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Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-025

Scope and Content

Flyers, organizational statements, meeting minutes, correspondence, news releases, mailing lists, clippings, and newsletters documenting the formation and activities of the Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles). Publicity flyers described the Coalition as "a wide range of individuals and organizations united to work actively for the attainment of full economic, social and political equality for oppressed women and men of all races, ages, and sexual orientations." Much of the material focuses on the Coalition's work organizing opposition to the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative.

Dates

  • 1977-1985
  • Majority of material found within 1977 - 1978

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

The Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) was formed in 1977 to coordinate gay, feminist, and other minority groups' opposition to anti-gay and anti-feminist initiatives by conservative activists Anita Bryant and Phyllis Schaffley, and to California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative. The Coalition sought to mobilize a range of minority interest groups on the grounds that threats to the rights of one group potentially jeopardized the rights of all.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet ([4 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Flyers, organizational statements, meeting minutes, organizational correspondence, newsletters, clippings, and mailing lists documenting the founding and activities of the Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles). The Coalition was formed in 1977 largely in response to anti-gay and anti-feminist initiatives by Anita Bryant, Phyllis Schaffley, and California State Senator John Briggs. Much of the material focuses on the Coalition's work organizing opposition to California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative in 1978.

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
Coalition for Human Rights (Los Angeles) Records, 1977-1985
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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