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George Raya papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-049

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979.

Dates

  • 1972-1979
  • Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979

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.

Biography

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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 archive box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Acquisition

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Separated Materials

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

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the George Raya Papers, 1972-1979
Status
Completed
Author
Kyle Morgan
Date
(c) 2013
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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