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Finding aid to the Valerie Johnson papers, 1992-2006 Coll2013.019
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Separated Materials

  • Title: Valerie Johnson Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.019
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear foot. 2 archive cartons.
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1998-2002
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2006
    Abstract: The Valerie Johnson collection, 1992-2006, focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, especially in education. A portion of the collection contains education material, teachers' handbooks, flyers, notes and other teaching material from organizations such as Project 10, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, California Teachers Association, National Education Association and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Another portion of the collection consists of subject files with clippings about LGBT youth, children and families; schooling and bullying; religious gays; and broader LGBT-related topics between 1992 and 2003.
    creator: Johnson, Valerie

    Biography

    Valerie Johnson is a high school teacher in fine arts photography from South Laguna, California. Since the 1970s, when she campaigned against the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative, she has remained politically active, particularly in regards to anti-discrimination based on gender and sexuality. She was an active member of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and both attended and led numerous workshops at various conferences. She was especially active in raising awareness of the Californian Assembly Bill AB 537, the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000, that changed California's education code by adding sexual orientation and gender to the nondiscrimination policy.
    Source:
    Box 1, Folder 1, Valerie Johnson Papers, Coll2013-019, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern 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

    Gift of Valerie Johnson, August 16, 2009.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Valerie Johnson Papers, Coll2013-019, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Charlie Kaufhold and Loni Shibuyama, March 2013.

    Scope and Content

    The Valerie Johnson collection focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, especially in education. A portion of the collection contains education material, teachers' handbooks, flyers, notes and other teaching material from organizations such as Project 10, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, California Teachers Association, National Education Association, and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). These materials were mostly compiled for workshops at conferences, including the 12th Annual University of California LGBT Association Conference in 2001 and the GLSEN Conference in 2000. Another portion of the collection consists of clippings and internet printouts with information about LGBT youth, children and families; schooling and bullying; religious gays; and broader LGBT-related topics between 1992 and 2003.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

    Separated Materials

    The following newsletters have been separated from the collection and cataloged in the ONE Archives periodicals collection:
    Action Alert: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Volume IX (November 1, 2000).
    Connections: National Education Association, Gay and Lesbian Caucus newsletter, September 2001.
    Heartstrong, the National Newsletter for HeartStrong, Inc. 2000-2001.
    Outright: Newsletter of Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Winter & Spring 2002.
    PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, South Orange County/Laguna Woods, September 2001.
    The following items have been separated from the collection and cataloged into ONE Archives' collection of ephemera:
    And Marriage for All Playing Cards, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, 2004.
    Gay & Lesbian Knowledge Cards, Rohnert Park, CA: Today's Out Look (Catalog Number K122).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California Teachers Association.
    Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.
    Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
    Gay and lesbian studies
    Gay youth
    Gays--Education
    Homosexuality and education--United States
    Lesbian youth
    Lesbians--Education
    Teaching--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Toleration--Study and teaching