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Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) theater committee collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2012-163

Scope and Content

Programs, playbills, fliers, agendas, notes, clippings, photographs and promotional materials collected by the Los Angeles theater committee of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its annual Media Awards. The collection includes materials from Los Angeles theater productions from 1968 to 2008. While the GLAAD Media Awards is national in scope, the theater categories are local.

Dates

  • 1968 - 2008
  • Majority of material found within 1995 - 2008

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 GLAAD Media Awards was first held in 1990 by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The annual ceremony honors outstanding representations in news, entertainment, and social media that have portrayed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in just, precise and all-encompassing representations.

In its first annual Media Awards, GLAAD acknowledged 34 nominees in 7 categories. In 2012, GLAAD had their 23rd Annual Media Awards, which takes place in three cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. The theater category of the GLAAD Media Awards has three categories: Outstanding Los Angeles Theater; Outstanding New York Theater, Broadway & Off-Broadway; and Outstanding New York Theater, Off-Off-Broadway. The theater awards are local awards, and each city has its own selection committee.

Source: "GLAAD Media Awards Categories," GLAAD Media Awards, http://www.glaad.org/mediaawards/22/categories (accessed October 2, 2012).

Extent

7 Linear Feet (7 archive boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Programs, playbills, fliers, agendas, clippings, notes and promotional photographs (1968-2008) collected by the Los Angeles theater committee of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its annual Media Awards. The annual ceremony honors outstanding representations in news, entertainment, and social media that have portrayed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in just, precise and all-encompassing representations.

Arrangement

The materials were originally organized alphabetically by title for each annual award.

Acquisition Information

Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Separated Materials

Program books for the 6th and 11th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been separated from the collection and cataloged in ONE Archives' collection of programs.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jacquelyn Lopez, November 2012.

Title
Finding aid to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) theater committee collection, 1968-2008
Status
Completed
Author
Jacquelyn Lopez
Date
(c) 2012
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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