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United States Mission Collection, 1970-1990 Coll2012.125
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  • Historical Note
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: United States Mission Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2012.125
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 linear foot. [1 archive carton.]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1975-1987
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1990
    Abstract: Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services.
    creator: United States Mission.

    Historical Note

    The United States Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles. Branches of the Mission were also established in cities in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Beginning in the late-1960s the US Mission advocated for gay rights and social services in Southern California (and elsewhere).

    Access

    Contact ONE archivists regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivists regarding publication and use restrictions.

    Acquisition Information

    Date and donor(s) of materials unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, United States Mission Collection, Coll2012.125, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given whenever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

    Scope and Content

    Correspondence, financial documents, flyers, notes, meeting minutes, articles, legal documents, press releases, pamphlets, essays, and other material documenting activities of the United States Mission of Los Angeles' gay and lesbian community, 1970-2002. The U.S. Mission was a non-sectarian religious organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Robert Humphries to provide social services to homeless residents of downtown Los Angeles; and, beginning in the late-1960s, advocating for gay and lesbian rights and social services. The collection documents (among other things) protests organized by the US Mission in 1970 following the death of a gay man beaten by Los Angeles Police Department vice squad officers; the Mission's provision of social services to underprivileged members of the gay and lesbian community; and its efforts to increase the visibility of the gay and lesbian community within the larger society.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Humphries, Bob (Rev.)
    Gay community--California--Los Angeles
    Gays--Services for
    Homelessness
    Lesbians--Services for