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Inventory of the William Carl Saxon Diaries
Coll2008-015  
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Description
Journals, 1971-1992, of William Carl Saxon (1954-1992). The entries are primarily of a psychological nature, and chronicle his relationships with his family, friends, and his long-time partner, William John "Billy" Lorenz, and, from July 1990, the emotional effects of his struggle with AIDS.
Background
William Carl Saxon was born in Los Angeles, California, on September 26, 1954. He graduated from Franklin Hugh School in 1972, and received a journalism scholarship from the Los Angeles Times to attend California State University Los Angeles, where he served as president of the Gay Student Union, and from which he graduated in 1979 with a BA in American Studies. Saxon did much volunteer work with the Braille Institute, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, and the Suicide Hot Line. He was last employed as a Quality Control Engineer and Customer Service Representative at Champion Irrigation Co. He was diagnosed with AIDS in July 1990, and died of the disease in Los Angeles on February 22, 1992.
Extent
4 archive cartons. 1.4 linear feet.
Restrictions
Researchers wishing to publish materials from this collection must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical and copyright holder.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.