The Forum Collection, circa 1974-1981 Coll2011.039*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Title: The Forum Collection
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.039*
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.1 linear foot. [1 folder]
Date (inclusive): circa 1974-1981
Abstract: Publication information, article typescripts, correspondence, advertising information, layout graphics, and clippings pertaining to The Forum, a bi-weekly newsmagazine directed to Southern California's gay and lesbian community. Only two issues of The Forum were published, 1974.
creator: Forum Publications.

Historical Note

The Forum was a bi-weekly newsmagazine of Southern California's gay and lesbian community. " The Forum is frankly designed to report primarily on news of the gay community, because we feel this minority group is making news which is not being adequately reported elsewhere, and because it constitutes a market of growing economic importance." The Forum's other declared purpose was to build a readership described as "concerned, liberal, and young in spirit, without regard to sex or sexual orientation." The Forum published only two issues in 1974.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

The Forum Collection, Coll2011-039, 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.

Scope and Content

Publication information, article typescripts, correspondence, advertising information, layout graphics, and clippings pertaining to The Forum, a bi-weekly publication directed to Southern California's gay and lesbian community, limited to two issues in 1974. The bulk of the collection consists of articles written by contributors, including several articles by news editor Doug Sarff, who had previously been a reporter for The Advocate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay press publications
Gay press--United States
Journalism