Irvin Howard collection on Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises legal documents, correspondence, clippings, photographs, audio and videocassettes and other material, 1977-1994, collected by Irvin Howard. In particular, the collection includes campaign materials from the Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination, a political action group formed to oppose a proposed 1991 ballot measure that would repeal the city's AIDS anti-discrimination ordinance. The collection also includes subject files on gay- and lesbian-related issues, such as Christian organizations and individuals opposed to homosexuality, gay-related California legislation, gay and lesbian youth, and anti-discrimination policies in universities.
- 1977 - 1994
- Majority of material found within 1989 - 1993
- Howard, Irvin (Creator, Person)
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.
"The Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination (RCAD) is a coalition of concerned citizens who are committed to affirming equality for all people. RCAD was organized as a [political action committee] in the State of California in January 1991, and was registered with the Fair Political Practices Commission. RCAD was organized to counter the threat imposed by individuals and organizations in Riverside who seek to repeal the city's AIDS anti-discrimination ordinance and bar the city council from enacting any future city policy or ordinance which would prohibit discrimination based upon sexual orientation or AIDS."
Box 1, Folder 2, Irvin Howard Collection on Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination, Coll2013-010, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 poster.)
Language of Materials
Legal documents, correspondence, clippings, photographs, audio and videocassettes and other material, 1977-1994, collected by Irvin Howard. In particular, the collection includes campaign materials from the Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination, a political action group formed to oppose a proposed 1991 ballot measure that would repeal the city's AIDS anti-discrimination ordinance.
Materials pertaining to the RCAD is at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.
Gift of Irvin Howard, October 31, 2005.
The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE's periodicals collection:
Bay Area Reporter. San Francisco, CA: Benro Enterprises, Inc., Vol. XXIII, No. 17, (April 29, 1993).
Common Bond: New Mexico's Gay and Lesbian Community Newspaper. Vol 5, No 2 (October 1985).
Dialog: The Dallas Gay Alliance (February 1988).
The Equal Times, the Newsletter of Equality Colorado, 1994 and 1995.
Focus on the Family Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 3 (March 1993).
Frontiers: A Special Guide to the March on Washington. Santa Monica, CA: Mercury Capital, Inc., 1993.
The GLU Review: Gay and Lesbian Union, California State University, San Bernadino, 1992.
Inland Empire Gay and Lesbian Center newsletter (February 1990).
The Lambda Update: The Newsletter of the Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund (undated).
1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation, program guide.
Washington Blade. Washington, DC: The Washington Blade, Inc., Vol. 24, No. 17 (1993).
Washington Blade. Washington, DC: The Washington Blade, Inc., Vol. 24, No. 18 (April 23, 1993).
The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE's book collection:
Alyson, Sasha, Ed. You Can Do Something About AIDS. Boston, MA: Stop AIDS Project, Inc., 1990.
Demystifying Homosexuality: A Teaching Guide About Lesbians and Gay Men, by Human Rights Foundation, Inc. New York, NY: Irvington Publishers, Inc., 1984.
Kirsch, Robin J. Degrassi Health Education Curriculum. Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1992.
Formerly boxes 102-A106, 102-A107 and 102-A108. Collection processed by Jay Chang and Loni Shibuyama, March 2013.
- Finding aid to the Irvin Howard collection on Riverside Coalition Against Discrimination, 1977-1994
- Loni Shibuyama
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- Description is in English.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.