Scott Wilds Papers

Collection ID: 
SPC MSS PP 061
Date: 
1973-2007
Footage: 
SPC MSS PP 061

 

Collection Summary

Title
Scott Wilds Papers

Dates
1973-2007

Collection ID
SPC MSS PP 061

Creator
Wilds, Scott

Quantity
10 linear feet (10 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

 

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Scott Wilds served as a legislative assistant to Councilman Edward A. Schwartz beginning in 1984. In 1987, Wilds began work as Executive Assistant to the Housing Director of the City of Philadelphia's Office of Housing and Community Development, eventually rising to the position of Deputy Director in 2001.

Description of Collection

Approximately half the collection consists of City of Philadelphia political campaign and election documents, some relating to LGBT legislation. The rest of collections consists of correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, publications, and newspaper clippings about Philadelphia and national LGBT organizations, political initiatives, and social events.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 10 series as follows:

Series 1: Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Political Organizations and Related Materials, 1976-1992
Series 2: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and National Lesbian and Gay Organizations, Issues, and Publications, 1973-1991
Series 3: Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force, Gay (and Lesbian) Community Center of Philadelphia, Penguin Place, 1978-1992
Series 4: Philadelphia and National Gay Clippings, Bars, Miscellany, 1977-1991
Series 5: Papers of Philadelphia Liberal/Left Organizations, 1977-1992
Series 6: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1977-1980
Series 7: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1980-1985
Series 8: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1983-1986
Series 9: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1986-1992
Series 10: Miscellaneous, 2007, undated

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1627050~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Scott Wilds Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Scott Wilds Papers, SPC MSS PP 061, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Scott Wilds, 1992-2011

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards June 2017 by Sarah Lerner, Student Worker.

     

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:


Personal Names:
Blackwell, Lucien, 1931-
Goode, W. Wilson
Josephs, Babette
Wilds, Scott

Corporate Names:
Americans for Democratic Action
Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force
Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America
Philadelphia Workers’ Organizing Committee
Walt Whitman Democratic Club
Democratic Party (Philadelphia County, Pa.)

Subjects:
Philadelphia (Pa.) – Politics and government
Philadelphia (Pa.) – Social life and customs

Material Types:
Clippings
Correspondence
Mailing lists
Newsletters
Questionnaires
Reports

 

Inventory

Series 1: Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Political Organizations and Related Materials, 1976-1992

1          1          Philadelphians for Gay Rights          1977

1          2          Lesbian and Gay Town Meeting          1978

1          3          Gay Rights Symposium          1978

1          4          Police Advisory Committee          1980-1981

1          5          Gay Democrats (later, WWDC)          1976

1          6          Walt Whitman Democratic Club          1977

1          7          Walt Whitman Democratic Club          1978        

1          8          Walt Whitman Democratic Club          1979

1          9          Walt Whitman Democratic Club          November 1978

1          10          Walt Whitman Democratic Club          1980

1          11          Walt Whitman Democratic Club Complaint against Jeff Britton          April 1980

1          12          Council Questionnaire Responses          1979

1          13          Mayoral Election          1979

1          14          Lesbians and Gay Men for Bowser          1979

1          15          Gay Friends of Lucien Blackwell, Mayoral Campaign          1979

1          16          Carter/Mondale on Gay Issues          1980

1          17          Gay Campaign          1980

1          18          Primary: Gay Campaign materials          1980

1          19          State Committee Campaign          1980

1          20          Gay Committee people          1980

1          21          Caucus of Gay Committeepersons: State Representative Questionnaires          1980

1          22          City Council Gay Rights Bill: Organizing Meetings          1980-1981

1          23          Bill 1358: Philadelphia Gay Rights Bill          1982

1          24          Bill 1358          1982

1          25          Gay Materials for Senate Candidate Cyril Wecht          1982

1          26          Gay and Lesbian Friends of W. Wilson Goode          Spring 1983

1          27          Mondale/Ferraro, Gay Issues          1984

1          28          City Council Lesbian and Gay Pride Resolution          1984

1          29          Domestic Benefits          1984-1987

1          30          Gay Affirmative Action Proposal, Walter Lear          1985

1          31          Babette Josephs Campaign          1985

1          32          Casey for Governor, Gay Briefing Paper          1986

1          33          Edgar for Senate, Gay Fundraisers          1986

1          34          Pride of Philadelphia Election Committee          1989-1992

1          35          Tsongas for President, Gay Issues          1992

1          36          Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay socialists          1979

1          37          Lavender Left          1980, undated

1          38          Gay and Lesbian Activists for Social Justice          1983, undated

1          39          Philadelphia Workers Organizing Committee          1979

 

Series 2: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and National Lesbian and Gay Organizations, Issues, and Publications, 1973-1991

2          1          State Sodomy Law Reform          1976-1977

2          2          State Senate Bill 83 (Anti-Gay Bill)          1977

2          3          Pennsylvania Lesbian/Gay Network          1979-1980

2          4          Pennsylvania Lesbian/Gay Network          1981-1982

2          5          Lesbians and Gay Men: The Law in Pennsylvania          1981

2          6          Pennsylvanians for Social Justice          1983

2          7          Pennsylvania Council on Sexual Minorities          Undated

2          8          Gay Media Project          1975

2          9          Gay Speak Out          1977

2          10          Anita Bryant Roast          1977

2          11          Briggs Initiative         1978

2          12          Philadelphia Black Gays          1979

2          13          Gay Cultural Festival          1978

2          14          Gay Cultural Festival          1979

2          15          Philadelphia Gay Pride Celebration          1978

2          16          Philadelphia Gay Pride Celebration          1979

2          17          Philadelphia Gay Pride Celebration          1979

2          18          Gay Anti-Racism Efforts          1978

2          19          Gay Academic Union          1975

2          20          Gay Rights National Lobby: Human Rights Campaign Fund          1978

2          21          Gay Rights National Lobby: Human Rights Campaign Fund          1981-1991

2          22          Gay Rights National Lobby: Human Rights Campaign Fund          1982

2          23          American Library Association Task Force on Gay Liberation          1979

2          24          National Gay Archives          1980-1981

2          25          Boston Lesbian and Gay Political Alliance          1984-1985

2          26          Black and White Men Together, Philadelphia          1981-1987

2          27          Black and White Men Together, Philadelphia          1981-1987

2          28          Dignity Philadelphia          1982-1984

2          29          Beth Ahavah          1982-1983

2          30          Metropolitan Community Church          1981, undated

2          31          Mayor’s Commission on Sexual Minorities          1983-1987

2          32          Mayor’s Commission on Sexual Minorities          1983-1987

2          33          National Gay Task Force          1978-1979

2          34          National Association of Lesbian and Gay Democratic Clubs          1983

2          35          National Association of Lesbian and Gay Democratic Clubs          1982-1984

2          36          Gay Alternative Magazine          1973-1976

2          37          Philadelphia Weekly Gayzette          1976

2          38          New Gay Life magazine          1977-1978

2          39          Gay Insurgent journal          1980-1981

2          40          Miscellaneous materials relating to Philadelphia Gay News          1978-1986

2          41          Giovanni’s Room          1977-1981

2          42          Au Courant Award          1985

2          43          Gay Peer Counseling, University of Pennsylvania          1976

2          44          Gays at Penn          1975-1977

2          45          Gays at Penn          1977

2          46          Gays at Penn          1978

2          47          Gays at Penn and Penn Gay Alumni          1988-1989, undated

2          48          National Gay Convention          1979, undated

2          49          National Planning Conference for Gay March on Washington          1979

2          50          National Planning Conference for Gay March on Washington          1979

2          51          “Cruising” Demonstration          1980

 

Series 3: Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force, Gay (and Lesbian) Community Center of Philadelphia, Penguin Place, 1978-1992

3          1          Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force (PLGTF)          1978-1979

3          2          PLGTF          1979

3          3          PLGTF          1980

3          4          PLGTF          1979-1980

3          5          PLGTF          1980

3          6          PLGTF          1980-1984, undated

3          7          PLGTF          1981

3          8          PLGTF          1981-1982

3          9          PLGTF          1982

3          10          PLGTF          1982

3          11          PLGTF          1983

3          12          PLGTF          1983

3          13          PLGTF          1984

3          14          PLGTF          1988

3          15          PLGTF          1991-1992

3          16          PLGTF          1976-1977

3          17          PLGTF          1978-1979

3          18          PLGTF          Undated

3          19          Gay (and Lesbian) Community Center of Philadelphia (GCCP)          1979

3          20          GCCP          1980-1981

3          21          GLCCP          1982

3          22          GLCCP          1983

3          23          GLCCP          1984-1985         

3          24          Penguin Place          1986

 

Series 4: Philadelphia and National Gay Clippings, Bars, Miscellany, 1977-1991

4          1          Gay Miscellany, Philadelphia and National          1977

4          2          Gay News Clippings – National          1977

4          3          Gay News Clippings – National          1978

4          4          Gay News Clippings – National          1979

4          5          Gay News Clippings – National          1980

4          6          Other National          Undated

4          7          “Pro-Family” Clippings          1980

4          8          Gay Miscellany – Canada          1978-1979

4          9          Philadelphia Gay News Clippings, etc.          1978-1979

4          10          Other Philadelphia Gay Clippings, etc.          1978-1979

4          12          Lesbians          1978-1980

4          13          New York City          1978-1979

4          14          Pennsylvania          1978-1979

4          15          Miscellaneous Gay Clippings, etc.          1981-1982

4          16          Florida          1981

4          17          Philadelphia Gay Bars          1979

4          18          Philadelphia Gay Bars          1980

4          19          Philadelphia Gay Bars          1981-1982

4          20          City Paper Gay Stories          1984, 1988

4          21          David Fair, various controversies          1984-1991

4          22          AIDS in Philadelphia, various materials          1984-1987

4          23          AIDS in Philadelphia, various materials          1984-1987

4          24          AIDS in Philadelphia, various materials          1984-1987

4          25          Lavender Health          1981

4          26          Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues (BEBASHI)          1986-1987

 

Series 5: Papers of Philadelphia Liberal/Left Organization, 1977-1992

5          1          Philadelphia Affirmative Action Coalition          1979-1985

5          1          Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America          1979-1992

5          1          Central Philadelphia Reform Democrats          1981-1986

5          1          Americans for Democratic Action (ADA): State Legislative Ratings          1977-1981

5          1          ADA: National Ratings          1983     

5          1          ADA          1979-1982

5          1          ADA          1981-1982

5          1          ADA          1982-1983

5          1          ADA          1984

5          1          ADA          1985

5          1          ADA          1986-1987

5          1          ADA          1988

5          1          ADA          1988-1992

5          1          ADA          1992

5          1          ADA          1992

5          1          ADA: City Affairs Committee          1980

5          1          ADA Mailing List          1981-1982

 

Series 6: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1977-1980

6          1          Election Calendar          1977

6          2          46th Ward, 25th Division Street Lists          1977-1986

6          3          Primary: State/Local Races          1978

6          4          Primary: 46th Ward, 25th Division          1978

6          5          General Election          1978

6          6          West Philadelphia Block Captains List           1979

6          7          Blackwell for Council Re-Election Campaign          1979

6          8          Mayoral Primary          1979

6          9          General Election          1979

6          10          Mayoral Primary          1979

6          11          Blackwell for Mayor Campaign          1979

6          12          Blackwell for Mayor: Northeast Rally          1979

6          13          Blackwell for Mayor: 5th and 8th Ward Volunteers          1979

6          14          Blackwell for Mayor: Staff Structure          1979

6          15          Blackwell for Mayor          1979

6          16          Gays for Blackwell          1979

6          17          Primary          April 1980

6          18          Primary          Spring 1980

6          19          Primary Ballots          April 1980

6          20          Presidential Delegate Rules          1980

6          21          27th Ward Committee           1980

6          22          46th Ward Committee          1980

6          23          Candidate Literature, Primary          1980

 

Series 7: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1980-1985

7          1          Fall Campaign          1980

7          2          City Council Annual Report          1980-1981

7          3          Committeeperson List          1980-1982

7          4          State Committee Court Endorsements          1981

7          5          Primary          1981

7          6          Reapportionment          1981

7          7          Special Congressional Election          July 1981

7          8          Election          Fall 1981

7          9          Ward/Division Lookup Book          1981

7          10          Street Lists          1981-1985

7          11          Primary          1982

7          12          Democratic State Committee Election          1982

7          13          James Williams for State Representative          1982

7          14          State Rep. James Williams          1982-1985

7          15          Jeff Britton for State Representative          1982

7          16          Babette Josephs for State Representative          1982

7          17          Democratic National Committee Midterm Conference          1982

7          18          Draft Wilson Goode for Mayor Committee          1982

7          19          Election          November 1982

7          20          Election          November 1982

7          21          Nuclear Freeze Campaign          1982

7          22          Primary          May 1983

7          23          Primary          May 1983

 

Series 8: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1983-1986

8          1          Primary          May 1983

8          2          Ed Schwartz for City Council          1983

8          3          Pennsylvania Democratic Party Rules          1983

8          4          General Election          1983

8          5          Flash Returns          May and November 1983

8          6          Wilson Goode Transition          1983-1984

8          7          Primary          1984

8          8          Babette Josephs for State Representative         1984

8          9          Cranston for President          1984

8          10          Hart for President          1984

8          11          Hart for President          1984

8          12          Presidential Candidates on Gay Issues          1984

8          13          46th Ward          1984

8          14          General Election          1984

8          15          Election Returns          Fall 1984

8          16          Primary          1985

8          17          General Election          1985

8          18          Election Returns          Fall 1985

8          19          Election Analysis by Bruce Caswell          1985

8          20          Primary          1986

 

Series 9: Philadelphia Electoral Politics, 1986-1992

9          1          Primary Returns          1986

9          2          General Election          1986

9          3          Citywide Democratic Committeeperson List          1987

9          4          Schwartz Re-Election Campaign          1987

9          5          Primary          1987

9          6          General Election          1987

9          7          Election Returns          May 1987

9          8          Primary          1988

9          9          General Election          1988

9          10          Primary and General Elections          1989

9          11          Election Returns          1990

9          12          Politics          1990-1991

9          13          Primary          1992

9          14          Primary Returns          1992

 

Series 10: Miscellaneous, 2007, undated

10a          Ephemera, publications, flyers, etc. on Philadelphia Gay and Political Culture (added September 1993)          Undated

10b          Philadelphia Election Day Materials (added October 12, 2011)          Spring 2007