People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild Collection Coll2011.082

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
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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

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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.