folders)
Box 229
Publicity, 2000
Box 229
When Best Doesn't Equal Good: Educational Reform and Teacher Recruitment. A Longitudinal Study (1994), 1989-1993 and undated

Edited by Sears and other authors. Six-year study focused on the Bridenthal Internship in Teaching program, later known as the Breckenridge (BIT). Other materials on BIT are located in the Professional Papers Series, Teaching Subseries.

(1 folder)
Box 229
Contributor files
Box 230-232
Correspondence, 2003-2005
(7 folders)
Box 233
Various administrative files, 2003-2005
(14 folders)
Box 233

Materials covering a wide variety of research topics of interest to Sears, including homosexuality in the United States before 1950, the history of gays in the military, a study on new generations of gays, and international gay movements. Other boxes contain general research materials on gays in the South which informed multiple works by Sears. The individual states of Alabama and Florida have their own boxes of research materials, while materials from Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington D.C. are housed as a group. Formats in the Research Files Subseries are varied, and can include print materials such as clippings, flyers, newsletters, and serial issues; field notes and other research materials; correspondence; photographs and other types of illustrations; and recorded oral histories and interviews. In addition to correspondence and materials deriving from Sears' research, there are significant amounts of primary materials from original sources, especially correspondence and a few diaries. More detailed descriptions follow below.

Research files contain clippings, articles, writings by others, flyers, organizations' records, and notes on homosexuality and the gay rights movement in Alabama, with emphasis on Birmingham, AIDS, gay movement organizations, and institutional reactions to the increasingly visible and active gay movement. Also includes a set of essays (1995-1997) written by Patrick Cather for the Alabama Forum, a monthly gay newsletter. Materials were used extensively for Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones. Arranged in original order as received.

Research files, 1971-1998 and undated
Box 234-235

Research materials concerning three individuals interviewed by Sears: Jeri Farrar of Lewiston, Maine, Julian "Jerry" Hayes of South Carolina, and Perry Schwartz of South Carolina. Formats include interviews on cassettes (removed to the Audiovisual Series), photographs, many folders of correspondence, memoirs, and a diary.

The undated Farrar memoir covers the years 1932-circa 1945 and narrates events in the life of Farrar, her close friend and musical collaborator Rena Estabrooks, Farrar's mother Edna, and various friends, male and female; there are references to World War II and social conditions of the times, and detailed descriptions of nightclub circuits and the entertainment business in New York and New Jersey. It was probably written in the 1980s or 1990s.

The Hayes materials offer a detailed look into the life of a gay man growing up in rural North Carolina who "came out" in college and became part of the early gay community in Charleston, South Carolina during the 1940s. Materials include a diary kept in Jerry Hayes' teen years (typed transcription), a brief memoir by Hayes, interviews conducted in 1999, and paper prints of digitized photographs that date from circa 1920-1940.

The Schwartz materials cover the life events of a gay man from Birmingham, Alabama, who also became a Charleston resident; the bulk of this material consists of photocopies of hundreds of pieces of correspondence, numbered and arranged in chronological order, from Schwartz to family members and friends during his military service, 1936-1946. Includes interviews on cassettes conducted in 1998. A few folders contain early printed matter from 1957-1966, including a pamphlet on the psychology of homosexuality, and a "gay girl's guide."

Finally, another set of files corresponds to research Sears conducted on early criminal cases linked with homosexual behavior, and personal histories of lesbians in the Northeast during the early 20th centuries (Laura Beam, Harriet Hosmer, Ellen Day Hale), and contain resource listings from the Schlesinger Library at Harvard and some photocopied primary material from several archival institutions, including Duke University.

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use and have been removed to the Audiovisual Materials Series (boxes 22-23). Technical Services staff must arrange to have use copies made before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use these materials.]

Jeri Farrar memoir and other material, 1999 and undated
Box 236
Julian "Jerry" Hayes correspondence, diaries, and photographs, 1920s-1999 and undated, bulk 1930s-1940s
Box 236
Perry Schwartz correspondence, 1936-1998 and undated, bulk 1936-1946
Box 237-238
Other research files, 1924-1995 (early dates refer to historical content of photocopied archival material)
(7 folders)
Box 238

Chiefly clippings and some correspondence and printed material related to gay history, civil rights, and the social and political scene in Florida from the mid-1950s through the early 1980s. Includes a correspondence file for the Florida Mattachine Society; individuals of note here include Richard Inman, Jack Nichols, and Leonard Matlovich (materials on these individuals also appear in other series of the collection). Other materials document the nascent gay rights movement on university campuses and in major Florida cities, as well as actions by law enforcement and government bodies to counter it. Materials on Anita Bryant's anti-homosexual activism are found here. Other files relate to the social scene of Florida clubs and discos. Publications by the Florida gay community as well as mainstream newspapers are included. Some large clippings have been moved to Oversize Material. Oral histories and interviews on cassettes can be found in the Audiovisual Materials Series. Files are in original order as received.

Research files, 1954-1996 and undated
Box 239-240

Documentation about several legal cases targeting gay individuals serving in the U.S. military, as well as more general research materials on gays in the military. Files include court and military papers as well as many news articles and clippings, and first-person accounts.

Research files, 1947-1998 and undated
Box 241

Chiefly printed reports, newsletters, and other publications collected by Sears, relating to gay movements and sexual identity issues in these countries: Canada, China, Ireland (two folders), Japan (four folders), Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Ireland), and the United States.

Canada-Ireland, 2005-2006
Box 241
Japan-U.S., 1991-2006
Box 242

Correspondence, printed materials, organization files, notes, recorded interviews, and photographs related to Sears' planned volume on gay history focusing on "Gen X" lesbians, gays, and transgender individuals born in the 1970s and 1980s. Printed materials include clippings, newspapers, flyers, and articles. Topics with significant amounts of material in these research files include gay youth and AIDS, same-sex sexual harassment, and gay communities in Florida. One set of files follows the case of Pedro Zamora, gay activist who died of AIDS at age 22, especially focusing on media coverage of his life and death; another set of research materials documents the "Enloe Six" case in N.C., and includes original correspondence with one of the young men involved in the case. Material has not been published. Finally, there are three videos: one covering the memorial service for Zamora, another about the media coverage of the "Enloe Six." A third contains unknown material, possibly on AIDS as presented through Hollywood productions. Arranged in original order as received.

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Technical Services staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use these materials.]

Research files, 1977-1998
Box 243

Materials gathered during Fulbright Award study undertaken by Sears of sexuality and community in the Philippines. Portions of this work appeared in A Dangerous Knowing.

Ladlad Project, Chapter 1 prospectus

[Negatives containing images from ceremony removed to Box 245]

Box 244
Los Gigantes, circa 1997 (unpublished essay)
Box 244
Notebooks
(2 folders)
Box 244
Photographs
(7 folders)
Box 244
Postcards, blank, Manila Hotel
Box 244
Slides, images from ceremony
Box 244
Slides
(2 folders)
Box 244
Negatives
(23 folders)
Box 245

Scholarly journals, gay magazines, gay directories and guides from various cities, clippings, and other printed materials gathered as research for various projects. Arranged alphabetically by title or topic. Many other printed items are found throughout the Sears Papers, especially clippings, articles, and newsletters; entire issues of serials are housed in the Oversize Material boxes.

Ariadne-Der Kreis
(10 folders)
Box 246
UpFront-Wiggins newspaper articles
(6 folders)
Box 247

Contains clippings, correspondence, field notes, photographic material, recorded interviews, and printed materials used in Sears' research on sex education curricula in the U.S. Arranged by geographical area of research: Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina, with separate files for negatives and photographs. Field notebooks are organized by schools visited. Fifty audiocassettes of interviews have been housed separately in the Audiovisual Material Series.

Chicago, Illinois

Clippings, correspondence, field notes, photos, and other research material. Chicago schools visited by Sears include Arai, Coleman, Dyett, and Eli Whitney.

Box 248
Winnetka, Illinois

Contains mostly field notes; also contains some correspondence, photographs, and printed materials.

Box 248
Photographs

Black and white and color photographs from Chicago, Winnetka and South Carolina. Material depicted includes Eli Whitney and Washburne schools, as well as a South Carolina gay and lesbian pride march.

(2 folders)
Box 249
Negatives, Chicago and South Carolina
Box 249
North Carolina files

Contains clippings, correspondence, educational pamphlets and writings from Cherokee, North Carolina. Includes materials which may have been used on the work "Out of Harmony on the Cherokee Boundary" . There are also several drafts of the Keetowah essay.

Box 249
South Carolina files

Contains clippings, field notes, and a copy of "Cultural Wars in a Southern Town: Race and the Hidden Narrative of the Master," the article resulting from this regional study. Most papers relate to the contentious debate over sex education in Beaufort, S.C. Sears' study of this case was to be the basis for a book. Additional material pertaining to the Gullah community at St. Helena Island, and the Penn School is also included. Bulk of files in box 250.

(3 folders)
Box 249
Unidentified field notes
Box 249
Unidentified negatives
Box 249
South Carolina files on Beaufort "3R" controversy. Also, a folder of material on a similar controversy at St. John's Episcopal School in California (1994).
Box 250

Assembled by Sears, these materials document homosexuality and the gay movement of the 1970s-1990s in Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, and Washington DC. Similar in content to other state files found in the Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones series, formats include clippings, flyers, brochures, organizations' records, publications (newsletters), articles, and some correspondence. One set of folders relates to two national gay rights marches in Washington, D.C. in 1979 and 1987, and contains publicity and correspondence sent to Sears from organizers reminiscing about the earlier march. Other files house an extensive collection of newspapers that chronicle gay rights protests in Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Also includes a set of files chronicling the Southeastern Conferences for Lesbians and Gay Men (1976-1990). In original order as received.

Research files, 1979-2000 and undated
Box 251-252

Signed consent forms from individuals featured chiefly in Lonely Hunters and Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones, giving permission for their image or personal histories and interviews to be published by Sears. Other series in the Sears Papers house additional consent forms for the same or other published works. Researchers wishing to publish information on individuals represented in the Sears Papers must locate the consent forms, or obtain permission from the individuals.

Informed consent forms, 1987-1999
Box 253
Photographic permissions, 1995-2000
Box 253

Drafts of published and unpublished writings by other authors, chiefly on gender identity or sexual orientation and teaching, submitted to Sears for review, usually with some correspondence included. Organized alphabetically by author name.

Cohen, Stephan, An Historical Investigation of School and Community-Based Gay Liberation Youth Groups, New York City, 1969-1975: 'An Army of Lovers Cannot Fail' (PhD thesis, Harvard University), 2006
Box 288
Kissen, Rita (ed.), Getting Ready for Benjamin... (2004), 2000 and undated
Box 288
Macgillivray, Ian, Sexual Orientation and School Policy (2004), 2001-2002 and undated
Box 288
Miller, John, translation of Colombian writer Fernando Molanos Vargas' Un beso de Dick, titled "Dick's Kiss" (sample), 2004-2005
Box 289
Morris, Rosalind C., Three Sexes and Four Sexualities: Redressing the Discourses on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Thailand (1994), 2001-2002 and undated
Box 289
Proctor, Keryn (Kerry), Breaking Through: A Whole-School Approach, Building Safer School Cultures and Greater Acceptance of Sexual Diversity (PhD thesis, La Trobe University, Australia), 2006 Apr.

DVD and booklet for the "Breaking Through" program for schools to reduce bullying, which was submitted as part of Chapter 7 of the thesis, is included. No use copy is necessary for viewing this resource.

Box 289
Rutgers University, In Every Classroom: The Report of the President's Select Committee for Lesbian and Gay Concerns (1989), 1989

Sent to Sears to be reviewed in Empathy

Box 289
Teal, Donn, If I Should Die Before I Wake, unpublished novella, 2003-2004
Box 289

Collection of writings, ephemera, clippings, and other materials assembled by Jack Nichols, close friend of James Sears. The two met in the 1970s while Sears was researching the first volume in his series on gay history. Nichols, a journalist, writer, and gay activist from the sixties, became one of Sears' primary contributors to Lonely Hunters and to subsequent historical works by Sears, most notably Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones. When Nichols died of complications from AIDS in 2005, he bequeathed his personal papers to Sears. The papers have been kept in original order and are arranged in the following subseries: Clippings and Printed Materials; Correspondence; Personal Files; Serials; Subject Files; Writings; and Oversize Material. Audiovisual documentary materials relating to the life of Jack Nichols originally part of his personal papers and separated due to preservation needs are found in the photographs, audio and video recordings in the Audiovisual Material Series of the Sears Papers; many additional files pertaining to Nichols are in the subseries for Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones in the Research and Writings Series, and a smaller amount of materials are in the Research Files Subseries of the Research and Writings Series..

Comprised almost entirely of newspaper and magazine clippings highlighting Nichols' work as a social activist and writer as well as various movements of interest to him. Included in this series are clippings of coverage of gay rights demonstrations, often related to government responses to the AIDS crisis. Several books of clippings (one with photographs) document Nichols' activities as a gay rights organizer in the cities of Washington, New York, and Cocoa Beach, Florida. In addition, clippings and printed materials related to "men's liberation" and related critiques of traditional gender roles can be found in this series. Copies of some writings by Nichols, notably the serialized "Calamus Chronicles" (originally "The Tomcat Chronicles" ), as well as some clippings of articles and editorials written for Florida newspapers are housed in this series. Organized alphabetically.

The Advocate, Florida Today clippings, 1975, 1996
Box 254
Article clippings, undated
Box 254
Bulletin board cards and clippings, undated
Box 254
Carter, Logan LA Times article and other clippings, 1983, 1990, undated
Box 254
Clipping books, 1986-1996
(1-2 of 8 folders)
Box 254
Clipping books, 1986-1996
(3-8 of 8 folders)
Box 254
Clippings and printed material, 1969-1996
(2 folders)
Box 254
Clippings and reviews, 1972-1997
Box 255
Conference on World Affairs, 1973 Mar. 12-16
Box 255
Gay News interview, Whitman book excerpt, 1976, undated
Box 255
I Have More Fun With You Than Anybody reviews and clippings, 1972-1975
Box 255
Local News--Nichols/AIDS/Activist, 1986-1990
Box 255
Male Review review of Screw, undated
Box 255
Men's liberation clippings and printed material, 1974-1994, undated
Box 255
New York Times police article, 1990 Jan. 22
Box 255
Nichols/Clarke clipping book, 1972-1988
(3 folders)
Box 255
Nichols book reviews, 1972-2001, undated
(2 folders)
Box 255
Photo/clipping book, 1997-1998, undated
(1-3 of 4 folders)
Box 255
Photo/clipping book, 1997-1998, undated
(4 of 4 folders)
Box 256
Reviews and articles, 1974-2004
(2 folders)
Box 256
Screw cartoons, other clippings, 1969-1993, undated
Box 256
Texas Gay Conference, 1981 Sept.
Box 256
The Tomcat/Calamus Chronicles clipping book, 1991 Apr. 17-1992 July 22
(3 folders)
Box 256
The Tomcat Chronicles press material, 2004, undated
Box 256
Various clippings and printed material, 1999, undated
Box 256

Consists of personal and business correspondence spanning the entirety of Nichols' adult life, with the bulk of the material dated between 1969 and 2000. Correspondence with other major figures in the early gay rights movement, including fellow Washington D.C. Mattachine Society founder Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, are included. While the political climate and need for action are often discussed in letters in this series, correspondence also covers topics of a more personal nature, including health, jobs, and Nichols' efforts to publish his literary work. Letters to and from friends and lovers, particularly Clarke and Logan Carter, are included as well. Additional major correspondents with Nichols include his mother Mary Finlayson Lund, Leo Skir, Bob Kunst, and James T. Sears. Early correspondence chronicles the work of Nichols and Lige Clarke as editors of the national newspaper Gay; later material documents Nichols' struggles to find agents and publishers for various manuscripts. Nichols' work as editor of the online publication Gay Today can be found in the writing and business correspondence grouping. Also included are a grouping of address and appointment books kept by Nichols. Series is predominantly organized by year, though groups of letters separated by Nichols are organized alphabetically by correspondent.

1952-1965
(8 folders)
Box 256
1966-1975
(16 folders)
Box 257
1975-1991
(18 folders)
Box 258
1992-1997
(11 folders)
Box 259
1997-2003
(10 folders)
Box 260
2003-2005, undated
(7 folders)
Box 261
Address and appointment books, 1986-1999, undated
(1-5 of 7 folders)
Box 261
Address and appointment books, 1986-1999, undated
(6-7 of 7 folders)
Box 262
Bush, Josef, 1989-1990, undated
(2 folders)
Box 262
Campbell, Louis J. (Nichols' biographer), 1998-2205, undated
Box 262
Carter, Logan, 1976-1988, undated
(5 folders)
Box 262
Family letters, 1969-1981
(1-3 of 5 folders)
Box 262
Family letters, 1969-1981
(4-5 of 5 folders)
Box 263
From some close friends, 1982-1995
(2 folders)
Box 263
Good agents, 1994-1997
Box 263
Hargis, Rodney, 1986-1988, undated
(2 folders)
Box 263
Publisher correspondence, 1988-2004
(1-5 of 10 folders)
Box 263
Publisher correspondence, 1988-2004
(6-10 of 10 folders)
Box 264
Sears, James T., 1998-2005
Box 264
Skir, Leo, 1982-1995
Box 264
Tomcat Chronicles correspondence, 1993, 2003
Box 264
TV contracts and related material, 1994-2003
(2 folders)
Box 264
Writing and business correspondence, 1969-2005
(1 of 13 folders)
Box 264
Writing and business correspondence, 1969-2005
(2-13 of 13 folders)
Box 265

Includes files and ephemera from Nichols' childhood through late in his life. Diplomas, grades, and a certificate of baptism document elements of his early life. Course evaluations from a philosophy class in which his book Men's Liberation was assigned reflect some of the reactions the public had to Nichols' work. Press material and clippings as well as book publishing contracts document the some of the business aspects of his professional life. Personal, medical, and financial papers complete the series. Organized alphabetically.

Badpuppy commemorative coin, undated
Box 266
Biographical press material, 2001
Box 266
Correspondence notes, 1988-1989, undated
Box 266
Course evaluations, 1976
Box 266
Cruise information; Clarke family material, 1976, undated
Box 266
Diary entries[?], undated
Box 266
Dinner for Nichols, undated
Box 266
Diplomas and grades, 1954-1971
Box 266
Legal, financial, and employment papers, 1966-1980
Box 266
Medical and personal papers, 1995-1996
Box 266
Notes, photographs, and clippings, 1973-1987, undated
Box 266
Personal clippings and printed material, 1940-1970, undated
Box 266
Personal and writing files, 1964-2004, undated
(2 folders)
Box 266
Photographic material, undated
Box 266
Post, photograph, and memorial cards, 1993, undated
Box 266
Publishing contracts, 1971-2003
Box 266
Various personal papers, 1972-1990
Box 266
Warren Adkins check copy, 1967 May 6
Box 266

Consists of partial runs of serial publications. While most publications focus on gay issues, several serials address alternative spirituality, notably a mostly complete run of the central Florida-based Paradox. Issues of serials in which Nichols published work, particularly Contaxand Et Cetera, are also housed in this series. Some original copies of newspaper publications, including issues of Gay, Gay News, The Gayzette, and Screw, can be found in Oversize Material. Organized alphabetically by title.

Companion
Box 266
Contax-Intimate Horoscope
Box 267
Man on the Moon-Paradox
Box 268
Paradox-Where It's At
Box 269

Contains files kept by Nichols on a variety of topics, chiefly social issues. Folders of material related to close friend and lover Lige Clarke make up the largest grouping. These include some of Clarke's early school and personal papers as well as correspondence and information related to his violent death during a robbery in Mexico. Documentation of the lives and early deaths of activists Foster Gunnison and David Combs are included along with a file on the suspicious death of New York transvestite Marsha P. Johnson. Nichols' interest in anarchist philosophy and action is documented in the Anarchism grouping, and some information about the New Age group Renewal is housed in this subseries as well. Research material related to writings on Logan Carter and men's liberation complete the series. Organized alphabetically by subject.

Anarchism, 1986-1994
Box 269
Carter, Logan, 1987
Box 269
Clarke, Lige, family, and related, 1972-2004, undated
(1-2 of 6 folders)
Box 269
Clarke, Lige, family, and related, 1972-2004, undated
(3-6 of 6 folders)
Box 270
Cure AIDS Now, 1986-1994, undated
Box 270
Gittings, Barbara/Lahusen, Kay, 2001, undated
Box 270
Gunnison, Foster memorial, 1994 Jan.-Sept.
Box 270
Johnson, Marsha P. [Malcolm Michaels] death, undated
Box 270
Men's liberation research material, 1972-1974
(1 of 2 folders)
Box 270
Men's liberation research material, 1972-1974
(2 of 2 folders)
Box 270
New Options/Renewal, 1982-1983
Box 270
Wicker, Randy/Combs, David, 1973-1995
Box 270

Divided into subseries housing Articles, Book Manuscripts, and Writings by Others. The Articles Subseries primarily consists of published articles written by Nichols, notably the "Homosexual Citizen" (written with Lige Clarke) and "Homosexual Anarchist" columns written for Screw. Copies of the serial works "The Calamus Chronicles" (originally "The Tomcat Chronicles," which became the basis for his 2004 book The Tomcat Chronicles) and the fictional Drop the Soap are in this subseries; numerous articles written for print and online publications, among them Gay Today and the mainstream Florida Today are included as well. Various articles, poems, and diary entries, some unpublished, make up the rest of the subseries. The Book Manuscript Subseries consists of various drafts of major works by Nichols. His memoir of his life and work with Lige Clarke, first drafted after Clarke's death in 1975 (and variously called Elijahand The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me) are housed in this subseries, as are many iterations of his unpublished autobiography (at different times titled Evolution of a Friend, With the Love of Comrades, and The Guardian Dragon of Hoo Hoo Park). Other works found in this subseries are his unpublished work on transvestite and transexual identity Sissiesand his published works I Have More Fun With You Than Anybody (with Lige Clarke), The Gay Agenda, The Tomcat Chronicles, and sections of Welcome to Fire Island. Drafts of Nichols' anthology works The Lavender Manifesto and Onan, Onan Uber Alles complete the writings subseries. The Writings by Others Subseries contains drafts of works sent to Nichols, particularly sections of Tiger, Tiger by Louis Campbell (published as Jack Nichols, Gay Pioneer). Works by Vern Bullough, James T. Sears, and Leo Skir are also housed in this series. Organized alphabetically by predominant title.

About Lige, 1975
Box 270
Acid trip account, 1967 May
Box 270
Articles and Speeches, 1963-1996, undated
(1 of 3 folders)
Box 270
Articles and Speeches, 1963-1996, undated
(2-3 of 3 folders)
Box 271
Autobiographical notes, circa 1985
Box 271
Diary, essays, and poems, 1985, 1993, undated
Box 271
Don't Fuck With Me Fellas, undated
Box 271
Drop the Soap, various drafts, 1981-1988, undated
(4 folders)
Box 271
Duberman critique draft; gay-bashing articles, undated
Box 271
A Few Kisses Ago; Homosexual Anarchist; Amerika, Amerika, undated
Box 271
Florida Today column, 1988 Jan. 16
Box 271
Gay Today articles and notes, 1997-2004, undated
(5 folders)
Box 271
The Genius of Logan Carter, undated
Box 271
German Students Reject Gay Militancy, undated
Box 271
Homosexual Anarchist, 1987-1995, undated
(7 folders)
Box 272
The Homosexual Citizen articles, 1963-1973, undated
(5 folders)
Box 272
Letter drafts, 1982-1993
Box 272
Letters to editors, 1984-1996
(3 folders)
Box 272
Lige article - Outcome, 1990, 1998
Box 272
Men's liberation speech and originals for xerox, 1976-1990, undated
Box 272
Men's lib writing--reviews/essays, 1976-1983
Box 272
Poems, 1990-1996, undated
(3 folders)
Box 273
Rememberances of My Religious and Philosophical Development During Adolescence, 1989
Box 273
Resumé, [1995]
Box 273
The Tomcat/Calamus Chronicles, 1991 Apr.-1993 May
(6 folders)
Box 273
TWN [The Weekly News] articles, 1985-2004
Box 273
Screw columns, 1987-1995
Box 273
Untitled essay and poems, undated
(2 folders)
Box 273
Various articles and writings, 1959-2004, undated
(1-3 of 15 folders)
Box 273
Various articles and writings, 1959-2004, undated
(4-13 of 15 folders)
Box 274
Various articles and writings, 1959-2004, undated
(14-15 of 15 folders)
Box 275
We Were Talking About You, Walt Whitman, undated
Box 275
Whitman and various articles, undated
Box 275
Drop the Soap, various drafts, 1988, 1993, undated
Box 275
Elijah, various drafts, undated
(1-3 of 22 folders)
Box 275
Elijah, various drafts, undated
(4-16 of 22 folders)
Box 276
Elijah, various drafts, undated
(17-22 of 22 folders)
Box 277
Evolution of a Friend, various drafts, 1995, undated
(1-5 of 29 folders)
Box 277
Evolution of a Friend, various drafts, 1995, undated
(6-14 of 29 folders)
Box 278
Evolution of a Friend, various drafts, 1995, undated
(15-25 of 29 folders)
Box 279
Evolution of a Friend, various drafts, 1995, undated
(26-29 of 29 folders)
Box 280
The Gay Agenda, various drafts, 1996, 1998, undated
(5 folders)
Box 280
I Have More Fun With You Than Anybody, copy and reviews, circa 1972, undated
(2 folders)
Box 280
The Lavender Manifesto, undated
(1-3 of 5 folders)
Box 280
The Lavender Manifesto, undated
(4-5 folders)
Box 281
Onan, Onan Uber Alles, undated
(2 folders)
Box 281
Sissies, 1978-1980, undated
(5 folders)
Box 281
The Tomcat Chronicles, 2000, undated
(9 folders)
Box 282
Untitled draft sections, undated
(1 of 2 folders)
Box 282
Untitled draft sections, undated
(2 of 2 folders)
Box 283
Welcome to Fire Island and unknown work excerpts, undated
Box 283
Ayyar, Lige Clarke: Body and Soul, 2002 Dec. 2
Box 283
Bullough, Before Stonewall, circa 2001
Box 283
Cain, Jack Nichols Interview, circa 2000
Box 283
Cain, Wicker Interview Transcript, 1994 Sept. 2
Box 283
Campbell, Tiger, Tiger, various drafts, 2003-2004, undated
(5 folders)
Box 283
Clarke, Courier Journal letter to editor, undated
Box 283
Sears, Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones, chapter 15, 1999 Aug. 5
Box 283
Skir, As Good As It Gets review, 1998 Jan. 8
Box 283
Skir, It's Only Me, 1989
Box 283
Skir, various writings, 1992-1993
Box 283
[Teal], A Peak in Darrien (screenplay) disks 023-026, 2000
Box 283
Unknown author [M.S.], Interview with Randy Wicker, 1988
Box 283

Comprises large items separated from subseries in the Jack Nichols Papers Series. Chiefly consists of newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to Nichols' writings and personal interests. Topics include reviews of Nichols' writing, definitions of masculinity, perceptions of the gay community (especially related to gay-bashing or the AIDS epidemic), and politics. Some serial publications, including issues of Gay, Gay News, The Sentinel, and Screw can be found in Oversize Material. In addition, most originals of Nichols' regular columns for Screw, "The Homosexual Citizen" (with Lige Clarke) and "Homosexual Anarchist" are included. Organized alphabetically by series.

Clippings from The Advocate and Gay, 1971-1976, undated
Box 284 Folder 1
Newspaper article and review clippings, 1969-1996
Box 284 Folder 2
Men's liberation newspaper clippings, 1974-1994
Box 284 Folder 3
Review article clippings, 1975-2001
Box 284 Folder 4
Newspaper sections and clippings, 1975-2004
Box 284 Folder 5
Newspaper clippings, 1972-1998
Box 284 Folder 6
Newspaper clippings from friends, family, and business correspondence files, 1977-1986
Box 284 Folder 7
Newspaper clippings and cruise information, 1964-1994, undated
Box 284 Folder 8
The Advocate and Baltimore Alternative, 1982, 1996
Box 285 Folder 8
Gay, 1969-1973
Box 285 Folder 9
The Gay News and Gayzette, 1975, 1980
Box 285 Folder 10
Screw, 1968-1995
Box 285 Folder 11
The Sentinel, 1981
Box 286 Folder 12
TWN [The Weekly News], 1988-1995
Box 284 Folder 13
Watermark, 1995-1996
Box 284 Folder 14
Newspaper clippings from files on anarchism, Logan Carter, Cure AIDS Now, and Lige Clarke, 1972-1994
Box 284 Folder 15
Newspaper and magazine clippings from files on Barbara Gittings and Kay Lahusen, men's liberation, and Randy Wicker and David Combs, 1972-2001
Box 284 Folder 16
Homosexual Anarchist originals, 1996-1998
Box 287 Folder 17
Homosexual Citizen originals, 1969-1972
(4 folders)
Box 287 Folder 18-21
Homosexual Citizen and Homosexual Anarchist originals, other clippings from Screw
(2 folders)
Box 287 Folder 22-23
Newspaper and magazine issues and clippings related to men's liberation and other topics, 1976-1996
Box 286 Folder 24
Newspaper clippings related to articles written by Nichols, 1970-2004
Box 286 Folder 25
Newspaper clippings related to writings by Nichols, 1978-2001
Box 286 Folder 26
Originals of articles by Nichols for TWN and other Florida-based publications, 1981-1998
Box 286 Folder 27
Skir, writing-related clipping; Weinberg, copies of Gay columns, 1972-1973, undated
Box 286 Folder 28

Consists almost entirely of printed material - including clippings, magazines, newspapers, and posters - removed from series in the James Sears collection. Arranged in alphabetical order by series name.

Sea Island Community Subseries, 2007-2008

Newspapers and other printed materials, arranged by title.

(6 folders)
Box 290
South Carolina Gay and Lesbian Pride (SC Pride), newspapers, 2002
Box 290
Clippings and newspapers, 1996-2001
(2 folders)
Box 290
Clippings and newspapers, 1997-2001
Box 293
Dust jackets, flyers, and posters, 1997-2001 and undated
Box 293
Rutgers "Coming Out Day," 2002
Box 293
Sears lecture, "Calling the Shots," circa 2000
Box 293
"Southern Sexual Identity Film Series," location unidentified, circa 2000
Box 293
Clippings and newspapers, 1993-2004
Box 293

Consists of reviews, announcements of readings and appearances by Sears, and other printed publicity materials.

Clippings, magazines, and newspapers, 1997-1998
(2 folders)
Box 290

Reviews, announcements of readings and appearances by Sears, and other printed publicity materials.

Clippings, magazines, and newspapers, 2001
(5 folders)
Box 291

Photocopies of newspaper published at The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.

The Shako,1934-1935
Box 291
Centering Culture: Teaching for Critical Sexual Literacy Using the Sexual Diversity Wheel (1997), in Journal of Moral Culture, Vol. 26, No. 3, 1995-1997
Box 291
Florida files: gay and lesbian community newspapers, various cities, 1976-1981 and undated
Box 293
International files: posters and magazines, various countries, 2005-2007 and undated
Box 293
Printed material files: gay and lesbian community newspapers, various cities, 1975-1999
(4 folders)
Box 292
Southern states files: gay and lesbian community newspapers, various cities, 1981-1998
(2 folders)
Box 292
Southern states files: gay and lesbian community newspapers, various cities, 1973-1975 and undated
Box 293

Acc. 2012-0002, 2000s

(24 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Files associated with academic journals edited by Sears (boxes 294-299); books written or edited by Sears (boxes: 300, 301, 309-314); the Greater Park Circle Film Society co-founded by Sears (boxes 301, 302, and oversize material); Sears' real estate career (boxes 303 and 304); other writings by Sears (box 304); subject and research files (boxes 305-308); and A/V material (boxes 315-317).

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 2006-2007

Submissions, correspondence, final article typescripts.

Box 294
Journal of LGBT Youth, 2006-2007

Submissions, correspondence, contracts, final article typescripts. Includes 3.5" floppies.

Box 294
Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education, 2007-2009

Submissions, correspondence, final article typescripts.

Box 295
Journal of LGBT Youth, 2007-2009

Submissions, correspondence, final article typescripts.

Box 295
Journal Issues: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Issues in Education and Journal of LGBT Youth, 2006-2011
Box 296
Journal of LGBT Youth

Submissions, correspondence, final article typescripts. Boxes 298 and 299 have CDs and floppies.

Box 297-299
Surveys and data sets for follow-up book to Growing Up Gay in the South
Box 300
Research files for follow-up book to Growing Up Gay in the South
Box 301
Workshop material
Box 301
Greater Park Circle Film Society files

See additional materials in Oversize Folder 1.

Box 301
Greater Park Circle Film Society files
Box 302
Real Estate material: ephemera, promotional material, writings, correspondence
Box 303
Real Estate material: ephemera, promotional material, writings, correspondence
Box 304
My Park Circle files
Box 304
Writings by Sears (on topics other than real estate)
Box 304
Subject and research files: Berkshire Museum-Bragg, Laura
Box 305
Subject and research files: Bragg, Laura-Columbia University
Box 306
Subject and research files: Foreman, Clark-Valentine Museum
Box 307
Subject and research files: new A-Z series
Box 308
Fan letter with DVD
Box 308
University of Arizona LGBT Studies position
Box 308
Interviews and transcripts
Box 309
Turning Points research files and interview tapes (audiocassettes)
Box 310
Typescripts
Box 311
Reviews, permissions, prospectus, contracts, production schedules, payments, correspondence
Box 312-313
New edition: contracts, correspondence, typescripts, etc., 2002-2007
Box 314
Audiovisual materials

VHS tapes of LGBT-themed events, documentaries, TV series, TV news, and student presentations (Box 314: 9 tapes; Box 315: 10 tapes), most labeled. Box 316 has 9 CDs and DVDs of photos and writings (3 of these are Jack Nichols material), all labeled; 6 audiocassettes: 5 contain material related to Sears book, Lonely Hunter, 1 unlabeled; 6 reels (audio): 5th annual Mattachine Society Convention, 1959 and 5 labeled "NACHO 1966" (NACHO=North American Conference of Homophile Organizations).

Box 315-317
Film posters from Greater Park Circle Film Society
Oversize Folder 2

Historical Note

Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1951 Aug. 12James Thomas Sears born in Tipton, Indiana
1974Southern Illinois University, B.S. in history, government, and social psychology
Indiana University, M.S. in secondary education
1976Masters of Arts in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1983Anticipating what later came to be known as "queer pedagogy," published Sexuality: Taking off the Masks, in the journal Changing Schools
1983-1984Trinity University, San Antonio, Visiting Instructor
1984Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum Studies and Sociology, Indiana University-Bloomington; thesis analyzed teacher education programs at the University of Indiana
1984-1989University of South Carolina-Columbia, Assistant Professor
1988Published first article on gay issues in education, Peering into the Well of Loneliness, in Social Issues and Education
1987-1988President of the National Curriculum Teachers Network
1988Founder and first Chairperson of the Lesbian and Gay Studies Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association
1988-1991Received grants from the United States Information Agency
1989-1992South Carolina Policy Center, Senior Research Associate
1989-1993University of South Carolina-Columbia, Associate Professor
Editor of Empathy: A Magazine of Homophobia Education
1989-1998Editor, Teaching Education Journal
1990Published Teaching and Thinking about Curriculum: Critical Inquiries (co-editor)
1991Publication of Growing up Gay in the South: Race, Gender, and Journeys of the Spirit
1992Lesbian and Gay Educators Award, American Educational Research Association
Edited Sexuality and the Curriculum: the Politics and Practices of Sexuality Education
1993Received First Amendment Award from the American Civil Liberties Union
1993Taught controversial course, Christian Fundamentalism and Public Education, University of South Carolina
1993-1994University of Southern California, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Feminist Research
1993-2004Professor of Curriculum Studies, University of South Carolina-Columbia
1994-1995Received grants from the United States Information Agency
1995Outstanding Research Publication Award
Association for the Supervision and Curriculum Development
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Southeast Asia
1997ONE Institute (National Gay and Lesbian Archives), Research Fellow
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Scholar-in-residence
Published Lonely Hunters: an Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968
1999Lambda GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Award for Curriculum, Religion and Public Education
Publication of A Dangerous Knowing: Sexuality, Pedagogy, and Popular Culture (co-editor) and Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling (co-editor)
2001Harvard University, Visiting Professor
Publication of Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South
2002Outstanding Academic Book award for Queering Elementary Education
2005-2008Professor, Penn State University, World Campus
2006Publication of Behind the Mask of the Mattachine: the Hal Call Chronicles and the Early Movement for Homosexual Emancipation
2009Publication of Edwin and John: A Southern Gay Couple's Half Century Journey Together

Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1917 Sept. 20Harold L. Call born in the state of Missouri
1941-1945Enlisted in the Army; fought in the Pacific and was awarded the Purple Heart
1947-1952With a degree in journalism from University of Missouri, entered newspaper publishing business and eventually moved to Chicago to work for the Kansas City Star's office there
1952Arrested for "lewd acts" in Chicago
Moved to San Francisco
1953Call and others led a what has been described as a takeover of the Mattachine Foundation, ousting founder Harry Hay, and subsequently formed the Mattachine Society
1954Hal Call and his business partner, Donald Lucas, founded the Pan-Graphic Press, which published the Mattachine Review, the Dorian Book Review, and the Town Talk, one of the first gay publications to contain advertising and to be distributed free in gay bars
1955 Feb.Began publication of the Mattachine Review
1961Call provided funding and support for the first openly gay man to run for public office in the U.S. - Jose Sarria for San Francisco city supervisor
1964Call attended and participated in a historic conference and retreat between religious leaders and gay rights activists, in Mill Valley, California; the Council on Religion and the Homosexual (CRH) was created out of this meeting, with Call as one of its leaders
1964Call and the gay rights movement highlighted in Life magazine and in a CBS documentary by Mike Wallace, first public statement of homosexuality in the U.S. mainstream media
1967Call gravitated away from Mattachine Society; founded Adonis Bookstore and later, gay video store in San Francisco
2000Death of Hal Call in Daly City, California at the age of 83

Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1938 Mar. 16John Richard Nichols born in the state of Washington
1961Nichols and Dr. Frank Kameny started the Washington chapter of the Mattachine gay rights organization
1967Jack Nichols gives gay rights speech at Bucknell University, Pa., "Why I Joined the Movement"
First gay male to appear in nationally televised interview on CBS to speak openly about homosexuality
1972Published I Have More Fun With you Than Anybody, early memoir co-authored with Lige Clarke
1997-2004Edited GayToday.com, an online daily publication
2004Published The Tomcat Chronicles: Erotic Adventures of a Gay Liberation Pioneer, billed as a gay version of Kerouac's On the Road
2005 May 2Death of Jack Nichols in Cocoa Beach, Florida
2007J. Louis Campbell III published Jack Nichols, Gay Pioneer: "Have You Heard My Message?" (Haworth)

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James T. Sears Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The James T. Sears Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from 1996-2008. Additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Christian Ferney, Ted Holt, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Daniel Ruccia, Michael Shumate, and Elizabeth Terry, 2007-2008

Portions of this collection are minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Christian Ferney, Ted Holt, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Daniel Ruccia, Michael Shumate, and Elizabeth Terry, August 2008

Accessions 96-130, 97-034, 97-0183, 1998-0204, 2000-0151, 2004-0047, 2007-0006, 2007-0059, 2007-0097, and 2008-0025 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.