Steve Ault Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (New York, NY) Records, 1983-1994 Coll2012-027

Marc LaRocque, Kyle Morgan
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: Steve Ault Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (New York, NY) Records
creator: Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (New York, NY)
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012-027
Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet 1 archive box
Date (inclusive): 1983-1994
Date (bulk): 1983-1987
Abstract: Correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, organizational lists, publicity releases, flyers, bylaws, event schedules, financial records, project proposals, real estate contract, and other material documenting the founding and subsequent activities of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (LGCSC) in New York City, 1983-1994. Founded in 1983, the LGCSC began as a coalition of lesbian and gay charitable organizations who negotiated the purchase of a municipal building to serve as a centralized site for the provision of health care, counseling, cultural, and social services to New York's lesbian and gay community.
Storage Unit: 1

Historical Note

Founded in 1983, the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (New York) began as the AIDS crisis impelled a coalition of gay and lesbian charitable organizations to negotiate the purchase of a municipal building (a former trade high school located in Greenwich Village) to serve as a centralized site for the provision of health care, counseling, cultural, and social services to New York's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Steve Ault is among the Center's founding members.

Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

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.

Acquisition Information

Materials donated by Steve Ault, date unknown.

Preferred Citation

Steve Ault Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (New York, NY) Records, Coll2011-027, 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.
Minimally processed by Marc LaRoque, 2012. Processed fully with accrual by Kyle Morgan, 2015.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, organizational lists, publicity releases, flyers, bylaws, event schedules, financial records, project proposals, real estate contract, and other material documenting the founding and subsequent activities of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (LGCSC) in New York City, 1983-1994. The bulk of the collection is comprised of administrative documents related to the purchase and conversion of its building (a former trade high school located in Greenwich Village), as well as subsequent operations as a community center.

Separated to the ONE periodical and program collections

Center Happenings, Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, 23 issues, 1986-1991, 1997.
Center Sports, Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, 4 issues, 1989-1990.
Center Stage, Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, 11 issues, 1987-1988.
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center Garden Party programs, 1987 1988/1989, 1989/1990.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gays -- Services for
Lesbians -- Services for
Gay community -- New York (State) -- New York
Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center (New York, NY)

Box 1, Folder 1

Administrator records 1983-1985

Box 1, Folder 2-3

Architects' committee 1983-1987

Box 1, Folder 4-11

Board of directors 1983-1987

Box 1, Folder 12

Mario Cuomo photograph 1987

Box 1, Folder 13

Dance committee 1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 14

Executive director 1985-1986

Box 1, Folder 15

Finances 1984-1986

Box 1, Folder 16

Fundraising 1984-1988

Box 1, Folder 17

Garden parties 1985-1987, undated

Box 1, Folder 18-20

General administration 1983-1994

Box 1, Folder 21

History and bylaws 1983, undated

Box 1, Folder 22

Resumes of board members, directors, managers, et al. 1984-1986

Box 1, Folder 23

Space and group use 1984-1986