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
3.27 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Collection Number
4517 (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, 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

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  Personal PapersReturn to Top

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

Series 2:  Mattachine SocietyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4/1
Organizational Features
1958-1961
4/2
General Correspondence -- Miscellaneous Chronological
1959-1963
4/3
General Correspondence -- Mattachine Society, Los Angeles
1960
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
4/8
Serials -- Mattachine Interim
1956-1965
4/9
Serials -- Mattachine Newsletter
1960-1963
4/10
Serials -- Mattachine Review
1955-1963
4/11-13
Newsletters -- Local Chapters
1957-1964

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