United States Mission Collection, 1970-1990 Coll2012.125

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Title: United States Mission Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.125
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. [1 archive carton.]
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1975-1987
Date (inclusive): 1970-1990
Abstract: Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services.
creator: United States Mission.

Historical Note

The United States Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles. Branches of the Mission were also established in cities in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Beginning in the late-1960s the US Mission advocated for gay rights and social services in Southern California (and elsewhere).

Access

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Acquisition Information

Date and donor(s) of materials unknown.

Preferred Citation

Box #, folder #, United States Mission Collection, Coll2012.125, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Processing Information

In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given whenever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services. The collection documents (among other things) protests organized by the US Mission in 1970 following the death of a gay man beaten by Los Angeles Police Department vice squad officers; the Mission's provision of social services to underprivileged members of the gay and lesbian community; and its efforts to increase the visibility of the gay and lesbian community within the larger society.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Humphries, Bob (Rev.)
Gay community--California--Los Angeles
Gays--Services for
Homelessness
Lesbians--Services for