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Finding aid to the Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG) records Coll2013.023
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Administrative History
  • Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG) records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.023
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. 1 archives box
    Date (inclusive): 1977-2012
    Abstract: Newsletters, newsletter distribution records, meeting files, membership records, photographs, correspondence, receipt books, and press and promotional material of Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG), 1977-2012. A/PLG was created in 1980 to meet the needs of gay men and women of Asian and Pacific heritage and to provide a support system in their relations with their families and communities.
    creator: Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends.
    creator: Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Processing Information

    Formerly box A240. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG) Records, Coll2013-023, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

    Scope and Contents note

    Newsletters, newsletter distribution records, meeting files, membership records, photographs, correspondence, receipt books, and press and promotional material of Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG), 1977-2012. Although most of the records are dated after the organization's founding in 1980, the records include a proposal for a group called the Gay Asian Association from 1977.

    Administrative History

    Asian/Pacific Lesbians and Gays (A/PLG) was created in 1980 to meet the needs of gay men and women of Asian and Pacific heritage and to provide a support system in their relations with their families and communities so as to understand and accept each other with caring and pride. The idea of forming an organization for gay Asians had been discussed before 1980, but an important impetus came from gay liberation pioneer Morris Kight, who then had an Asian partner. A/PLG strives to enhance identity, pride, personal growth, competence, empowerment, and leadership skills as well as inform its members of political and social issues. Other goals include building solidarity between Asian gay men and lesbians and between native Asian-Americans and those who had emigrated from other countries. The organization provides support groups, seminars, and social events for its members. In 1997, the name changed to its current form, Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends.
    Sources:
    Wat, Eric. The Making of a Gay Asian Community: An Oral History of Pre-AIDS Los Angeles. 2002.
    Liebman, Roy. "Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends is turning 30!!" Asian/Pacific Gays and Friends website. http://www.apgf.org/a-pgf-history/. Accessed March 5, 2013.

    Acquisition

    The bulk of the collection was donated by Milt Owens and Fred Bradford.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Asian American gays
    Asian American lesbians
    Newsletters