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Finding aid to the Susan McGreivy papers, 1975-1990 Coll2012.138
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  • Biography
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Related Materials
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: Susan McGreivy Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.138
    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 (inclusive): 1975-1990
    Abstract: Correspondence, legal documents, reports, press releases, notes, monthly schedules, articles, clippings, photographs, and personal documents, 1975-1990, of Susan McGreivy, lesbian activist and former civil rights attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. In the 1980s, McGreivy played a leading role in the ACLU's challenges to a wide range of infractions of gay and lesbian civil rights, including a discrimination case against the Boy Scouts of America and a defense of the women known as the Norton Sound Eight.
    creator: McGreivy, Susan D., 1939-

    Biography

    Susan McGreivy is a lesbian activist and former civil rights attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. In the 1980s, McGreivy played a leading role in the ACLU's challenges in a wide range of gay and lesbian civil rights issues, including a discrimination case against the Boy Scouts of America, a defense of the Gay Games against the United States Olympics Committee, and a defense of the women known as the Norton Sound Eight.
    Born in 1939, Susan Douglas McGreivy attended high school in Washington, D.C., while participating on the United States Olympic swim team, and received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1961. In the 1960s, McGreivy was a volunteer for the Peace Corps, worked as a teacher in California, and was married, eventually giving birth to two children. In the 1970s, McGreivy attended law school, received her degree in 1977, and began practicing law in the state of California. In the early part of her career, she worked as a law clerk for private practice firms. She became an attorney for the Gay Community Services Center in Hollywood in 1978, and then went on to become a civil rights attorney for the ACLU of Southern California with a focus on gay and lesbian rights. Throughout this time, she was also an activist in the lesbian feminist movement, participating in organizations and events, such as the National Organization for Women and the West Coast Lesbian Conference.
    Source:
    Box 1, Folder 1, Susan McGreivy Papers, Coll2012-138, 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.

    Acquisition

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Susan McGreivy Papers, Coll2012-138, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Marc LaRocque and Loni Shibuyama, February 2013.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises correspondence, legal documents, reports, press releases, notes, monthly schedules, articles, clippings, photographs, and personal documents, 1975-1990, from Susan McGreivy, former civil rights attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. The bulk of the collection is correspondence with McGreivy during her tenure with the ACLU of Southern California.

    Arrangement

    A folder with McGreivy's personal documents is at the beginning of the collection. The remaining folders are arranged alphabetically.

    Related Materials

    American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California Lesbian & Gay Rights Chapter records, Coll2007-013, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.
    Jon W. Davidson Papers, Coll2013-022, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
    American Civil Liberties Union
    Civil rights--United States
    Gays--Civil rights
    Homosexuality--Law and legislation
    Legal assistance to gays--United States.
    Legal assistance to lesbians--United States.
    Lesbians--Civil rights