Finding Aid for the Kim Kralj papers 1985-1991 LSC.2157

Finding aid prepared by Kimberlee Granholm, 2012; updated by Sabrina Ponce, 2017; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Online finding aid last updated 7 August 2017


Title: Kim Kralj papers
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.2157
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.4 linear feet (6 document boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1974-1991
Abstract: Kim Kralj is a community activist and art dealer based primarily in Los Angeles, California. The collection consists primarily of agendas, minutes, subject files, and general notes of action regarding West Hollywood's recognition and promotion of its gay and lesbian citizens, including information about the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Committee on which Kralj served.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Creator: Kralj, Kim

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kim Kralj papers (Collection 2157). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kim Kralj, 1991. This collection is part of an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW), and the UCLA Library.

Processing History

Processed by Kimberlee Granholm, 2012. Description enhanced and further physical processing completed by Sabrina Ponce in 2017.
Preservation photocopies made of water damaged items in Box 4, Folder 7.

Sponsor

The June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive  at UCLA is an outreach and collection-building partnership between the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives , the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) , and the UCLA Library . These collections expand the pool of primary source materials available to researchers and to the community at large. This partnership was initiated by CSW and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to inventory, organize, preserve, and digitize more than eighty Mazer collections pertaining to lesbian and feminist activism and writings.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7347918 

Biography

Kim Kralj is an art dealer, human services commissioner, and community activist primarily based in Los Angeles, California. She served on the West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force and the West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board. The West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force was the precursor to the present West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Advisory Board, and served as a liaison between residents, police, and city council. In addition to her work with the Task Force, Kralj also served as the June Mazer Lesbian Archives board president.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of agendas, minutes, subject files, and general notes of action regarding West Hollywood's recognition and promotion of its gay and lesbian citizens, including information about the Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Committee on which Kralj served.

Organization and Arrangement

The materials were grouped by project and arranged into the following series:
  • Series 1: West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force
  • Series 2: Sheriff's Conference Committee
  • Series 3: Organizing, programming, and subject files

Related Material

Subjects and Indexing Terms

June L. Mazer Lesbian Archive at UCLA.
June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives.
Kralj, Kim -- Archives
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Gay rights.
West Hollywood (Calif.)
West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Task Force--Archives.

 

Series 1: West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1986-1991

Scope and Content

Contains the minutes, agendas, reports, and supporting material related to and covered in meetings held by the West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force between January 1988 and July 1991. The West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force was the precursor to the present West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Advisory Board and served as a liaison between residents, police, and city council.
Box 1, Folder 1

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force: General circa 1988-1991

Scope and Content note

Contains Kim Kralj's personal notes on West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force public hearings, a member contact list, undated committee recommendations, and two handbooks on human services.
Box 1, Folder 2

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1987 February - 1988 January

Box 1, Folder 3

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1987 July - 1988 February

Box 1, Folder 4

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1986 November - 1988 March

Box 1, Folders 5-6

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1987 January - 1988 April

Scope and Content

Includes West Hollywood General Plan Household Survey Results and a Gay/Lesbian Survey.
Box 1, Folder 7

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 May

Scope and Content

Includes Social Service Programs review.
Box 1, Folder 8

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 June

Box 1, Folder 9

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 July

Box 2, Folders 1-2

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 August

Scope and Content

Includes a law enforcement agreement for the West Hollywood Christopher Street West Parade, rough draft of gay/lesbian questionnaire, ballot initiatives, and a Child Care Policy Report.
Box 2, Folder 3

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 September

Box 2, Folder 4

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 October

Scope and Contents note

Contains the minutes, agendas, reports, and supporting material related to and covered in meetings held by the West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force in October 1988.
Box 2, Folder 5

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 November

Box 2, Folder 6

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1988 December

Box 2, Folder 7

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 January

Scope and Content

Includes the Department of Human Services' 90 Day Work Plans.
Box 2, Folder 8

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 February

Scope and Content

Includes the Possible Annual Plan for 1989/1990, and a briefing paper on Proposition 99.
Box 3, Folder 1

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 March

Scope and Content

Includes the midyear agency evaluations and self assessments of the Social Services agencies contracted with the city.
Box 3, Folder 2

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 April

Scope and Content

Includes AIDS agenda items and 1988-1989 Workplan Accomplishments.
Box 3, Folder 3

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 May

Box 3, Folder 4

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 May - 1989 June

Scope and Content

Includes article on police brutality, AIDS related legislation, documents on the Warming Center food program, and a Park Ranger Report.
Box 3, Folder 5

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 July

Box 3, Folder 6

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 August

Box 4, Folder 1

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1987 May - 1989 September

Scope and Content

Includes a Needle Exchange Program Report, and a summary of pending legislation.
Box 4, Folder 2

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1989 October

Box 4, Folder 3

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1990 February

Box 4, Folder 4

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1990 April

Scope and Content

Contains a Community Needs Assessment Report.
Box 4, Folder 5

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1990 June

Box 4, Folder 6

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1990 October

Scope and Content

Includes 1990-1991 Social Services Orientation Agenda.
Box 4, Folder 7

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1990 November

Box 4, Folder 8

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1990 December

Box 4, Folder 9

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1991 March

Box 4, Folder 10

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1991 April

Box 4, Folder 11

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1991

Box 4, Folder 12

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1991 June

Box 4, Folder 13

West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Task Force 1991July

 

Series 2: West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Sheriff's Conference Committee 1985-1990

Scope and Content

Contains minutes, reports, correspondence, complaints of harrassment, articles, memos, and other records related to the West Hollywood Gay/Lesbian Sheriff's Conference Committee.
Box 5, Folder 1, Box 4, Folder 14

Sheriff's Conference Committee: Meetings 1988 January - 1990 May

Box 5, Folder 2

Sheriff's Conference Committee: West Hollywood Sheriff's contract renewal 1985 May - 1985 June

Box 5, Folder 3

Sheriff's Conference Committee: Sheriff's Department recruitment 1988 March - 1989 June

Box 5, Folder 4

Sheriff's Conference Committee: ACT UP harassment 1989 July - 1989 October

Box 5, Folder 5

Sheriff's Conference Committee: San Francisco Office of Citizen's Complaints 1987 July - 1989 October

Box 5, Folder 6

Sheriff's Conference Committee: Department correspondence 1988 January - 1989 September

Box 5, Folder 7

Sheriff's Conference Committee: International Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (IACOLE) 1989 September

 

Series 3: Organizing, programming, and subject files 1974 - 1991

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence, articles, legislation, and other records documenting other committee work and programming in which Kim Kralj was involved, including Lesbian Visibility Week and the West Hollywood City Council.
Box 5, Folders 8-10

Lesbian and Gay Advisory Council 1989 February - 1991 March

Scope and Contents note

Contains the minutes, notes, correspondences and articles of topic related to the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Council meetings in 1989.
Box 5, Folders 11-12

Lesbian Visibility Week 1990 February - 1991 July

Scope and Contents note

Contains a list of subcommittee participants, calendar events, revenue information, news articles, meeting information and correspondences related to the 1990 Lesbian Visibility Week in West Hollywood.
Contains calendar events, news articles, meeting information and correspondences related to the 1991 Lesbian Visibility Week in West Hollywood.
Box 5, Folder 13

Women's Issues Task Force 1987 December - 1988 October

Scope and Contents note

Contains press releases, group recommendations, and notes regarding the Women's Issues Task Force.
Box 5, Folder 14

Women's History Month circa 1990 - 1991 March

General Physical Description note: Printed documents, flyers

Scope and Contents note

Contains press releases, flyers and event lists of activities related to Women's History Month.
Box 6, Folder 1

West Hollywood City Council 1988 September - 1991 February

Scope and Contents note

Contains press releases, notes, correspondences, assessments and reports related to West Hollywood City Council meetings and activities.
Box 6, Folder 2

Decriminalization of prostitution: papers and correspondence 1984 July - 1990 October

General Physical Description note: Printed documents

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondences, policies, profiles, news articles, an information sheet from the National Organization for Women (NOW) entitled "Prostitution is a Feminist Issue," and position papers related to prostitution legislation and decriminalization.
Box 6, Folders 3-5

Decriminalization of prostitution: legislation and publications circa 1974-1990

General Physical Description note: Legal briefs, handbooks

Scope and Contents note

Contains the following publications: "Commercial Sex and the Rights of the Person: A Moral Argument for the Decriminalization of Prostitution" by David Richards, an issue of Truth Seeker including the article "Prostitution and the Criminal Justice System" by Norma Jean Almodovar, "Prostitutes Prevent AIDS: A Manual for Health Educators" by Priscilla Alexander, "Prostitution: A Feminist Analysis" by Belinda Cooper, "Police Corruption: A Sociological Perspective" edited by Lawrence W. Sherman, "Working on Prostitution" by Priscilla Alexander, "The Highest Paying Customers: America's Cities and the Costs of Prostitution Control" by Julie Pearl, "The Criminalization of the AIDS Epidemic" (National Lawyers Guild Aids Network), "AIDS and Intravenous Drug Use" edited by Don C. DesJarlais, "Should Prostitution Be Legalized?" by Charles Halleck, "What Laws Should Govern Prostitution?" New York committee report, and "AIDS, Prostitution and the Use of Historical Stereotypes to Legislate Sexuality" by Beth Bergman.
Box 6, Folders 6-7

Articles and West Hollywood City Plan 1987 September - 1988 June

General Physical Description note: Printed documents

Scope and Contents note

Contains "Press, Politics and Polls," articles from the San Francisco Sentinel, and the City of West Hollywood General Plan book.
Box 6, Folder 8

Memorabilia 1988

General Physical Description note: Pin

Scope and Contents note

Contains Kim Kralj's admission pass pin to the 1988 National Lesbian Rights Conference in San Diego, California.