First Tuesday (Los Angeles) Collection, 1976-1985 Coll2011.044*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Title: First Tuesday (Los Angeles) Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.044*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot. [11 folders]
Date (inclusive): 1976-1985
Abstract: Handwritten notes, meeting agendas, meeting announcements, speakers lists, newsletters, a photograph and mailing lists documenting activities of First Tuesday, 1976-1985. First Tuesday was an informal meeting group of gays and lesbians that met to share general information "about their current activities and upcoming events and shared concerns." First Tuesday meetings also served as fundraisers, or to provide a forum for dealing with an immediate issue affecting the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community.
creator: International Gay and Lesbian Archives.

Historical Note

First Tuesday (also referred to on its early mailings as The Los Angeles Gay Community Forum for Information and Communication) was an informal meeting group of gay men and lesbian women that met--when sponsored by a participating organization--on the first Tuesday of a given month. Meetings were social occasions that often involved cocktails and dinner followed by an open forum where groups were invited to share general information "about their current activities and upcoming events and shared concerns." First Tuesday meetings sometimes served as fundraisers, or to provide a forum for dealing with an immediate issue affecting the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community.

Access

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Preferred Citation

First Tuesday (Los Angeles) Collection, Coll2011.044, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

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.

Scope and Content

Handwritten notes, meeting agendas, meeting announcements, speakers lists, newsletters, a photograph and mailing lists documenting activities of First Tuesday, 1976-1985. First Tuesday was an informal meeting group of gay men and lesbian women that met to share general information "about their current activities and upcoming events and shared concerns." First Tuesday meetings sometimes served as fundraisers, or to provide a forum for dealing with an immediate issue affecting the Los Angeles gay and lesbian community. Notable are the meeting agendas and member lists.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

First Tuesday (Los Angeles).
Gays--Social life and customs
Lesbian and gay experience
Social groups--Los Angeles