Finding Aid to the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) Records, 1968-2001 Coll2013.018

Finding aid prepared by Jeff Snapp
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Title: Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.018
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. 1 archive carton
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1977-1979
Date (inclusive): 1968-2001
Abstract: The Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records consist of administrative records, promotional material, and correspondence from the late 1970's during its formation, including documentation of its relationships with the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado, the Lambda Services Bureau, and other organizations and people. The collection includes promotional material from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado as well as a brief history of the center written by Gerald A. Gerash in 2001.

Acquisition

The date and method of acquisition are not documented.

Biographical/Historical note

The Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center was formed in 1978. The foundation for the center was developed through its Planning & Implementation Committee and with assistance from the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado and the Lambda Services Bureau.

Separated Materials note

Periodicals separated into the ONE periodical collection include newsletters from Denver and Colorado Springs spanning 1977-1985 including:
Gayspeak: Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center, Volume 7, Number 2-3, 1985
Update: Newsletter of the Gay Community Center of Colorado, Inc.,Volume 1, Edition 1-3, 1977
Gaynin': Newsletter of the Gay Community Center of Colorado, Volume 1, Issue 4, 6, 1977; Volume 1, Issue 6, 8-12, 1977; Volume 1, Issue 8-12, 1978; Volume 2, Issue 1-3, 5, 1978; Volume 2, Issue 7, 9-12, 1979; Volume 2, Issue 9, March 1979; Volume 3, Issue 1-6, 1979; Volume 3, Issue 7, [8], 1980; Volume 4, No. 3, 1980; Volume 4, Issue 5-12, 1980; Volume 5, Issue 1-6, 1981
Newsletter of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado, March, April, June, September 1985
Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center, Volume 1, Issue 1, November 1979
PIC-Notes, Volume 1, Number 1, 3, 4 Gayspeak: Newsletter of the Pikes Peak Gay Community Center, Volume 7, Number 2-3, 1985

Scope and Contents note

The Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records, 1968-2001, include Planning and Implementation Committee documents, a statement of purpose, proposed by-laws, office procedure documents, board candidate applications, and other foundational records. The collection also includes member mailings; newsletters; correspondence with center members, the press, and periodical publishers; clippings; anti-gay flyers; court documents about gay marriage and gay arrests; tax-exempt status records; educational material; and exercises in creative writing. The collection includes a brief history of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado written by Gerald A. Gerash in 2001.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) Records, Coll2013.18, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Formerly box A239. Collection processed by Jeff Snapp, 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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in the following sections:
Community Center(s) communications and records [4 folders]
Personal and professional correspondence [6 folders]
Contemporary literature - writings and flyers [2 folders]

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado.
Pikes Peak Gay Community Center.
Gay community--Colorado--Colorado Springs
Gays--Services for
Hate speech--United States
Same-sex marriage--United States

 

Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) records 1968-2001

Box 1, Folder 1

Pikes Peak Gay Community Center (PPGCC) circa 1976-1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes a statement of purpose, by-laws, board nominations, office procedures.
Box 1, Folder 2

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Colorado circa 1978-2001

Scope and Contents note

Includes member mailings, promotional materials, and the agenda of the First Annual Symposium on Contemporary Gay Issues. Also includes "Origins of the Gay Community Center of Colorado" article written by Gerald A. Gerash on June 12, 2001.
Box 1, Folder 3

PPGCC membership communications circa 1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes member mailings and promotional materials.
Box 1, Folder 4

Lambda Services Bureau circa 1975-1977

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence with The Advocate 1976-1978

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence with Blueboy using pseudonym circa 1977

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence of Phil Nash and Penni Kimmel 1977-1979

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence with Alternate Publishing circa 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 9

News clippings and letters to the editor circa 1976-1980

Scope and Contents

Includes Air Force Academy postcard, and a photograph of Penni Kimmel and Ken Wood at the San Francisco Castro Street Fair in 1980.
Box 1, Folder 10

Same sex marriage civil action circa 1977

Box 1, Folder 11

Writings of Malachi Truman Harris circa 1968-1976

Box 1, Folder 12

The Homosexual Extermination Movement (THEM) circa 1978