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Guide to the Patricia Callahan Files on Orange County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Activism
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Description
This collection primarily documents AIDS, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activism in Orange County, California circa 1985-2005, including material on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), Laguna Outreach, and the No on 64 Campaign. The bulk of the collection consists of Patricia Callahan's subject files.
Background
Patricia Callahan was an AIDS activist and leader in the LGBT community in Orange County, California during the late 1980s and early 1990s. She contributed to a number of organizations, committees, and conferences that supported gay and lesbian rights and AIDS awareness and education including: the Election Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), Laguna Outreach, The Human Rights Campaign Fund, and The Federation. Through her work with ECCO, Callahan lobbied and campaigned on issues directly affecting the LGBT community and people with HIV/AIDS. As of 2009, Callahan was living in Laguna Beach, California.
Extent
3.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.