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Finding Aid for the Michael Nava Papers, ca. 1954-1995
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Description
Michael Nava (1954- ) was the deputy city attorney for the City of Los Angeles (1981-84) before starting his own private law practice. He has also published many books. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, notes, calendars, memorabilia, photographs, drawings, clippings, and printed material related to the life and literary career of Michael Nava.
Background
Nava was born on September 16, 1954 in Stockton, California; grew up in Sacramento, California; BA, Colorado College, 1976; JD, Stanford University, 1981; moved with lover Bill Weinberger to Los Angeles, and became deputy city attorney, City of Los Angeles, 1981-84; private law practice in Los Angeles, 1984-86; research attorney with California Court of Appeal, Los Angeles, 1986-95; private law practice in San Francisco beginning in 1995; publications include The Little Death (1986), Goldenboy (1988), Finale (1989), How Town (1990), The Hidden Law (1992), Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America (1994), The Death of Friends (1996), and The Burning Plain (1997).
Extent
25 boxes (12.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.