Guide to the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Orange County Records MS.R.170

Finding aid prepared by Sara Seltzer, Kelly Spring
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
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© 2015


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

Box 1, Folder 1

Newsletters 1987-1994

Box 1, Folder 2

Newsletters 1983-1991

Box 1, Folder 3

Newsletters and announcements 1980-2003

Box 1, Folder 4

Pamphlets and publications undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence 1989

Box 1, Folder 6

Clippings (folder 1 of 6) 1990-1994

Box 1, Folder 7

Clippings (folder 2 of 6) 1990-1995

Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings (folder 3 of 6) 1990-1996

Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings (folder 4 of 6) 1990-1997

Box 1, Folder 10

Clippings (folder 5 of 6) 1990-1998

Box 1, Folder 11

Clippings (folder 6 of 6) 1990-1999

Box 1, Folder 12

Photos proofs/negs [folder title from original file] 1978

Box 1, Item 13

Alan Schwalbe memorial book 1993

Box 1, Folder 14

Book 1, donated by Paul [Berkay] (written on inside cover) 1978-1980

Box 1, Folder 15

Book 2, donated by Dan [Dury] (written on inside cover) 1982

Box 2

Album: "To Orange County PFLAG. Love, from Ray and Elena Layland" 1990 February - 1991 August

Box 2

Album: "OC-PFLAG. Love, from Elena and Ray Layland." circa 1988

Box 3

Album: (no inscription) circa 1993

Box 3

Album: "9th International PFLAG convention" 1990

Box 3

Orange County PFLAG stamp undated