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Finding Aid to the George Raya Papers, 1972-1979 Coll2013.049
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Separated to the ONE periodical collection

  • Title: George Raya papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.049
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet. 1 archive box
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1975-1979
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1979
    Abstract: Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979. Raya lobbied the California State Legislature regarding the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills and was a part of the 1977 National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House.
    creator: Raya, George

    Biography

    George Raya graduated from Sacramento State University where he was a founding member of the Society for Homosexual Freedom. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was active in student and local politics and championed a Berkeley ordinance to prohibit discrimination in employment. He worked as a liaison for the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) to the California State Legislature and lobbied for such gay causes as the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills. He was a member of the National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House in 1977.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] George Raya Papers, Coll2013-049, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979.

    Separated to the ONE periodical collection

    Capitol Hill, Vol. 1, No. 5 and 6
    Community News, No. 10, July 1975
    Entertainment West, No. 130, May 1975
    Gays On The Hill, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1976
    The Liberty Express, No. 1 and 2, 1975
    On The Line, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1977; Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1978

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay rights--United States
    Gays--Political activity
    Lobbyists
    Political activists