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National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2013-087

Scope and Contents

Meeting minutes, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, event programs and information, maps, calendar of events, press releases, logistical information, notes, sheet music, questionnaires, budget records, and travel information from the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights on October 14, 1979. Includes records of the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee, March on Washington National Office in New York, March on Washington National Logistics Office in Washington, D.C., and to a lesser extent, the March on Washington regional offices and Third World Lesbian and Gay Conference.

Dates

  • 1978-1979

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.

Administrative history

The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979. The march was first proposed in Autumn 1978 by an ad hoc committee in Minneapolis, but didn't gain momentum until the assassination of Harvey Milk in November of that year.

The Los Angeles March on Washington Committee formed in 1979 to facilitate local participation in the march. In November 1979, the Los Angeles committee would change its name to the Los Angeles Committee for the March on Sacramento, and in February 1980, to the March Committee for Gay and Lesbian Rights/Los Angeles.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 archive carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Records created or collected by the Los Angeles March on Washington Committee regarding the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 1978-1979. The National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights was a grassroots effort to bring together gay and lesbian people and their supporters from across the nation to execute a celebration and demonstration in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1979.

Acquisition

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Related Materials

March Committee for Lesbian and Gay Rights/Los Angeles Records, Coll2013-088, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

California March on Sacramento for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, Coll2012-182, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Formerly box 103-257. Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Title
Finding Aid to the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights Records, 1978-1979
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 Council on Library and Information Resources.

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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