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Teresa DeCrescenzo papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2015-006

Scope and Contents

Administrative records, articles, bibliographies, clippings, correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, and project proposals of Terry DeCrescenzo, 1975-2008. The records primarily document DeCrescenzo's LGBT-related social work, most notably with at-risk LGBT teenagers.

Dates

  • 1975-2008

Creator

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.

Conditions Governing Use

One restricted file of staff records and therapist evaluations. The remainder of the collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

In the early 1980s, Teresa DeCrescenzo worked as a social worker with the Los Angeles County Probation Department and served as the president of the board of directors at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center. In 1984, she quit her job with the county and started Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) with a six-bed group home for at-risk lesbian and gay teens in West Hollywood. The organization closed operations in 2008. DeCrescenzo was a long-time partner of Betty Berzon.

Extent

3.6 Linear Feet (1 archive box + 1 flat archive box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Administrative records, articles, bibliographies, clippings, correspondence, meeting notes, photographs, and project proposals, 1975-2008, primarily documenting Teresa DeCrescenzo's social work on behalf of at-risk lesbian and gay teenagers. Decrescenzo served as the president of the board of directors at the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center and started Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS) in West Hollwyood for at-risk lesbian and gay teenagers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated as part of the Betty Berzon Papers, Coll2011-004, on February 15, 2009, March 24, 2009, and October 3, 2011.

Related Materials

Betty Berzon Papers, Coll2011-004, ONE Archives and the USC Libraries, Los Angeles, California.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Cooper Moll and Kyle Morgan, 2015.

Title
Finding Aid to the Teresa DeCrescenzo Papers, 1975-2008
Status
Completed
Author
Cooper Moll and Kyle Morgan
Date
2015 (c)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
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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