California Democratic Council Collection, 1971-1985 Coll2011.020*

Finding aid prepared by Marc LaRocque
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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.

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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