Harold "Mac" McCarthy photographs and papers
Scope and Contents
Photographs, clippings, programs, flyers, pamphlets, event tickets, postcards, correspondence, event invitations, certificates of appreciation and completion, and fundraising records created and/or compiled by Harold "Mac" McCarthy, 1987-2007. The collection primarily documents NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt events in Washington, D.C., and Southern California, but to a lesser extent, also includes materials on AIDS Walk Orange County and the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO).
- McCarthy, Harold "Mac" (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.
"Mac’s professional career has spanned more than twenty years with Southern California Edison (SCE). He is a co-founder of his company’s LGBT Employee Resource Group (ERG) and the force behind SCE advancing benefits for domestic partner and same-sex married benefits at his company. Mac has volunteered in many charitable efforts over the years. He was a founding member of the Orange County (OC) chapter of the NAMES Project and the OC Center’s Federation Leadership Training Program. In addition, Mac has been a major fundraiser for the OC AIDS Walk and other LGBT and women’s organizations. He was named a co-Grand Marshall of the OC Gay Pride Parade for open military service that led to his honorable discharge under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Mac has been a supporter of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) and the OC Gay & Lesbian Center. As an activist, he was arrested as an act of civil disobedience when Governor Pete Wilson vetoed the gay rights bill AB 101. He has fundraised for Friends of Project 10, Equality California, United Negro College Fund, and gay political campaigns including Mayor Mitch Ward's (Manhattan Beach) run for California State Assembly."
Excerpt from: Friends of Project 10. "About Us: Meet the Team." http://www.project10.org/bio_mccarthy.html (accessed on June 7, 2011).
2.2 Linear Feet (2 archive binders + 1 archive carton)
Language of Materials
Photographs, clippings, programs, flyers, pamphlets, event tickets, postcards, correspondence, event invitations, certificates of appreciation and completion, and fundraising records created and/or compiled by Harold "Mac" McCarthy, 1987-2007. The collection primarily documents NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt events in Washington, D.C., and Southern California, and to a lesser extent, AIDS Walk Orange County and the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO).
Donated by Robert St. Genis and Harold McCarthy on June 7, 2011.
Separated to the ONE Programs Collection
AIDS Walk Orange County, June 14, 1992; June 4, 2000; June 3, 2001.
County of Los Angeles, 30th Anniversary Celebration, John Anson Ford, Human Relations Awards, October 23, 2002.
ECCO (Elections Committee of the County of Orange) Awards Dinner, 8th annual, 1991; 18th annual, September 29, 2001; 19th annual, October 5, 2002; 20th annual, October 18, 2003; 21st annual, October 2, 2004.
The International Display of the Entire NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, Washington D.C., October 9-11, 1992.
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, California State University, Fullerton, November 29-30, 1992, and December 1, 1992 (World AIDS Day).
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, sponsored by the NAMES Project Foundation, undated.
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, tour 1990.
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, UCI Student Center, presented by the University of California, Irvine, and Orange County NAMES Project, April 18-21, 1991.
The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1989 (includes List of Names).
Orange County Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival, August 12-13, 1995.
Take Pride Awards, Orange County Federation of Lesbian, Gay and HIV/AIDS Support Organizations, 9th annual, February 23, 2002.
Separated to the ONE Periodical Collection
Blade (Laguna Beach, CA), v.11, no.6, September 2002.
Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.
- Finding Aid to the Harold "Mac" McCarthy Photographs and Papers, 1987-2007
- Kyle Morgan
- (c) 2013
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- Description is in English.
- Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.