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Guide to the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Orange County Records MS.R.170
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Arrangement
  • Related Collections

  • Title: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Orange County records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.170
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1989-2003
    Date (inclusive): 1978-2008, undated
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: The collection documents the activities of the Orange County (OC) chapter of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national organization. Records of PFLAG OC include scrapbooks, clippings, and newsletters dating from 1978-2008 (bulk, 1989-2003).
    Creator: Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Orange County, Calif.).

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Orange County records. MS-R170. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Pamela Woody, 2013.

    Processing History

    Processed by Kelly Spring, 2015.

    Historical Background

    The National organization of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) was founded in 1972 in New York, NY. Their mission is to support, educate and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. PFLAG has over 350 chapters in the United States including numerous chapters throughout California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection offers a highly visual record of the activities of the Orange County (OC) chapter of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) national organization. The bulk of the records are photo albums, which provide a specific viewing context for the PFLAG photographs, reflecting how the group arranged and preserved its photographs. The clippings are primarily from Southern California area newspaper articles and cover lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social and political issues in the United States from 1989-1994. While the collection does contain a selection of PFLAG newsletters, general organizational records were not included in the donation.

    Arrangement

    Since the collection is very small, it is made up of one series that has been arranged first by format, thereunder by content.

    Related Collections

    Related materials can be found in the following collections:
    • The next step : coming out and speaking out as parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, HQ75.15 P38 1995. UCI Special collections
    • Brad Brafford papers, 1971 - 2008, 1978 - 1998; MS R 146. UCI Special collections

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Orange County, Calif.). -- Archives
    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Ephemera
    Gays -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Lesbians -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Photographic prints