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Finding Aid to the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) Records, 1979-1995 Coll2012.176
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Description
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."
Background
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" [1]. 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" [2].
Extent
4.35 linear feet. 3 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.