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California Democratic Council Collection, 1971-1985 Coll2011.020*
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
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  • Title: California Democratic Council Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2011.020*
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 0.8 linear foot. [12 folders]
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1976-1981
    Date (inclusive): 1971-1985
    Abstract: Meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, resolutions, reports, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, news releases, clippings, flyers, notes, and other material documenting the activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC), 1976-1981, mostly in regard to its Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The CDC is a voluntary affiliation of "grassroots" Democratic Party activist clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the Party's prospects in California. The California Democratic Council recognized its gay caucus in 1972, one of the first state party councils to do so.
    creator: California Democratic Council.

    Historical Note

    The California Democratic Council is a voluntary affiliation of local activist Democratic Party clubs, formed in 1953 by individuals interested in improving the status of the Party in California. The Council was one of the first Democratic Party groups to recognize a gay caucus (1972). A gay caucus was recognized within the official structure of the California Democratic Party in 1977.

    Access

    Contact ONE archivist regarding access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Contact ONE archivist regarding use and publication restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    California Democratic Council Collection, Coll2011-020, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California

    Processing Information

    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    In order to provide access to this collection, minimal processing on this collection was expedited in 2011. Date spans were given wherever possible, but do not reflect the most accurate inclusive dates.

    Scope and Content

    Meeting minutes, memos, correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, resolutions, reports, pamphlets, articles, newsletters, news releases, clippings, flyers, notes, and other material documenting activities of the California Democratic Council (CDC), 1976-1981, mostly in regard to its Gay and Lesbian Caucus. The CDC is an official Democratic Party organization with a membership composed of voluntarily affiliated chartered "grassroot" Democratic clubs.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Democratic Party (Calif.)
    Homosexuality--Political aspects--United States
    Political activists