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Finding aid to the Lambda Literary Foundation records, 1986-2010 Coll2012.119
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Description
The Lambda Literary Foundation Records, 1986-2010, includes correspondence, bylaws, licensing contracts, reports, financial records, publication subscription forms, copy, event brochures, memoranda, advertisement copy, news clippings, and photographs. The Lambda Literary Foundation is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literary organization, incorporated in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Background
The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) traces its beginnings to 1987 with the publication of the first issue of the Lambda Book Report, a review periodical of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature. The periodical was published by L. Page (Deacon) Maccubbin, owner of Lambda Rising Bookstore in Washington, D.C. The Lambda Literary Awards program, an annual ceremony celebrating excellence in LGBT literature, was established in 1989. The Lambda Literary Foundation was incorporated in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to officially host the Awards and the Lambda Book Report. Jim Marks was the LLF's first Executive Director. The LLF was founded to nurture, celebrate, and preserve LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers.
Extent
9.0 linear feet. 9 archive boxes.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. Access restrictions apply.