Mark 40 Defense Fund Records, 1976-1983 Coll2011.093

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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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

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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