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Santa Barbara Coalition for Human Rights records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-060

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, clippings, publicity material, position statements, financial records, a manuscript of a radio play The Other World, flyers, notes, and other administrative records, 1978-1982, from the Santa Barbara Coalition for Human Rights (SBCHR). Materials document the SBCHR's work to defeat the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative 1978 and subsequent activities, including advocating for gay rights ordinances in Santa Barbara, organizing rallies and demonstrations, endorsing progressive political candidates, and forming a police-relations committee.

Dates

  • 1978-1982

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 Santa Barbara Coalition for Human Rights (SBCHR) was an organization that advocated for a variety of human rights issues, including, but not limited to, gay and lesbian rights. The SBCHR formed in 1978 to defeat California Proposition 6, also known as the Briggs Initiative, that would have mandated the firing of gay and lesbian public school teachers and schoolworkers. After the defeat of the Briggs Initiative, the SBCHR primarily focused its activities on advocating for gay and lesbian rights ordinances in the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas. It was also involved in other progressive causes and activism at the state level.

Extent

0.9 Linear Feet (3 cartons.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection includes correspondence, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, clippings, publicity material, position statements, financial records, a script of a radio play The Other World, flyers, notes, and other administrative records, 1978-1982, from the Santa Barbara Coalition for Human Rights (SBCHR). The SBCHR was founded in 1978 to advocate for gay and lesbian rights, as well as other progressive causes.

Arrangement

One folder with the History of the SBCHR is at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Separated Materials

The following have been separated to the ONE newsletter collection:

Gay Rights Guardian, American Civil Liberties Union Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter Newsletter (May 1980).

Santa Barbara Coalition for Human Rights Newsletter (July 1980, February 1982).

Processing Information

Original folder titles have been retained and arranged in alphabetical order. Collection processed by Katrina Sire and Loni Shibuyama, November 2014.

Title
Finding Aid to the Santa Barbara Coalition for Human Rights Records, 1978-1982
Status
Completed
Author
Katrina Sire and Loni Shibuyama
Date
© 2014
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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