Gay Bands Collection, 1978-1986 Coll2011.043*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 741-0094
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(c) 2011


Title: Gay Bands Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.043*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.8 linear foot. [13 folders]
Date (inclusive): 1978-1986
Abstract: Flyers, performance programs, correspondence, bylaws, meeting minutes, clippings, press releases, financial documents, member lists, posters, photographs, memoranda, and conference materials primarily documenting Great American Yankee Freedom Band in Los Angeles, a gay marching band established in 1978.
creator: International Gay and Lesbian Archives.

Historical Note

The Great American Yankee Freedom Band was a gay marching band established in Los Angeles in 1978, following the lead of San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps, founded earlier that same year. The Lesbian and Gay Band Association was "a national organization founded [in 1983] to encourage and perpetuate the community band movement in the lesbian and gay community."

Scope and Content

Flyers, performance programs, correspondence, bylaws, meeting minutes, clippings, press releases, financial documents, member lists, posters, photographs, memoranda, and conference materials primarily documenting Great American Yankee Freedom Band in Los Angeles, a gay marching band established in 1978. The bulk of the materials concern the band's performances and fundraising activities. The collection also includes a folder documenting a 1983 conference held by the Lesbian and Gay Band Association in Washington, D.C.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Preferred Citation

Gay Bands Collection, Coll2011-043, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Great American Yankee Freedom Band.
Lesbian and Gay Bands Association.
Bands (Music)--Gay
Bands (Music)--Lesbian