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Finding Aid to the Paul C. Ballard Papers, 1971-1993 Coll2014.029
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Minutes, correspondence, bylaws, proposals, reports, financial records, publicity material, clippings, photographs, microcassettes, and other material documenting the activities and history of the gay and lesbian student organization at the University of Southern California, 1971-1993, from former president and alumni advisor Paul C. Ballard.
In late 1970, an unofficial student support group was formed at the University of Southern California, known as the Gay Liberation Forum. For four years, the group attempted to be recognized as an official student organization, which included filing a legal action against the university. In Fall 1974, the Gay Students Union (GSU) was established at USC. After eight years of development, in April 1984, USC approved the establishment of the Gay and Lesbian Student Assembly (GLSA) in the Student Senate, later renamed the Gay & Lesbian Assembly for Student Support (GLASS) in 1988. Beginning in 1986, the Lambda Alumni was formed as a support network for the student organization and which was officiated through USC's Department of Development.
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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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