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Guide to the California Lavender Smokefree Project Records, 1983-1999bulk 1994-1998
MSS 2001-03  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Organizational History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Lavender Smokefree Project Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1983-1999
    Date (bulk): bulk 1994-1998
    Collection number: MSS 2001-03
    Creator: California Lavender Smokefree Project
    Extent: 3 boxes

    Approx. 2.33 cubic ft.
    Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
    San Francisco, California 94143-0840
    Abstract: These records document the work of the California Lavender Smokefree Project throughout its five-year course.
    Physical location: Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Library & Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library & Center for Knowledge Management 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 by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    California Lavender Smokefree Project Records, MSS 2001-03, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

    Acquisition Information

    The papers were donated by Community Focus, one of the founding organizations, after the project ended in 2000.

    Organizational History

    The California Lavender Smokefree Project (CLSP) was established in 1995 by the Coalition of Lavender-Americans on Smoking and Health (CLASH) and Community Focus, both of San Francisco, California. The organization began operation on what was originally a two-year grant from the Tobacco Conrol Section of the California Department of Health Services of California's Proposition 99 funds (the Tobacco Tax Health Protection Act of 1998). CLSP received the first statewide grant from that fund that focused on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. For the next five years, until July 1, 2000, it coordinated resource teams throughout California that developed and carried out strategies to counter tobacco advertising in that community.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These records document the work of the California Lavender Smokefree Project throughout its five-year course. Materials include correspondence, newsletters, flyers and pamphlets, contact and focus group reports, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, signs, press releases, photocopies of articles, printouts of project planning, media kits, fact sheets, advertising and drafts of advertising. Subjects covered include tobacco industry targeting of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ("LGBT") community, smokefree bars and restaurants, regional teams and related organizations working toward tobacco control in the LGBT community, prevention of tobacco use among youth, and related topics.


    The collection has been divided into 7 series: Resource Teams; Programs, Campaigns and Promotions; Press Releases, Publications and Clippings; Research and Information; Related Campaigns and Groups; Ephemera; Administrative Records. Arrangement is by subject, chronologically where possible for correspondence, articles and reports. Wherever possible, original folder titles have been preserved. Where original order was discernible, this was preserved. Otherwise, an assumed order was imposed based on observed groupings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    California Lavender Smokefree Project
    Gay men
    Gays--California--Los Angeles
    Gays--California--San Francisco
    Gays--Counseling of
    Gays--Medical care
    Gays--Social life and customs
    Lesbians--California--Los Angeles
    Lesbians--California--San Francisco Bay Area
    Social work with gays--United States
    Social work with lesbians--United States
    Proposition 99, November 1988