California Human Rights Advocates records Edit

Summary

Identifier
Coll2013-035
Finding Aid Author
Katrina Sire and Kyle Morgan
Finding Aid Date
© 2013
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Description is in <language langcode="eng" scriptcode="Latn">English.</language>
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Dates

  • 1973-1981 (Creation)
  • 1977 – 1981 (Creation)

Extents

  • 4.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    4 archive boxes

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Notes

  • Abstract

    California State Legislature bills and resolutions, politician biographies, board of directors meeting minutes and agendas, press releases, bylaws, articles of incorporation, budget records, correspondence, job descriptions, contracts, fundraising records, reports, petitions, lobbying and mailing lists, position statements, clippings, lobby and staff reports, court records, brochures, newsletters, flyers, mock-ups of promotional material, and research records of the California Human Rights Advocates (CHRA), bulk 1977-1981. CHRA educated elected officials to the needs of their gay and lesbian constituents, lobbied for the passage of anti-discrimination assembly and senate bills, and battled against the passage of California Proposition 6, The Briggs Initiative, in 1978.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in the following series:

    Series 1. Administrative records, 1973-1981

    Series 2. California State Legislature bill and resolution records, 1977-1980

    Series 3. Politician records, 1979-1981

  • Administrative history

    The introduction of Art Agnos' anti-discrimination employment bill AB 1302 in January 1977 inspired the creation of a state lobby to advocate for legislation affecting lesbian and gay people. In May 1977, Northern California Human Rights Advocates and Southern California Human Rights Advocates formed. In January 1978, the northern and southern groups adopted a common set of bylaws and the first statewide gay lobby was born. California Human Rights Advocates educated elected officials to the needs of their gay and lesbian constituents, lobbied for the passage of anti-discrimination assembly and senate bills, and battled against the passage of California Proposition 6, The Briggs Initiative, in 1978.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

  • Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] California Human Rights Advocates Records, Coll2013-035, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Scope and Contents

    California State Legislature bills and resolutions, politician biographies, board of directors meeting minutes and agendas, press releases, bylaws, articles of incorporation, budget records, correspondence, job descriptions, contracts, fundraising records, reports, petitions, lobbying and mailing lists, position statements, clippings, lobby and staff reports, court records, brochures, newsletters, flyers, mock-ups of promotional material, and research records of the California Human Rights Advocates, bulk 1977-1981. Includes records from the Northern California, Southern California, Orange County, and other California county and district chapters as well as coalition records with groups supportive of gay and lesbian causes.

  • Separated Materials

    Gay Rights Guardian, American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter newsletter, November 1979, December 1979.

    Coalition for Human Rights Newsletter, Santa Barbara, July 1980.

    The Community Voice, Wichita Gay Community Association newsletter, October 1977.

    Stonewall Speaks, Stonewall Democratic Club newsletter, October 1979.

  • Processing Information

    Formerly boxes 103-055, 103-056, 103-117, and 104-006. Collection processed by Katrina Sire and Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Instances

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

Components