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Finding Aid to the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, 1978-1979 Coll2013.087
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  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Administrative history
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related Archival Materials note

  • Title: National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.087
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet. 1 archive carton
    Date (inclusive): 1978-1979
    Abstract: Records created or collected by the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee regarding the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1978-1979. The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979.
    creator: Los Angeles March on Washington Committee.

    Processing Information

    Formerly box 103-257. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, Coll2013-087, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    Administrative history

    The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979. The march was first proposed in Autumn 1978 by an ad hoc committee in Minneapolis, but didn't gain momentum until the assassination of Harvey Milk in November of that year.
    The Los Angeles March on Washington Committee formed in 1979 to facilitate local participation in the march. In November 1979, the Los Angeles committee would change its name to the Los Angeles Committee for the March on Sacramento, and in February 1980, to the March Committee for Gay and Lesbian Rights/Los Angeles.

    Scope and Contents

    Meeting minutes, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, event programs and information, maps, calendar of events, press releases, logistical information, notes, sheet music, questionnaires, budget records, and travel information from the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14, 1979. Includes records of the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee, March on Washington National Office in New York, March on Washington National Logistics Office in Washington, D.C., and to a lesser extent, the March on Washington regional offices and Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference.

    Related Archival Materials note

    March Committee for Lesbian and Gay Rights/Los Angeles Records, Coll2013-088, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
    California March on Sacramento for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, Coll2012-182, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
    Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.)
    Gay liberation movement--United States