John M. Eccles Papers, 1946-1977  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Eccles, John M
Title
John M. Eccles Papers
Dates
1946-1977 (inclusive)
Quantity
4.33 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Collection Number
(Accession No. 4517-001)
Summary
Papers of gay Washington State man who was active in the Mattachine Society, particularly in Los Angeles.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Eccles was a gay man whose missionary parents lived in Buckley, Washington. He tried unsuccessfully to establish a chapter of the Mattachine Society in Washington State in 1959-60. Eccles subsequently moved to Los Angeles. He was active in the Los Angeles Mattachine Society in the 1960s but resigned as Vice President in 1963 following a dispute.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Much of the Eccles collection consists of published gay pamphlets, newletters, magazines and ephemera, including those of the Mattachine Society. Other materials include Eccles's notes for a thesis, a small amount of correspondence, photographs, including snapshots of men in drag clothing, audio tape recordings of lectures and discussions on homosexuality, and transcripts of interviews and radio programs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder
1/1
Miscellaneous Chronological
1958-1965
1/2
George and Lulu Eccles
1963
Box/Folder
1/3
Outgoing Letters
1960-1963
Speeches and Writings
Box/Folder
1/4
"The best decision I have ever made..."
1955
1/4
"Yes I am a Christian" (essay)
1956
1/4
"Although I will try..." (essay)
1952
1/4
"It is said of men..." (poem)
1957
1/4
"On True Love"(essay)
n.d.
1/4
"Dialogue Between a Normal Girl and Me"
n.d.
1/4
Presentation at Washington State Psychological Association Panel -- Discussion on Homosexuality
1960
1/4
Transcript of Discussion between John Eccles and Bertha Eccles Regarding the Drafting of a Homosexual Bill of Rights
ca. 1961
1/4
Transcript of Conversation Between John Eccles, His Father George, and Others on Homosexual Relationships
1/4
"I do not say that sexual relations..." (essay)
n.d.
Box/Folder
1/5
Speeches and Writings -- Of Others
n.d.
Speeches and Writings -- Radio Transcripts
1960-1961
Box/Folder
1/6
Venereal Disease
1/6
Hoodlumism
1/6
Love
1/6
Pacifica
Subject Series
Box/Folder
1/7
American Civil Liberties Union
1959-1966
1/8
Dionysus
1963
1/9
Frontier Athletic Club
1960-1961
1/10
H and H Club
1960-1961
1/11
Hollywood Assistance League
1960-1963
1/12
Janus Society
1963-1964
1/13
One Institute, Los Angeles
1960-1966
1/14
Society for Individual Rights (Vector Newsletter)
1966
1/15
Southern California on Religion and the Homosexual (CONCERN)
1966
1/16
Tenderloin Project, Town Talk
1965
Ephemera
Box/Folder
1/17-19
Advertisements
n.d.
1/20
Cards
1/21
Clubs and Entertainment
1/22
Gay Organizations
1959-1969
1/23
Venereal Disease
n.d.
1/24
Miscellaneous
1959-1964
Box/Folder
1/29-30
Notes -- Thesis
n.d.
1/31-33
Pamphlets
1946-1962
Newspapers
Box/Folder
1/34
Miscellaneous
1960-1976
2/1
Citizens News
1964
2/2
League for Civil Education News
1961-1963
2/3
The News
1963
Box/Folder
2/4-8
Photographs
n.d.
box:oversize
5/1-3
Photographs
n.d.
Box/Folder
2/9
Directories
1963
2/10
Catalogues
1960-1965
Serials
Box/Folder
2/11
Miscellaneous
2/12
Drum
1965-1966
2/13
Sexology
1958-1963
2/14-15
Photography/"Health"/Nudist
1962-1969
Box/Folder
2/16
Clippings
1953-1969
Audio Tapes
See appendix.
ca.1963-1965
Box/Folder
3/1
Lists -- Taped Lectures
1962-1963

Mattachine SocietyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Organizational Features
1958-1961
General Correspondence
Box/Folder
4/2
Miscellaneous Chronological
1959-1963
4/3
Mattachine Society, Los Angeles
1960
Tacoma News Tribune
1960
Box/Folder
4/4
Speeches and Writings -- "The Problems of Rehabilitation" Presentation at 7th Annual Mattachine Society Convention
1960
4/5
Subject Series -- Notes of Mattachine Discussion Group-Tacoma
1959-1960
4/6
Ephemera
1960-1965
4/7
Pamphlets
1957-1959
Serials
Box/Folder
4/8
Mattachine Interim
1956-1965
4/9
Mattachine Newsletter
1960-1963
4/10
Mattachine Review
1955-1963
Box/Folder
4/11-13
Newsletters -- Local Chapters
1957-1964

DuplicatesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Books (Annotated)Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gay clubs--California--Los Angeles
  • Gay clubs--United States
  • Gay liberation movement--California--Los Angeles
  • Gay liberation movement--Washington (State)
  • Gay men--California--Los Angeles
  • Gay men--Public opinion
  • Gay men--Social conditions
  • Gay men--Washington (State)
  • Gay press publications--United States
  • Transvestism
  • Personal Names :
  • Eccles, John M.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Los Angeles Mattachine Society
  • Mattachine Society
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs
  • Sound recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)