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Guide to the Orange County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Timeline Research Files
MS-R105  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note
  • Processing Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Orange County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Timeline research files
    Date: 1970-2000,
    Date (bulk): bulk 1991-1996
    Collection Number: MS-R105
    Creator: Hitt, Richard, collector
    Creator: Muirhead, Barbara, collector
    Extent: 3.8 linear feet (11 boxes)
    Languages: The collection is in English.
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: The collection consists of newspaper clippings, publications, and ephemera about Orange County, California's gay and lesbian communities. The materials were collected by multiple individuals as part of the Orange County Historical Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Timeline Project.

    Important Information for Researchers

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Orange County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Timeline research files. MS-R105. 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 Richard Hitt and Barbara Muirhead, 2003.

    Custodial History

    The majority of news clippings from this collection were contributed by Rus Calish. Additional materials were contributed by: Tricia Aynes, Lillian Lobb, Linda Hidy, Alex Wentzel, Ron Rudderro, Joe Wilkins, John Rule, Max Schneider, Ron Smelt, Roger Harrison, Bill La Pointe, Melitas Forster, Ron Kaump, Ted Heier, James Marchese, Pat Walsh, Laural Connor, Cheryl Miller, Terry Stone, Perry Wiggins, Jay Murley, Stuart Baron, Drew Barras, Don Hagan, Sam Warren, Don Odorizzi, and the OC Human Relations Commission.

    Processing History

    Jayme Hall and Joanna Lamb, 2008-2009.

    Historical Background

    The Orange County Historical LGBT Historical Timeline Project was started in 1995 by Barbara Muirhead to provide background information to participants of the Orange County Federation of Lesbian, Gay, and HIV/AIDS support organizations. That same year, UC Irvine opened the first Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Resource Center in the University of California System which hosted the first online version of the Timeline. Since the project's inception, researcher Dick Hitt has also contributed information and materials to the collection.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection consists of newspaper clippings, publications, and ephemera about Orange County, California's gay and lesbian communities. The materials were collected by multiple individuals as part of the Orange County Historical Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Timeline Project. The project highlights important people, organizations, and events related to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community in Orange County, California. The bulk of the collection comprises newspaper and magazine clippings, with additional photographs, newsletters, correspondence, and ephemera included. The collection is particularly strong in documenting Orange County residents' participation in Laguna Pride Weekend, Gay Games IV, the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Equal Rights and Liberation.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Oversize clippings and magazines have been separated and are arranged alphabetically by subject in boxes 5-10.

    Separation Note

    Some materials from this acquisition were separated to form the following collections:
    • Dick Hitt files on gays and lesbians in Orange County, California. MS-R124.
    • Robert R. Hodges papers. MS-R117.
    • The Center Orange County records. MS-R118.
    • George Raab collection. MS-R122.
    • Art Balderrama papers. MS-R123.
    • Thomas J. Peterson collection on the Elections Committee of the County of Orange. MS-R125.
    • Nancy Phelps files on the American Civil Liberties Union. MS-R132.
    • Patric A. Magee papers concerning transgenderism. MS-R133
    • Mary A. Lynch papers. MS-R134

    Processing Note

    Duplicates and materials not related to Orange County were not retained.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    AIDS (disease) -- California -- Archives.
    Bisexuals -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Gay liberation movement -- Archives.
    Gays -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Lesbians -- California -- Orange County -- Archives.
    Transgender people -- California -- Orange County --Archives.

    Genres and Formats of Materials

    Posters.
    Scrapbooks.
    Clippings.