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North American Conference of Homophile Organizations records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-065

Scope and Content

The collection comprises memoranda, financial reports, a manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), 1966-1970. The bulk of the collection comprises administrative records from NACHO's six conferences held between 1966 and 1970. Other materials document the activities of specific committees or regional conferences.

Dates

  • 1966-1970

Creator

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.

Administrative History

The North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) was an annual conference of independent gay and lesbian rights organizations "to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." Between 1966 and 1970, NACHO served as a clearing house for communication between gay organizations; provided guidance for founding new groups around the country; established a legal defense fund; and issued position papers on a range of gay and lesbian civil rights issues. Conflict between radical activists and more conservative members of NACHO at its 1970 conference in San Francisco led to the collapse of the organization.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Memoranda, financial reports, a manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), a conference of independent gay and lesbian rights organizations held annually from 1966-1970.

Processing Information

A basic collection-level finding aid was created in 2011 for this collection as part of a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Processing this collection and publication of a folder-level finding aid was completed in September 2014 as part of a project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, September 2014.
Title
Finding Aid to the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations Records, 1966-1970
Status
Completed
Author
Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama
Date
(c) 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

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

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