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Guide to the Brad Brafford Papers MS.R.146
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Subject files Series 1. Bulk, 1978-1991 1973-2006

Physical Description: 0.8 Linear feet

Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of files on political, social justice, health, and cultural topics, primarily as they relate to the gay and lesbian community. Included are publications, clippings, notes, ephemera, fundraising and legislative correspondence, and other materials.

Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic.
Box 1, Folder 1

Anti-gay and anti-feminist fundraising letters and clippings, 1978-1983

Box 1, Folder 2

Gay activism and support literature and notes, 1979-1984

Box 1, Folder 3

Gay and lesbian issues: news clippings and other materials, 1975-1984

Box 1, Folder 4

Health issues: correspondence and newsletters, 1982-1989

 

HIV/AIDS support, education, and activism: publications, brochures, and other materials,

Box 1, Folder 5

1985-1989 and undated

Box 1, Folder 6

1988-1991 and undated

Box 1, Folder 7

1990-2004

Box 1, Folder 8

Legislative districts (Orange County, California): maps, 1973

Box 1, Folder 9

Long Beach, California, publications, clippings, and other materials, 1982-1994

Box 1, Folder 10

No on Proposition 6 (Briggs Initiative) organizing/campaign materials and notes, 1978

 

Politics, federal and state (California)

 

Legislative correspondence and other materials

Box 2, Folder 1-2

1975-1981

Box 2, Folder 3

1982-1984

Box 2, Folder 4

Newsletters, 1990-1991

 

Religion and sexuality

Box 2, Folder 5

Publications, 1973-1983

Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence and fliers, 1994-2001

Box 2, Folder 7

Republicans (California): fundraising letters, 1978

Box 2, Folder 8

Senior citizens issues: newsletters and fliers, 1989 and undated

Box 2, Folder 9

Theater, opera, and film: fliers and other materials, 1978-1980

Box 2, Folder 10

Travel guides, 1998-2006

Box 2, Folder 11

Various topics: clippings (photocopies), 1989-2005

 

Organizations Series 2. Bulk, 1978-1998 1971-2008

Physical Description: 9.8 Linear feet

Scope and Content Summary

This series is comprised of publications; ephemera; correspondence; meeting agendas, notes, and minutes; and other materials reflecting Brafford's involvement with social justice, community service, political, religious, and social organizations.

Arrangement

The arrangement is generally alphabetical by the name of the organization or title of the publication and chronologically thereunder. Files named for organizations that have undergone name changes during the time period represented in the materials are filed under the latest name represented. At the end of the list are folders containing a small amount of material from several individual organizations.
Box 3, Folder 1

The Advocate: subscription correspondence, 1978

Box 3, Folder 2

The AIDS Project, Los Angeles: newsletter and other materials, 1985-1992 and undated

Box 3, Folder 3

AIDS Services Foundation, Orange County: newsletters, 1993-2006

Box 3, Folder 4-5

Alliance for Gay and Lesbian Artists in the Entertainment Industry: member correspondence, publications, and other materials, 1983-1989

Box 3, Folder 6

Alyson Gay Men's Book Catalog, 1991

 

American Civil Liberties Union

Box 3, Folder 7

Membership card and button, 1991 and undated

Box 3, Folder 8

National newsletters and fundraising materials, 1992-2002

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California

Box 3, Folder 9

Newsletters, 1992, 2002-2003

 

Lesbian and Gay Rights Chapter

Box 3, Folder 10-11

Newsletters and other materials, 1977-1980

Box 4, Folder 1-7

Newsletters, correspondence, and other materials, 1980-2003

Box 4, Folder 8

Bisexual Center of Southern California: newsletters and other materials, 1979-1982

Box 4, Folder 9

Bishop's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Ministry in the Diocese of Los Angeles: newsletters and other materials, 2001

Box 4, Folder 10

Business and Professional Alliance (Orange County, California): newsletters, 1988-1992

Box 5, Folder 1-9

Business and Professional Association (Los Angeles, California): newsletters, directories, and other materials, 1979-1990

Box 6, Folder 1

California Champions Fund: fundraising and other materials, 1980-1981

Historical Background

The organization raised funds for the California Human Rights Advocates and the Gay Rights National Lobby.
Box 6, Folder 2

California Department of Justice, Women's Rights Handbook, 1976

Box 6, Folder 3

California Human Rights Advocates: newsletter and brochures, 1979-1980

Box 6, Folder 4

Crisis Hotline, 1st Annual Growth Conference: program and notes, 1976

Box 6, Folder 5

Crisis Hotline (Garden Grove, California) training materials, 1975-1978

Box 6, Folder 6-7

Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club newsletters and fliers, 1990-1998

 

Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) newsletters and other publications

Box 6, Folder 8-10

1983-1994

Box 7, Folder 1

1995-1998

Box 7, Folder 2

Focus Orange County newspaper, 1971-1974

Historical Background

Early issues indicate no institutional affiliation, but later issues give publisher as the Gay Community Center of Orange County (later the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County).
Box 7, Folder 3

Fund for Human Dignity: fundraising letters and other materials, 1980-1983

Box 7, Folder 4

Gay Academic Union, Los Angeles Chapter: newsletters and other materials, 1979-1981

Box 7, Folder 5

Gay Book Bulletin, 1979

Box 7, Folder 6

Gay Community News subscription materials, 1981

Box 7, Folder 7-8

Gay Games IV (New York, NY): programs, notes, and other materials, 1994

 

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Guide for Media Professionals (circa 1990) and fundraising materials including an audio tape narrated by Harvey Fierstein.
Box 7, Folder 9-12

Newsletters, press releases, and other materials, 1990-1998

 

Defamation: audio recording undated

Box AV 013, Item A001-A

Archival original

General Physical Description note: 1 audio cassette
Box DM 002, Item A001-U

Use copy

General Physical Description note: 1 sound disc (CD-ROM)
Box DM 001, Item A001-M

Duplicating master copy

General Physical Description note: 1 sound disc (CD-ROM)
Box 7, Folder 13-15

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Veterans of America newsletters, 1993-1997

Scope and Contents note

Includes publications from the national organization and the Orange County/Long Beach chapter.
 

Gay and Lesbian Center (Los Angeles, California)

Historical Background

Former names include the Gay Community Services Center and the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center.
Box 7, Folder 16

Board of directors report, boycott flier and other materials, 1975

Box 7, Folder 17

Donor materials and newsletters, 1978-1987

Box 7, Folder 18

18th Anniversary Ball program and auction book, 1989

Box 8, Folder 1-6

Newsletters and other materials, 1990-2008

 

Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County (The Center OC)

Historical Background

Formerly known as the Gay Community Center of Orange County.
Box 8, Folder 7

Growth group program documentation, 1973-1978

Box 9, Folder 1

Public relations notes and other materials, circa 1974

Box 9, Folder 2

Rap groups: notes correspondence, schedules and other materials, 1973-1976

Box 9, Folder 3

Speakers bureau report forms, bibliographies, and other materials, 1975-1976

Box 9, Folder 4

Board of directors correspondence, fliers, and other materials, 1975-1977

Box 9, Folder 5

Youth services program, counseling program, and other program materials and notes, 1976

Box 9, Folder 6

Board of directors notes and other materials, 1976-1977

Box 9, Folder 7

Rap group facilitator training materials and schedules, 1977-1978

Box 9, Folder 8

Board of directors notes and other materials, 1978-1980

Box 9, Folder 9

Newsletters and other materials, 1978-1980

Box 9, Folder 10

Fliers and correspondence, 1978-1981

Box 9, Folder 11-13

Board of directors agendas, minutes, notes and other materials, 1981-1982

Box 10, Folder 1

Hotline meeting notes, rosters, and calendars, 1982

Box 10, Folder 2-3

Board of directors meeting handouts, notes, and public relations materials, 1983

Box 10, Folder 4

Newsletters (staff) and other materials, 1982-1983

Box 10, Folder 5

Patrons of the Center Second Quarterly Report, 1983

Box 10, Folder 6

Hotline notes and training materials, 1983

Box 10, Folder 7-8

Board of directors meeting handouts, fliers, and other materials, 1984

Box 11, Folder 1

Hotline memoranda, notes, and other materials, 1984

Box 11, Folder 2

Press releases and other public relations materials, 1984

Box 11, Folder 3

Event programs, 1988-1991

Box 11, Folder 4-5

Notes, correspondence, and other materials, 1989-1993 and undated

Box 11, Folder 6

Event programs, 1992-2005

Box 11, Folder 7

LifeGuard (HIV/AIDS support and education program) publications, 1997-2004 and undated

Box 11, Folder 8

Annual reports, 1998-1999

Box 11, Folder 9

Volunteer orientation handbook, circa 1998

Box 11, Folder 10

Publications and fliers, 2000-2001 and undated

Box 12, Folder 1

Gay and Lesbian Student Education Union, 1984-1985

Box 12, Folder 2-3

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles: publications and fundraising materials, 1989-1999 and undated

Box 12, Folder 4

Gay Rights Advocates (San Francisco, California) newsletters and other materials, 1979-1981

Box 12, Folder 5-6

Gay Rights National Lobby publications and other materials, 1977-1984

Box 12, Folder 7

Gray Panthers publications, clippings, and fundraising materials, 1978-1981

 

The Great Outdoors, Orange County/Long Beach chapter newsletters and other materials

Box 12, Folder 8

1978-1981

Box 12, Folder 9

1990, 1999-2001

Box 12, Folder 10

2006-2007

Box 12, Folder 11

Harvey Milk Film Project newsletter and fundraising materials, 1983-1984

Box 12, Folder 12-13

Human Rights Campaign publications, 1982-1999

Historical Background

Former name: Human Rights Campaign Fund.
Box 13, Folder 1

Huntington Beach Ski Club newsletters, fliers, and correspondence, 1973-1974

Box 13, Folder 2

Imperial Court of Orange County: constitution, notes, and certificate, 1974-1976

Box 13, Folder 3

International Society of Interdisciplinary Designers: membership materials, 1981

Box 13, Folder 4-7

International Union of Operating Engineers: publications, labor agreement (1976) and notes, 1975-1980

Box 13, Folder 8

International Women's Year, California State Meeting: fliers, meeting materials, and other materials, 1977 June

Box 13, Folder 9

In the Life (Gay and Lesbian Issues and Culture on National Public Television) publications 1993-2006

Box 13, Folder 10

Jim Kepner's Song and Dance newsletters, 1993-1996

Box 13, Folder 11

Laguna Beach Coalition for Human Rights newsletters, 1978-1979

 

Laguna Outreach newsletters and other materials

Box 13, Folder 12-13

1982-1985

Box 13, Folder 14

1994

Box 14, Folder 1

2006

Box 14, Folder 2

Laguna Shanti newsletters, 1993-2002

Box 14, Folder 3-4

Lesbian and Gay Academic Union, greater Los Angeles chapter: newsletters, fliers, and other materials, 1982-1984

 

The Lesbian News (Los Angeles, California)

Box 14, Folder 5-9

1977 August-1982 July

Box 15, Folder 1-4

1982 August - 1985 March

Box 15, Folder 5

Lesbian Rights Project: donor letters, newsletter, and other materials, 1983-1984

Box 15, Folder 6-7

Log Cabin Club (Los Angeles, California): newsletters, fliers, and other materials, 1981-1984

Box 15, Folder 8-10

Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club: newsletters, fliers, and other materials, 1978-1984

 

Metropolitan Community Church

 

Christ Chapel congregation (Santa Ana, California)

Box 16, Folder 1-7

Newsletters, meeting notes, correspondence, and other materials, 1979-1985

Box 17, Folder 1-6

Orders of worship, meeting notes, correspondence, newsletters, and other materials, 1985-1998

 

Southwest District Conference meeting materials

Box 17, Folder 7-8

1980-1989

Box 18, Folder 1

1991

 

Universal Fellowship

Box 18, Folder 2-3

General Conference XIV (St. Paul, Minn.): program, publication and other materials, 1989

Box 18, Folder 4

General Conference XVI (Phoenix, Ariz.): conference newsletters, 1993

Box 18, Folder 5-6

Publications, 1976-1979, 1998

Box 18, Folder 7

Metropolitan Community Temple: program for Jewish New Year service and Beth Chayim Chadashim pamphlets, 1972-1978 and undated

Box 18, Folder 8

Municipal Elections Committee of Los Angeles: newsletters and other materials, 1979-1989

Box 18, Folder 9

My Playbook: sex handbooks for men and women, 1975-1976

Box 18, Folder 10

Names Project, Orange County: publications and other materials, 1990-1996

Box 18, Folder 11

National Center for Lesbian Rights publications, 1991-1993

Box 18, Folder 12

National Charities Information Bureau: publications and other materials, 1982-1984

Box 19, Folder 1-4

National Gay Rights Advocates: newsletters and fundraising letters, 1980-1991

Box 19, Folder 5-10

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: publications and fundraising materials, 1977-1999

Historical Background

Former name: National Gay Task Force.
Box 20, Folder 1-4

National Organization for Women: publications and other materials, 1977-1998

Scope and Contents note

Includes newsletters of Orange County chapters.
Box 20, Folder 5

Nine to Five, National Association of Working Women: membership renewal letter, 1983

Box 20, Folder 6

No on Proposition 8 bumper sticker, 2008

Box 20, Folder 7

ONE (Long Beach, California) The Post newspaper, 1993-1994

Box 20, Folder 8-12

ONE Institute/National Gay and Lesbian Archives: newsletters and other materials, 1981-1998

Historical Background

Former names: National Gay Archives, International Gay and Lesbian Archives. (Merger with ONE, Inc. was announced in early 1995).
Box 20, Folder 13

Orange County Coalition for Human Rights, 1977-1980

Box 20, Folder 14-15

Orange County Federation of Lesbian, Gay and AIDS Support Organizations: newsletters, fliers, and brochures, 1995-1999

Box 21, Folder 1-2

Orange County Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival programs and fliers, 1989-2001

Historical Background

Former name: Orange County Cultural Pride.
Box 21, Folder 3

Orange County Gay Men's Chorus programs, 2002-2003

Box 21, Folder 4

Orange County Visibility League newsletter, 1989

Box 21, Folder 5-7

Our World: The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Magazine, 2000-2002

 

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Historical Background

Former name: Parents and Friends of Gays.
Box 21, Folder 8

Newsletters (Los Angeles, California) and Orange County chapter fliers, 1978-1981

Box 21, Folder 9-11

PFLAG of Orange County: meeting materials and notes, by-laws, publications and other materials, 1979-1982

Box 22, Folder 1-7

PFLAG of Orange County: meeting minutes, notes, publications, and other materials 1983-1991

Box 22, Folder 8-9

PFLAG national conference (Charlotte, N.C.): notes and meeting materials, 1991

Box 23, Folder 1

PFLAG of Orange County: newsletters and fliers, 1995-2000

Box 23, Folder 2

National newsletters and other materials, 1997-1999

Box 23, Folder 3

People for the American Way newsletters, 1991-1993 and undated

Box 23, Folder 4

Planned Parenthood Association of Orange County: newsletters and pamphlets, 1980-1981 and undated

Box 23, Folder 5-6

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network publications, 2001-2006 and undated

Box 23, Folder 7

Sex Over Forty newsletter, 1995-1998

Box 23, Folder 8

Shakespeare Society of America, Globe Playhouse (Los Angeles, California): fliers and membership materials, 1979-1980

Box 23, Folder 9

Shanti Project (San Francisco and Los Angeles, California): newsletters and other materials, 1983-1986 and undated

 

The Ski Closet/Arriba Ski Club: meeting minutes, schedules, fliers, and other materials

Box 23, Folder 10-11

1972-1976

Box 24, Folder 1-4

1977-1981, 1991-2007 and undated

Box 24, Folder 5

Society for Senior Gay and Lesbian Citizens: newsletters and fliers, 1982-1985 and undated

Box 24, Folder 6-8

Southern California Women for Understanding: newsletters, fliers, and other materials, 1978-1986, 2004

Box 25, Folder 1

Southern Poverty Law Center: Klanwatch newsletters and other materials, 1980-1985, 1998

Box 25, Folder 2

Spectrum News Network: donor correspondence and other materials, 1990

Box 25, Folder 3-5

Stonewall Democratic Club (Los Angeles, California): newsletters, calendars, and other materials, 1980-1998

Box 25, Folder 6

Telephone directories ( Gay Areas) Pacific Northwest and California, 1983

Box 25, Folder 7

Western Express newspaper (Phoenix, Ariz.), 1991 July

Box 26, Folder 1-4

Whitman-Brooks fliers, newsletters, and other materials 1978-1985

Box 26, Folder 5

Whitman-Radclyffe Foundation newsletters, 1974-1978

Box 26, Folder 6

Whittier Social Network fliers, 2004-2005

Box 26, Folder 7

The Whole Gay Catalog, 1982-1986

Box 26, Folder 8

Yellow Pages (gay), New York/New Jersey and Long Beach/Orange County, circa 1988-1991

Box 26, Folder 9-10

Various gay and lesbian magazines, 1972-1984

 

Various organizations: publications and other materials

Box 26, Folder 11

1975-1979

Box 27, Folder 1-4

1980-2002 and undated