George Raya papers
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979.
- Creation: 1972-1979
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979
- Raya, George (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.
George Raya graduated from Sacramento State University where he was a founding member of the Society for Homosexual Freedom. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was active in student and local politics and championed a Berkeley ordinance to prohibit discrimination in employment. He worked as a liaison for the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) to the California State Legislature and lobbied for such gay causes as the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills. He was a member of the National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House in 1977.
1 Linear Feet (1 archive box)
Language of Materials
Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979. Raya lobbied the California State Legislature regarding the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills and was a part of the 1977 National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House.
Date and method of acquisition unknown.
The HARVEY MILK SUPERVISOR (blue and red text on a white background) and the MOSCONE (red text on a blue background) pins were separated to the ONE button collection.
Separated to the ONE periodical collection
Capitol Hill, Vol. 1, No. 5 and 6
Community News, No. 10, July 1975
Entertainment West, No. 130, May 1975
Gays On The Hill, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1976
The Liberty Express, No. 1 and 2, 1975
On The Line, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1977; Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1978
Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.
- Finding Aid to the George Raya Papers, 1972-1979
- Kyle Morgan
- (c) 2013
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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.