The collection consists of the administrative records, publications, correspondence, divisional records, affiliate office
records, and photographs of ONE Inc., 1907-2001, bulk 1952-1994. The records include annual reports, court records of ONE
Inc. legal entanglements, complete runs of
ONE Magazine and
ONE Institute Quarterly: Homophile Studies, reader correspondence, submissions by writers and artists, ONE Institute course and reference files, the data and reports
of internally conducted research projects, and photographs over the course W. Dorr Legg's stewardship of ONE Inc. from 1952
ONE Inc. was founded in the last months of 1952, employed W. Dorr Legg as business manager in June 1953, and was officially
incorporated by October 1953. The articles of incorporation declared that ONE Inc.'s primary goal was "to publish and disseminate
a magazine dealing primarily with homosexuality from a scientific, historical and critical point of view, and to aid in the
social integration and rehabilitation of the sexual variant." The publication of ONE Magazine, first released in January 1953, was the initial focus of the nascent corporation; however, the "General Purposes" section
of the articles of incorporation listed the additional goals of education, research, and promoting integration. By the first
available annual report in 1957, these purposes had developed into the major divisions of ONE Inc.: Publications, Education,
Research, and Social Service. In 1968 the Commercial Division, also known as ONE Enterprises, was added to improve fundraising
capacity, and in 1969 the Library Division. Although this organizational structure had largely disintegrated by the late 1970s,
the functions of publishing, education, library services, and to a lesser degree research and social service, were maintained.The following timeline provides a brief survey of the significant events in the history of ONE Inc.The timeline lists the individual names of those who have served as directors or in other capacities with ONE Inc., 1953-1994.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all people who participated in ONE Inc. in any given year.
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physical owner of the material. Note that permission to publish does not constitute copyright clearance. ONE National Gay
& Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold copyright. It is the responsibility
of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials from the copyright holder(s).
The collection is open to researchers. Access restrictions are noted where applicable.