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Finding aid to the Stonewall Democratic Club records, 1975-1995 Coll2013.001
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Description
Bylaws, meeting minutes, endorsements, informational pamphlets and flyers, promotional material, event programs, photographs, and clippings of the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club, 1975-1995. Although the records include those from the Santa Monica and Pasadena/Glendale Stonewall Democratic Clubs as well as the San Francisco Stonewall Gay Democratic Club, the records primarily document the early years of the Los Angeles Stonewall Democratic Club, which started in 1975 as the first political action group for progressive Democrats who were lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight allies of the LGBT community.
Background
"Stonewall Democratic Club was established [in Los Angeles] in 1975, the first 'Stonewall Democratic Club' in the country established for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and our straight allies committed to achieving equality for all and to advancing progressive and feminist values through the Democratic Party. Stonewall is an all-volunteer grassroots non-profit political organization and is among the largest Democratic Clubs in California."[1] Early presidents include Morris Kight, Ivy Bottini, Daniel Whiteside, and Rick Saslaw. As of 2012, Stonewall Democratic Club remains actively involved in local, state, and federal political processes.
Extent
1.4 linear feet. 1 archival box + 1 archival carton
Restrictions
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.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.