Scope and Content
Title: Don Amador Papers
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.016
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material:
0.6 linear foot.
2 archive cartons.
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1977-1981
Date (inclusive): 1976-1983
Clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, publicity, academic papers, political flyers, newssheets, photographs, organizational
lists, notes, and college course materials, 1976-1983, documenting the educational and political activities of Don Amador.
Don Amador (1943-1992) served in the U.S. Navy. He was aide to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, and later he was a candidate
for the California State Assembly in 1977, and for the Los Angeles City Council in 1980. Los Angeles Community College professor
and gay activist, Amador developed one of the nation's first accredited college courses in gay studies.
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Don Amador Papers, Coll2011-016, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
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
Clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, publicity, academic papers, political flyers, organizational contact lists, newssheets,
photographs, notes, and college course material documenting the professional and political activities of gay educator and
activist, Don Amador. Amador developed one of the nation's first accredited college courses in gay studies; he was also a
candidate for State Assembly in 1977, as well as for the Los Angeles City Council in 1980.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Gay and lesbian studies