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Finding Aid to the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) Records, 1979-1995 Coll2012.176
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  • Arrangement
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Related archival materials
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition

  • Title: Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.176
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.35 linear feet. 3 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1987-1994
    Date (inclusive): 1979-1995
    Abstract: The collection consists primarily of administrative records of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA), 1981-1995, bulk 1987-1995. SOLGA (originally the Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality (ARGOH), 1978-1987) is a group within the American Anthropological Association (AAA) created to advocate for the "the 'scholarly legitimacy' of anthropological studies on homosexuality," as well as "recognition within the association."
    creator: Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in approximate chronological order.

    Administrative History

    At the American Association of Anthropologists (AAA) annual meeting held in Los Angeles in 1978, a group of gay and lesbian anthropologists founded the Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality (ARGOH) to advocate for the "the 'scholarly legitimacy' of anthropological studies on homosexuality," as well as "recognition within the association" [1]. ARGOH became the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) in 1987. In 1998 SOLGA was granted "official status" in a vote by the AAA's membership. The organization changed its name to the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) in 2010, following "a year long discussion about the organization's mission and demographics" [2].
    References:
    1. Carrier, Joseph. ARGOH Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 1, January 1979.
    2. Amory, Deb. "The History of AQA". http://queeranthro.org/business/

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA) Records, Coll2012-176, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Marc LaRocque, 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, financial documents, bylaws, membership records, executive records, newsletters, meeting notes, handwritten notes, and other material documenting the activities of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (SOLGA), 1979-1995, bulk 1987-1995. The majority of the collection materials derive from Wayne State University Professor Arnold Pilling's tenure as SOLGA's Treasurer from 1987 until his death in 1994.

    Related archival materials

    Joseph M. Carrier papers, Coll2007.001, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    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.

    Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition are unknown.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Anthropological Association.
    Anthropological Research Group on Homosexuality.
    Anthropology
    Gays in higher education
    Homosexuality and education
    Homosexuality--Societies, etc.
    Lesbians--Education
    Professional associations--United States