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California Democratic Council Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-020

Scope and Content

Meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, resolutions, reports, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, news releases, clippings, flyers, notes, and other material documenting activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC), 1976-1981, mostly in regard to its Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The CDC is an official Democratic Party organization with a membership composed of voluntarily affiliated chartered "grassroot" Democratic clubs.

Dates

  • 1971-1985
  • Majority of material found within 1976 - 1981

Creator

Access

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Publication Rights

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Historical Note

The California Democratic Council is a voluntary affiliation of local activist Democratic Party clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the status of the Party in California. The Council was one of the first Democratic Party groups to recognize a gay caucus (1972). A gay caucus was recognized within the official structure of the California Democratic Party in 1977.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet ([12 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, resolutions, reports, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, news releases, clippings, flyers, notes, and other material documenting the activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC), 1976-1981, mostly in regard to its Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The CDC is a voluntary affiliation of "grassroots" Democratic Party activist clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the Party's prospects in California. The California Democratic Council recognized its gay caucus in 1972, one of the first state party councils to do so.

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.

Title
California Democratic Council Collection, 1971-1985
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Marc LaRocque
Date
(c) 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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