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Finding Aid to the Christopher Street West Association Records Coll2012.134
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Photographs, slides, clippings and analyses of press coverage, fliers, resolutions, certificates, and award plaques from the Christopher Street West Association (CSW). Formed in 1970 CSW was the first pride organization in the United States to obtain a city permit for its parade. In 1973 the parade was suspended, in the following year the parade resumed and a festival was added to the celebration. The parade was held on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles until 1978, after which it was moved to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
The Christopher Street West Association (CSW) was formed in 1970 to organize a parade to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. The concept of a celebratory parade and naming of the association were the result of a collaborative effort by community leaders, Reverend Bob Humphries, Morris Kight, and Reverend Troy Perry.
12.0 linear feet. [2 archives boxes, 3 archives cartons, 1 oversized archives carton, 49 box-binders, 5 flat boxes, and 1 shoe box]
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