Community United Against Violence (CUAV) records

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
657 Mission Street, #300
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 777-5455
reference@glbthistory.org
http://www.glbthistory.org/
2013


Descriptive Summary

Title: Community United Against Violence (CUAV) records
Dates: 1977-2005
Collection Number: 1996-33
Creator/Collector: Community United Against Violence (Organization)
Extent: 31 cartons, 108 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (84.95 linear feet)
Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94105
Abstract: This collection documents the work of Community United Against Violence (CUAV), the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) anti-violence organization. The collection covers the years 1977 to 2005, and contains administrative records; board materials; correspondence; financial records; hate crime surveys, reports and statistics; incident and police reports; materials related to the organization’s Speakers Bureau, and other outreach projects and events produced by CUAV; public relations materials; files collected by staff members; subject files; news clippings; awards; and reference publications.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research with the exception of some incident reports, which are restricted until December 31, 2014. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).

Preferred Citation

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) records. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of Community United Against Violence in October 1996.

Biography/Administrative History

Community United Against Violence (CUAV) was founded in 1979 as an organized effort to promote community safety in San Francisco’s Castro District. This was in the wake of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and George Moscone and police attacks on LGBTQ people. CUAV is the country’s oldest LGBTQ anti-violence organization. Programs initially included a safety whistle campaign, a gay and lesbian speakers bureau for public schools, and later expanded to include a 24-hour crisis line and peer advocates to support survivors of hate violence and intimate partner violence. After the adoption of an anti-oppression framework in the late 1990’s, CUAV launched TransAction with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights to organize against anti-transgender police violence., It also started the Love & Justice Program to create opportunities for LGBTQ youth of color to develop healthy relationship skills through the arts. (see www.cuav.org/history)

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection documents the work of Community United Against Violence (CUAV), the nation’s first LGBTQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) anti-violence organization. The collection covers the years 1977 to 2005, and contains administrative records; board materials; correspondence; financial records; hate crime surveys, reports and statistics; incident and police reports; materials related to the organization’s Speakers Bureau, and other outreach projects and events produced by CUAV; public relations materials; files collected by staff members; subject files; news clippings; awards; and reference publications. This collection has been minimally processed. Original folder labels were retained and materials were sorted into series according to those titles. Folders were not always checked to verify that their contents matched the label. The collection has been divided into 16 series: Board of Directors Records; Administrative Records; Lester Olmstead-Rose Papers; Correspondence; Financial Records; Hate Crimes; Public Relations; Speakers Bureau; Other Outreach Projects; Events; Subject Files; Awards; Audio; News Clippings; Reference Publications; and Police and Incident Reports.

Indexing Terms

Community policing --California --San Francisco.
Gays --Crimes against.
Hate crimes
Homophobia.
Same-sex partner abuse.
Community United Against Violence (Organization)

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