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Andrew Ross Exler Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-037

Scope and Content

Newsletters, fliers, legal papers, verse, correspondence, clippings, articles, publicity releases, photographs, and autobiographical writings documenting the civil rights activism of Andrew Ross Exler. Exler is best known for filing a (successful) lawsuit in 1980 against Disneyland for its ban on dancing by same-sex couples. Exler subsequently became an activist; his activities included publishing a newsletter, monitoring conservative religious groups, and filing lawsuits against businesses whose practices he saw as violating established civil rights statutes.

Dates

  • 1980-1993

Creator

Access

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Biography

Andrew Ross Exler filed a (successful) lawsuit in 1980, at age 19, against Disneyland for its ban on dancing by same-sex couples. Exler continued his role as an activist; his activities included publishing a newsletter, monitoring conservative religious groups, and filing lawsuits against businesses whose discriminatory practices (such as sex-specific promotions, i.e., "ladies night") he saw as violating established civil rights statutes.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet ([4 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Newsletters, fliers, legal papers, verse, correspondence, clippings, articles, publicity releases, photographs, and autobiographical writings documenting the civil rights activism of Andrew Ross Exler. Exler is best known for filing a (successful) lawsuit in 1980, at age 19, against Disneyland for its ban on same-sex couple dancing. The bulk of the collection comprises a newsletter Exler published, his correpondence to Los Angeles gay activists such as Morris Kight, and material he collected, produced and distributed regarding conservative Christian groups.

Related Archival Materials

Morris Kight Papers and Photographs, Coll2010-008, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California. [Correspondence--E]

Stephen Stewart Photographs, Coll2010-006, ONE National Gay and 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.

Creator

Title
Andrew Ross Exler Papers, 1980-1993
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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