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Great American Yankee Freedom Band Collection

Finding aid prepared by Alexis Pavenick, © 2008

Summary Information

Repository
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
Creator
Great American Yankee Freedom Band.
Title
Great American Yankee Freedom Band collection
Collection no.
Coll2008.012
Date [inclusive]
1978-1979
Extent
0.25 linear foot.
Language
English
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
© 2008
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California, 90007
(213) 821-2771
askone@usc.edu

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).

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Great American Yankee Freedom Band.

Subject(s)

  • Bands (Music)--Gays
  • Bands (Music)--Lesbians
  • Gay musicians
  • Lesbian musicians
  • Marching bands--Gay
  • Marching bands--Lesbian

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Scrapbook 1978-1979   2.0 folders.

1 1-2

 Photograph, Great American Yankee Freedom Band, in front of the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles mid-July 1979   1 color photograph ; 9.75 inches x 14 inches.

1 3

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