North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) Records, 1966-1970 Coll2011.065*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
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Title: North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) Records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.065*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. [29 folders]
Date (inclusive): 1966-1970
Abstract: Memoranda, financial reports, manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), 1966-1970. NACHO was "a conference of independent homophile organizations in North America established to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement, strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." The bulk of the collection comprises records of NACHO's six conferences held between 1966 and 1970.
creator: North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO).

Scope and Content

Memoranda, financial reports, manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), 1966-1970. NACHO was "a conference of independent homophile organizations in North America established to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement, strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." The bulk of the collection comprises records of NACHO's six conferences held between 1966 and 1970.

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Historical Note

The North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) was "a conference of independent homophile organizations in North America established to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement, strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." Between 1966 and 1970, NACHO served as a clearing house for communication between gay organizations; provided guidance for founding new groups around the country; established a legal defense fund; and issued position papers on a range of gay and lesbian civil rights issues. Conflict between radical activists and more conservative members of NACHO at its 1970 conference in San Francisco led to the collapse of the organization.

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.

Preferred Citation

North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) Records, Coll2011-065, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Access

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay activists
Gay and lesbian rights
Gay liberation movement--United States--History