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Finding aid to the Sexual Law Reporter Records Coll2013.020
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  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Scope and Content
  • Administrative History
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Title: Sexual Law Reporter records
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.020
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot. 1 archival box.
    Date (inclusive): 1974-1980
    Abstract: The Sexual Law Reporter was a non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles in 1974 to protect sexual civil liberties by informing the law community on statutory and case law in the field of sexuality. From 1974 to 1979, the Sexual Law Reporter performed research and presented analysis in the form of a quarterly, self-titled newsletter edited and published by Thomas F. Coleman. The collection includes editorial copies, rough drafts, and paste-ups of the newsletter. Also included in the collection are founding documents, mailing lists, and board of directors' records.
    creator: ACLU
    creator: Coleman, Thomas F., (Coleman, Thomas Frank), 1948-

    Processing Information

    The collection was formerly housed in boxes A026 and A030. The collection was processed by Sarah Pham and Lane Zajac-Goldszer, February 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #, or item name] Sexual Law Reporter records, Coll2013-020, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Related Archival Materials

    Thomas Coleman papers, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Acquisition

    Date and method of acquisition unknown.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Scope and Content

    The Sexual Law Reporter records include original founding documents, rough drafts, and paste-ups of the Sexual Law Reporter, 1974-1979. The majority of the material in the collection consists of proofs of articles with corrections and drafts of the newsletter at various stages. The collection also includes founding documents such as the articles of incorporation and records of the board of directors. Also included is a copy of the form used to collect case information including a list of legal topics. The collection also includes copies of the Sexual Law Reporter volumes one through three and indexes for those volumes. Volume three, issue three, includes a special summary of legislation in all states that affected sexual civil liberties.

    Administrative History

    The Sexual Law Reporter (SLR) was a non-profit organization founded by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Committee for Sexual Civil Liberties in 1974 in Los Angeles, California. The objective of the SLR was to perform research and present analysis on statutory and case law in the field of sexuality. For six years (1974-1979) the SLR published a quarterly newsletter which was distributed to federal judges, state appellate court judges, bar associations and libraries in order to educate and inform the members of the judiciary on current developments in the field of sexuality and the law. The Sexual Law Reporter was edited and published by Thomas F. Coleman.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gay rights--United States
    Homosexuality--Law and legislation
    Newsletters