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John O'Brien Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2011-091

Scope and content

Clippings, flyers, correspondence, notes, press releases, questionnaires, meeting minutes, petitions, position statements, and a resume of gay activist John O'Brien, 1969-1994.

Dates

  • 1969-1994

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

A lifelong gay and political activist, John O'Brien participated in the Stonewall Riots and cofounded the Gay Liberation Front in New York. O'Brien was an organizer for the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights in 1979 and 1987. He was a member of the National Steering Committee of the Mobilization Against AIDS, Lesbian and Gay Network Mobilization for Survival, and Propeace. He worked on gay rights causes in California, including fighting against Proposition 64, the LaRouche Initiative. O'Brien ran for California State Assembly in 1984 as a candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party and ran for West Hollywood City Council in 1990. O'Brien served as president of ONE Institute in the mid-1990s.

Extent

.4 Linear Feet (1 archive carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Clippings, flyers, correspondence, notes, press releases, questionnaires, meeting minutes, petitions, position statements, and a resume of gay activist John O'Brien, 1969-1994. A lifelong gay rights and political activist, O'Brien participated in the Stonewall Riots and was a cofounder of the Gay Liberation Front.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Separated to the ONE periodical collection

The Propeace Profile, v.1, no.1-5, 1985-1986.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Kyle Morgan.
Title
Finding Aid to the John O'Brien Papers, 1969-1994
Status
In Progress
Author
Marc LaRocque and Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.
Sponsor
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

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

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