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  • Historical Note
  • Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: United States Mission collection
    creator: United States Mission
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012-125
    Identifier/Call Number: 404
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet 1 box.
    Date (inclusive): 1962-2002
    Date (bulk): 1975-1987
    Abstract: Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1962-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services.

    Historical Note

    The United States Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles. Branches of the Mission were also established in cities in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Beginning in the late-1960s the US Mission advocated for gay rights and social services in Southern California (and elsewhere).

    Access

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

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Date and donor(s) of materials unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box #, folder #], United States Mission Collection, Coll2012-125, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Collection arranged by Alma Lopez, January 2020.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services. The collection documents (among other things) protests organized by the US Mission in 1970 following the death of a gay man beaten by Los Angeles Police Department vice squad officers; the Mission's provision of social services to underprivileged members of the gay and lesbian community; and its efforts to increase the visibility of the gay and lesbian community within the larger society.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay community -- California -- Los Angeles County
    Gays -- Services for
    Homelessness
    Lesbians -- Services for
    Humphries, Bob (Rev.)