This collection comprises the records
of The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County (The Center OC), a
not-for-profit organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in
Orange County, California. The collection documents the Center OC's operations, sponsored
events, services, fundraising, educational activities, and public health campaigns including
those addressing HIV/AIDS. Materials include reports, newsletters, memoranda, event
programs, photographs, fliers, posters, training and educational materials, clippings, and
The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County (The Center OC) is one of
the oldest gay and lesbian community centers in the United States, established as a
volunteer organization in 1971 and incorporated in 1975 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit
community-based organization. The Center's programming serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender (LGBT) community, including the Spanish-speaking LGBT community, those who
are questioning, LGBT youth, and LGBT families.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by
the creators of the records. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the
Head of Special Collections and Archives.