Great American Yankee Freedom Band Collection

Alexis Pavenick
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
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ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.

Great American Yankee Freedom Band Collection

Collection number: Coll2008-012

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives

Los Angeles, California
Processed by:
Alexis Pavenick
Date Completed:
April 18, 2008
Encoded by:
Michael P. Palmer
© 2008 ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives. All rights reserved.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Great American Yankee Freedom Band collection
Dates: 1978-1979
Collection number: Coll2008-012
Creator: Great American Yankee Freedom Band
Collection Size: 1 archive carton 0.25 linear foot
Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
Los Angeles, California 90007
Abstract: Group photograph and unbound scrapbook leaves containing clippings, photographs, flyers, letters, writings, personal anecdotes, publicity materials, and printed materials which record, describe and discuss the performances, rehearsals and experiences of the Great American Yankee Freedom Band from August 1978 to December 1979.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

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

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Great American Yankee Freedom Band collection, Coll2008-012, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

Acquisition Information

Date and method of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Alexis Lynne Pavenick, April 2008.
Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative History

Originally founded in 1978 to lead the annual Gay Pride Parade, the Great American Yankee Freedom Band of Los Angeles is an adult community marching band made up solely of volunteers. Its mission is to bring together the diverse communities of Southern California (including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and straight) through education, rehearsal and performance of music and other performing arts-and to provide a rewarding experience for its members. It is the second oldest musical organization of its kind in the world. The group has performed locally, nationally and internationally in concert, at street fairs, and community service organization functions.

Scope and Content of Collection

Group photograph and unbound scrapbook leaves containing clippings, photographs, flyers, letters, writings, personal anecdotes, publicity materials, and printed materials which record, describe and discuss the performances, rehearsals and experiences of the Great American Yankee Freedom Band from August 1978 to December 1979.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bands (Music)--Gay
Bands (Music)--Lesbian
Gay musicians
Great American Yankee Freedom Band
Lesbian musicians
Marching bands--Gay
Marching bands--Lesbian


Collection Contents

Box 1 : 1-2

Scrapbook 1978-1979

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 1 : 3

Photograph, Great American Yankee Freedom Band, in front of the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles mid-July 1979

Physical Description: 1 color photograph ; 9.75 inches x 14 inches.