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Sass Nielson papers 1974-1975
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Description
Sass Nielson worked at Disney Studios in Burbank, California throughout the 1990s. Her advocacy work, growing out of the group Hollywood Supports (a nonprofit organization promoting awareness of AIDS and gay issues) concerned the extension of health benefits for same sex partners as well as organizing around lesbian and gay issues in the workplace. In 1992, she successfully organized to form the Lesbian and Gay United Employees (LEAGUE). This collection includes research, correspondence and collected materials related to gay and lesbian issues including information from activist organizations as well as publications treating the issue historically.
Background
Sass Nielson worked at Disney Studios in Burbank, California throughout the 1990s. Her advocacy work, growing out of the group Hollywood Supports (a nonprofit organization promoting awareness of AIDS and gay issues) concerned the extension of health benefits for same sex partners as well as organizing around lesbian and gay issues in the workplace. In 1992, she successfully organized to form the Lesbian and Gay United Employees (LEAGUE). As a young woman she was kicked out of the armed forces for being a lesbian. She also wrote fiction.
Extent
0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.