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Finding Aid to the California Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative Collection, 1977-1980 Coll2011.018
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Description
Correspondence, clippings, legislative and legal documents, pamphlets, flyers, photographs, financial records, meeting minutes, event posters, petition forms, memoranda, speakers' manuals, volunteer forms, and other material documenting the campaign to defeat California Proposition 6, introduced by State Senator John Briggs in 1978. The initiative's intent was to require the dismissal of public school teachers and schoolworkers who "engaged in advocating, soliciting, imposing, encouraging or promoting of private or public homosexual acts."
Background
Beginning in 1977, California State Senator John Briggs from Fullerton authored and introduced State Ballot Initiative 6, also known as the Briggs Initiative, for the November 1978 election. The initiative's intent was to prohibit hiring or requiring the dismissal of public school teachers and schoolworkers who "engaged in advocating, soliciting, imposing, encouraging or promoting of private or public homosexual acts." Proposition 6 was defeated in the November 1978 election with 58.4 (No) to 41.6 (Yes) percent.
Extent
5.5 Linear Feet 3 boxes, 2 cartons, and 1 flat box.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.