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People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild Collection Coll2011.082
Coll2011.082  
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  • Historical Note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.082
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear foot. [2 folders]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1974-1976
    Date (inclusive): 1973-1980
    Abstract: Press releases, correspondence, proposal, flyers, notes, clippings, pamphlets, resolutions, admission packet, and other items documenting activity of the People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild (PCL), 1973-1980. The PCL was an unaccredited law school intended to train legal professionals to defend the rights of "the poor and oppressed." The PCL included a gay caucus, which focused on gay and lesbian rights projects.
    creator: People's College of Law.

    Historical Note

    Founded in 1974, the People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild was "dedicated to the creation of a group of lawyers who will serve the needs of the poor and oppressed of every community."

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild Collection, Coll2011-082, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    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

    Press releases, correspondence, proposal, flyers, notes, clippings, pamphlets, resolutions, admission packet, and other items primarily documenting the gay caucus of the People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild (PCL), 1973-1980. It was founded by a coalition that included the National Lawyers Guild, minority legal organizations, and a gay caucus. The collection includes many letters of inquiry from prospective students addressed to the PCL's gay caucus.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National Lawyers Guild.
    Discrimination--United States
    Gay and lesbian rights
    Gays--Law and legislation
    Legal assistance to gays--United States.
    Legal assistance to lesbians--United States.