Finding Aid to the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations Records, 1966-1970 Coll2011.065

Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Title: North American Conference of Homophile Organizations records
creator: North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO)
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.065
Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet 1 box.
Date (inclusive): 1966-1970
Abstract: Memoranda, financial reports, a manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), a conference of independent gay and lesbian rights organizations held annually from 1966-1970.
Storage Unit: 1

Administrative History

The North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO) was an annual conference of independent gay and lesbian rights organizations "to discuss, plan and coordinate, as well as implement strategy and tactics in the fight to improve the status of the homosexual as a homosexual." Between 1966 and 1970, NACHO served as a clearing house for communication between gay organizations; provided guidance for founding new groups around the country; established a legal defense fund; and issued position papers on a range of gay and lesbian civil rights issues. Conflict between radical activists and more conservative members of NACHO at its 1970 conference in San Francisco led to the collapse of the organization.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] North American Conference of Homophile Organizations Records, Coll2011-065, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

A basic collection-level finding aid was created in 2011 for this collection as part of a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Processing this collection and publication of a folder-level finding aid was completed in September 2014 as part of a project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, September 2014.

Scope and Content

The collection comprises memoranda, financial reports, a manifesto, position papers, rosters, national organization lists, conference resolutions, meeting minutes, questionnaires, correspondence, committee reports, bylaws, articles, speech transcripts, news releases, clippings, and other material from the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), 1966-1970. The bulk of the collection comprises administrative records from NACHO's six conferences held between 1966 and 1970. Other materials document the activities of specific committees or regional conferences.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay activists
Gay and lesbian rights
Gay liberation movement -- United States -- History
North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO)

 

NACHO records

Box 1, folder 1

1st conference, Kansas City, Missouri 1966

Box 1, folder 2

2nd conference, San Francisco, California 1966

Box 1, folder 3-4

3rd conference, Washington D.C. 1967

Box 1, folder 5-8

4th conference, Chicago, Illinois 1968

Box 1, folder 9-10

5th conference, Kansas City, Missouri 1969

Box 1, folder 11

6th conference, San Francisco, California 1970

Box 1, folder 12

6th conference, credentials committee, San Francisco, California 1970

Box 1, folder 13

Clearinghouse 1966-1970

Box 1, folder 14

New organizations committee 1966-1970

Box 1, folder 15

Regional conferences and committees 1966-1970

Box 1, folder 16

Religious committee 1966-1970

Box 1, folder 17

Treasurer 1966-1970

Box 1, folder 18

Unity committee 1966-1970

Box 1, folder 19

Youth committee 1966-1970