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Guide to the Dick Hitt Files on Gays and Lesbians in Orange County, California MS.R.124
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note
  • Related Collections

  • Title: Dick Hitt files on gays and lesbians in Orange County, California
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.124
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.7 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1978-2008 and undated
    Abstract: This collection contains materials collected by Dick Hitt from 1978-2008 documenting gay and lesbian employees of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, as well as LGBT news and events in the Orange County area and beyond. Included are newsletters, fliers, reports, brochures, photographs, correspondence, and printed and non-printed ephemera. Many records document the activities of the PRIDE organization at the Disneyland Resort and other Disney Diversity Resource Group events and publications.
    Creator: Hitt, Dick

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Dick Hitt files on gays and lesbians in Orange County, California. MS-R124. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dick Hitt, 2005, 2007, and 2009.

    Processing History

    Processed by Sara Seltzer, 2013.

    Biography

    Dick Hitt is a retired employee of the Disneyland Resort Finance Department in Anaheim, California, and active member of the LGBT community of Orange County. While at Disney in the mid-1990s, Hitt served as historian for Lesbian and Gay United Employees (LEAGUE), a Diversity Resource Group of the Resort. He later became a member of the core team of People Respecting Individual Diversities in Everyone (PRIDE), a Diversity Resource Group developed in the early 2000s that held its first meeting in 2006. Hitt has also contributed to the Orange County Historical LGBT Timeline project started by Barbara Muirhead in 1995.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains materials collected by Dick Hitt from 1978-2008 documenting gay and lesbian employees of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, as well as LGBT news and events in the Orange County area and beyond. Included are newsletters, fliers, reports, brochures, photographs, correspondence, and printed and non-printed ephemera. Many records document the activities of the PRIDE organization at the Disneyland Resort and other Disney Diversity Resource Group events and publications.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Separation Note

    The following publication was removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives:
    The Disneyland Resort Line. Anaheim, CA: Cast Communications, circa 1991-2008.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Disneyland (Calif.) -- Archives.
    Buttons (Information artifacts)
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Correspondence
    Fliers (Printed matter).
    Newsletters
    Orange County (Calif.) -- Archives
    Publications