United States Mission Collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2012-125

Dates

  • 1970-1990 (Creation)
  • 1975 – 1987 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    [1 archive carton.]

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Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services.

  • Historical Note

    The United States Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles. Branches of the Mission were also established in cities in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Beginning in the late-1960s the US Mission advocated for gay rights and social services in Southern California (and elsewhere).

  • Access

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  • Publication Rights

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  • Acquisition Information

    Date and donor(s) of materials unknown.

  • Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, United States Mission Collection, Coll2012.125, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

  • Processing Information

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

  • Scope and Content

    Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services. The collection documents (among other things) protests organized by the US Mission in 1970 following the death of a gay man beaten by Los Angeles Police Department vice squad officers; the Mission's provision of social services to underprivileged members of the gay and lesbian community; and its efforts to increase the visibility of the gay and lesbian community within the larger society.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
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    Container 1 Indicator
    1

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