L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center Records

Michael P. Palmer
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California 90007
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L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center Records

Collection number: Coll2007-010

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Michael P. Palmer
Date Completed:
May 26, 2007
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2007 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center records
Dates: 1946-2005
Bulk Dates: 1971-1977
Collection number: Coll2007-010
Creator: L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Collection Size: 16 record storage boxes + 2 archive boxes + 5 boxes (unprocessed) 16.2 linear feet + 3.3 linear feet (unprocessed)
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

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

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation

L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center records, Coll2007-010, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Date and manner of acquisition not known.

Processing Information

Formerly housed in boxes 103-230, 103-233, 103-312, 104-101 through 104-114, 104-116, and 104-117. Collection processed by Michael Palmer, May 2007.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative History

In Spring 1971, a group of activists from the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) and the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) held a series of meetings at the home of GLF activist John Platania, to create an organization to provide social services for members of the gay and lesbian community, many of whom were marginalized and on the street, in the Hollywood/Silverlake area of the city of Los Angeles and in the adjoining unincorporated area of West Hollywood, in Los Angeles County. Platania, who had worked for the Los Angeles Community Development Agency, drew up a detailed development plan for a nonprofit corporation to offer services based on the gay hot line and services for street people instituted by the MCC, and the Liberation House, a crisis housing facility at 1168 North Edgemont, in Hollywood, opened by the GLF's Survival Committee. The formal proposal, prepared by GLF activist Don Kilhefner, was submitted on July 14, 1971, and the articles of incorporation were signed by Morris Kight, June Herrle, James Kepner, and John Platania on July 22, 1971. The articles were filed in the office of the California Secretary of State on January 4, 1972.
The Gay Community Services Center opened its doors in October 1971, in a run-down Victorian house designed by William Eastlake, at 1614 Wilshire Boulevard. A second Liberation House, at 1322 North Van Ness Avenue (formerly a residence of filmmaker Jack Warner) and a Gaywill Funky Thrift Shoppe, at 1519-1521 Griffith Park Boulevard, were already in operation. Kilhefner was appointed the Center's first Executive Director.
The Center initially provided hotline, information, referral, counseling, housing, education, and employment services; a venereal disease clinic was opened in October 1972. Services were provided free of charge, with the exception of housing for which a nominal per diem fee was charged. In accordance with the founders' concept of "community", the Center was staffed entirely by gays and lesbians. In addition, most of the staff, including professionals and paraprofessionals, were volunteers, although a small number of full-time core staff members received minimal "survival stipends". The Internal Revenue Service refused to grant the Center non-profit status until April 1974, and as the Center was unable to obtain government funding without this certification, it was forced to depend entirely upon donations for the first year of its existence. In 1972, the Center served approximately 75,000 persons with a staff of 85 full-time and part-time volunteers; its income was reported at $41,678.
In November 1972, the Center received its first grant, of approximately $20,000, for a drug education program, from the National Free Clinic Council (NFCC). Kilhefner and Center Administrative Director Ken Bartley also served as co-directors of a similar grant awarded the Los Angeles Consortium of Free Clinics. The granting of non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service in April 1974 enabled the Center to apply for public funding, and between August and November the Center received federal and local government grants totaling $410,281, to fund its medical and alcohol and drug abuse programs. The three-year grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to fund the Center's Women's Alcohol Program (WAP) was worth $1 million, a windfall unprecedented for any gay group in the world, and the Center thereby became the first institution with the word "gay" in its name to receive federal funding.
Early in 1975, the building at 1614 Wilshire Boulevard was condemned, and the Center, which had been searching since late 1974 for new quarters, obtained a lease, with option to purchase, on a building at 1213 North Highland Avenue. In April 1975, on the eve of the Center's move to its new home, two events nearly destroyed the Center. An attempt by Center management to divert some of the NIAAA funds to other Center programs was vigorously protested by the WAP program director, Brenda Weathers, and resulted in the transfer of the grant from the Center to a newly incorporated, independent Alcoholism Center for Women, which remains in existence today. At the same time, a conflict arose between lesbian feminist members of the staff and what they perceived to be the Center's patriarchal male-dominated hierarchy. The controversy resulted in the firing of eleven staff members, who in return picketed the Center's new facility on Highland Avenue. The issue, which resulted in the alienation of many donors as well as a significant portion of the lesbian community, was not resolved until 1978. Nevertheless, a number of lesbian activists, including Lillene Fifield, who had been instrumental in obtaining the NIAAA grant, remained with the Center on the grounds that the Center's work in helping the marginalized members of the gay and lesbian community outweighed the sexism evidenced in some quarters.
The Center's programs, in particular the Venereal Disease Control Program, which by providing a safe space for testing was able to identify and treat sexually transmitted diseases earlier than the Los Angeles County Health Department, thus saving the county money, had earned the Center the support of local politicians, in particular county supervisor Ed Edelman and city councilwoman Peggy Stevenson. Thus, despite the controversies of early 1975 the Center continued to expand: annual income for 1975 was $527,050, and for 1976 was $645,306. By this time the number of professional and nonprofessional volunteers had grown to 250, and the salaried staff to 44.
The rapid growth of the Center in the mid 1970s was made possible by the generosity of the Democratic administration of President Jimmy Carter: in particular, by 1981, CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) funds totaled nearly $500,000, (approximately one-third of the Center's $1.8 million budget, and provided the salaries of 41 of the Center's 85 paid staff. The Reagan administration, however, eliminated many social service funding programs, and slashed the budgets of those that remained. Anticipating the end of federal funding for the Center, the Center Board of Directors instituted a robust private donor program to free the Center from the vicissitudes of government funding. Steve Schulte, Executive Director of the Center from 1979 to 1983, who had earned a political science degree from Yale and had worked for the Los Angeles City Council, recast the Center, which had retained the "casualness about dress and rules" of its founders, as a serious, "respectable" institution that would appeal to mainstream donors.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, proposals, contracts, accounting and finance records, flyers, brochures, calendars, notes, press releases, photographs, resumes, and other materials relating to the founding and activities of the Gay Community Services Center (now the L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center) in Los Angeles. The core of the collection consists of records for the period 1971-1977. These materials were probably transferred to Jim Kepner's archives sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s. An inventory of the collection made at or about the time of its transfer, indicates that the records were originally filed in four file drawers and three boxes; although by the time the collection was processed the materials listed had been randomly dispersed between 19 boxes, it was possible to identify most of the materials from the original deposit, and the collection has been arranged to follow as much as possible the original order. The remainder of the collection, covering the period from the late 1970s to the early 2000s, consists of materials collected by Kepner and others; these materials were found stuffed in boxes with no apparent arrangement or order. Those materials considered important to an understanding of the history and activities of the Center have been integrated into the collection; the remaining documents, consisting largely of direct fundraising, promotional, and what appear to be duplicate materials, have been placed in boxes at the end of the collection, and will be processed and integrated into the collection as time permits.
Of the corporate records of the Center, the minutes of the Board of Directors are incomplete except for the years 1987-1988. However, minutes or drafts do survive for the critical months of April and May 1975, which, together with other materials in the collection, provide a fairly full account of the developments surrounding the dismissal of the Feminist 11, and the subsequent strike that threatened to destroy the Center. The records include extensive notes by Morris Kight: while some of these may have been part of the original deposit, the majority appear to have been sent by Kight (who was obsessed with his legacy) to Kepner at a later date. Note that much of Kight's material from 1973 and 1974 was typed on chemically treated paper, which has now darkened to the extent that the original writing is difficult, if not impossible, to read. An important file of correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service, which refused to grant the Center tax exempt status, thereby effectively denying it access to federal funding, until 1974, reveals the homophobia pervasive within government agencies in the 1970s.
Of the administrative records, the General Correspondence, Staff Memos, Management Collective, and Program Directors files are the most useful for tracing the daily operations of the Center. The 1971 organizational study, which constituted the blueprint for the Center, documents the extensive planning that preceded the creation of the institution. The Center in its early years had difficulty keeping accurate financial records, which may explain the relatively few financial statements in the collection; to offset the absence of these records, certain accounting materials, which would normally have been de-accessioned, have been retained. Publicity materials include correspondence with local newspapers concerning homophobic content and documents relating to the Center's response to the portrayal of gays and lesbians in television programs. Photographs include a series taken in 1971 by Lee Mason of the Center's original offices at 1614 Wilshire Boulevard and of the Funky Gaywill Shoppe on Griffith Park Boulevard; photographs from the 1980s and 1990s derive largely from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman, and document his work on behalf of the Center.
Records of its various fundraising programs indicate how aggressive and inventive the Center was at raising funds. The records of the Wilshire Volunteer Services Fund, set up in 1972 to obtain general donations in cash and kind, and of the Building Fund, set up in 1976 to purchase the Highland Avenue facility, are particularly full, and include correspondence and receipt books. Correspondence files document the Center's unsuccessful attempts in the 1970s to obtain funding from private foundations. The extensive correspondence and funding proposal files of the Public Funding Task Force, led by Morris Kight, document the Center's aggressive pursuit of funding from all levels of city, county, state, and federal government. The Calendars and Events series includes records of fundraising events, including yard sales, celebrity roasts, gala dinners and receptions, and special theatrical events
The largest series in the collection comprises correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, contracts, accounting and finance records, flyers, brochures, notes, and other materials relating to the programs offered by the Center. The materials are fullest for government-funded programs, and document in particular the Center's drug education program funded by the National Free Clinic Council, 1972-1974; the Alcoholism Program for Women (APW), 1974-1975; the activities of the Van Ness House in the Center's Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program; and the Venereal Disease Control Program (VDCP; from 1977: Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, STDCP) and other medical programs. The records of the National Free Clinic Council program contain information on populations outside the gay and lesbian community, as Don Kilhefner and Ken Bartley also served as co-directors of the Los Angeles County Council of Free Clinics' drug education program. The Alcoholism Program for Women, funded by a three-year, almost $1 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, was removed from Center jurisdiction and transferred to the newly incorporated Alcoholism Center for Women in June 1975.
Other programs for which materials survive include CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act), a job training and placement program under which the Center also paid the salaries of almost half its paid staff. The records of the Educational Outreach program include correspondence of the Speakers' Bureau, which provided trained speakers for school and college classes and civic groups. The records of the Housing program include lists of residents of several of the Center's "Liberation Houses", for short-term emergency housing. The records of the Resource and Referral program include a resource binder with additional fact sheets on gay and lesbian (and gay and lesbian supportive) institutions, organizations, and businesses. The Center also promoted the self-development of members of the gay and lesbian community and the records of the Self-Development program include materials by Betty Berzon and Newt Deiter on group and peer counseling, as well as materials on raps, growth groups, and workshops.
Many of the program files contain correspondence with Los Angeles politicians, in particular City Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson and County Supervisor Ed Edelman, who vigorously supported the Center and its activities. In addition, the records of the Center's political activity include correspondence from 1975 with California assembly leaders on the decriminalization of consensual private acts, and with the offices of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and District Attorney John Van De Kamp. A major goal of the Center was to improve relations between the Los Angeles police and the gay community, and additional documents on this issue can be found in the Subject Files series. The records of the Prison, Probation and Parole program, which assisted the reintegration into society of gay prisoners (including those incarcerated for consensual sexual activities decriminalized in California in 1976), include correspondence with prisoners, probation officers, and prison officials.
The extent and nature of the services offered by the Center to women and youth was the subject of considerable discussion in the 1970s, more radical lesbians, in particular, feeling that their concerns were overlooked and marginalized. The records of the Youth Services program, known in its earliest years as Gay Youth of Los Angeles, are fragmentary, but include a manual for Center youth workers, circa 1972. The records of the Women's Services program are only slightly more complete, but include the proposal and contract for the Lesbian Resource Program for Self-Development (the forerunner to Lesbian Central of the 1980s), funded by the Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) program.
The collection contains an incomplete set of newsletters published by the Center, including some printed for the general public, and others for "internal" circulation. The People series contains materials relating to individuals connected in one way or another to the Center: the files for activist Morris Kight and County Supervisor Ed Edelman, in particular, document their roles in the Center's history and development. The Subject Files series contains a small number of original subject files found among the Center records. These include a police file, with correspondence, memoranda, and other materials relating to the Center's work to improve relations between the Los Angeles Police Department and the gay and lesbian community, and Linda Poverny's 1984 PhD thesis on the management of the Center during its first ten years.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Alcoholism Center for Women (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alcoholism counseling
Community health services--California
Edelman, Ed (Edmund), 1930-
Fifield, Lillene
Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gay Community Services Center (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gay men--Diseases
Gays--Alcohol use
Gays--Health and hygiene
Gays--Medical care
Gays--Services for
Human services--California--Los Angeles
Kepner, Jim (James), 1923-1997
Kight, Morris, 1919-2003
Kilhefner, Don, 1939-
L. A. Gay & Lesbian Center
Lesbians--Alcohol use
Lesbians--Diseases
Lesbians--Services for
Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center
Sexually transmitted diseases--Prevention
Social work with gays
Social work with lesbians
Southern California Council of Free Clinics
Stevenson, Peggy

Related Material

Jim Long Papers, Coll2007-011, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.
Lillene H. Fifield Papers, Coll2007-014, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1-26

Series 1:  Corporate 1971-1988

Physical Description: 0.7 linear foot

Series Scope and Content

This series contains the corporate records of the Center. It is divided into two subseries: (1) Corporate, and (2) Board of Directors.
Box 1 : 1-8

Subseries 1.1:  Corporate 1971-1979

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises original and amended Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, a lengthy correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service relating to the Center's application for tax exempt status, which was not granted until April 1974, and correspondence with various departments of the California state government relating to the Center's status as a California corporation. The correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service reveals the pervasive, institutionalized homophobia within the Service in the early 1970s.
Box 1 : 1

Articles of Incorporation 1971-1977

Box 1 : 2

By-Laws 1971-1979

Box 1 : 3-4

Internal Revenue Service, Tax Exempt Status 1972-1974

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 5-8

California 1971-1975

Box 1 : 5

Department of State 1972

Box 1 : 6

Franchise Tax Board 1971-1974

Box 1 : 7

Registry of Charitable Trusts 1975

Box 1 : 8

State Board of Equalization 1972

Box 1 : 9-26

Subseries 1.2:  Board of Directors 1971-1988

Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises minutes, memoranda, reports, correspondence, notes, and other materials relating to the functions and activities of the Center's Board of Directors. The records are incomplete except for 1987-1988, which include a photograph of the Board members. The records for 1971-1977 contain extensive notes by Morris Kight; those for April and May 1975 illuminate the strains within the Center that led to the dismissal of the Feminist 11, and the development of the Board response to the resulting strike. The files on the dismissal and strike of the Feminist 11/16 contain flyers, handbills, broadsides, correspondence, newsletters, and affidavits from both sides, as well as a number of legal papers from the lawsuit (Cordova v. Gay Community Services Center) filed by the dismissed workers against the Center; the lawsuit was not settled until 1978.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 1 : 9

1971

Box 1 : 10

1972

Box 1 : 11

1973

Box 1 : 12

1974

Box 1 : 13

1975

Box 1 : 14

1976

Box 1 : 15

1977

Box 1 : 16

1978

Box 1 : 17

1979

Box 1 : 18

1980

Box 1 : 19

1982

Box 1 : 20

1983

Box 1 : 21

1987-1988

Box 1 : 22

no date

Box 1 : 23

Morris Kight v. Gay Community Services Center 1975

Box 1 : 24-26

Feminist 11/16 dismissal and strike 1975-1978

Box 1 : 24-25

Feminist 11/16 Strike/Dismissal 1975

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 1 : 26

Cordova et al. v. Gay Community Services Center 1975-1978

Box 1 : 27 - 4 : 29

Series 2:  Administration 1971-2001

Physical Description: 3.4 linear feet

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises the administrative records of the Center. It is divided into five subseries: (1) Administration, (2) Financial Records, (3) Personnel, (4) Publicity/Public Relations, and (5) Real Estate.
Box 1 : 27 - 2 : 43

Subseries 2.1:  Administration 1971-1984

Physical Description: 1.1 linear feet

Subseries Scope and Content

This series comprises memoranda, correspondence, minutes, reports, logs, rosters, and other materials relating to the organization and day-to-day administration of the Center. The 1971 organizational study, by John Platania and Don Kilhefner, was the blueprint for the Center. The materials include few Executive Director files; of these, the file for Dickson Hingson contains substantial correspondence of a personal nature, while the file for Susan Kuhner (which was later used by Steve Schulte) consists largely of materials relating to Kuhner's duties as Director of Programs (she was named Co-Executive Director for Programs in 1978). A more substantial record of the activities of the Executive Director can be found in the general correspondence and staff memos These records, together with those of the management collective (an experiment in collective management that was abandoned in the wake of the dismissal and strike of the Feminist 11) and the Program Directors meetings and staff meetings, also provide the clearest account of the daily operation of the Center. The records of the Ombudspersons, created in the aftermath of the dismissal of the Feminist 11, relate primarily to personnel matters. The long distance telephone call requests include details of calls to individuals arrested or incarcerated for consensual sexual acts that violated contemporary California state law.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 1 : 27

Administrative and accounting forms 1971-1980

Box 1 : 28

Building security 1975, 1978

Box 1 : 29

Executive Director 1971

Box 1 : 30

Executive Director: Dickson Hingson 1977/07-1978/02

Box 1 : 31

Executive Director (Susan Kuhner/Steve Schulte) 1976-1979

Box 2 : 1

Executive Director 1983

Box 2 : 2

Executive Director search 1979

Box 2 : 3-10

General correspondence 1971-1977

Box 2 : 3

1971

Box 2 : 4

1972

Box 2 : 5

1973

Box 2 : 6

1974

Box 2 : 7

1975

Box 2 : 8

January-March, 1976

Box 2 : 9

April-December, 1976

Box 2 : 10

1977

Box 2 : 11

General policies and procedures 1978

Box 2 : 12-13

Information requests 1973-1978

Box 2 : 12

1973-1975

Box 2 : 13

1976-1978

Box 2 : 14

Long distance telephone call requests circa 1973-1974

Box 2 : 15

Management collective/team June 19746-April 1975

Box 2 : 16

Minority Concerns Task Force 1977

Box 2 : 17-19

Ombudspersons 1977-1979

Box 2 : 17

1977

Box 2 : 18

1978

Box 2 : 19

1979

Box 2 : 20

Organizational charts no date

Box 2 : 21-22

Organizational studies 1971, 1978

Box 2 : 21

1971

Box 2 : 22

1978

Box 2 : 23

Program Directors meetings 1975-1979

Box 2 : 24-29

Staff meetings 1973-1976, 1978-1979

Box 2 : 24

1973

Box 2 : 25

1974

Box 2 : 26

1975

Box 2 : 27

1976

Box 2 : 28

1978

Box 2 : 29

1979

Box 2 : 30-39

Staff memos 1973-1984

Box 2 : 30

1973

Box 2 : 31

1974

Box 2 : 32

1975

Box 2 : 33

1976

Box 2 : 34

1977

Box 2 : 35

1978

Box 2 : 36

1979

Box 2 : 37

1982

Box 2 : 38

1984

Box 2 : 39

no date

Box 2 : 40

Staff rosters and directories 1972-1975

Box 2 : 41

Stationery no date

Box 2 : 42-43

Telephone logs 1973-1974

Box 2 : 42

1973

Box 2 : 43

1974

Box 3 : 1-11 ; 17 : 1 - 18 : 9

Subseries 2.2:  Financial Records 1972-1977

Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains the financial records of the Center. The Center compiled annual and periodic financial statements. In addition, as the financial statements as received by the Archives are incomplete, certain accounting records, which would normally have been de-accessioned, have been retained as a substitute. These records have been arranged by year, but no further attempt has been made to sort or classify them. Additional accounting records can be found in the records of individual Center programs and projects (Series 5).

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 3 : 1-5

Financial statements 1972-1976

Box 3 : 1

1972

Box 3 : 2

1973

Box 3 : 3

1974

Box 3 : 4

1975

Box 3 : 5

1976

Box 3 : 6

Disbursement requisition books December 29, 1972-October 1, 1973

Box 3 : 7

Material and supply requisitions 1973-1974

Box 3 : 8-10

Purchase orders 1974-1976

Box 3 : 8

Index 1974-1976

Box 3 : 9-10

Orders 1974

Box 3 : 9

#1-199 1974

Box 3 : 10

#200-532 1974

Box 3 : 11

Accounting practices, policies and procedures no date

Box 17 : 1 - 18 : 9

Accounting papers 1971-1977

Box 17 : 1

1971-1973

Box 17 : 1

General ledger 1971-1973

Box 17 : 2-3

1972

Box 17 : 2

Papers 1972

Box 17 : 3

Disbursements 1972

Box 17 : 4-7

1973

Box 17 : 4-5

Papers 1973

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 17 : 6

General ledger 1973

Box 17 : 7

Disbursements 1973

Box 17 : 8-10

1974

Box 17 : 8-9

Papers 1974

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 17 : 10

Disbursements 1974

Box 17 : 11 - 18 : 6

1975

Box 17 : 11

January-February

Box 18 : 1

March

Box 18 : 2

April

Box 18 : 3

May

Box 18 : 4

June-August

Box 18 : 5

General ledger 1975

Box 18 : 6

Miscellaneous 1975

Box 18 : 7-8

1976

Box 18 : 7

Papers 1976

Box 18 : 8

Administrative Accounts Receivable loose-leaf notebook 1976

Box 18 : 9

1977

Box 18 : 9

Papers 1977

Box 3 : 12-28

Subseries 2.3:  Personnel 1974-1997

Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises the personnel records of the Center. The bulk of the subseries consists of job announcements and descriptions; other materials include correspondence, personnel policies and procedures, and resumes of individuals seeking employment with the Center. Additional job announcements/descriptions and resumes can be found in the records of individual Center programs and projects (Series 5); other materials on personnel policies and procedures can be found in the records of the Ombudspersons (Subseries 2.1).

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 3 : 12

Correspondence 1974-1979

Box 3 : 13-26

Job announcements/descriptions 1975-1997

Box 3 : 13

1975

Box 3 : 14

1976

Box 3 : 15

1978

Box 3 : 16

1979

Box 3 : 17

1981

Box 3 : 18

1982

Box 3 : 19

1983

Box 3 : 20

1984

Box 3 : 21

1985

Box 3 : 22

1986

Box 3 : 23

1988

Box 3 : 24

1990

Box 3 : 25

1997

Box 3 : 26

No date

Box 3 : 27

Personnel policies and procedures 1974-1979

Box 3 : 28

Resumes 1973-1979

Box 3 : 29 - 4 : 23

Subseries 2.4:  Publicity/Public Relations 1971-2001

Physical Description: 0.7 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains brochures, newspaper clippings, packets, photographs, press kits, press releases, radio scripts, and other materials relating to Center publicity and public relations. The bulk of the subseries consists of press releases relating to the Center and its activities. The history files contain published and manuscript articles, drafts, and notes, many by Jim Kepner; much of the information on the earliest years of the Center is contradictory, and should be used with caution. Other historical accounts of the Center, and of particular programs and projects, can be found in the introductory sections of funding proposals (Subseries 3.8 and Series 5). The photographs include a series taken by Lee Mason in 1971 of the original offices at 1614 Wilshire Boulevard and of the Funky Gaywill Shoppe on Griffith Park Boulevard, Lillene Fifield in 1973, and the Gay Community Services Center offices at 1213 North Highland and the Feminist 11/16 strike in 1975. Additional photographs can be found in Subseries 1.2 and 5.9, Subsubseries 5.10.3, and in the Ed Edelman file in Series 7. The press coverage file contains clippings of accounts of the Center in the Los Angeles and Southern California press, while the press relations file includes correspondence with the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers concerning homophobic content. The television/radio file contains materials relating to the Center's radio program, as well as its response to the portrayal of gays and lesbians in television programs such as "The Prisoner" (1979) and "Gay Power/Gay Politics" (1980).

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 3 : 29-33

General information 1971-1977

Box 3 : 29

1971

Box 3 : 30

1971-1972

Box 3 : 31

1974

Box 3 : 32

1975

Box 3 : 33

1977

Box 3 : 34

General information brochures 1972-2001

Box 3 : 35

General Information packet 1978

Box 3 : 36

Graphics 1972-1975

Box 3 : 37

History 1971-1984

Box 3 : 38

History booklet 1971-1973

Box 3 : 39

Photographs 1971-1983

Box 3 : 40

Press coverage 1971-1998

Box 4 : 1-3

Press kits 1979-1995

Box 4 : 1

October 1979

Box 4 : 2

1980

Box 4 : 3

1995

Box 4 : 4

Press relations 1975-1981

Box 4 : 5-22

Press releases 1971-1992

Box 4 : 5

1971

Box 4 : 6

1972

Box 4 : 7

1973

Box 4 : 8

1974

Box 4 : 9

1977

Box 4 : 10

1978

Box 4 : 11

1979

Box 4 : 12

1980

Box 4 : 13

1981

Box 4 : 14

1982

Box 4 : 15

1983

Box 4 : 16

1984

Box 4 : 17

1985

Box 4 : 18

1986

Box 4 : 19

1987

Box 4 : 20

1988

Box 4 : 21

1989

Box 4 : 22

1992

Box 4 : 23

Televsion/radio 1972-1980

Box 4: 24-29

Subseries 2.5:  Real Estate 1973-1983

Physical Description: 6 folders

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises rental and lease agreements, inspection reports, prospectuses, and other materials relating to the properties occupied by the Center. The files on the Wilshire Boulevard properties document the dilapidated condition of the properties and the Center's contentious relationship with the landlord; the file on the Highland Avenue property, which includes plans, gives an extensive account of the Center's negotiations to acquire the property.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 4 : 24

1614 Wilshire Boulevard 1973

Box 4 : 25

1620-1622 Wilshire Boulevard 1973-1975

Box 4 : 26

Potential properties 1974-1983

Box 4 : 27

1322 North Van Ness 1975

Box 4 : 28

1213 North Highland Avenue 1975-1976

Box 4 : 29

6141 Fountain Avenue 1976

Box 4 : 30 - 6 : 30

Series 3:  Funding 1971-2001

Physical Description: 2.5 linear feet

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises correspondence, proposals, publicity materials, and receipts documenting the Center's fundraising activities to support its operations and programs. The series is divided into four subseries: (1) Development, Donations, Appeals, and Campaigns; (2) Special Programs; (3) Foundations; and (4) Public (Government) Funding.
Box 4 : 30 - 5 : 2

Subseries 3.1:  Development, Donations, Appeals, and Campaigns 1971-2001

Physical Description: 0.6 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains correspondence, receipts, and publicity materials relating to the Center's fundraising activities directed primarily at individuals. The materials include correspondence with donors and potential donors, 1973-1978; donation receipt books, February 1972-June 1975; general appeals for 1971-2001; and publicity materials for funding campaigns for 1975-1992. Additional materials relating to general appeals and funding campaigns for the 1980s and 1990s can be found in the unprocessed records in boxes 20-23; records of individual fundraising events can be found in Series 4.
Box 4 : 30

Development 1975-1976

Box 4 : 31-41

Donations 1973-1978

Box 4 : 31

Correspondence 1973-1978

Box 4 : 32

Donations and thank you letters 1975-1977

Box 4 : 33-34

General donation receipts 1975-1976

Box 4 : 33

General donation receipts 1975

Box 4 : 34

General donation receipts 1976

Box 4 : 35-41; 5 : 12

Receipt books 1972-1976

Box 4 : 35

Receipt book #6401-6800 February 28-July 5, 1972

Box 4 : 36

Receipt book #3201-3600 July 6, 1972 - June 15, 1973

Box 4 : 37

Receipt book #8001-8400 June 15, 1973 - August 6, 1974

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Receipt book #8001-8400 (loose receipts) June 15, 1973 - August 6, 1974

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Receipt book #100-347 June 6, 1974 - January 10, 1975

Box 4 : 40

Receipt book #848-1099 January 10-April 25, 1975

Box 4 : 41

Receipt book #600-847 April 29-June 24, 1975

Box 5 : 12

Receipt book #409-564 (building fund #348-408, 565-599) 1976

Box 4 : 42-57

General Appeals (mailings) 1971-2001

Box 4 : 42

1971

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1972

Box 4 : 44

1975

Box 4 : 45

1978

Box 4 : 46

1981

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1984

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1985

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1986

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1988

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1991

Box 4 : 52

1993

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1997

Box 4 : 54

1999

Box 4 : 55

2000

Box 4 : 56

2001

Box 4 : 57

no date

Box 4 : 58

Personal appeals 1976

Box 4 : 59-62; 5 : 1-2

Campaigns 1975-1992

Box 4 : 59

Committee of 100 1975

Box 4 : 60

Center Yourself/Declare Our Independence campaign 1981

Box 4 : 61

Change for a Change campaign 1987

Box 4 : 62

Circle of Life campaign no date

Box 5 : 1

Center 2000 Capital Campaign 1991

Box 5 : 2

Cornerstone Wall campaign 1992

Box 5 : 3-15

Subseries 3.2:  Special Projects 1971-1988

Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains materials documenting several programs instituted by the Center to raise funds. The materials include correspondence and receipt books for the Wilshire Volunteer Services Fund, a chapter of the Volunteer Services Fund-a charitable fundraising organization incorporated in California in 1971-set up in November 1972 by Morris Kight, Don Kilhefner, and Ken Bartley, to enable individuals to make tax-exempt donations to the Center (1) before the Center had obtained tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, and (2) without making reference to the word "gay" in tax and donation forms. The Fund, which provided the Center in its first two years of existence with a substantial portion of its operating funds, ceased operations at the end of 1974, after the Center had obtained tax-exempt status. The subseries also includes a file of correspondence and receipts relating to the Gaywill Funky Shoppe, which was set up in 1971 at 1519-1521 Griffith Park Boulevard. The Shoppe was never a success financially, and was closed after its manager was murdered on the premises in 1973. Additional materials include a file of miscellaneous papers and membership forms relating to the Friends of the Center, a membership organization set up in 1974 to support the goals of the Center; records of funding appeals and events sponsored by the Friends can be found in Subseries 3.1 and Series 4, respectively. The records of the Building Fund, set up in 1976 to fund the purchase the Highland Avenue facility, include correspondence, receipts books, and pledge forms and invoices; additional information on fundraising events for the Fund can be found in Series 4. The subseries also includes correspondence and notes concerning an unrealized plan to institute bingo at the Center.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 5 : 3-8

Wilshire Volunteer Services Fund 1971-1975

Box 5 : 3

Correspondence [1971] 1972-1975

Box 5 : 4-7

Receipt books 1973-1975

Box 5 : 4

Receipt book #1001-1200 January 11-November 15, 1973

Box 5 : 5

Receipt book #8401-8600 July 25, 1973 - July 1, 1974

Box 5 : 6

Receipt book #8401-8600 (loose receipts) July 23, 1973 - July 1, 1974

Box 5 : 7

Receipt book #6001-6200 July 5, 1974 - February 5, 1975

Box 5 : 8

Volunteer Services Fund 1974

Box 5 : 9

Gaywill Funky Shoppe 1972-1973

Box 5 : 10

Friends of the Center 1974-1988

Box 5 : 11-14

Building Fund 1976-1977

Box 5 : 11

Correspondence 1976-1977

Box 5 : 12

Receipt book #348-408, 565-599 (general donations #409-564) 1976

Box 5 : 13

Receipts (loose) 1976

Box 5 : 14

Pledge forms and invoices 1976

Box 5 : 15

Bingo proposals 1977-1978

Box 5 : 16-31

Subseries 3.3:  Foundations 1971-1979

Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of correspondence, grant proposals, and other materials documenting the Center's efforts to raise funds from private foundations. With the exception of unsuccessful funding proposals to the Erickson Educational Fund in 1973 and to the Los Angeles Bicentennial in 1979, the materials derive from an intensive drive from late 1975 through early 1977, directed by Major Kenneth MacLeod, to obtain foundation support. While the drive resulted in invitations from several foundations to submit proposals, none of these proposals was ultimately successful.
Box 5 : 16

Manual for obtaining foundation grants 1971

Box 5 : 17-23

Funding Proposals 1973-1979

Box 5 : 17

List of funding proposals submitted 1976

Box 5 : 18

Erickson Educational Foundation funding proposal 1973

Box 5 : 19

Hearst Foundation funding proposal 1976

Box 5 : 20

James Irvine Foundation funding proposal 1976

Box 5 : 21

Los Angeles Bicentennial funding proposals 1979

Box 5 : 22

W. M. Keck Foundation funding proposal 1976

Box 5 : 23

William G. Irwin Charity Foundation funding proposal 1976

Box 5 : 24

Southern California Council of Free Clinics grantsmanship seminar 1974

Box 5 : 25-29

Correspondence December 1975-November 1976

Box 5 : 25

December 1975

Box 5 : 26

January-February, 1976

Box 5 : 27

March 1976

Box 5 : 28

April 1976

Box 5 : 29

May-November 1976

Box 5 : 30

Letters of support, Los Angeles City and County officials 1975-1976

Box 5 : 31

Internal correspondence circa 1976-1977

Box 5 : 32 - 6 : 30

Subseries 3.4:  Public (Government) Funding 1972-1983

Physical Description: 1.1 linear feet

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains correspondence, funding proposals, and other materials relating to the Center's efforts to obtain government funding support for its programs. Funding proposals form the bulk of the materials; they are arranged alphabetically by funding agency. With one exception, these funding proposals are known, or appear, to have been unsuccessful: successful proposals can be found with other records of the programs and projects to which they relate in Series 5. The records of the Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) Program constitute the exception. From 1974 to 1977, the Center submitted funding proposals to the GRS Program for virtually every Center program; several of these proposals covered more than one Center program. Whenever possible, successful program proposals are filed with the other records of the programs to which they relate in Series 5; however, when a single successful funding proposal affects two or more Center programs, the proposal is filed here, together with unsuccessful proposals, and general correspondence relating to the GRS Program. The GRS Program general correspondence also includes correspondence, minutes, and other records of the Community Coalition for Equitable Revenue Sharing, a group founded in 1974 by Don Kilhefner, Morris Kight, and others to monitor the distribution of GRS funds by Los Angeles County. Note that Center planners often cannibalized materials from older funding proposals, and several proposals are therefore incomplete, or even fragmentary. In addition, the 1977 proposal for a Comprehensive Program of Community Service to Alcoholic Women and Men (box 6:22) appears to be derived from the 1974 funding proposal for the Alcoholism Program for Women (Series 5, box 9:8-9).
Box 5 : 32

General correspondence 1975-1977, 1980

Box 5 : 33

Public funding for drug abuse programs 1976

Box 5 : 34

California. Department of Health. Mental Health 314(d) funds 1973

Box 5 : 35

California. Department of Mental Health. Lesbian and Gay Male: Mental Health Promotion Project funding proposal 1981

Box 5 : 36-37

California. Department of the Youth Authority 1978, 1983

Box 5 : 36

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program funding proposal 1978

Box 5 : 37

Youth Advocate Workers (YAW) funding proposal 1983

Box 5 : 38

California. Office of Alcoholism. Gay Alcoholism/Substance Abuse Task Force funding proposal 1976

Box 6 : 1

Echo Park/Silverlake Regional Drug Coalition. Detoxification and Residential Treatment Project funding proposal 1974

Box 6 : 2-5

Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency (GLACAA) 1976-1979

Box 6 : 2-4

Funding proposal 1976-1977

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 6 : 5

Correspondence 1979

Box 6 : 6-7

Los Angeles (City). Housing and Community Development Block Grant funding proposals 1976, 1979

Box 6 : 6

Purchase and renovation of 1213 North Highland Avenue facility 1976

Box 6 : 7

Hollywood Interim House Project/Project RISE 1979

Box 6 : 8

Los Angeles (City). Interim Program of High-Risk Populations funding proposal 1977

Box 6 : 9

Los Angeles (City). Population, Employment and Housing Survey. Call for proposals no date

Box 6 : 10

Los Angeles (County). Central Health Services Region. Primary Prevention in Drug Abuse: A Pioneering Program for Gay People funding proposal 1976

Box 6 : 11

Los Angeles (County). Department of Health Services. Drug Abuse Prevention/Education and Resume Center for Women, county-wide (PERCW) funding proposal 1980

Box 6 : 12-21

Los Angeles (County). General Revenue Sharing (GRS) 1972-1977

Box 6 : 12

Handbooks and guide 1972-1977

Box 6 : 13

Funding proposal 1973/05-06

Box 6 : 14

Gay Community Drug Abuse Services funding proposal 1973/07-09

Box 6 : 15-17

Correspondence 1974-1977

Box 6 : 15

1974

Box 6 : 16

1975

Box 6 : 17

1976-1977

Box 6 : 18

Community Coalition for Equitable Revenue Sharing 1974

Box 6 : 19

Growth Group Program funding proposal 1975

Box 6 : 20

Men's Rap Groups funding proposal 1975

Box 6 : 21

Parents of gays funding proposal 1975

Box 6 : 22

Los Angeles (County). Office of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Comprehensive Program of Community Service to Alcoholic Women and Men funding proposal 1977

Box 6 : 23

National Network of Runaway and Youth Services. How to Work with Gay Youth manual funding proposal 1980

Box 6 : 24-26

United States. Administration on Aging. Community-based social services for older lesbian women and gay men 1976-1977

Box 6 : 24-25

Funding proposal 1976

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 6 : 26

Correspondence 1977

Box 6 : 27

United States. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Indirect costs negotiations 1975-1976

Box 6 : 28

United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Hollywood Emergency Housing and Resocialization Project block grant funding proposal 1978

Box 6 : 29

United States. Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. Youth Development Project funding proposal 1976

Box 6 : 30

United States. National Institute of Mental Health. Gay Community Services Center staffing grant proposal 1974

Box 7 : 1-51

Series 4:  Calendars and Events 1971-2003

Physical Description: 0.8 linear foot

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises calendars of classes, raps, workshops, meetings, and other events held by the Center, and of similar events of interest to the gay and lesbian community held by others, as well as flyers, brochures, invitations, correspondence, commemorative booklets, and other materials relating to events sponsored by, or held for the benefit of, the Center. The Center often published several calendars simultaneously, each with a different focus: Center events, community (non-Center) events, women's events, men's events, etc. There is considerable overlap between many of these calendars, and they have therefore been combined and ordered chronologically. Most of the events documented are fundraisers, and range from yard sales to roasts of prominent members of the gay and lesbian community (Sheldon Andelson in 1979 and Gayle Wilson in 1980), annual gala dinners, and to special theatrical performances (Julie Harris in "The Belle of Amherst" in 1976). Other events include Center open houses and art exhibition opening receptions. The events are arranged chronologically. The series does not include records of on-going classes, raps, and workshops, or single presentations held as part of an ongoing series: these records can be found in Subseries 5.15.

Arrangement

Divided into (1) Calendars and (2) Events, each ordered chronologically.
Box 7 : 1-16

Calendars 1972-1977

Box 7 : 1

Weekly schedule of events no date

Box 7 : 2

Weekly calendar / Community calendar 1973

Box 7 : 3

Community calendar, 1 1979

Box 7 : 4

Community calendar, 2 1980

Box 7 : 5

Community Calendar 1981

Box 7 : 6

Community calendar 1986

Box 7 : 7

Calendar of events 1987

Box 7 : 8

Calendars 1988

Box 7 : 9

Community Calendar 1989

Box 7 : 10

Calendars 1991

Box 7 : 11

Community Calendar 1992

Box 7 : 12

Calendars 1993

Box 7 : 13

Calendars 1994

Box 7 : 14

Calendars 1995

Box 7 : 15

Community Calendar 1996

Box 7 : 16

Community Calendar 1997

Box 7 : 17-51

Events 1971-2003

Box 7 : 17

1971

Box 7 : 18

1972

Box 7 : 19

1974

Box 7 : 20

1975

Box 7 : 21

1976

Box 7 : 22

Afternoon of appreciation November-December 1976

Box 7 : 23

1977

Box 7 : 24

Blood drive 1977

Box 7 : 25

1978

Box 7 : 26

1979

Box 7 : 27

1980

Box 7 : 28

1981

Box 7 : 29

1982

Box 7 : 30

1983

Box 7 : 31

1984

Box 7 : 32

1985

Box 7 : 33

1986

Box 7 : 34

1987

Box 7 : 35

1988

Box 7 : 36

1989

Box 7 : 37

1990

Box 7 : 38

1991

Box 7 : 39

1992

Box 7 : 40

1993

Box 7 : 41

1994

Box 7 : 42

1995

Box 7 : 43

1996

Box 7 : 44

1997

Box 7 : 45

1998

Box 7 : 46

1999

Box 7 : 47

2000

Box 7 : 48

2001

Box 7 : 49

2002

Box 7 : 50

2003

Box 7 : 51

no date

Box 7 : 52 - 15 : 54

Series 5:  Programs 1972-2005

Physical Description: 7.7 linear feet

Series Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, contracts, accounting and finance records, flyers, brochures, notes, and other materials relating to the programs offered by the Center. The materials document in particular the Center's drug education program funded by the National Free Clinic Council, 1972-1974; the Alcoholism Program for Women (APW), 1974-1975; the activities of the Van Ness House in the Center's Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program; and the Venereal Disease Control Program (VDCP; from 1977: Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, STDCP), the forerunner to the Center's AIDS program. The series is divided into 18 subseries: (1) Program Proposals, (2) Alcohol and Drug Control, (3) CETA, (4) Educational Outreach, (5) Employment, (6) Food, (7) Hotline/Switchboard, (8) Housing, (9) Legal Services, (10) Medical Services, (11) Mental Health Services, (12) Political Activity, (13) Prison, Probation and Parole, (14) Resource and Referral, (15) Self-Development, (16) Volunteer Program, (17) Women's Services, and (18) Youth Services.
Box 7 : 52-59

Subseries 5.1:  Program Proposals 1972-1975

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains program and project proposals (some cannibalized and therefore incomplete or fragmentary) not directed to a particular funding agency, as well as original letters of support from members of the Los Angeles gay, non-gay, and employment services communities; copies of these letters are appended to many funding proposals found in Subseries 3.4 and elsewhere in Series 5.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 7 : 52

General operations funding proposals 1972, 1975

Box 7 : 53

Liberation House funding proposal 1972

Box 7 : 54

Miscellaneous program/project proposals circa 1972-1975

Box 7 : 55

Comprehensive Gay Offenders Program, preliminary proposal 1974

Box 7 : 56

Unidentified program/project funding proposal circa April 1975

Box 7 : 57-59

Letters of support 1973-1974

Box 7 : 57

Greater Los Angeles community (non-gay) 1973-1974

Box 7 : 58

Los Angeles gay community 1973-1974

Box 7 : 59

Employment services 1974

Box 8 : 1 - 10 : 24

Subseries 5.2:  Alcohol and Drug Control 1972-1979

Physical Description: 2.8 linear feet

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of materials documenting various Center programs relating to alcohol and drug control. It is divided into four subsubseries: (1) National Free Clinic Council (NFCC), (2) Alcohol Program for Women (APW), (3) Alcoholism Needs Assessment (ANA), and (4) Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program.
Box 8 : 1 - 9 : 7

Subsubseries 5.2.1:  National Free Clinic Council (NFCC) 1972-1976

Physical Description: 1.3 linear feet

Subsubseries Scope and Content

In November 1972, the Center received its first grant, of approximately $20,000, for a drug education program, from the National Free Clinic Council (NFCC). Center Executive Director Don Kilhefner and Administrative Director Ken Bartley also served as co-directors of a similar grant awarded the Los Angeles Council of Free Clinics. This subsubseries comprises records documenting both programs. The files are arranged into three groups: (1) General, comprising records of the Southern California Council of Free Clinics, (2) Center, comprising records of the Center program, and (3) Los Angeles County Council/Consortium of Free Clinics, comprising records of the program administered by Kilhefner and Bartley. The Center and Council records include contracts, correspondence, periodic activity and statistical reports, and accounting papers; the Council records include monthly activity and statistical reports and correspondence relating to financial matters for each clinic in the Council.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 8 : 1-8:

General 1972-1976

Box 8 : 1

Southern California Council of Free Clinics 1972-1975

Box 8 : 2

National Free Clinic Council (NFCC). Coordinating committee 1972-1974

Box 8 : 3

Articles of incorporation and bylaws 1973

Box 8 : 4

Lists of free clinics 1973-1974

Box 8 : 5

Survival manual for NFCC funded drug education projects 1973

Box 8 : 6

Western regional conference 1973

Box 8 : 7

National training conference 1974

Box 8 : 8

Training program 1976

Box 8 : 9-16

Center 1972-1975

Box 8 : 9

Drug Education Project funding proposal 1972

Box 8 : 10

Contract and correspondence 1972-1973

Box 8 : 11

Contract renewal 1973

Box 8 : 12

Monthly reports October 1973-September 1974

Box 8 : 13

General correspondence 1973-1974

Box 8 : 14-15

Accounting records 1973-1974

Box 8 : 14

1973

Box 8 : 15

1974

Box 8 : 16

Bank statements September 1973-September 1975

Box 8 : 17 - 9 : 1:

Los Angeles County Council/Consortium of Free Clinics 1972-1975

Box 8 : 17

Contract and correspondence 1972-1974

Box 8 : 18-20

Funding proposal 1973

Box 8 : 18

Proposal September 1973

Box 8 : 19

Drafts September 1973

Box 8 : 20

Materials 1973

Box 8 : 21

Final reports 1973-1974

Box 8 : 22

Requisition books April 23-July 27, 1973

Box 8 : 23

Bank statements September 1974-August 1975

Box 8 : 24

Accounting materials 1974

Box 8 : 25 - 9 : 7

Clinics 1969, 1973-1974

Box 8 : 25

Foothill Free Clinic 1969, 1973-1974

Box 8 : 26

Harbor Free Clinic 1973-1974

Box 9 : 1

Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic 1973-1974

Box 9 : 2

Long Beach Free Clinic February-May 1973

Box 9 : 3

North Hollywood Free Clinic 1973-1974

Box 9 : 4

Open Door Drug Clinic 1973-1974

Box 9 : 5

Pomona Open Door 1973-1974

Box 9 : 6

South Bay Free Clinic 1973-1974

Box 9 : 7

Women's Clinic 1973-1974

Box 9 : 8 - 10 : 5

Subsubseries 5.2.2:  Alcoholism Program for Women (APW) 1974-1977

Physical Description: 0.9 linear foot

Subsubseries Scope and Content

This subsubseries comprises funding proposals, grant applications, correspondence, and financial and accounting records relating to the three-year, almost $1 million grant obtained by Lillene Fifield and Brenda Weathers from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism from its inception in 1974 until it was removed from Center jurisdiction and transferred to the newly incorporated Alcoholism Center for Women in June 1975. The materials include copies of articles of incorporation and by-laws for the Alcoholism Center for Women, as well as correspondence relating to the Alcoholism Center's assumption of authority for incurring debts on behalf of the program. One copy of the original 1974 funding proposal has been updated with additions through June 1977, and may have served as a model for the unsuccessful funding proposal for the Comprehensive Program of Community Service to Alcoholic Women and Men submitted to the Los Angeles county Office of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in 1977 (Subseries 3.4).

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 9 : 8

Funding proposal 1974

Box 9 : 9

Funding proposal 1974 (with additions through June 1977)

Box 9 : 10-11

Grant application February 1974

Box 9 : 10

Grant application February 1974

Box 9 : 11

Original letters of support February 1974

Box 9 : 12

Budget and accounting papers 1974-1975

Box 9 : 13

Correspondence 1974-1975

Box 9 : 14-15

Evaluation 1974-1975

Box 9 : 14

Funding proposal and contract 1974

Box 9 : 15

Report and work papers 1975

Box 9:16

Facilities 1974-1975

Box 9 : 17

Local mileage sheets 1974-1975

Box 9 : 18

Miscellaneous 1974-1975

Box 9 : 19 - 10 : 4

Purchase orders 1975

Box 9 : 19

#297-332 1975

Box 9 : 20

#333-351 1975

Box 9 : 21

#360-385 1975

Box 9 : 22

#386-429 1975

Box 10 : 1

#447-500 1975

Box 10 : 2

#501-538 1975

Box 10 : 3

#539-599 1975

Box 10 : 4

#600-725 1975

Box 10 : 5

Alcoholism Center for Women 1974-1975

Box 10 : 6-13

Subsubseries 5.2.3:  Alcoholism Needs Assesment (ANA) 1975

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot

Subsubseries Scope and Content

This subsubseries contains the funding proposal, contract, correspondence, reports, accounting papers, and other materials relating to a three-month, $30,000 study carried out in 1975 by the Center on behalf of Los Angeles County to evaluate the incidence and nature of alcoholism in the gay and lesbian community in the County and how these individuals could best be served. This study provided the information on which the Center's later Alcohol Abuse Program was based.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 10 : 6

Accounting papers 1975

Box 10 : 7

Contract 1975

Box 10 : 8

Correspondence 1975

Box 10 : 9

Funding proposal 1975

Box 10 : 10

Interviewer invoices 1975

Box 10 : 11

Miscellaneous 1975

Box 10 : 12

Monthly reports 1975

Box 10 : 13

Staff 1975

Box 10 : 14-24

Subsubseries 5.2.4:  Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program 1970-1979

Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot

Subsubseries Scope and Content

This subsubseries comprises contracts, studies, correspondence, and administrative papers relating to the Center's Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program, in particular to the activities of the Van Ness House, a separately incorporated institution administered by the Center as an adult residential care facility for the rehabilitation of alcoholics, with funding from the Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) Program. The materials include studies on alcohol and drug abuse in the gay and general communities in Los Angeles; floor plans, schedules, and rules for the residents of Van Ness House; and a large file on the Center's successful efforts to obtain a zoning variance for the House. Additional materials on the Los Angeles County GRS Program can be found in Subseries 3.4.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 10 : 14-15

Alcohol/Drug abuse in the gay and general communities 1972-1978

Box 10 : 14

1972-1976

Box 10 : 15

1977-1978

Box 10 : 16-17

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program. Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) 1974-1976

Box 10 : 16

Contracts (I-44e) 1974-1976

Box 10 : 17

Contract correspondence 1974-1976

Box 10 : 18-19

Correspondence 1974-1979

Box 10 : 18

1974-1976

Box 10 : 19

1978-1979

Box 10 : 20-24

Van Ness House 1970-1976

Box 10 : 20

California and Los Angeles County adult residential care facility regulations 1970-1972

Box 10 : 21

Correspondence 1973-1975

Box 10 : 22

Schedule and rules 1973

Box 10 : 23

California Department of Rehabilitation contract 1974-1976

Box 10 : 24

Zoning variance application 1975-1976

Box 10 : 25 - 11 : 19

Subseries 5.3:  C.E.T.A. 1974-1981

Physical Description: 0.6 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains records of the Center activities supported by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), first enacted in 1973, which provided block grants to state and local governments to assist economically disadvantaged, unemployed, or underemployed persons by offering training and full-time jobs for a period of 12 to 24 months in public agencies or private not for profit organizations. The Center received funding under CETA titles I, IIb, and VI, from both the City and the County, from 1975 (for the calendar year 1976) through March 1981. While some of the funds were used for job training and placing workers elsewhere, most of the monies were used to hire Center staff. The documents include funding proposals, correspondence, reports, job announcements and descriptions, and publicity materials.

Arrangement

Divided into City and County CETA, City CETA, County CETA, and general files; thereunder ordered chronologically.
Box 10 : 25

CETA (City & County). Title I. Comprehensive Program of Employment Services funding proposal 1974

Box 10 : 26 - 11 : 11

CETA (City) 1975-1980

Box 10 : 26 - 11 : 7

Title VI 1975-1977

Box 10 : 26

Funding proposal 1975

Box 11 : 1

Call for proposal 1977

Box 11 : 2

Funding proposal January 1977

Box 11 : 3

Funding proposal recommendations 1977

Box 11 : 4

Funding proposal appeal June 1977

Box 11 : 5

Funding proposal appeal work papers June 1977

Box 11 : 6

Funding proposal re-evaluation August 1977

Box 11 : 7

Funding proposal December 1977

Box 11 : 8-11

Correspondence 1975-1978

Box 11 : 8

1975

Box 11 : 9

1976

Box 11 : 10

1977

Box 11 : 11

1978

Box 11 : 12

Title IIb 1980

Box 11 : 13-16

CETA (County) 1974-1981

Box 11 : 13

Pomona funding proposal 1974

Box 11 : 14

Title I. Correspondence 1975-1977

Box 11 : 15

Correspondence 1976-1980

Box 11 : 16

Title IIb 1980

Box 11 : 17

Miscellaneous 1974-1980

Box 11 : 18

Project accomplishment reports February-September 1978

Box 11 : 19

Correspondence 1980-1981

Box 11 : 20-26

Subseries 5.4:  Educational Outreach 1973-1978

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises materials relating to the Center's outreach to the non-gay community. The bulk of the documents consists of Speakers' Bureau correspondence, scheduling speaking engagements for Center representatives in school and college classes, and before civic groups. The materials also include general administrative and publicity materials for both the program and the Speakers' Bureau.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 11 : 20

Educational Outreach Program 1974-1978

Box 11 : 21

Speakers' Bureau no date

Box 11 : 22-26

Speakers' Bureau. Correspondence 1973-1977

Box 11 : 22

1973

Box 11 : 23

1974

Box 11 : 24

1975

Box 11 : 25

1976

Box 11 : 26

1977

Box 11 : 27-29

Subseries 5.5:  Employment 1974-1981, 1987

Physical Description: 3 folders

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains fragmentary materials relating to the Center's employment services program. The materials include several monthly employment program reports from 1978, two letters from prospective employers, and several program brochures.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 1 1 :27

Correspondence 1974-1981

Box 11 : 28

Monthly Reports 1978

Box 11 : 29

Job Training 1987

Box 11 : 30-31

Subseries 5.6:  Food 1971-1972, 1983

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises two folders, the first containing a Center guide on securing welfare rights and California State Department of Public Social Services directives from 1971-1972 on the state's Food Stamp Program, the second a Center brochure from 1983, advertising a proposed End Hunger in Hollywood project, to be administered by the Center in conjunction with the End Hunger Network.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 11 : 30

Welfare/Food Stamps Information 1971-1972

Box 11 : 31

Hunger Project 1983

Box 11 : 32

Subseries 5.7:  Hotline/Switchboard 1973-1979

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of a single file, containing correspondence and resumes submitted in 1975 for the positions of hotline/crisis intervention worker and reception worker.
Box 11 : 32

Hotline/Switchboard 1973-1979

Box 11 : 33-43

Subseries 5.8:  Housing 1971-1977

Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises materials relating to the Center's short-term emergency housing program. The materials include the proposal, contract, and correspondence, 1975-1976, for the Center's Interim Housing Program, funded by the Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) Program. The bulk of the subseries comprises intake forms and index cards of residents, 1971-1973, for the Center's "Liberation Houses" at 1322 North Van Ness (later converted to an adult residential care facility for the rehabilitation of alcoholics), 1323 North Las Palmas, and 750 South Oxford (the first two houses were for males, the last for females). The cards, originally arranged separately for each house, were found in disarray, and have been rearranged in a single alphabetic series. The records also include rosters and rent status sheets, 1973, for Union House, located at 1819 South Union.

Arrangement

General program, then individual houses, the latter arranged chronologically.
Box 11 : 33

Papers circa 1972-1976

Box 11 : 34-36

Interim Housing Program. Los Angeles County Department of Urban Affairs. General Revenue Sharing (GRS) 1975-1976

Box 11 : 34

Funding Proposal 1975

Box 11 : 35

Contract 26400 (I-44h) and correspondence 1975-1976

Box 11 : 36

Staffing 1975-1976

Box 11 : 37-41

Liberation Houses 1971-1973

Box 11 : 37

Intake forms 1973

Box 11 : 38

Residents, A-B 1971-1973

Box 11 : 39

Residents, C-H 1971-1973

Box 11 : 40

Residents, J-P 1971-1973

Box 11 : 41

Residents, R-Y 1971-1973

Box 11 : 42

Union House 1973

Box 11 : 43

Fountain House 1976-1977

Box 12 : 1-2

Subseries 5.9:  Legal Services 1975-1983

Physical Description: 2 folders

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains two files of materials relating to legal services offered by the Center. One file contains flyers and brochures detailing the Center's legal services, and a press release with photograph, 1983, from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman relating to the establishment of a Lawyer Referral Service at the Center with funds made available through Edelman. The other file contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, relating to the formation of a Legal Advisory Board (also called Gay Legal Clinic) at the Center in 1978.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 12 : 1

Legal Services circa 1973-1983

Box 12 : 2

Legal Advisory Board/Gay Legal Clinic 1978

Box 12 : 3 - 13 : 29

Subseries 5.10:  Medical 1973-1983

Physical Description: 1.6 linear feet

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises materials relating to the Center's medical program, including the men's Venereal Disease Control Program (VDCP) and the men's and women's general medical clinics. Although the VDCP was instituted in 1972, the bulk of the records do not begin until the medical program received public funding in 1974. The subseries is divided into four subsubseries: (1) General, (2) California Regional Medical Program (CRMP), (3) Venereal Disease Control Program (VDCP; from 1977: Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, STDCP), and (4) Women's Clinic.
Box 12 : 3-7

Subsubseries 5.10.1:  General 1973-1975

Physical Description: 5 folders

Subsubseries Scope and Content

This subsubseries contains records relating to the Center's medical program in general. The materials include correspondence, health facility licenses and permits, accounting papers, and staff lists.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 12 : 3-4

Correspondence 1973-1974

Box 12 : 3

1973

Box 12 : 4

1974

Box 12 : 5

Health facility licenses and permits 1973-1975

Box 12 : 6

Accounting papers 1975

Box 12 : 7

Staff lists no date

Box 12 : 8-18

Subsubseries 5.10.2:  California Regional Medical Program (CRMP) 1974-1976

Physical Description: 0.3 linear foot

Subsubseries Scope and Content

The California Regional Medical Program provided funding for the administration of the Center's medical program, including the VDCP and both men's and women's clinics, from late 1974 through January 1976. The materials include the funding proposal and contract, correspondence, reports, staff lists, monthly invoices, and financial and accounting materials.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 12 : 8

California Regional Medical Program Profile 1974

Box 12 : 9

Funding proposal 1974

Box 12 : 10

Contract 1974-1976

Box 12 : 11-12

Correspondence 1974-1976

Box 12 : 11

1974

Box 12 : 12

1975-1976

Box 12 : 13

Staff 1974-1975

Box 12 : 14

Service guidelines 1974

Box 12 : 15

Reports 1975-1976

Box 12 : 16

Monthly invoices February 1975-January 1976

Box 12 : 17

Accounting materials 1975

Box 12 : 18

Audit 1975

Box 12 : 19 - 13 : 21

Subsubseries 5.10.3:  Venereal Disease Control Program (VDCP; from 1977: Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program, STDCP) 1974-1983

Physical Description: 1 linear foot

Subsubseries Scope and Content

The VDCP was initiated in October 1972, and received its first public funding, a grant of $130,460, from the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services in November 1974. The materials include funding proposals and contracts, reports, program evaluations, correspondence with Los Angeles County health officials, memoranda and internal correspondence relating to the day-to-day operations of the program, staff recruiting and training, budgets and accounting papers, and information flyers, brochures, and studies on various venereal diseases. The reports to the Los Angeles County Health Department give a detailed picture of the VDCP's activities, which included a mobile unit that visited gay bath houses. The staffing files from September 1974, the Center's first mass hiring of paid staff, include the resumes of many people who were already volunteering at the Center, and several of those applying or hired would have long careers there.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 12 : 19

AIDS information no date

Box 12 : 20

Budget and accounting papers 1974-1975

Box 12 : 21

Clinic fee schedules 1975

Box 12 : 22

Contracts 1974-1976

Box 12 : 23-26

Correspondence 1975-1978

Box 12 : 23

1975

Box 12 : 24

1976

Box 12 : 25

1977

Box 12 : 26

1978

Box 12 : 27-28

Evaluation 1974-1978

Box 12 : 27

1974-1975

Box 12 : 28

1977-1978

Box 12 : 29

Forms no date

Box 12 : 30-35

Funding proposals 1974-1978

Box 12 : 30

1974

Box 12 : 31

1975

Box 12 : 32

Letters to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors supporting continued funding of program circa 1975

Box 12 : 33

1976

Box 12 : 34

1977

Box 12 : 35

1978

Box 12 : 36

Furniture and equipment inventory 1975

Box 12 : 37

Invoices to Los Angeles County 1974-1976

Box 12 : 38

Job announcements and resumes 1975-1983

Box 12 : 39

Medi-Cal forms 1973-1975

Box 13 : 1-6

Memos and internal correspondence 1974-1979

Box 13 : 1

1974

Box 13 : 2

1975

Box 13 : 3

1976

Box 13 : 4

1977

Box 13 : 5

1978

Box 13 : 6

1979

Box 13 : 7

Men's clinic 1974-1976

Box 13 : 8

Mileage 1975-1976

Box 13 : 9

Personnel rosters and schedules no date

Box 13 : 10

Program outline and budget, FY 1977/78 1977

Box 13 : 11

Publicity 1972-1979

Box 13 : 12-16

Reports (Los Angeles County Health Department) 1974-1978

Box 13 : 12

1974

Box 13 : 13

January-June 1975

Box 13 : 14

July-September 1975

Box 13 : 15

December 1975-1976

Box 13:16

1978

Box 13 : 17

Staff training 1974-1978

Box 13 : 18-19

Staffing September 1974

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 13 : 20

Venereal disease information circa 1975-1977

Box 13 : 21

Work plan and budget, FY 1978/79 1978

Box 13 : 22-29

Subsubseries 5.10.4:  Women's Clinic 1975-1977

Physical Description: 0.3 linear foot

Subsubseries Scope and Content

This subsubseries contains records of the women's medical clinic operated by the Center. The bulk of the materials consists of records relating to the clinic's family planning operations, funded by the Los Angeles Regional Family Planning Council (LARFPC). These records consist of contracts, correspondence, and financial and accounting papers. Other materials, which relate to the clinic's general medical services, include memoranda and correspondence. Additional materials relating to the women's clinic may be found in Subsubseries 5.10.1 and 5.10.2.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 13 : 22

Memos and correspondence 1975-1977

Box 13 : 23

Management and financial planning 1976

Box 13 : 24-29

Los Angeles Regional Family Planning Council (LARFPC). 1975-1977

Box 13 : 24

Contracts 1975-1976

Box 13 : 25-27

Correspondence 1975-1977

Box 13 : 25

1975

Box 13 : 26

1976

Box 13 : 27

1977

Box 13 : 28

Financial and accounting papers 1975-1977

Box 13 : 29

Budgets 1976

Box 13 : 30 - 14 : 3

Subseries 5.11:  Mental Health Services 1971-1991

Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises materials relating to the mental health services provided by the Center. The bulk of the records relate to a proposed (but never realized) affiliation between the Center and Resthaven Community Mental Health Center in 1974, and to Los Angeles County's funding of the Center's AIDS-Affected Mental Health Outreach Program between 1987 and 1991.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 13 : 30

Mental Health Services 1971-1979

Box 13 : 31-33

Resthaven Community Mental Health Center 1972-1974

Box 13 : 31

1972-1974

Box 13 : 32

United States Department of Health, Education & Welfare. National Institute of Mental Health. Outreach to Resthaven Community mental Health Center Funding Proposal 1974

Box 13 : 33

Affiliation Agreement between Resthaven Community Mental Health Center and Gay Community Services Center 1974

Box 13 : 34 - 14 : 3

AIDS-Affected Mental Health Outreach Program. Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 1987-1991

Box 13 : 34

Contract 57170 1987-1988

Box 13 : 35

Contract 57170 1988-1989

Box 13 : 36

Contract 60695 1989

Box 14 : 1

Contract 63753 1990

Box 14 : 2

Pre-Negotiation Contract Package 1991

Box 14 : 3

Contract 65095 1991

Box 14 : 4-7

Subseries 5.12:  Political Activity 1971-1982

Physical Description: 4 folders

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains records documenting the Center's activities in promoting equal rights for homosexuals. The materials include correspondence from 1975 with California assembly leaders on the decriminalization of consensual private sex acts; with Los Angeles City Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson on improving relations between the Los Angeles Police Department and the gay community; and establishing liaison with Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and District Attorney John Van De Kamp. Other records include materials from conferences of the California Committee on Sexual Law Reform (1971-1972), the National Coalition of Gay Organizations (1972), and the National Gay Alliance (1976).

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 14 : 4

Political Activity 1972-1982

Box 14 : 5

California Committee on Sexual Law Reform. Conferences 1971-1972

Box 14 : 6

National Coalition of Gay Organizations 1972

Box 14 : 7

National Gay Alliance. Bi-Centennial Gay Conference, Washington, DC October 10-14, 1976

Box 14 : 8-17

Subseries 5.13:  Prison, Probation and Parole 1972-1977

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains materials documenting the Center's Prison, Probation and Parole Program, which targeted gay prisoners-including those incarcerated for consensual sexual activities decriminalized in California in 1976-and assisted their reintegration into society with counseling, temporary housing (at the Fountain House, renamed in 1976 the "Stepping Stone"), and job counseling and placement. The materials include correspondence with prisoners, probation officers, and prison officials, and the proposal, contract, and correspondence relating to the funding of the program by the Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) Program.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 14 : 8

Correspondence and memos 1972-1976

Box 14 : 9

Staffing and volunteers 1974-1975

Box 14 : 10-13

Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) circa 1974-1976

Box 14 : 10

Funding proposal March 1975

Box 14 : 11

Contract 25601 (I-44g) 1975-1976

Box 14 : 12

Contract 27555 (I-44g) 1976

Box 14 : 13

Contract correspondence 1976

Box 14 : 14

Papers circa 1974-circa 1976

Box 14 : 15

Reports 1976

Box 14 : 16

Charles Hutchinson 1977

Box 14 : 17

Don Patterson 1977

Box 14 : 18-32

Subseries 5.14:  Resource and Referral 1978-1980

Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains logs of information/referral requests made to the Center from May through September 1979; a resource binder for 1980-1980, with information on gay and lesbian-and gay and lesbian supportive-institutions, organizations, and businesses, categorized by type; and additional resource questionnaires for circa 1979-1980, arranged alphabetically.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 14 : 18-19

Information/referral request log May-September 1978

Box 14 : 18

May-June 1978

Box 14 : 19

Information/referral request log July-September 1978

Box 14 : 20

Resource and referral brochure no date

Box 14 : 21-22

Resource binder 1979-1980

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 14 : 23

Resource flip file cards no date

Box 14 : 24-32

Resource questionnaires no date

Box 14 : 24

A-B no date

Box 14 : 25

C-D no date

Box 14 : 26

G-H no date

Box 14 : 27

I-J no date

Box 14 : 28

K-L no date

Box 14 : 29

M-N no date

Box 14 : 30

Q-R no date

Box 14 : 31

S-T no date

Box 14 : 32

X-Z no date

Box 14 : 33 - 15 : 24

Subseries 5.15:  Self-Development 1971-2005

Physical Description: 0.3 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries documents the Center's work in promoting the self-development of members of the gay and lesbian community, particularly through (1) professional counseling, (2) peer counseling, and (3) group programs, including consciousness raising groups, growth groups, and rap groups. The materials include brochures, correspondence, memoranda, studies on various aspects of counseling and group dynamics, evaluations of the Center's programs, and calendars and flyers relating to the on-going groups and workshops available at the Center. Calendars, flyers, and other materials relating to fundraising events, art exhibition opening receptions, and other one-time events not part of an on-going series can be found in Series 4.

Arrangement

General, counseling, groups and workshops.
Box 14 : 33

Brochures no date

Box 14 : 34

Correspondence 1971-1974

Box 14 : 35-36

Counseling no date

Box 14 : 35

Gays with disabilities no date

Box 14 : 36

Transvestites and transexuals no date

Box 14 : 37

Peer counseling 1972-1978

Box 14 : 38 - 15 : 1

Group programs no date

Box 14 : 38

Consciousness raising groups no date

Box 14 : 39

Growth groups no date

Box 15 : 1

Rap groups no date

Box 15 : 2-22

Groups and workshops 1972-2005

Box 15 : 2

1972

Box 15 : 3

1973

Box 15 : 4

1979

Box 15 : 5

1980

Box 15 : 6

1981

Box 15 : 7

1982

Box 15 : 8

1983

Box 15 : 9

1984

Box 15 : 10

1985

Box 15 : 11

1987

Box 15 : 12

1991

Box 15 : 13

1992

Box 15 : 14

1993

Box 15 : 15

1994

Box 15 : 16

1995

Box 15 : 17

1996

Box 15 : 18

1997

Box 15 : 19

2000

Box 15 : 20

2004

Box 15 : 21

2005

Box 15 : 22

Groups and workshops no date

Box 15 : 23-24

Groups no date

Box 15 : 23

Gay fathers no date

Box 15 : 24

Parents of gay people no date

Box 15 : 25

Subseries 5.16:  Volunteer Program 1975-1981

Physical Description: 1 folder

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of a single folder relating to the Center's recruitment, training, and utilization of volunteers. The materials include correspondence with potential volunteers, publicity brochures and flyers, and procedures for the intake, orientation and placement of volunteers.
Box 15 : 25

Volunteer Program 1975-1981

Box 15 : 26-44

Subseries 5.17:  Women's Services 1973-1993

Physical Description: 0.2 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises materials relating to the Center's provision of services to women. The documents include notices of women's staff meetings, 1973-1974; publicity materials for women's dances and lesbian raps, 1973-1982; the proposal and contract for the Lesbian Resource Program for Self-Development, funded by the Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) Program, 1975-1976; materials on the Lesbian Resource Program's successors, the Women's Resource Program, 1977-1980, the Women's Information and Skills Project, 1980, the Women's Referral Project, 1981, and Lesbian Central, established in 1981; correspondence, flyers, and other materials on the Incest Awareness Program, 1977-1980; and a brochure on women's services offered by the Center, issued by the Women's Issues Task Force in 1992. The materials are fragmentary.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 15 : 26

Women staff meetings 1973-1974

Box 15 : 27

Women's dances 1973-1975

Box 15 : 28

Lesbian raps 1974-1982

Box 15 : 29

Women's Services. Miscellaneous 1974-1981

Box 15 : 30

Women's newsletters 1974

Box 15 : 31-32

Lesbian Resource Program for Self-Development. Los Angeles County General Revenue Sharing (GRS) 1975-1976

Box 15 : 31

Funding proposal 1975

Box 15 : 32

Contract 28453 (V321) 1976

Box 15 : 33

Lesbian Resource Program [for Self-Development] no date

Box 15 : 34

Incest Awareness Project 1977-1980

Box 15:35

Women's Resource Program 1977-1980

Box 15 : 36

Women's Information and Skills Project 1980

Box 15 : 37

Women's Referral Project 1981

Box 15 : 38-42

Lesbian Central 1981-1986

Box 15 : 38

1981

Box 15 : 39

1982

Box 15 : 40

1983

Box 15 : 41

1986

Box 15 : 42

Lesbian Central no date

Box 15 : 43

Women's Calendar 1992-1993

Box 15 : 44

Women's Issues Task Force 1992

Box 15 : 45-54

Subseries 5.18:  Youth Services 1972-1983, 1997

Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains documents relating to the Center's youth services programs, known in its earliest years as Gay Youth of Los Angeles. The materials include correspondence, flyers, questionnaires, meeting minutes, position papers, and extensive manuscript. The earliest records appear to have come from the files of Center staff members Jay Fisher and Dacus Haining. The file on the 1972 Southwestern Regional Conference of the National Coalition of Gay Organizations contains considerable material on the Conference's Youth Platform. The materials also include papers of the national Gay Student Center and the Gay Student Council of Southern California, 1972-1973; a manual for Center youth workers, circa 1972; and papers of the Center's Youth Task Force, 1976-1977. Personal papers of both Fisher and Haining can be found in Series 7.

Arrangement

Chronological.
Box 15 : 45

Gay Youth. General 1972-circa 1985

Box 15 : 46-47

Gay Youth of Los Angeles 1972-1983

Box 15 : 46

1972

Box 15 : 47

Correspondence 1972-1983

Box 15 : 48

National Gay Student Center 1972-1973

Box 15 : 49

Gay Student Council of Southern California 1972

Box 15 : 50

National Coalition of Gay Organizations. Southwestern Regional Conference (SWR/NCGO) 1972

Box 15 : 51

FPS; the Youth Liberation news service 1973

Box 15 : 52

Project Youth manual of operations no date

Box 15 : 53

Gay Youth Task Force 1976-1977

Box 15 : 54

Youth Services 1997

Box 15 : 55-87

Series 6;  Publications 1971-1997

Physical Description: 0.3 linear foot

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises publications by the Center. Most of these publications, such as Center News (which suffers from numbering inconsistencies), and Outreach, Outside and Inside, and Vanguard, are general newsletters intended for a public readership. Others, such as In-House News and Monday Morning Memo, address the internal staff. Several Center programs published their own newsletters, some for a public readership ( Lesbian Central Newsletter, Empowerment Times, P.C.P. Newsletter [Peer Counseling Program], and Reach), others ( Medical Services Newsletter and Men's Clinic Newsletter) for staff alone. Most titles are represented by only one or two issues.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 15 : 55

Annual Plan and Budget 1995/96

Box 15 : 56

Annual Report 1985/86, 1986/87, 1988/89-1990/91, 1993, 1994/95, 1999

Box 15 : 57

Center News, 1 no date

Box 15 : 58

Center News, 1 no date

Box 15 : 59

Center News, 3 no date

Box 15 : 60

Center News, 5 1986

Box 15 : 61

Center News, 6 1987

Box 15 : 62

Center News, 7 1988

Box 15 : 63

Center News, 8 1989

Box 15 : 64

Center News, 9 1990

Box 15 : 65

Center News, 10 no date

Box 15 : 66

Center News, 11 no date

Box 15 : 67

Center News, 12 1991-1992

Box 15 : 68

Center News, 13 no date

Box 15 : 69

Center News, 13 1993

Box 15 : 70

Center News 1995

Box 15 : 71

Center News 1996

Box 15 : 72

Center News 1997

Box 15 : 73

Communicator (Staff), 1 1974

Box 15 : 74

Empowerment Times 1994, no date

Box 15 : 75

Gay Community Services Center 1971

Box 15 : 76

GCSC, 1 1979

Box 15 : 77

In-House News 1986

Box 15 : 78

L.A. What's Gay? 1979

Box 15 : 79

Lesbian Central Newsletter 1987-1989

Box 15 : 80

Medical Services Newsletter 1975

Box 15 : 81

Men's Clinic Newsletter 1979

Box 15 : 82

Monday Morning Memo 1981

Box 15 : 83

Outreach 1973

Box 15 : 84

Outside and Inside 1978

Box 15 : 85

P.C.P Newsletter 1974

Box 15 : 86

Reach (Youth Department and Information Desk) 1984

Box 15 : 87

Vanguard 1997

Box 15 : 88 - 16 : 11

Series 7:  People 1946-1979, 1992

Physical Description: 0.3 linear foot

Series Scope and Content

This series contains materials concerning individuals connected in one way or another with the Center. Approximately half the materials document activities related in one way or another to the Center: in particular, Morris Kight's files contain notes and correspondence relating to his many activities at the Center, and Ed Edelman's file contains correspondence, press releases, and photographs relating to his active support on the County Board of Supervisors for the Center and its programs. The other materials document activities not necessarily related to the Center, including personal correspondence of Jay Fisher, of the Youth Services Program; adoption and other legal papers of Dacus Haining, as well as correspondence from his work with the Services to Juveniles Committee in New Orleans prior to his employment by the Center; and festivities surrounding the arrival of June Herrle's child. Ken Bartley's file includes a curriculum vitae, copies of his letter resigning from the Center, and articles of incorporation for Sun Family, Incorporated, which Bartley used following his resignation to pursue a career in music production and marketing. Richard Nash's file contains copies of several articles by him on gay identity and Unitarian Universalism.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 15 : 88

Biographies circa 1972

Box 15 : 89

Bartley, Ken 1974-1981

Box 15 : 90

Berman, Steve 1982

Box 15 : 91

Edelman, Ed 1975-1992

Box 16 : 1

Fisher, Jay. Personal Correspondence 1972

Box 16 : 2-3

Haining, Walton Dacus 1946-1972

Box 16 : 2

Personal papers 1946-1972

Box 16 : 3

Services to Juveniles Committee (New Orleans) 1971-1972

Box 16 : 4

Herrle, June 1972

Box 16 : 5

Kepner, Jim 1979

Box 16 : 6-7

Kight, Morris 1972-1973

Box 16 : 6

1972

Box 16 : 7

1973

Box 16 : 8

Kilhefner, Don circa 1972-1977

Box 16 : 9

McGaw, Steve 1974

Box 16 : 10

Nash, Richard 1973

Box 16 : 11

Park, Mary Jane 1979

Box 16 : 12-26

Series 8:  Subject Files 1973-1981

Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot

Series Scope and Content

This series contains a small number of original subject files found among the Center records. These files relate, inter alia, to workshops on health and gay awareness, free clinics in California, older gays, sex law reform, sexism, and transsexuals. The police file contains correspondence, memoranda, flyers, and other materials relating to the Center's work to stop the harassment of gays and lesbians by the Los Angeles Police Department. Linda Poverny's PhD thesis is a study of the organizational issues that faced the Center during its first decade.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.
Box 16 : 12

California Community Health Seminar 1974

Box 16 : 13

Free Clinics in California, Profile of 1974

Box 16 : 14

Gay Archives 1977

Box 16 : 15

Gay Awareness. Workshop materials no date

Box 16 : 16

Gay Community of Concern (Gay People's Union at Stanford and Whitman-Radcliffe Foundation) 1973-1974

Box 16 : 17

Older Gays 1975

Box 16 : 18

Police 1971-1981

Box 16 : 19-21

Poverny, Linda Marlene. The Organizational life cycle and the adaptation process: a case study of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center . PHD Thesis (University of Southern California) 1984

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 16 : 22

Prisons 1975

Box 16 : 23

Sex laws and reforms no date

Box 16 : 24

Sexism / Sexual discrimination 1974

Box 16 : 25

Transexuals 1975

Box 16 : 26

Women's Community Hotline no date

Box 16 : 27

Series 9:  Ephemera circa 1972-1981

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content

This series comprises two Center staff badges, a flyer for the Center's Gay Help-Line, and a button from the Center's 1981 "Declare Our Independence" campaign to free itself from dependence on government grants to fund regular staff positions.
Box 16 : 27

Ephemera circa 1972-1981