Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Finding Aid to the Marjorie Rushforth Papers Coll2013.042
Coll2013.042  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (55.32 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
 
Table of contents What's This?
  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Acquisition
  • Separated Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content
  • Processing Information
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Related Archival Materials

  • Title: Marjorie A. Rushforth papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.042
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet.
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1994
    Abstract: The Marjorie Rushforth papers include a limited number of records from the Friends of the EAGLES Center, a continuation school of the Los Angeles Unified School District options program, Emphasizing Adolescent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES). The collection also includes a file on the representation of Morris Kight concerning his residence at 1447 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles along with personal correspondence, and reference materials on advertising, media, and sex. As a lawyer, Marjorie Rushforth was known for representing gay men and HIV positive individuals. She served on the executive boards of the AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and Friends of Emphasizing Adolscent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES) Center, Los Angeles, California.
    creator: Marjorie A., Rushforth, (Marjorie Alice), -2008

    Biography

    As a lawyer, Marjorie Rushforth was known for representing gay men and HIV positive individuals in discrimination lawsuits. Rushforth's work may be best known for her representation of Orange County teacher, Vincent Chalk. She was a founding member and served on the boards of AIDS Services Foundation Orange County and Friends of the EAGLES Center of Los Angeles, Incorporated.

    Conditions Governing Access

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

    Acquisition

    The Marjorie Rushforth papers were formerly housed with the Ivy Bottini papers, Coll2009-005, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Separated Materials

    ONE Archives button collection:
    Orange County Visibility League "March on Sacramento May 7, 1988"
    ONE Subject Files:
    Photocopied articles concerning LGBT topics

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Marjorie Rushforth Papers, Coll2013-042, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Scope and Content

    The Marjorie Rushforth papers consist of a limited number of records including budgets, correspondence, fliers, and mailing lists from the Friends of the EAGLES Center, a continuation school of the Los Angeles Unified School District options program, Emphasizing Adolescent Gay/Lesbian Education Services (EAGLES). The EAGLES Center was founded to provide an optimal learning environment for gay and lesbian youth to obtain a high school diploma. The collection also includes correpondence and limited records on the representation of Morris Kight concerning his residence at 1447 North Martel Avenue, Los Angeles and the lawsuit brought by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center to remove Kight from the properties. A limited personal correspondence file that includes a list of expenses from a trip to Italy and photocopies of reference materials from journals on advertising, media, and sex complete the collection.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Katrina Sire, April 20, 2013.

    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.

    Related Archival Materials

    Box 7, Folder 6-7, 1447 North Martel Avenue, Morris Kight Papers and Photographs, Coll2010-008, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kight, Morris, (Venerable), 1919-2003
    EAGLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Lesbian activists--California--Los Angeles