People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2011-082
Finding Aid Author
Marc LaRocque
Finding Aid Date
(c) 2011
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Description is in<language langcode="eng" scriptcode="Latn">English.</language>

Dates

  • 1973-1980 (Creation)
  • 1974 – 1976 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    [2 folders]

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Press releases, correspondence, proposal, flyers, notes, clippings, pamphlets, resolutions, admission packet, and other items documenting activity of the People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild (PCL), 1973-1980. The PCL was an unaccredited law school intended to train legal professionals to defend the rights of "the poor and oppressed." The PCL included a gay caucus, which focused on gay and lesbian rights projects.

  • Historical Note

    Founded in 1974, the People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild was "dedicated to the creation of a group of lawyers who will serve the needs of the poor and oppressed of every community."

  • Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

  • Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding publication and use restrictions.

  • Preferred Citation

    People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild Collection, Coll2011-082, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

  • Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

  • Scope and Content

    Press releases, correspondence, proposal, flyers, notes, clippings, pamphlets, resolutions, admission packet, and other items primarily documenting the gay caucus of the People's College of Law of the National Lawyers Guild (PCL), 1973-1980. It was founded by a coalition that included the National Lawyers Guild, minority legal organizations, and a gay caucus. The collection includes many letters of inquiry from prospective students addressed to the PCL's gay caucus.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Folder
    Container 1 Indicator
    1

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