Golden State Cowboys Collection, 1969-1976 Coll2011.061*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Los Angeles, California, 90007
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Title: Golden State Cowboys Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.061*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.1 linear foot. [1 folder]
Date (inclusive): 1969-1976
Abstract: Constitution, bylaws, correspondence, flyers, insignia, notes, and meeting notes documenting activities such as rodeos, of the Golden State Cowboys, 1969-1976, a membership organization of gay men whose stated purpose was to "expose and maintain a fitting and proper representation of the 'American cowboy' to society, and provide reason for all to respect our individual habit of living."
creator: Golden State Cowboys.

Scope and Content

Constitution, bylaws, correspondence, flyers, insignia, notes, and meeting notes documenting activities, 1969-1976, of the Golden State Cowboys (GSC), a membership organization of gay men whose stated purpose was to "expose and maintain a fitting and proper representation of the 'American cowboy' to society, and provide reason for all to respect our individual habit of living." The collection includes annotated versions of its constitution and bylaws.

Historical Note

Founded in 1969, the Golden State Cowboys were a membership organization of gay men whose stated purpose was to "expose and maintain a fitting and proper representation of the 'American cowboy' to society, and provide reason for all to respect our individual habit of living." Members attended meetings and events in dress "consistent with the image of the American cowboy." The GSC often organized rodeos as well.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Golden State Cowboys Collection, Coll2011-061, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

Processing Information

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cowboys
Gay rodeos--California--Los Angeles
Rodeos