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Finding Aid to the Kingmasters Records, 1972-1983 Coll2014.072
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Description
Constitution, bylaws, meeting minutes, correspondence, flyers, event programs, questionnaires, membership lists, and a photograph, 1972-1983, from Kingmasters in Los Angeles. Kingmasters was a gay men's social group formed to promote fraternity between organizations and the community in general with an emphasis on charitable work.
Background
Founded on July 29, 1971, Kingmasters was a gay men's social group in Los Angeles formed to promote fraternity between organizations and the community in general with an emphasis on charitable work. Membership was restricted to gay men and included an elected board of Kingmasters officers. The organization met on a weekly basis and regularly organized events and social gatherings with leather, motorcycle, and western themes. Kingmasters also encouraged members to organize fundraising events for other organizations such as the Gay Community Services Center, HELP Inc., and the Metropolitan Community Church.
Extent
0.4 Linear Feet 1 carton.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.