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Kay Berryhill Smith and Connie Confer LGBT activism collection
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The collection contains materials created and compiled by LGBT activists Connie Confer, a retired assistant city attorney for Riverside, California and her partner, Kay Berryhill Smith, a retired social worker in Riverside County. Materials in the collection focus on local, state and federal LGBT rights issues and include organizational records, political campaign and lobbying efforts, research and publications on the LGBT community and discrimination, and legal records related to anti-discrimination cases.
Kay Berryhill Smith was born on January 13, 1936, in Syracuse, New York. After spending her early life in various locations in both the United States and Europe, she settled in Riverside, California, where she resided for 39 years. Smith attended Antioch University, the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and ultimately received her Bachelors of Arts from Stanford University. She then received her Master's degree in Social Work from U.C. Berkeley, and worked as a social worker for 27 years, eventually managing the adoptions program for Riverside County. Smith was a dedicated civil rights and political activist, as well as an activist for the local lesbian and gay community in Riverside. She was a member of the Human Relations Commission, fought for fair housing, and volunteered for local groups including Head Start and the Community Settlement Association. She passed away in February of 2009 from cancer.
9.44 linear feet (8 boxes)
Copyright Unknown: Some material in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research.