Finding aid to the Olympics Out of Cobb County records, 1990-1998 Coll2013.053

Finding aid prepared by Lane Goldszer
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
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Title: Olympics Out of Cobb County records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.053
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. 1 archive box + 5 T-shirts + 2 banners.
Date (inclusive): 1990-1998
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, letters of support, notebooks, anti-gay material, flyers, press releases, banners, T-shirts, clippings, stamps, audiocassettes, a videocassette and other material from Olympics Out of Cobb County (OOCC), 1990-1998, as well as OOCC co-founder, Jon-Ivan Weaver. OOCC formed in 1994 as a grassroots response by individuals and organizations to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games' (ACOG) decision to hold the volleyball competition of the 1996 Olympic Games in Cobb County, Georgia. Cobb County came under fire from gay rights groups in 1993 when the Cobb County Board of Commissioners passed an anti-gay resolution condemning the "gay lifestyle."
creator: Weaver, Jon-Ivan

Administrative History

Pat Hussein and Jon-Ivan Weaver founded Olympics Out of Cobb County (OOCC) in February 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. OOCC formed as a grassroots response by individuals and organizations to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games' (ACOG) decision to hold the volleyball competition of the 1996 Olympic Games in Cobb County, Georgia. Cobb County came under fire from gay rights groups including Cobb Citizens Coalition in 1993 when the Cobb County board of commissioners, led by Gordon Wysong, passed an anti-gay resolution condemning the "gay lifestyle." Cobb Citizens Coalition began organizing for a repeal of the resolution and a boycott of Cobb County.
OOCC successfully staged a campaign of protests, letter writing and outreach in order to first remove the volleyball competition from Cobb County, and later to block the Olympic torch relay from passing through Cobb County. Organizations who helped and endorsed the work of OOCC included ACT-UP, Dykes & Faggots Bash Back, Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Lesbian Avengers.
Sources :
Olympics Out of Cobb County Records, Coll2013-053, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.

Acquisition

Donated by Jon-Ivan Weaver, January 20, 1999.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Olympics Out of Cobb County Records, Coll2013-053, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Formerly boxes 103-240 and 103-241. Collection processed by Lane Goldszer, May 2013.

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence, photographs, letters of support, flyers, press releases, stickers, banners, T-shirts, clippings, stamps, letterhead and other material from Olympics Out of Cobb County, 1990-1998. Included are articles relating to bigotry in Cobb County, such as copies of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners' anti-gay resolution, a Neighbors Network report on anti-gay groups in Georgia, documentation of racist merchandise for sale in Cobb County, as well as hate mail and voice recordings received by Cobb Citizens Coalition.
The collection also contains a number of personal items that belonged to co-founder Jon-Ivan Weaver, including domestic partnership papers, an appointment book, speech notes, notepads, a videotape birthday tribute and a T-shirt and letter that Weaver delivered to Shirley Franklin the senior policy advisor for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG) at the beginning of the campaign.

Arrangement

An index to the collection is at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cobb County (Ga.)
Demonstrations
Gay activists
Georgia
Lesbian activists
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.)

 

Olympics Out of Cobb County records

Box 1, Folder 1

Index to collection circa 1990-1998

Item BAN142-143

Banners circa 1990-1996

Box 1, Folder 2

Business cards and phone numbers 1994

Box 1, Folder 3-14

Clippings 1994-1996

Physical Description: [12 folders]
Box 1, Folder 15

Cobb County resolution and Neighbors Network reports 1992-1994

Box 1, Folder 16-17

Correspondence 1994

Physical Description: [2 folders]
Box 1, Folder 18

Correspondence from Jon-Ivan Weaver to Shirley Franklin 1994

Box 1, Folder 19

Correspondence, International Olympic Commission and Atlanta Commission for the Olympic Games 1994

Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence, letters of support from organizations and officials 1994

Box 1, Folder 21

Flyers and leaflets circa 1994-1996

Box 1, Folder 22

Hate merchandise in Cobb County circa 1990-1998

Box 1, Item AC1831

Hate messages to Cobb Citizens Coalition March - April 1994

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette.
Box 1, Folder 23

Identification badges 1994-1995

Box 1, Item AC1832

Out of Cobb: Trial by Fire, 8th Creating Change November 1995

General Physical Description note: 1 audiocassette.
Box 1, Folder 24

Photographs 1990-1996

Box 1, Folder 25

Press releases, notes and flyers 1994

Box 1, Folder 34

Rubber stamps: "Olympics Out Of Cobb County" and "Gay Money" circa 1990-1996

Box 1, Folder 26

Speech notes 1994

Box 1, Folder 27

Stickers circa 1990-1998

Item GAR0926-0929

T-shirts 1990-1996

Box 1, Folder 28

Weaver, Jon-Ivan address and appointment book 1994

Box 1, Folder 29

Weaver, Jon-Ivan biographical papers 1993

Box 1, Folder 30

Weaver, Jon-Ivan notes circa 1994

Box 1, Folder 31-33

Weaver, Jon-Ivan notepads 1994-1996

Physical Description: [3 folders]
Box 1, Item VV2800

Weaver, Jon-Ivan; A Tribute to Jon-Ivan on His 45th Birthday February 19, 1998

General Physical Description note: 1 videocassette (VHS).