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Michael T. Manning papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Coll2014-091

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises correspondence, legal documents, clippings, event flyers, and photographs, 1972-1981, from gay activist Michael T. Manning. The collection includes Manning's 1975 complaint to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Attorney requesting a formal investigation into the Los Angeles Police Department's discriminatory practices against gays and lesbians. The collection also includes correspondence to local politicians and to editors of news publications advocating for gay rights; a typescript on unity in the gay and lesbian community; legal documents pertaining to the management of his apartment complex and a breach of contract dispute with a credit union; and photographs of unidentified nude men, circa 1980.

Dates

  • 1972 - 1981

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

Michael T. Manning was a gay activist in Los Angeles. Manning served as a chairperson for the Christopher Street West Association gay pride parade in 1972 and was a member of the Gay Community Alliance. In 1975, Manning lodged a complaint with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Attorney. He requested a formal investigation into the Los Angeles Police Department's discriminatory practices against gays and lesbians.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder.)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, event flyers, and photographs, 1972-1981, from gay activist Michael T. Manning. In 1975, Manning lodged a complaint with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the Los Angeles City Attorney, requesting a formal investigation into the Los Angeles Police Department's discriminatory practices against gays and lesbians.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, October 2014.

Creator

Title
Finding Aid to the Michael T. Manning Papers, 1972-1981
Status
Completed
Author
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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