Finding aid to the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records, 1977-1996 Coll2013.006

Finding aid prepared by Kyle Morgan
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Title: Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club records
Identifier/Call Number: Coll2013.006
Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9.25 linear feet. 8 archive boxes + 1 flat box
Date (inclusive): 1977-1996
Abstract: The collection documents the Human Rights Awards Banquets, political projects, election and lobbying efforts, national and local collaborations, event participations, Democratic Party involvements, and administrative operations of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, 1977-1995. Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
creator: Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club.

Separated Materials note

Programs and directories (integrated into the ONE Archives programs and directories collections)
The 1993 March on Washington
All Women, All Comedy, the 3rd annual
Black American Political Association of California, The Second Annual Awards Banquet, 1989
Connexxus Founding Celebration III, 1988
The Directory, Long Beach, v.10, n.2, 1988; v12, n.2, 1990
Golden State Gay Rodeo Association, Rodeo '88, 1988
The Great Gatsby Garden Party and Auction, Long Beach, 1985 and 1987
Iowa Gay and Lesbian Freedom Week, 1985
Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and Festival, 1988, 1989, and 1991
National Black Gay and Lesbian Conference (photocopy), 1989
National Organization for Women Foundation, National Lesbian Rights Conference, 1988
Pacific Coast Freedom Band presents Putting It Together with PRIDE, May 11, 1991
PFLAG Banquet, Ninth International Convention, 1990
San Diego Democratic Club, Freedom Banquet, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Annual, 1984-1986
Periodicals (LGBT publications integrated into the ONE Archives periodical collection)
Alice Reports Daily, Convention Edition, Official Publication of the Alice B. Toklas Lesbian/Gay Democratic Club, 4 issues from July 15-19, 1984
The Campaign Fund Report, Human Rights Campaign Fund, Fall 1985
Center 55 Newsletter, March 1990
The Center Post, September 1989
...into the courts, the Newsletter of National Gay Rights Advocates, Fall 1985
The Gay Community News, v.21, n.2, February 1994
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America Reveille!, Orange County/Long Beach Chapter, June 1994
Gay Vote, News from the Harvey Milk Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club, 4 issues from 1984-1985
Jew Watch, issues 31 and 33.
The Journal, Lesbian and Gay Caucus, California Democratic Party, v.3, n.1, March 1987
The Optimist, a publication of the AIDS Project/Los Angeles, n.6, June 1985
PFLAG Orange County, February 1990, #5
Political Reports, Voice of the San Diego Democratic Club, 24 issues from 1984-1986
Stonewall Speaks, a Publication of the Stonewall Democratic Club, May and June 1984, May 1985
Task Force Report, Newsletter of the National Gay Task Force, November 1985
Women's Health Watch, Harvard, v.3, n.7, March 1996
AIDS-related materials (integrated into the AIDS History Project, Coll2007-015)
"Human Immunodeficiency Virus Monitoring Report," City of Long Beach, Department of Health and Human Services, June 1990
LIFELines, Newsletter of the LIFE AIDS Lobby and the LIFE League, 5 issues from 1986-1994
Surgeon General's Report on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Democratic Party and other governmental materials (deaccessed)
California Democratic Council Convention: reports, programs, bylaws, and other mass-produced materials, 1980, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995
California Young Democrats Newsletter, 1985
Campaign Disclosure manuals and forms (blank), 1990, 1992/1993
"The Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation: Rules and Procedures." Published by the Office of the Secretary of the State Bar of California. October 1988.
"Going West, California and the Future of the Democratic Party, 1984-88: A Discussion Paper." January 1985.
Rothman, David M. "California Judicial Conduct Handbook: Judicial Election Information." 1990.
Other publications
"Defense Force Management, DOD's Policy on Homosexuality." United States General Accounting Office, Report to Congressional Requesters. June 1992. (integrated into the ONE Archives manuscript collection)
Kepner, Jim. Our Movement Before Stonewall. 1992. (integrated into the ONE Archives library)
Press Kits
L.A. Cares, undated (integrated into the ONE Archives subject files collection)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 1987 (integrated into the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force records, Coll2011-056)

Scope and Contents note

The collection documents the Human Rights Awards Banquets, political projects, election and lobbying efforts, national and local collaborations, event participations, Democratic Party involvements, and administrative operations of the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, 1977-1995. Records include meeting agenda and minutes, correspondence, promotional flyers and mailings, office forms, photographs, clippings, financial and estate records, membership records, bylaws, certificates of appreciation, event records, voter registrations, newsletters, stationary, advertisements, event records and programs, questionnaires, disclosure statements, interview transcripts, and invoices and receipts.
The collection includes records from the following organizational presidents during the listed years: Robert Wechter, 1978; Richard F. Gaylord, 1978; Martin T. Van Strien, 1978; Frank Cook, 1980-1981; Michael Lonergan, 1981; Lorna A. Albertsen, 1982-1985; Robert Kramme, 1985-1986; David C. Newell, 1987-1990; Sue Matranga-Watson, 1990-1991; and Paul Self, 1993-1995. The records most represented in the collection are those maintained under the presidential reigns of Robert Kramme, David C. Newell, Sue Matranga-Watson, and Paul Self, covering the years 1985-1995.

Administrative History

"Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club was formed as a Democratic Club under the guidelines and affiliation of the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council with the purpose of furthering the human and civil rights of all minorities, especially those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.... Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club started in late 1977 in response to the Briggs Initiative, an anti-gay-and-lesbian initiative to bar gay and lesbian teachers from the classroom. After Briggs was defeated, the club continued as a political voice for the community, recognized by both the California Democratic Party and the California Democratic Council, and soon after its inception received the award for the largest growing club in California.... The Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club strives to continue to be a voice not only for gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals, but also as a proponent of human and civil rights for all minorities and an advocate for progressive issues."
Source: http://www.lblambdadems.org/about-us/ (accessed January 15, 2013)

Related Archival Materials note

California Democratic Council Collection, Coll2011-020, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Allen G. Shores Democratic National Convention Photographs, Coll2012-009, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Southern California Harvey Milk Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club Records, Coll2011-089, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California
Stonewall Democratic Club Records, Coll2013-001, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
The ONE Archives poster collection contains material from the Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club, including posters for the 2nd, 8th, 9th, and 10th Annual Human Rights Awards Banquets.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted on some Awards Banquet, membership, and financial records. Consult the archivist for more information.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #, or item name] Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club Records, Coll2013-006, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Processing Information

Collection processed by Kyle Morgan, 2013.

Acquisition

Donated by Robert Hilderbrand, August 10, 2007.

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

Gays--Political activity
Political activists--California--Long Beach
Politicians--United States--California