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Finding aid to the Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles records, 1981-2003 Coll2012.148
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials

  • Title: Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles Records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.148
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet. 1 archive box + 1 flat archive box.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1992-2001
    Date (inclusive): 1981-2003
    Abstract: Meeting minutes, correspondence, bylaws, flyers, registration forms, posters, financial records, photographs, audiocassettes, floppy disks, T-shirts and other material documenting activities of the Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles, a LGBT-oriented running and social club founded in 1981. The collection documents the club's administration of and participation in events such as the annual Run/Walk for Gay and Lesbian Pride, Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon, Gay Games and other activities.
    creator: Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles.

    Administrative History

    Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles (more commonly known as LA Frontrunners) is a running and walking club for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their friends, and their supporters. Founded in 1981, the club takes its name from The Frontrunner, Patricia Nell Warren's 1974 best-selling novel about a gay relationship. The club participates in competitive and non-competitive running events, an annual Pride Run, and other fundraising and social events. LA Frontrunners' aims include informing the general public of the mental and physical health benefits of running; organizing and coordinating running events and programs; and promoting understanding and camaraderie between people of different ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.
    In 2012, the LA Frontrunners is one of more than 100 Frontrunner clubs throughout the United States and other countries.
    Source:
    LA Frontrunners website, www.lafrontrunners.com, (last accessed March 4, 2013).

    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

    Gift of Mark Penn, March 19, 2008.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles Records, Coll2012-148, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama, March 2013.

    Scope and Content

    The collection comprises meeting minutes, correspondence, bylaws, flyers, registration forms, posters, financial records, photographs, audiocassettes, floppy disks, T-shirts and other material documenting activities of the Frontrunners Track Club of Greater Los Angeles, a LGBT-oriented running and social club founded in 1981. The collection documents the club's administration of and or participation in events such as the annual Run/Walk for Gay and Lesbian Pride, Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon, Gay Games and other activities. Also documented are various social events organized by the club, as well as its annual awards banquet fundraiser.

    Arrangement

    A folder with LA Frontrunner's bylaws and incorporation papers is at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

    Separated Materials

    Six cardboard relay race batons and one button ("1994 Lesbian & Gay Pride Run, FRNY") have been separated from the collection and placed with ONE's ephemera (objects) collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Penn, Mark
    Gay clubs--Los Angeles
    Gays and sports
    Lesbian clubs--Los Angeles
    Lesbians and sports
    Running