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National Gay Rights Advocates Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll2011-057

Scope and Content

Clippings, press releases, correspondence, donor records, newsletters, informational pamphlets, financial records, annual reports, and study reports documenting activities of the National Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA), 1985-1990. The NGRA was a public interest law firm "created [in 1978] to expand and defend gay rights" by taking cases that had potential to break new legal ground on behalf of gay and lesbian rights. The bulk of the collection documents activities in 1988 and 1989; it includes a binder from 1989 with chronologically arranged, hand-written notes documenting NGRA issues and agendas from the latter half of that year.

Dates

  • 1985-1990
  • Majority of material found within 1987 - 1989

Creator

Access

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Historical Note

National Gay Rights Advocates, founded in 1978, was a membership-supported, non-profit, public interest law firm that promoted the rights of gay men and lesbian women throughout the United States. NGRA worked to advance gay and lesbian rights through impact litigation coordinated by professional staff and supported by pro bono assistance from law firms and attorneys. In addition to its work in the courts, NGRA provided legal referral services and publications to educate individuals on such issues as taxation, healthcare, insurance and fair employment practices.

Extent

1 Linear Feet ([17 folders])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Clippings, press releases, correspondence, donor records, newsletters, informational pamphlets, financial records, annual reports, and study reports documenting activities of the National Gay Rights Advocates (NGRA), 1985-1990. The NGRA was a public interest law firm "created [in 1978] to expand and defend gay rights" by taking cases that had potential to break new legal ground.

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
National Gay Rights Advocates Collection, 1985-1990
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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