Mark 40 Defense Fund Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2011-093

Dates

  • 1976-1983 (Creation)
  • 1976 – 1977 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    [9 folders]

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Correspondence, meeting minutes, police reports, legal papers, defendant lists, notes, memoranda, financial documents, constitution, press releases, photograph, interview transcripts, clippings, fact sheets, flyers, and graphic design material from the Mark 40 Defense Fund, 1976-1983. The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.

  • Historical Note

    The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.

  • Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

  • Publication Rights

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  • Preferred Citation

    Mark 40 Defense Fund Records, Coll2011-093, 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

    Correspondence, meeting minutes, police reports, legal papers, defendant lists, notes, memoranda, financial documents, constitution, press releases, photograph, interview transcripts, clippings, fact sheets, flyers, and graphic design material from the Mark 40 Defense Fund, 1976-1983. The Mark 40 Defense Fund was organized to provide legal representation for 4 men (of 40 arrested) charged with "pandering" and "involuntary servitude" in the wake of a Los Angeles Police Department raid on a gay benefit "slave auction" held at the Mark IV Health Club on Melrose Ave. in 1976.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
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Components