The collection consists of the organizational records of the International Association, National Association, and regional
chapters of Black and White Men Together, 1981-2006. Most of the records comprise those compiled by Charles Stewart as co-chair
of the International Association, 1982-1983, and as a member of the Los Angeles chapter, 1981-1984. The collection also includes
awards collected by former member and National Association co-chair Paul Cloutier and some post-1984 regional and national
files by member Ken Pavlick. Black and White Men Together engages in educational, political, cultural and social activities
as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, and HIV/AIDS discrimination.
Founder Mike Smith began the first Black and White Men Together (BWMT) group in San Francisco in January 1980. Over the summer,
groups emerged in Chicago, Boston, and New York, and by the next year, chapters had sprung up in 30 cities across the United
States as well as in 3 international locations. The first BWMT conference occurred in San Francisco in 1981 out of which formed
the International Association of Black and White Men Together (IABWMT).
1.6 linear feet.
1 archives box + 1 archives carton
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical
items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.