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Mark 40 Defense Fund Records, 1976-1983 Coll2011.093
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  • Historical Note
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
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  • Title: Mark 40 Defense Fund Records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.093
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. [9 folders]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1976-1977
    Date (inclusive): 1976-1983
    Abstract: Correspondence, meeting minutes, police reports, legal papers, defendent lists, notes, memoranda, financial documents, constitution, press releases, photograph, interview transcripts, clippings, fact sheets, flyers, and graphic design material from the Mark 40 Defense Fund, 1976-1983. The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.
    creator: Mark 40 Defense Fund.

    Historical Note

    The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    Mark 40 Defense Fund Records, Coll2011-093, 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

    Correspondence, meeting minutes, police reports, legal papers, defendent lists, notes, memoranda, financial documents, constitution, press releases, photograph, interview transcripts, clippings, fact sheets, flyers, and graphic design material from the Mark 40 Defense Fund, 1976-1983. The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bathhouses
    Gay bathhouses
    Gays--Law and legislation
    Legal assistance to gays--California--Los Angeles