Finding Aid to the George Raya Papers, 1972-1979 Coll2013.049

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Title: George Raya papers
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.049
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 linear feet. 1 archive box
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1975-1979
Date (inclusive): 1972-1979
Abstract: Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979. Raya lobbied the California State Legislature regarding the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills and was a part of the 1977 National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House.
creator: Raya, George

Biography

George Raya graduated from Sacramento State University where he was a founding member of the Society for Homosexual Freedom. While in law school at the University of California, Berkeley, he was active in student and local politics and championed a Berkeley ordinance to prohibit discrimination in employment. He worked as a liaison for the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) to the California State Legislature and lobbied for such gay causes as the consensual sex (AB 489) and employment discrimination (AB 633) bills. He was a member of the National Gay Task Force meeting at the White House in 1977.

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 unknown.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] George Raya Papers, Coll2013-049, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, promotional material, clippings, California legislature bills, financial records, and photographs documenting the lobbying efforts of George Raya, bulk 1975-1979.

Separated to the ONE periodical collection

Capitol Hill, Vol. 1, No. 5 and 6
Community News, No. 10, July 1975
Entertainment West, No. 130, May 1975
Gays On The Hill, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1976
The Liberty Express, No. 1 and 2, 1975
On The Line, Vol. I, No. 3 and 4, 1977; Vol. 2, No. 1, March 1978

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay rights--United States
Gays--Political activity
Lobbyists
Political activists

 

George Raya papers 1972-1979

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 1

Al Best campaign for San Diego city council 1979

Box 1, Folder 6-10

California State Legislature, lobbying 1975-1979

Physical Description: [5 folders]
Box 1, Folder 2-5

Clippings 1975-1979

Physical Description: [4 folders]
Box 1, Folder 11

Financial records, lobbying 1975-1976

Box 1, Folder 12

Gay Academic Union, Golden Gate Business Association, and other organizational subject files circa 1974-1977

Box 1, Folder 13

Gay rights legislation across the United States, subject files 1975-1979

Box 1, Folder 14

Gay Rights National Lobby 1976-1978

Box 1, Folder 15

George Moscone and Harvey Milk correspondence and subject files 1974-1979

Box 1, Folder 16

Photograph of Raya and a student paper "Homosexuals and the Law" 1972, undated

Box 1, Folder 17

White House National Gay Task Force meeting 1977

Scope and Contents note

Includes 2 black-and-white photographs.