The collection consists primarily of administrative records of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA), 1981-1995,
bulk 1987-1995. SOLGA (originally the Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality (ARGOH), 1978-1987) is a group within
the American Anthropological Association (AAA) created to advocate for the "the 'scholarly legitimacy' of anthropological
studies on homosexuality," as well as "recognition within the association."
At the American Association of Anthropologists (AAA) annual meeting held in Los Angeles in 1978, a group of gay and lesbian
anthropologists founded the Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality (ARGOH) to advocate for the "the 'scholarly legitimacy'
of anthropological studies on homosexuality," as well as "recognition within the association" . ARGOH became the Society
of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) in 1987. In 1998 SOLGA was granted "official status" in a vote by the AAA's membership.
The organization changed its name to the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) in 2010, following "a year long discussion
about the organization's mission and demographics" .
4.35 linear feet.
3 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
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.
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.