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Finding aid of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter Records
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Box: 1:1 - 12:7 ; 24:1 - 5

Series 1.  Administration 1970-1997

Physical Description: 5.2 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of materials related to the general day-to-day administrative activities of the Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter of the ACLU. It includes minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, contracts, administrative documents, microfiche and miscellany that date from before the founding of the LGRC through 1997. The series is divided into six subseries: (1) General, (2) Committees and Board of Directors, (3) Publicity/Public Relations, (4) Services, (5) Correspondence, and (6) Memoranda.
Box: 1:1 - 1:8 ; 5:1 - 5:4 ; 24:1 - 2

Subseries 1.1.  General 1976-1995

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of contracts, bylaws, resumes, financial records, bequests, personnel files, documents, handwritten notes and miscellany pertaining to the general day-to-day operations of the LGRC. Included in this subseries are the Chapter's mission statement, organizational history and bylaws; its IRS status; treasurer's reports; and information about the organization's personnel, real estate, finances and general office operations.
Box 1 : 1

Mission Statement and Organizational History ca. 1976 - 1991

Box 24 : 1 [Oversize]

Bylaws 1982 - 1991

Box 1 : 2

IRS Status 1976

Box 1 : 3

ACLU Affiliates 1991 - 1995

Box 1 : 4

Personnel Information 1979 - 1995

Box 1 : 5

Personnel - Michael E. Reynolds 1989

Box 1 : 6

Personnel - Charlotte Innes 1990

Box 24 : 2 [Oversize]

California Federal Community Room Agreement 1979 - 1980

Box 1 : 7

Office Administration ca. 1976 - 1995

Box 5 : 1

Treasurer's Reports 1978 - 1991

Box 5 : 2

General Financial Records ca. 1976 - 2000

Box 5 : 3 - 4

Bequests 1990 - 1992

Box 1 : 8

Miscellaneous ca. 1976 - 1995

Box: 1:9 - 4:15

Subseries 1.2.  Committees and Board of Directors 1970-1995

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of minutes, agendas and reports from meetings for the committees and board of directors of the LGRC. It is this subseries that contains the earliest materials in the collection, including records from the Gay Rights Panel and the Rights of Homosexuals Committee of the ACLU of Southern California.
Box 1 : 9

General Notes ca. 1976 - 1981

Box 1 : 10 - 13 ; 2 : 1 - 6 ; 3 : 1 - 6

Board of Directors - Meeting Agendas and Minutes 1979 - 1995

Box 1 : 10

1979 - 1983

Box 1 : 11

September 1989 - January 1990

Box 1 : 12

June 1990 - August 1991

Box 1 : 13

September - December 1991

Box 2 : 1

January - April 1992

Box 2 : 2

May - August 1992

Box 2 : 3

September - November 1992

Box 2 : 4

December 1992 - February 1993

Box 2 : 5

March - May 1993

Box 2 : 6

June - August 1993

Box 3 : 1

September - December 1993

Box 3 : 2

January - June 1994

Box 3 : 3

July - December 1994

Box 3 : 4

January - June 1995

Box 3 : 5

July - November 1995

Box 3 : 6

December 1995

Box 4 : 1

Chapter Council - Agenda 1993 - 1994

Box 4 : 2

Executive Committee 1976

Box 4 : 3

Gay Rights Panel of ACLU Southern California 1975 - 1976

Box 4 : 4

Legal Committee ca. 1975 - 1980

Box 4 : 5

Legislative Committee 1976 - 1979

Box 4 : 6

Lesbian Rights Committee 1977 - 1978

Box 4 : 7

Membership Committee 1976 - 1978

Box 4 : 8 - 9

Nomination Committee 1976 - 1995

Box 4 : 10

Police Practices Committee 1977 - 1979

Box 4 : 11

Publicity / Public Relations (and Newsletter) Committee 1970 - 1978

Box 4 : 12

Rights of Homosexuals / Gay Rights Committee of ACLU Southern California 1973 - 1976

Box 4 : 13

Speakers Committee 1977 - 1978

Box 4 : 14

Steering Committee 1977 - 1978

Box 4 : 15

Miscellaneous Reports ca. 1977 - 1995

Box: 5:5 - 5:7 ; 24:3 - 4

Subseries 1.3.  Publicity / Public Relations 1976-1994

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of press releases, press listings, notes and a pamphlet design draft pertaining to LGRC's publicity and media relations. The press listings are primarily gay- and lesbian-related publications in the Los Angeles area, and the content for the press releases range from notices for LGRC's special events to announcements about current events significant to the gay and lesbian community.
Box 5 : 5

Press Releases 1976 - 1993

Box 5 : 6

Los Angeles Area Press Lists ca. 1976 - 1989

Box 5 : 7

CityChannel 8 Bulletin Board Requests 1990 - 1993

Box 24 : 3 [Oversize]

Pamphlet Drawing 1989

Box 24 : 4 [Oversize]

General Notes 1979 - 1994

Box: 5:8 - 6:6

Subseries 1.4.  Services 1980-1994

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of administrative papers and microfiche pertaining to general services of the LGRC, which includes legal and community resource referral information. Also included in this subseries are information about LGRC's membership, complaint intake logs (1989 - 1994), surveys, and questionnaires.
Box 5 : 8

Membership Services Information 1980 - 1994

Box 5 : 9

Membership Services [Microfiche] ca. 1990

Box 6 : 1

Legal Referral Information 1992 - 1994

Box 6 : 2

Community Resources ca. 1980 - 1985

Box 6 : 3 - 5

Intake Log 1989 - 1992

Box 6 : 6

Questionnaires and Surveys Undated

Box: 6:7 - 11:7 ; 24:5

Subseries 1.5.  Correspondence 1975-1997

Physical Description: 2 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of correspondence sent or received by LGRC, its officers, or the ACLU of Southern California. Arranged chronologically by year, it includes--but is not limited to--personal correspondence of chapter presidents Peter Thomas Judge and Michael E. Reynolds and gay rights attorneys Susan McGrievy and Jon Davidson; complaint intake letters; and general letters to the LGRC membership at large. Also included are letters on behalf of the LGRC to and from public officials regarding current events significant to the gay and lesbian community, in California in particular.
Box 6 : 7

1975

Box 6 : 8

1976

Box 7 : 1 - 2

1977

Box 7 : 3 - 6

1978

Box 8 : 1 - 3

1979

Box 8 : 4

1980

Box 8 : 5 - 6

1981

Box 9 : 1

1982

Box 9 : 2 - 3

1983

Box 9 : 4

1984

Box 9 : 5

1985

Box 9 : 6

1987

Box 9 : 7

1989

Box 24 : 5 [Oversize]

1990

Box 9 : 8 - 9 ; 10 : 1 - 2

1991

Box 10 : 3 - 5

1992

Box 11 : 1 - 2

1993

Box 11 : 3

1994

Box 11 : 4

1995

Box 11 : 5

1996

Box 11 : 6

1997

Box 11 : 7

Undated

Box: 11:8 - 12:7

Subseries 1.6.  Memoranda 1976-1996

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet.

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of internal memoranda of the LGRC, its officers, and/or the ACLU of Southern California. They are arranged chronologically by year.
Box 11 : 8

1976 - 1990

Box 11 : 9 - 10

1991

Box 12 : 1 - 2

1992

Box 12 : 3

1993

Box 12 : 4 - 5

1994

Box 12 : 6

1995 - 1996

Box 12 : 7

Undated

Box: 12:8 - 16:12 ; 26:1-2

Series 2.  Programs and Events 1976-1995

Physical Description: 3.4 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of press releases, correspondence, memoranda, graphic design drafts, program books, flyers, notes, financial records, award certificates and miscellany related to public programs and events of the LGRC or ACLU. Included in this series are materials related to the LGRC's General Meeting held monthly at the Center, which usually featured a talk or discussion panel highlighting topics relevant to the gay and lesbian community, including but not limited to discrimination, national and state legislation, health, police practices, hate crimes, military, child custody and equal rights. The series also contains administrative and program material for the LGRC's annual event, the Human Rights Awards--an award dinner held since 1977 in which the LGRC honors members of the community who have contributed to the advance of lesbian and gay activism and civil liberties. The LGRC's other regularly-held events include a leadership retreat and holiday parties. Also included in this series are reports and documents from the ACLU's National Biennial Conferences. The materials in this series are categorized by event and arranged chronologically.
Box 12 : 8 ; 13 : 1 - 6

General Monthly Meetings 1976 - 1995

Box 13 : 7 - 8 ; 14 : 1 - 12 ; 15 : 1 - 12 ; 26 : 1 - 2

Human Rights Awards 1978 - 1994

Box 13 : 7

1978

Box 13 : 8

1979

Box 14 : 1

1980

Box 14 : 2

1981

Box 14 : 3

1984

Box 14 : 4

1986

Box 14 : 5

1987

Box 14 : 6

1988

Box 14 : 7

1989

Box 14 : 8 - 12

1990

Box 15 : 1 - 5

1991

Box 26 : 1 [Oversize]

1991 Program Book Materials

Box 15 : 6 - 9

1992

Box 26 : 2 [Oversize]

1992 Publicity Material

Box 15 : 10 - 11

1993

Box 15 : 12

1994

Box 16 : 1

Gay Constituency Day 1979

Box 16 : 2

Chapter Activist Award 1986

Box 16 : 3 - 5

Annual Retreat 1990 - 1994

Box 16 : 3

1990

Box 16 : 4

1992

Box 16 : 5

1994

Box 16 : 6 - 9

ACLU Biennial Conference 1991 - 1993

Box 16 : 6 - 8

1991

Box 16 : 9

1993

Box 16 : 10

Bill of Rights Bicentennial Dinner 1991

Box 16 : 11

Holiday Rights Party 1994

Box 16 : 12

Miscellaneous Programs and Events 1976 - 1993

Box: 17:1 - 19:7 ; 24:6 - 10

Series 3.  Publications 1976-2004

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series compiles publications created by the LGRC, the ACLU of Southern California or the national ACLU. The first part of the series contains the monthly newsletters of the Chapter-- arranged chronologically--which the Chapter began distributing in 1977. Several issues of the newsletters, between the years 1997 to 2004, are missing. The remaining publications are arranged alphabetically and report on the local and national activities of the ACLU, including those pertaining to AIDS and gay- and lesbian-related legislation.
Box 17 : 1 - 9 ; 18 : 1 - 14 ; 24 : 6 - 10

Newsletter of the Lesbian and Gay Rights Chapter 1976 - 2004

Box 17 : 1

1976 - 1977

Box 17 : 2

1978

Box 17 : 3

1979

Box 24 : 6 [Oversize]

1980

Box 24 : 7 [Oversize]

1981

Box 24 : 8 [Oversize]

1982

Box 24 : 9 [Oversize]

1983

Box 24 : 10 [Oversize]

1984

Box 17 : 4

1985

Box 17 : 5

1986

Box 17 : 6

1987

Box 17 : 7

1988

Box 17 : 8

1989

Box 17 : 9

1990

Box 18 : 1

1991

Box 18 : 2

1992

Box 18 : 3

1993

Box 18 : 4

1994

Box 18 : 5

1995

Box 18 : 6

1996

Box 18 : 7

1997

Box 18 : 8

1998

Box 18 : 9

1999

Box 18 : 10

2000

Box 18 : 11

2001

Box 18 : 12

2002

Box 18 : 13

2003

Box 18 : 14

2004

Box 18 : 15

ACLU - 1989 in Review 1989

Box 19 : 1

AIDS Project Dockets 1991 - 1996

Box 19 : 2 - 3

Anti-gay Ballot Initiatives Briefing Book 1993

Box 19 : 4

Civil Liberties in Crisis: Los Angeles During the Emergency 1992

Box 19 : 5

International Civil Liberties Report 1992

Box 19 : 6

Lesbian and Gay Rights Project Dockets 1991 - 1996

Box 19 : 7

Of the Community And For the Community: Racial and Gender Integration in Southern California Police and Fire Departments 1994

Box: 19:8 - 23:5

Series 4.  Subject Files 1976-2001

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series compiles reports, clippings, court documents, publications, correspondence, flyers, typescripts, notes, and a videocassette organized in subject files created by the LGRC. The topics in the subject files relate to the on-going activities of the LGRC involving AIDS, discrimination, adoption, domestic partnership, legislation, litigation, media, military policies, police practices, violence, hate crimes, among others. This series also includes materials from organizations with which the LGRC has collaborated with, such as LIFE: League for Individual Freedom and Equality, the Lawyers for Human Rights, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The subject files are arranged alphabetically.
Box 19 : 8

Affirmative Action 1990 - 1992

Box 19 : 9 ; 20 : 1 - 6

AIDS 1984 - 1994

Box 19 : 9 ; 20 : 1 - 2

AIDS Legislation and Litigation 1984 - 1994

Box 20 : 3

AIDS and Women 1990 - 1993

Box 20 : 4

California Department of Health Services: Task Force on HIV/AIDS 1994

Box 20 : 5

Department of Health and Human Services: AIDS Discrimination in Employment 1989

Box 20 : 6

Santa Barbara AIDS Advocacy Program 1991

Box 20 : 7

Cable Access: Window to the People Undated

Box 20 : 8

California State Legislation on Gay and Lesbian Issues 1977 - 1993

Box 20 : 9 - 11

Discrimination 1979 - 1992

Box 20 : 9

Employment Discrimination 1990 - 1992

Box 20 : 10

Employment and Housing Discrimination 1979 - 1990

Box 20 : 11

Curran vs. Mt. Diablo Council (Boy Scouts of America) 1990

Box 21 : 1 - 5

Family 1990 - 1994

Box 21 : 1

Adoption and Custody Battles 1992 - 1993

Box 21 : 2

Domestic Partnership: Issues and Legislation 1992

Box 21 : 3 - 4

Domestic Partnership and Marriage 1990 - 1994

Box 21 : 5

Gay and Lesbian Parenting 1991 - 1993

Box 21 : 6

Gay and Lesbian History 1980 - 1994

Box 21 : 7

Heterosexual Privilege 1992

Box 21 : 8

Lawyers for Human Rights 1992 - 1994

Box 21 : 9

LEAGUE America 1994

Box 21 : 10

LIFE: League for Individual Freedom & Equality 1987 - 1995

Box 22 : 1

Media Watch 1978 - 1992

Box 22 : 2 - 7 ; 23 : 11

Military 1979 - 1994

Box 22 : 2

Department of Defense and U.S. Military Policies on Homosexuality 1992

Box 22 : 3

Gay and Lesbian Issues in the U.S. Military 1979 - 1993

Box 22 : 4 - 5

Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy 1993

Box 22 : 6 - 7

Stout vs. Westbourne Ventures 1988

Box 23 : 11

Swann/ACLU vs. Department of Navy Video Highlights 1992 - 1994

Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS)
Box 22 : 8

National Center for Lesbian Rights 1993

Box 22 : 9

National Gay and Lesbian Social Surveys 1992 - 1994

Box 23 : 1 - 2

Police Issues 1978 - 1994

Box 23 : 3

Transsexuals Undated

Box 23 : 4

Violence and Hate Crimes 1992 - 1994

Box 23 : 5

Miscellaneous Clippings 1976 - 2001

Box: 23:6 - 9

Series 5.  Photographs ca. 1974-1990

Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises photographs and negatives--circa 1974 to 1990--taken of programs organized by the LGRC or those in which the LGRC participated. Events documented in these photographs include "A Conference on Sex and the Law" in 1981, the 1990 Christopher Street West Gay Pride Parade and other unidentified LGRC events. In most cases, the people in the photographs have not been identified.
Box 23 : 6 - 8

Photographs ca. 1974 - 1990

Box 23 : 9

Black & White Negatives ca. 1981

Box: 23:10 ; 24:11 ; 25

Series 6.  Ephemera ca. 1975-1995

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet.

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises printed ephemera, a guestbook, a stamp with the phrase "Gay Flag = Yes," and a "Vehicular Award" ribbon won in the 1983 Gay Pride Parade. The printed materials created by the LGRC or the ACLU include pamphlets and flyers related to the organization's general activities.
Box 24 : 11 [Oversize]

Flyers and Pamphlets ca. 1975 - 1995

Box 23 : 10

Guestbook 1990

Box 25

Stamp - "Gay Flag = Yes" Undated

Box 25

Ribbon - "Gay Pride Parade 1983 Vehicular Award" 1983