Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Separated Material

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the John M. Eccles Papers



Accession No.: 4517-001
Creator: Eccles, John M. , creator
Title: John M. Eccles Papers
Date Span: 1946-1977
Quantity: 4.33 cubic ft. (7 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
John M. Eccles. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW19577z

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



Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Restrictions on Access

Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

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

Acquisition Info

The Eccles papers were transferred from Special Collections Division September 20, 1995, but were given to the Libraries some years previously by an unknown donor.

Processing Info

The collection was processed in 1995. Eight of the audio tapes were originally numbered L-2 through L-9. Two unnumbered tapes were numbered 10 and 11 during processing. A list of taped lectures found among the papers was annotated with the tape numbers of the corresponding tapes and appended to the inventory.

Separated Material

Only heavily annotated books were kept with the papers. The rest of Eccles's collection of books on homosexuality was dispersed between the book collections of the Special Collections division and the Libraries' general collection.


Inventory

  
Box/FolderDate
Personal Papers
Incoming Letters
1/1Miscellaneous Chronological1958-1965
1/2George and Lulu Eccles1963
1/3Outgoing Letters1960-1963
Speeches and Writings
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.
1/4Presentation at Washington State Psychological Association Panel -- Discussion on Homosexuality1960
1/4Transcript of Discussion between John Eccles and Bertha Eccles Regarding the Drafting of a Homosexual Bill of Rights ca. 1961
1/4Transcript 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.
1/5Speeches and Writings -- Of Othersn.d.
Speeches and Writings -- Radio Transcripts1960-1961
1/6Venereal Disease
1/6Hoodlumism
1/6Love
1/6Pacifica
Subject Series
1/7American Civil Liberties Union1959-1966
1/8Dionysus1963
1/9Frontier Athletic Club1960-1961
1/10H and H Club1960-1961
1/11Hollywood Assistance League1960-1963
1/12Janus Society1963-1964
1/13One Institute, Los Angeles1960-1966
1/14Society for Individual Rights (Vector Newsletter) 1966
1/15Southern California on Religion and the Homosexual (CONCERN)1966
1/16Tenderloin Project, Town Talk1965
Ephemera
1/17-19Advertisementsn.d.
1/20Cards
1/21Clubs and Entertainment
1/22Gay Organizations1959-1969
1/23Venereal Diseasen.d.
1/24Miscellaneous1959-1964
1/29-30Notes -- Thesisn.d.
1/31-33Pamphlets1946-1962
Newspapers
1/34Miscellaneous1960-1976
2/1 Citizens News 1964
2/2 League for Civil Education News 1961-1963
2/3 The News 1963
2/4-8Photographsn.d.
Box
5/1-3Photographs    OVERSIZEn.d.
Box/Folder
2/9Directories1963
2/10Catalogues1960-1965
Serials
2/11Miscellaneous
2/12 Drum 1965-1966
2/13 Sexology 1958-1963
2/14-15Photography/"Health"/Nudist1962-1969
2/16Clippings1953-1969
Audio Tapesca.1963-1965
3/1Lists -- Taped Lectures1962-1963

  
Box/FolderDate
Mattachine Society
4/1Organizational Features1958-1961
General Correspondence
4/2Miscellaneous Chronological1959-1963
4/3Mattachine Society, Los Angeles1960
Tacoma News Tribune 1960
4/4Speeches and Writings -- "The Problems of Rehabilitation" Presentation at 7th Annual Mattachine Society Convention 1960
4/5Subject Series -- Notes of Mattachine Discussion Group-Tacoma1959-1960
4/6Ephemera1960-1965
4/7Pamphlets1957-1959
Serials
4/8 Mattachine Interim 1956-1965
4/9 Mattachine Newsletter 1960-1963
4/10 Mattachine Review 1955-1963
4/11-13Newsletters -- Local Chapters1957-1964

  
BoxDate
6Duplicates

  
BoxDate
7Books (Annotated)

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Eccles, John M.--Archives.
Organizations:
Los Angeles Mattachine Society.
Mattachine Society.
Subjects:
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.
Genre Headings:
Photographs.
Sound recordings.
Last modified: February 27, 2009
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