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Same-sex marriage collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: Coll2011-008

Scope and Contents

Clippings, fliers, leaflets, correspondence, typescripts, photographs, and other material documenting individuals and organizations advocating for same-sex marriage in the United States and Canada, 1958-2012. The materials document numerous attempts to change legislation or legal status of LGBT individuals in regard to domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriage. Highlighted in this collection are the advocacy campaign from the Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project; the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling legally recognizing same-sex marriage in the state in 2004; and the California Proposition 8 in 2008.

Dates

  • 1958-2012

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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Clippings, fliers, leaflets, correspondence, typescripts, photographs, and other material documenting individuals and organizations advocating for same-sex marriage in the United States and Canada, 1958-2012. The materials document numerous attempts to change legislation or legal status of LGBT individuals in regard to domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriage. Highlighted in this collection are the advocacy campaign from the Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project; the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling legally recognizing same-sex marriage in the state in 2004; and the California Proposition 8 in 2008.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was originally part of the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001, to which numerous and sometimes anonymous donors contributed. Materials in this collection were compiled from donors including Lee Mentley, Michael Palmer, Rick Mechtly, and Robert Manners. Methods and dates of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

This collection was separated from the ONE Subject Files Collection, Coll2012-001. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama with assistance from David Hensley, 2011.

Title
Finding aid to the same-sex marriage collection, 1958-2012
Status
Publish Basic
Author
Loni Shibuyama
Date
© 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

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

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